Contractor Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Client Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your interest in our company. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about us. Click on each question to see the answer.  For more information about how we can help achieve your business and delivery goals, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Why choose Home Delivery America?

  • We are a top provider of home delivery, business delivery, and warehousing services with over sixty years history in this field. This actual real world experience combined with our increasing technology resources result in the ability to form a custom delivery solution for your business needs.

 

How will Home Delivery America reduce costs and improve overall performance?

  • By assuming the personnel, materials, and overhead costs of delivery operations, we can make an immediate positive impact upon your company’s costs of operations. Additionally, by delivering top-level white glove delivery service, your company will realize increased repeat and secondary purchases from satisfied customers.

 

Do I have to use all of your services?

  • Not at all. We can customize our services to best suit your particular business model and needs.

 

What kind of computer resources do I need?

  • Generally, high speed Internet and email access is sufficient. We maintain and assume the technology costs for the routing systems, GPS, and other applications.

 

Where and how fast can you begin a new operation?

  • We can operate in any metropolitan area in the continental United States. Start up times will vary depending upon the different service options requested.

 

What kind of quality programs do you have?

We have a number of programs including

  • 26 Point Contractor Check

  • Contractor Orientation Program

  • Contractor Incentive Programs

  • “Stand Up” Meetings for Contractors and Employees

  • Driver of the Month and Year Programs

  • Team Rankings (Hero Teams)