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6. Appendix A: Road Freight Sector Owner Driver Scheme Policy

6.4 Criteria



The Owner-Driver Scheme can work to the benefit of both company and owner-driver, if the following issues are identified and addressed, with the aim of achieving better productivity and the inclusion of back-up arrangements:


Training (an example of training elements for Owner-Drivers is appended)
o Constant review of training and training requirements.
o Selection criteria
o Accredited training courses and service providers.
o Basic business skills.
o Mindset change of the owner-driver.
o Mindset change of management.
Contract payment cycles payment made within 14 days of date of invoice
Uniformity of Cross Border charges
Identification of the elements of benchmarking