5 Good reasons for becoming a Driver
Have you thought about becoming a courier but not sure whether it’s for you or where to start? The transport industry across Australia, particularly in Melbourne is growing, stable and in high demand as the retail landscape in particular is evolving and express deliveries become more important.
According to ASICs National Industry Insights, the Transport and Logistics sector in Australia has an estimated annual revenue of $102.87 billion, with an operating profit of $10.14 billion in 2018. The sector employs more than half a million people across its major sub-sectors: Road Transport, Logistics, Warehousing and Stevedoring.
Transport and Logistics IRC’s 2019 Skills Forecast identifies the following areas as experiencing a skills shortage, with more than 80% of employer respondents reporting a skills shortage in the last 12 months:
- Heavy vehicle drivers
- Drivers (general)
- Educators, trainers and assessors
So what does this mean for you when thinking about getting into the transport industry? These statistics and forecasts show that our industry is growing, stable and calling out for new employees and subcontractors. There are so many options of which path to take but here are a few that Swift Transport Services can offer budding drivers.
Subcontract Owner Driver Adhoc Fleet Our subcontract owner drivers make up the bulk of our fleet and are an integral part of our team. Drivers are expected to be available Monday to Friday during business hours and there is great earning potential for drivers who are courteous, efficient and driven to provide an excellent service.
Employed Truck / Courier Driver From time to time we have positions available in our company courier vehicles and trucks. These positions are generally for around 40 hours per week.
Subcontract Owner Driver Permanent Runs Subcontract Owner Drivers who prefer set runs and to deal with one client have the opportunity to go on a permanent run. This suits drivers who prefer to know their exact delivery schedules, times and hours.
What Swift Transport Services Require of Our Drivers:
- Working knowledge of Melbourne and surrounds
- Excellent Customer Service Skills – caring, professional service to our clients crucial!
- A “can do” attitude
- Great driving record and current Victorian license
- An ABN for subcontractors
- Absolutely safety conscious at all times
We can assist you with:
- Training, induction and a smooth transition into your driving role
- Insurance coverage
- Uniforms and PPE Equipment
- Ongoing support from a great despatch team who work hard to ensure your success
Would you like to find out more about becoming an owner driver at Swift Transport Services and a part of our growing industry? Please call 03 8768 7175 and we will be happy to assist you.