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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you about to embark on an exciting new career with Jet Couriers as an owner driver? Below is a compilation of our most frequently asked questions.

We expect our owner drivers to be prepared. The following list is a guide for the kinds of gear a typical owner drive would possess.

  • A white bodied late model 1-12 tonne vehicle suitable for metropolitan freight transportation services
  • Current street directory
  • Trolley
  • Tarps
  • Ropes, load binders and angles
  • Gloves
  • Safety (high-vis) vest

Yes. Alternatively, you can lease a vehicle or we can refer you to a reputable retailer.
After you apply we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible to arrange an interview. If you are successful you will be able to start within a few days.

What do I need to know About Using My Own Vehicle?

At Jet Couriers we recommend a white bodied, late model 1-12 tonne vehicle that is suitable for metropolitan transportation services.

Here are some tips to consider when browsing trucks for sale:

  • Vehicle configuration. Does the truck have enough horsepower to meet your load requirements? If the engine is overpowered you will consume too much fuel.
  • Tare weight. How heavy is your rig? Can you maximise your payload capacity by removing junk lighten the load?
  • Truck gears. Always ask if the vehicle you are looking at was designed for specific tasks. The gears of a truck can affect its suitability for loadbearing and driving along metro roads.
  • Consider whether LPG is appropriate for your vehicle to minimise fuel costs.
  • Wheel bases. The axle groupings can affect the truck’s manoeuvrability, weight carrying capacity and eligibility for pulling trailing equipment.
  • Price comparison. Always talk to experts and other drivers who may be using similar equipment. Shop around and confirm that the quotes you have are reasonable by comparing the initial price with operating expenses and projected service life duration.

Also consider the appearance of the truck, the noise that it generates and whether the cabin seats are comfortable for long journeys.

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