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Contractor Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print E-mail

Interested in becoming a contractor? Here are some of the frequently asked questions about becoming a contractor for Home Delivery America. Click on each question to see the answer.  For more information or to start the qualification process, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

How do I become a contractor?

  • In order to become a contractor, you must own or be able to acquire a 26 foot box straight truck with a lift gate, pass an interview with the director of operations for that location, and complete our qualification process. Experience in appliances, furniture and/or in-home delivery is a major plus.
What are the requirements?
  • Interview with the director of operations
  • $1,000,000 Insurance Certificate*
  • Workman’s Compensation Insurance*
  • Annual Inspection with stamped receipt of payment for inspection
  • Registration
  • Identification and Social Security Number for Driver and Helper
  • If contracting with a business name, you need a Tax Identification Number and Certificate of Formation
  • Drug Test and Physical for the Driver
  • Police Reports for any accidents within the last 3 years.
  • Criminal Background Check

* Please note that Home Delivery America (H.D.A) must be listed as the certificate holder and as additional insured for your Commercial Auto and Workman’s Compensation policies.

Do I have to have a truck?

  • Yes, in order to become a contractor you must own or finance/lease a truck. We do not hire drivers. Delivery contractors primarily use a 24 or 26 foot box truck with a lift gate.

What insurance do I need?

  • All contractors are required to carry $1 MIL combined single limit commercial auto policy as well as Workers Compensation.

Where can I get this insurance?

  • Any broker licensed to sell insurance in your state will be able to help you obtain your insurance.

How often will I work?

  • The amount of time that you work will depend upon the work available from our clients. We do not guarantee any amount of work.

How much can I earn?

  • There is a high earning potential as a contractor. Specific commission rates will be discussed during the interview.

Do I need a helper?

  • All contractors are required to have a delivery team composed of a driver and a helper. All members of the delivery team will have to pass a background check,

Are there any overnight loads?

  • There are no overnight loads. You will be back home every night.


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