The uncompromising work ethic gained during a 25 years long army career seems to pay off when you work as a courier. Independent courier Eddie Dunnigan knows this all too well as fellow drivers and business partners have nominated him three years in a row for a national award.
Eddie joined Courier Exchange in February 2011 after becoming restless following his retirement. Having worked as a driver and Transport Manager during the past twenty years Eddie wanted to re-enter the transport industry.
He was instantly impressed by the Exchange due to its ability to provide its members with an extensive network of contacts in the industry as well as a continuous stream of available work and the independence he desired.
To begin his new venture Eddie purchased a brand new Citroen Dispatch short wheel base van which allows Eddie to carry up to two pallets at a time and 988kg. The van has since covered just over 242,202 miles. The van has tracking technologies and Satnav installed into the cab.
In addition Eddie uses his smartphone to track with the Courier Exchange Mobile App which allows him to see what work is available, show others where he is and advertise his vehicle’s availability while on the road.
Since becoming a member Eddie has transitioned from working part time to having consistent work and has accumulated a highly respected reputation in the industry for his ability to carry out work efficiently.
Eddie excels at providing nationwide coverage across the UK thanks to the extensive network he’s built up via Courier Exchange. He is often booked two to three days in advance by the Exchange members in advance to carry out work.
Over the last four years Eddie has become a key member of Courier Exchange, frequently trialling the new version of the Exchange App.
Eddie is extremely grateful to Courier Exchange for both its help and for the opportunity it has given him, stating that it “Works fantastic,” he continued saying, “I wouldn’t be in the position I am now if it wasn’t for the Exchange.”
Each year Eddie attends the Transport Exchange Group’s Annual Awards event. For three years in a row he’s been shortlisted for the Owner Driver of the Year Award voted by the Exchange community thanks to his uncompromising work standards.
He feels it is also a great opportunity to put faces to the voices on the phone and to showcase his business to other members.
- Location: Warwickshire
- Vehicles: 1
- Member since: 2011