Courier Insurance

This page contents is supplied by our sponsor, Milestone Insurance Consultants a well-established independent Commercial Insurance Broker. based in Leeds, with additional offices in Sheffield and Glasgow.

A courier is an individual or company who is paid to deliver somebody else’s goods for an agreed price. Most couriers do multi-drop work and deliver general parcels and packages within a restricted radius; however, due to the nature of the business a courier may be asked to carry more unusual goods which need referring to their insurance broker.


If you are carrying someone else’s goods for a fee or to make money you need to be insured for the carriage of goods for hire and reward or courier use. You cannot use ordinary van insurance for this purpose.

You will also need to make sure that you have the right cover for the goods inside your vehicle. This is called goods in transit insurance or GIT for short. Different levels of cover are available depending on the type and value of the goods that you intend to carry.


We can provide quotes for multi-vehicle policies or courier fleets, please just contact our fleet team who are specialists in fleet insurance and will be happy to help. Call 0113 259 3668 or visit our fleet page on the website for a quote today.

We offer cover ranging from one driver to any driver over 21, simply ask the question to find out the most cost effective way of insuring yourself.

  • Cover for couriers in the UK & Europe
  • Cover for drivers aged 17 and over
  • Discounts for courier driving experience
  • Private car bonus discounts
  • Any driver options
  • Goods in transit & liability cover
  • Access to various insurance panels to find you the cheapest rate on the market


Our portfolio of insurance products is extensive and we have departments specifically dedicated to covering all Commercial Motor and Non-Motor risks. Our standing within the insurance industry has ensured that we have exclusive products to offer clients from leading UK insurance providers.

  • Taxi
  • Fleet
  • Courier
  • HGV
  • Goods in Transit
  • Motor Trade
  • Commercial Property
  • Landlord
  • Religious buildings
  • Liability

Milestone Insurance Consultants can deliver complete cover whilst giving our clients the peace of mind that every eventuality is catered for.