Our transport partners
They cover the last mile and are our face in public: our transport partners and their delivery drivers have a central role in the GLS network. Each day, they ensure that parcels reach the recipient safely and reliably.
We rely on sustainable and long-term cooperation and high quality in transport services. Many of our transport partners have therefore been working for GLS for decades.
A trusting partnership
Together strong: in order to ensure a successful cooperation, we are in constant contact with our transport partners. On the ground we discuss arrangements of our cooperation. Thus, we optimize processes and exchange ideas about possible improvements – but also about previous successes.
The values and basic rules of conduct shared by both sides are laid down in a partnership code – based on the principles of partnership, fairness and responsibility.
Why it pays off to become a GLS transport partner
We are continuously committed to optimizing the processes and procedures for deliveries. We do this, for example, through numerous investments in equipment and special tools that make the work of our delivery drivers easier.
New depots and the expansion and modernization of existing depots strengthen the network and shorten the transport routes. Continuous investments are also being made in training, in communication and in new services and solutions such as the FlexDeliveryService.
We pay your services fairly & performance-related.
Fair and cooperative
Our cooperation is based on our partnership code.
A familiar environment
Look forward to friendly people giving you a warm welcome.
Enjoy modern facilities and digital tools that make work easier.
A future-proof industry
The growing parcel market offers best chances to succeed.
Alternative delivery concepts
We work on various concepts that meet the preferences and special needs in transport business.
Numerous activities in the field of city logistics
Benefit from all the activities in the field of city logistics and let us shape the future together.
As head I am responsible for my employees. GLS not only supports me in my work, but also all my drivers with numerous tools. The cohesion and cooperation are great - both in my team and with the GLS team. I have been a transport partner for more than 15 years and hope to stay that way until I retire.
Gerhard S., Transport partner for over 15 years
A shared set of values is the basis of cooperation with our transport partners.
We rely on long-term partnerships because they are the basis for the top performance that our customers expect from us. Together we want to inspire our shipping and end customers alike.
Frequently asked questions
Why does GLS work with transport companies?
Division of labor is a principle that is successfully implemented in many areas. Like most large parcel companies, we use carriers for long-distance shipments and for parcel delivery and collection. Our transport partners and drivers know their markets and local conditions inside out and therefore are able to plan delivery routes best.
Of course we are interested in sustainable and long-term business relationships with our transport partners, as an excellent working relationship is the cornerstone of the high-quality service that we are used to offer our customers. Our business relationships with more than a third of our transport partners go back more than ten years - in some cases even more than 25 years.
How does GLS Austria remunerate transport companies?
GLS negotiates individual contracts with each of its transport partner. When it comes to negotiating contracts, it is important that the economic framework conditions of both contracting parties are taken into account in an even-handed manner.
How much do delivery drivers earn from transport companies?
The remuneration of the delivery drivers is agreed individually between the transport company and the driver employed there.
What measures does GLS take to further improve the working conditions of the delivery drivers?
In recent years we have continuously improved processes and procedures and continue to do so. Investments are mainly made in system optimization - including networks, equipment and communication technology, services, tools, improved processes and training.
Which trainings does GLS Austria offer?
We offer training programs that deal with the challenges of of day-to-day work routines such as load securing, driving safety and economical driving as well as fundamental skills for a successful management of operational and administrative taks. Moreover we offer a comprehensive training program for drivers, which includes e.g. driving technique trainings.
How does GLS Austria communicate with their transport partners?
We rely on continuous communication with our transport companies in order to continuously optimize cooperation. Depot dialogues ensure continuous and direct communication. The flow of information between recipients, delivery drivers and depots is constantly being improved and simplified through additional data and communication options.
Does GLS Austria offer special working clothes for the drivers?
Transport partners can procure clothing for their drivers from an extensive catalogue of modern, high-quality items. The supply contains a wide range of different articles and takes into account the drivers’ individual needs in terms of gender, size, season, application and so on.
Become a transport partner
What you have read has convinced you and you would like to become a GLS transport partner?
We would be happy to send you further information about a partnership with GLS and answer any questions you may have. Please just fill out the contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
We look forward hearing from you!