For the owner of a van or lorry and a passion for driving, finding an owner driver job is a convenient way to combine the two. Working as an owner driver is a great way to undertake a new career, or a relatively simple solution to a job change when moving to another part of the UK. Owner driver vacancies offer the perfect way to enjoy the freedom of travelling around the country, delivering or picking up packages from individuals and companies alike. Owner driver jobs are often on a self-employed basis, however, the hours will usually be set by the company offering the job. The routes will generally be multi-drop, so the bigger the van, the more drops possible.
Owner Driver Jobs Education Requirements
No formal educational requirements are needed, although there are a few essential requirements. These include a full, preferably clean UK driving licence, held for a minimum of three years, comprehensive insurance and a smart, tidy vehicle. Additionally, criminal record, drugs and alcohol checks are usually carried out. Some companies will accept up to six points on a licence, but no endorsements, so it is worth checking beforehand. A neat appearance and a good understanding of spoken and written English is also a necessary requirement.
Owner Driver Jobs Market
There are usually several owner driver courier jobs available in different parts of the country. Many are within larger companies, giving the option to work in different parts of the UK. There are both full and part-time positions available and some owner driver vacancies do require weekend working.
Owner Driver Jobs Salary Information
Salaries vary from company to company, but can range from £110 per day plus a fuel allowance to an average of around £25 - £30,000 a year; please note that sometimes a 10 hour day is involved with courier jobs. Owner driver vacancies can often be an lucrative and enjoyable way to earn a living.