If you enjoy spending most of your time on the open road, you’ll naturally want a career that fits in with that interest. There are many occupations that you could pursue where you get to spend a lot of time driving, and one of them is a delivery driver. As the job title suggests, your days involve loading up consignments from the hub of a logistics company and delivering them to residents and businesses.

Admittedly, being a delivery driver has its pros and cons, and it’s not an occupation that everyone would want to consider. Still, if you have your heart set on it, forging a career as a self-employed delivery driver can be quite a rewarding experience. Here’s an insight into what it’s like.

You are the boss

Okay, so your “client” is actually the person that gives you the work. But, you have the power to decide when you want to work and how much you do in your day. You can elect to undertake routes that have a few or many drops in a day, depending on how much you want to earn. Most freelancers get paid per package they deliver, and so there’s an opportunity to make a lot of cash each day!

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Of course, the flip side of that is delivering more than one hundred packages a day can be a stressful experience. You will usually get asked to do your deliveries within a particular timeslot, especially if senders pay extra for pre-10 am services.

You’re likely to have an accident

Unfortunately, there’s no getting around the fact that you’re most likely to have a collision with another vehicle. Because you spend so much time on the road, the chances are high that you’ll get involved in some kind of RTA.

It stands to reason that you need to have plenty of legal protection in case things go wrong. For example, you’ll need an attorney following a truck crash so that the trucker’s employer doesn’t get out of paying you compensation. And it’s important to record video evidence from a dashcam while you’re on the road to cover your back, so to speak.

No two days are ever the same

Do you hate the idea of going to a job where you can almost time everything you do with military precision? And does the thought of sitting behind a computer screen or a desk all day bore you to tears?

The good news is that the road is your office. Plus, you’ll end up making deliveries to all kinds of weird and wonderful places!

You might get fat

Unless you are super strict with your diet and exercise routines, you could end up piling on the pounds as a self-employed delivery driver! Sure, there is an element of physical work to your job each day. But, if you don’t have to do any heavy lifting, you may not resist the temptation to eat snacks between each drop!

So, now you know what it’s like to be a self-employed delivery driver. If you still wish to follow this career path, there are plenty of opportunities out there for you to earn a healthy living. Good luck!

Troy Lamber

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