5 Things You Should Know About Being A Delivery Driver

by | Jul 31, 2018

Who can work doing delivery driver jobs

Lot’s of people are earning extra income by working as a delivery driver . Since 2012 millions of drivers around the world have been using the likes of Uber to work where and when they want. To work with WeBringg we have a few requirements you need to have before you can consider before being a delivery driver.

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have the rights to work as a self-employed a contractor and have a bank account relevant to the country you are working in.
  • Have not been convicted of a criminal offense
  • Pass our background check.

What do you need to work as a delivery driver

A good tradesman doesn’t blame his tools…well as a delivery driver you need some tools that will allow you to carry out the duties required. The majority of these requirements you will more than likely already have so it shouldn’t take too much to get ready for the road.

  • Hold a driver’s license and vehicle insurance (Including the correct insurance for deliveries) all which is in date.
  • Own a smartphone that can download our app via the Play store or IOS
  • A Vehicle – Motorbike, Scooter, Car or Bicycle
  • Updated and valid Insurance, Tax & NCT/MOT

You will be asked to provide and some of this information before you start driving

 What hours do I need to work?

Because you are a self-employed you can work as little or as much you want, some companies let you just turn on your app and they will assign you jobs or you apply for some rostered hours that suit your lifestyle. With WeBringg our busiest time is between 5pm-10pm Monday to Sunday. We use a system such as Planday which shows you the areas and times available to work.

Foods Vs Retail

We have two areas we deliver in, one is retail delivery jobs which mean delivering goods for business between 9 am to 5 pm. To work in this area all you need to do is leave your app on and the jobs will be assigned to you should they become available. You get paid per delivery completed. The other delivery service we provide is RDS which stands for Restaurant Delivery Service. Here you will be provided with a jacket and food delivery bag which you must wear at all times when working with us. You work in a pod in a certain area unlike other delivery companies, deliveries are limited to 5km from the pickup point.

With most companies, you are self-employed

When you work as a delivery driver with WeBringg you are self-employed which means you are carrying on your own business rather than working for an employer. This means you are in total control and what days and what hours you decide to work. To set up as a sole trader you must register for income tax, you can find out more about that here. It’s very important to protect yourself when you are self-employed. If you do not know much about bookkeeping, you should always ask for help from someone who does understand. This could be an accountant, relative or friend. It is important you are tax compliant, so ensure you do your research and pay your taxes correctly.

Are you looking to become a driver? Fill out our application here