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.

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Become a transport partner

We are always looking for self-employed transport companies throughout Austria. With your own fleet of vehicles, you take care of the delivery and collection of parcels in a contiguous postcode area.

You would like to benefit from a strong cooperation and at the same time take on responsibility?

Please send us your data straight away. Simply fill out the short form and send it to GLS with one click. We look forward to receiving your application and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your benefits

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.

Attractive remuneration

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.

Up-to-date equipment

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.

I've been with GLS since the very first day and I have never regretted even a day to date. Meanwhile, my daughter Cornelia and my son Daniel are also working for our company and we all agree that my decision to work with GLS has paid off 100 percent

Christoph Bitschnau, transport partner for over 30 years

Shared Values

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.


Our partner code - an integral part of the contract

The principles of cooperation with our transport partners are laid down in a partner code. It stipulates:

+ Acting in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

+ the rejection of discrimination, bribery and corruption.

+ a commitment to quality in performance and to the principles of dealing with each other.

We have also appointed a neutral ombudsman. He is available for our transport companies as well as for delivery drivers at any time - anonymously of course. Any information on suspected cases of corruption or similarly serious crimes can be reported there.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

The remuneration of the delivery drivers is agreed individually between the transport company and the driver employed there.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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