become a courier driver

For a career that offers you freedom and flexibility, choose Speedy Freight. 

Stability and flexibility 

The flexibility of being a courier driver extends to which jobs you choose to take on. If the timings don’t work for you, you don’t have to accept the job. Being a Speedy Freight courier driver is the perfect way to achieve the work-life balance you’re striving for, whatever that looks like for you. A courier driver job is ideal for anyone looking to plan their work around their other commitments, rather than the other way around. It allows you to do the school run, fit in a few hours of studying or head to the gym.

Plus, as a preferred driver you will get paid weekly at a competitive rate.

Whilst most of our courier drivers are self-employed, they still receive a great deal of support from both the local branches and our central support centre. If they have any questions about payment, procedure or opportunities, we’re just a phone call away. No driver is left to figure things out for themselves.

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Looking to the long term, being a courier drive is a role that offers stability. There will always be a need for fast yet reliable same day delivery, from both commercial and domestic clients.

As a self-employed courier driver, you’ll gain valuable experience about the ins and outs of running your own business. Working with Speedy Freight isn’t just about being a good driver. Time management, customer care and adaptability are just some of the transferable skills you’ll be able to develop.

If you would like to be part of a national courier network with regular work to suit your lifestyle, and support with backloads, get in touch with your local office today to make an appointment for a chat or complete the enquiry form below.

Driver criteria

What you need to drive for Speedy:

  • Held a driving licence for a minimum of 12 months
  • Driven a specific vehicle within the last 60 days
  • Have no more than 6 penalty points
  • Possess a digi tachograph card and full CPC, and have a full understanding of the tachograph legislation for vehicles over 7.5 tonne
  • Vehicle complies with good distribution practice and is eight years or younger. A vehicle must be four years or younger and white to be liveried
  • Drivers have the right to substitution, but retain responsibility for the substitute’s safety, insurance, liability, remuneration and the standard of their work

Why choose a Speedy Freight courier driver job?

Speedy Freight drivers are core to our business model. Without our dedicated drivers, we would not be able to provide customers with such a high quality of service nor meet our one hour collection promise. It is in large part thanks to our drivers that Speedy Freight has earned an excellent reputation for giving our customers peace of mind, with loads consistently delivered safely and on time.

We are always on the lookout for reliable owner drivers to join our preferred driver network, helping to keep hundreds of businesses running on a daily basis.

As a Speedy Freight preferred driver you can drive and earn as much as you want. The more bookings you take on, the more you’ll make. Meet a certain threshold of jobs per month and you will be afforded the opportunity to adopt the Speedy Freight livery on your vehicle.

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What qualities do we look for in a courier driver?

Speedy Freight courier drivers need to be highly motivated individuals who are willing to go that extra mile to get the job done. Everything we do is done quickly and efficiently, so our drivers need to be able to keep up. Given the number of different clients you’ll be interacting with in the job, it helps to have a friendly and personable personality.

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Becoming a preferred driver is easy. Just give your local Speedy Freight a call, email or fill in the form today!