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Independent Delivery Driver Contract Template

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Independent Delivery Driver Contract Template

Updated November 14, 2023

An independent delivery driver contract is between a company seeking to hire an individual to deliver goods to customers. The most common types are short to medium-distance drivers for delivering goods for companies such as Amazon or for food-related businesses. Depending on the agreement between the company and driver, a vehicle may or may not be provided.

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What is an Independent Delivery Driver?

An independent delivery driver is an individual that helps companies with the delivery of products, food, or even services to residences and businesses. They are contract-based, which means that they work as independent contractors for each company.

Common Types

  • Amazon
  • Doordash
  • Grubhub
  • Uber Eats
  • Postmates

Sample Delivery Driver Contract


I. The Parties. This Delivery Driver Service Contract (“Agreement”) made [DATE] (“Effective Date”), is by and between:

Delivery Driver: [DRIVER’S NAME], with a mailing address of [ADDRESS], City of [CITY], State of [STATE] (“Delivery Driver”),


Client: [CLIENT’S NAME], with a mailing address of [ADDRESS], City of [CITY], State of [STATE] (“Client”),

Delivery Driver and Client are each referred to herein as a “Party” and, collectively, as the “Parties.”

NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, the Client hires the Delivery Driver to work under the terms and conditions hereby agreed upon by the Parties:

II. Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence on [DATE] and terminate: (check one)

– At-Will: Written notice of at least [#] days’ notice.

– End Date: On [DATE].

– Other: [SPECIFY].

III. The Service. The Delivery Driver agrees to provide the following: [DESCRIBE SERVICES].

Hereinafter known as the “Service”.

Delivery Driver shall provide, while providing the Service, that he/she/they shall comply with the policies, standards, and regulations of the Client, including local, State, and Federal laws and to the best of their abilities.

IV. Payment Amount. The Client agrees to pay the Delivery Driver the following compensation for the Service performed under this Agreement: (check one)

– $[AMOUNT] / Hour

– $[AMOUNT] / per Job. A “Job” is [DEFINE].

– Other: [DEFINE].

Hereinafter known as the “Payment Amount”.

V. Payment Method. The Client shall pay the Payment Amount: (check one)

– When Invoiced

– Daily

– Weekly

– Bi-Weekly

– Monthly

– Other: [DEFINE].

Hereinafter known as the “Payment Method”. The Payment Amount and Payment Method collectively shall be referred to as “Compensation”.

VI. Retainer. The Client is: (check one)

– To pay a retainer in the amount of $[AMOUNT] to the Delivery Driver as an advance on future Services to be provided (“Retainer”). (check one)

– Retainer is Refundable.

– Retainer is Non-Refundable.

– Not required to pay a retainer before the Delivery Driver is able to commence work.

VII. Inspection of Services. Any Compensation shall be subject to the Client inspecting the completed Services of the Delivery Driver. If any of the Services performed by the Delivery Driver pursuant to this Agreement are defective or incomplete, the Client shall have the right to notify the Delivery Driver, at which time the Delivery Driver shall promptly correct such work within a reasonable time.

IX. Time is of the Essence. Delivery Driver acknowledges that time is of the essence in regard to the performance of all Services.

X. Confidentiality. Delivery Driver acknowledges and agrees that all financial and accounting records, lists of property owned by Client, including amounts paid, therefore, client and customer lists, and any other data and information related to the Client’s business is confidential (“Confidential Information”).

XI. Taxes. Delivery Driver shall pay and be solely responsible for all withholdings, including, but not limited to, Social Security, State unemployment, State and Federal income taxes, and any other obligations.

XII. Independent Contractor Status. Delivery Driver acknowledges that he/she/they are an independent contractor and not an agent, partner, joint venture, nor an employee of the Client. Delivery Driver shall have no authority to bind or otherwise obligate the Client in any manner, nor shall the Delivery Driver represent to anyone that it has a right to do so.

XIII. Safety. Delivery Driver shall, at his/her/their own expense, be solely responsible for protecting its employees, sub-Delivery Drivers, material suppliers, and all other persons from risk of death, injury or bodily harm arising from or in any way related to the Services or the site where it is being performed (“Work Site”).

XIV. Alcohol and Drugs. Delivery Driver agrees that the presence of alcohol and drugs are prohibited on the Work Site and while performing their Services. If the Delivery Driver or any of their agents, employees, or subcontractors are determined to be present or with alcohol or drugs in their possession, this Agreement shall terminate immediately.

XVII. No Waiver. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a continuing waiver, and no waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the Party making the waiver.

XVIII. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws in the State of [STATE].

XIX. Severability. If any term, covenant, condition, or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.

XX. Additional Terms & Conditions. [LIST]

XXI. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties to its subject matter and supersedes all prior contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the Parties. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by all Parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto agree to the above terms and have caused this Agreement to be executed in their names by their duly authorized officers.

Client’s Signature _______________________ Date ____________

Print Name _______________________

Delivery Driver’s Signature _______________________ Date ____________

Print Name _______________________

How Much Do Delivery Drivers Make?

A delivery driver, depending on the State offering their services, may not be paid an hourly wage but on a per delivery basis. In addition, food delivery drivers are commonly paid tips ranging from 5% to 10% of the total amount purchased.

  • Salary: $42,630/yr[1]
  • Hourly Rate: $20.50/hr[2]


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