Services for courier owner/drivers

Typically, courier owner/drivers need to provide their own vehicle and cover all their own operating costs, including fuel, vehicle maintenance, insurance and superannuation.

Courier companies advertise positions in newspapers, job websites and on their own corporate websites.

Owner/drivers are usually engaged under contract. The terms of the contract vary from company to company.

POAAL can help courier owner/drivers manage their insurance costs. POAAL’s courier members can access insurance at very competitive rates through POAAL’s group policies and through our insurance broker, Network Insurance Group.


Courier News

UPS orders new all-electric trucks

October 18, 2017

UPS has announced it will use new zero-emission electric trucks from Daimler Trucks' Fuso brand, called the eCanter.

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AFL 2017 Grand Final holiday

September 28, 2017

The POAAL National Office will be closed on Friday 29 September for the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" public holiday in Victoria.

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Amazon coming to Australia

May 15, 2017

Amazon plans to be fully operational in Australia by the end of 2018. What will this mean for parcel delivery? Will Amazon turn to crowdsourced delivery options?

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POAAL National Office Christmas opening hours

December 20, 2016

POAAL members will be able to contact the POAAL National Office during the Christmas/New Year period. The National Office will be closed on public holidays and weekends, but otherwise open as per usual.

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AFL 2016 Grand Final holiday

September 27, 2016

The POAAL National Office will be closed on Friday 30 September for the “Friday before the AFL Grand Final” public holiday in Victoria.

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ACCC scams

July 14, 2016

The ACCC is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but in fact contain links that can infect your computer with malware.

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Courier Resources

POAAL has researched and prepared some simple resources for current and prospective Courier members. These free resources are just a sample of some of the resources available to financial members of POAAL.

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act (Victoria)
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