Viability a specialized courier service.
July 2, 2012 6:50 PM Subscribe
Viability of freelance / contract long distance courier or chauffeur type service? Or even short distance off hours. Something that fills the gap FedEx and UPS don't service.
posted by mrflibble to Work & Money (7 answers total)
First, I'm not trying to get rich. Just pay some debt faster in a way that I would actually enjoy. As crazy as it sounds, I like to drive.
Are there companies out there already that do this that I could contact? I work for a courier company already but it operates 8-5 m-f only. As do all the other companies I've found. I'm in the Western New York area.
I'd imagine the need would be businesses requiring some kind of specialized immediate document pickup & delivery. Lawyers or perhaps medical? Though there are already many companies that deal with emergency medical transport.
As far as driving people, I'm sure there would be a need to cover the liabilities involved. Plus, even with people afraid of flying there are still trains and buses so why pay some guy to drive you? Overall I figure that aspect would be less realistic but I'm open to ideas.
So is this a fictional way to make money or could it be workable?