WHY JOIN S.O.D.A.
On this site there are numerous articles, information, discounts, features and advice from some of the leading industry suppliers, helping you to operate in the delivery industry correctly and to maximise your earnings potential. Everything you would want to know about YOUR! industry is on this site.
Join S.O.D.A. and be able to purchase any motoring item or service at discounts that are not available to the individual. S.O.D.A. can bring you these discounts and deals on essential motoring services as any supplier is interested in selling as much as possible. Its akin to going to Macros and buying in bulk.
We have bullied the insurance companies for better commercial vehicle insurance deals, managed to bring on-board Accountacy firms at reduced rates, researched the best fuel cards and proudly offer commercial vehicle hire, new & nearly new vans at market leading rental charges.
With legislations coming out of the E.U. and our own UK Government on how we should operate, yes it's nothing really S.O.D.A. can do anything about it other than to keep you up to date about how any legislation could affect you.
Our staff are constantly researching suppliers, checking out the product and the costs and also bringing you features and information about the industry.
A CALL FOR SELF REGULATION IN THE COURIER INDUSTRY
The Courier Industry is one of the few remaining sectors of industry that remains un-regulated. Being un-regulated opens opportunities for any Tom, Dick or Harry to brashly under cut boni fide SME's in securing work.
The Government have just regulated the security industry to stop un-regulated staff from operating in the security industry for cash etc.
IS THE COURIER INDUSTRY NEXT
You could call it competition but if our un-regulated delivery drivers were accountable for operating costs including paying due tax and national insurance on their earnings would they then be able to survive..........
Our advice to any self-employed owner driver is to at least register as self-employed, go on to register for VAT, engage an accountant and keep your tax returns up too date.
and get the most out of your industry!