As an ODF you’ll be your own boss. If you’re looking for a full time owner operator business opportunity with low start up costs, then the Owner Driver Franchise (ODF) is for you. As an ODF, you’ll provide collection and delivery services to DPD typically over five days per week, with flexibility for you to choose the days that fit your lifestyle. We operate seven days a week, which means there’s opportunities for you to increase your earnings further.

You’ll collect as well as deliver
You’ll generate revenue from both your collection and deliveries and collections and be rewarded for both.

Full training programme
We don’t just let you get on with it, we want you to be totally confident with the technology and our operations so we’ll give you full training and day to day support, allowing you to focus on maximising your earnings.

Financial support
While you’re training We’ll even support you financially whilst you’re still learning, after all we want you to be great at what you do from the start.

Latest technology
We’ve invested in providing you with the latest technology to plan and operate your route. You’ll be guided to each and every stop by your handheld technology. Our award-winning Predict service provides customers with a one-hour delivery window so every delivery you make will be accurately mapped for you using the same technology and making deliveries a whole lot easier

Paid as you go
We’ll pay you promptly, every four weeks leaving you to focus on your business.



There’s a great future waiting for you as a DPD ODF

Full uniform
The DPD uniform whilst having a great modern look, also caters for all weathers and all preferences, from shorts to fleeces.

Full package
You can utilise your own vehicle but if this is your first business venture, we can provide you with a full vehicle support package. This will include servicing and wear and tear and you’ll receive your own fuel card for your vehicle, a 3.5t Mercedes Benz Sprinter.

Future growth
After 12 months, you can expand your business to take on additional routes, the opportunities are there for the taking

Long term
Contracts of up to 5 years We want to attract and retain the best ODFs, so we’ll offer you a contract of up to 5 years.

What you’ll be delivering
You’ll be delivering a wide range of products on behalf of many of the leading companies in the UK.

Service Break
We’ll support you with requests for service breaks, we’ll just need you to give us sufficient notice

You’ll be part of Team DPD
Your depot support team will be there as your backup support team plus you’ll be included in regular social events

And we’ll reward you for your loyalty
We’ve got a great loyalty programme specifically for our ODFs with cash and recognition for your key milestones.



Take your first step to running your own franchise.


We want our ODFs to be the best, and know that involves giving you full training and support every step of the way. That’s why we’ve created a five week training programme specifically for you and this role. Here is how your first five weeks will look.