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Driving freely and independently across Europe and earning money on the side? It's a great idea that makes many people want to become self-employed as a vehicle transfer service provider. The time is right: new forms of mobility such as car-sharing and car subscriptions as well as the boom in online car exchanges mean that vehicle transportation is becoming increasingly important. In this article, you can find out who is suitable for this job, what you need to bring to the table and how vehicle transfers can become a lucrative business.

Is a job as a driver something for me?

Would you like to follow the call of the road and don't fancy office work and ungrateful bosses? Then it's worth considering a job as a transfer driver. The following questions will help you on your way to your dream job:

Do I enjoy driving?

If you want to transfer vehicles for a living, you should definitely enjoy driving. After all, you spend most of your working time on the road. This includes unpleasant side effects such as traffic jams, roadworks and detour.

Would I like to work independently?

The desire to work independently is an important factor when considering whether to set up your own business as a vehicle transfer service provider. Being your own boss has many advantages. You decide when and how often you want to carry out transfer orders. But don't forget that you also have to take care of planning your journeys yourself.

If you can answer "yes" to both with a clear conscience, you have definitely made a good choice with vehicle transfers. The good news: you can get started right away! Read more about this in the next section.

What requirements do I need?

ONLOGIST's regulations for self-employed vehicle transporters are similar to those for comparable professions in the logistics sector, such as courier drivers.

No specific training is required to earn money with vehicle transfers. This job is therefore suitable for professional drivers as well as career changers, students or pensioners.

However, you can't do it without any proof, as the clients are handing over their cars to you. However, these are easy to obtain if you do not already have them.

What you need to bring with you:

  • A class B (or higher) driving license outside the probationary period

  • A trade license or proof of registration in the commercial register

  • A certificate of good conduct without entries

You can upload all these documents quickly and easily when registering in our app.

How much can I earn as a self-employed transfer driver?

It is difficult to make a general statement about earnings as a self-employed transfer driver with ONLOGIST. It all depends on how often you transfer vehicles and which jobs you accept at which price conditions. There are no fixed prices on our platform: payment for individual transfers is variable. Depending on what you propose as a price, which client assigns the journey or how long the route is. It therefore depends on your entrepreneurial skills how much money you earn. You alone decide.

Nevertheless, there are guidelines. First of all, the amount of remuneration for the individual journeys depends on the type of transfer: Transports on third-party axles - i.e. car transfers by trailer - are usually paid more in comparison to transports on your own four wheels. The type of vehicle and the timing also affect the price. If it has to be done particularly quickly, for example, there are often more lucrative profits to be made than for long-term planned journeys.

In our experience, short journeys of 50 kilometers cost around 50 euros for vehicle transfers on your own wheels. Distances of around 100 kilometers earn drivers around 100 euros.You can expect to earn an additional 50 euros for every additional 100 kilometers.

Conclusion: A good time to start your own business as a vehicle handler.

The logistical effort for mobility providers is increasing and with it the need for self-employed service providers. Whether courier drivers or vehicle transfer drivers, qualified driving service providers are increasingly in demand and can secure lucrative contracts with a business. If you enjoy driving and would like to work flexibly, the profession of "vehicle transfer driver" is just right for you.

If you want to avoid time-consuming order acquisition and complicated invoicing processes, it is best to use digital marketplaces such as ONLOGIST. There you have access to thousands of transfer orders from well-known clients and, thanks to our factoring partner, you don't have to chase after your money.

As you decide for yourself how many orders you accept, you can carry out vehicle transfers full-time, part-time or as an occasional job. The low entry barriers also make the job attractive for both newcomers and "old hands" in the transportation industry. See for yourself.

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