For owner drive jobs read this Blog post. We need both van and truck drivers for our Auckland and Tauranga Moving and delivery operations. Do you know anyone who might want to become a Smart Express Owner Driver?
Be Part of an Exceptional Owner Driver Team.
If you know someone who you think might make a valuable member to our team, please share this information with them.
We can help quickly understand what it means to be your own boss by contracting to Smart Express Moving and Delivery as an Owner driver.
What is involved in being an Owner Driver?
As an Owner Driver with Smart Express Moving and delivery, you have the satisfaction and opportunity of running your own business,
You’ll get lots of support and expertise from the team at Smart Express help guide you through the process.
You will own your own vehicle and may well be employing staff for the first time.
Your effort, performance, and customer service will directly impact your earnings and you will be looking after your own operating costs such as fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance.
Most drivers start with a van – either a 1-man (you alone) or 2-man (you plus one staff) service.
From there you can move to an owner driver truck if you want to expand.
If you already have experience in the industry you may want to start with a truck or a van, whatever suits you.
For someone new to the industry or the concept of the owner driver, it can appear a daunting change.
However, Smart Express will guide you through the process and help you to focus on the excitement and rewards of establishing your own business.
We will assist you through the steps from purchasing a vehicle, obtaining finance (if necessary), understanding your legal requirements, and with training to ensure that you are good to go!
Becoming an owner driver may be a large financial commitment for you or be a big change in the direction of your career.
Hopefully, this guide gives you an idea of what is involved and the assistance you will receive in making this exciting change.
We are here to help and are always available if you have any questions.
What do you need to be part of the successful Smart Express owner driver team?
- As a successful owner driver, you want to be part of a fast paced and hardworking industry. You will share our values and want to work hard to create a thriving business for yourself.
- The requirements for a successful owner driver include:
- Positive attitude
- Great communication skills
- Geographic knowledge of the delivery area
- Attention to detail
- A high standard of personal presentation
- Capacity to finance yourself into a new or modern vehicle
What licenses do I need?
A current and clean, unrestricted driver license relevant to your vehicle.
For those looking to purchase vehicles with a GVM of less than 6 tonnes, a Class 1 licence is required.
When the GVM is over 6 tonnes a Class 2 licence and a TSL licence are required
What type of vehicles are required to become an Owner Driver?
Smart Express uses Mercedes Sprinter moving and delivery vans. We use these vans as they are among the most economical and they’re big!
Owner Driver Vans
Owner Driver Trucks
Smart Express requires the use of a new or modern fit-for-purpose vehicle, typically between 30m3 and 50m3.
More about Smart Express Moving and Delivery
The team has achieved wide recognition with over 1,500 Trade Me reviews at a 100% level; and nominations each year in the Auckland Westpac Business Awards from 2016 to 2019 covering Excellence in Customer Service Delivery, Community Contribution and Marketing.
Smart Express is currently operating in Auckland and Tauranga but is expanding rapidly.
We plan to be in other centres shortly. Our vision is to become New Zealand’s premier point-to-point, seven days a week moving and delivery operation
Find out more
Please email our National Operation Dispatch Manager to find out more about joining the team [email protected]
Contact Smart Express for any large item delivery Auckland Wide.
To speak to our customer service team call us on 09-22 22 555 – 7 Days 7 am to 7 pm.