ANC starts local courier
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PARCELS carrier ANC is addin a new tier to its network franchised operators in order t fill a gap in its coverage, and i looking for self-employed drk ers.
The company describes th new operation as a local cot..
rier service and it is recruitin, one-man businesses to operat, a van from the 62 existing de pots.
ANC sales and marketini director Ray Barnett told CA that this will allow the curren franchise-holders to devoti more attention to the mair areas within their territories the local couriers will concen trate on collections and de liveries in the furthermost part: of the territories.
The local couriers will be self employed but licensed by ANC to work out of a franchise holder's depot. The company envisages a maximum of three couriers at each depot.
A pilot scheme has been working successfully at ANC's Stoke-on-Trent base and the next ones to be appointed will be in the Midlands.
There should be 30 couriers by the end of the year and by the end of 1986 this figure should have reached 100.
ANC has negotiated a national deal with Freight Rover to buy high-roof, dieselpowered Sherpa 350 panel vans for the couriers. Each courier can expect an annual turnover of £75,000 to £100,000.