The Benefits of Franchising for Owner Drivers

Just setting out on your own? Find out if franchising is for you and how to get started in the industry.

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(businesspress24) - The benefits of becoming an owner driver are well known: you gain control over your working life and have the potential to become very successful. However, when you are just starting out on your own, the transport industry can seem like a daunting business. Although you may have plenty of courier experience, you might not have had to compete for jobs before or deal with not being able to find work.

If you are in love with an independent lifestyle but concerned about finding enough work to keep you going, buying into a courier franchise could be a great way for you to gain more experience, perfect your skills and ensure a consistent workflow.

What is a Courier Franchise?

There are two basic kinds of franchise that you could buy into. In the first, owner drivers are assigned a certain region and work there alone, but under the name of a brand. The second is depot-based, meaning that you run a fleet of vans and drivers with the assistance of a regional franchisee.

Could I Do It?

know-how is handy, but a franchise may offer support or training for those who lack experience with self-employment.

want to cover, but banks are often happy to provide start-up loans to cover initial out-goings.

What are the Benefits?

With franchising, you have all of the benefits of becoming an owner driver with less of the worry that comes with self-employment due to the administrative support secured from working with a large company. You can also make the most of operating under a well-known brand name in order to quickly build a reliable customer base.

Where to Look

If you are interested in finding out more about courier franchises in the UK, you should check out the three companies below. These are among the most profitable franchises in the country and provide their members with a variety of support.

With marketing tools, training opportunities and funding available to members, these brands have a lot to offer if you

If I have inspired you to consider buying into a franchise, then I encourage you to do some more research and explore your options so that you can make this exciting change in an informed and professional way.

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Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world''s largest neutral trading hub for same day owner driver courier jobs in the express freight exchange industry. Over 5,000 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 03/28/2018 - 06:32
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