Own a Driverseat Franchise: Partner with us
Being your own boss has never been so much fun. In-depth training and support that is second to none makes this a great opportunity for you. Driverseat works with you shoulder-to-shoulder from your first introduction call. We are as invested in your success as you are. Our comprehensive technology suite enables you to run your business from any Internet connected computer or tablet. Driverseat franchisees work on business development, hiring a great crew and providing customer service.
1. Start your business from home
One of the advantages of starting a Driverseat franchise is the convenience of commencing operations from a home office. This home-based setup not only allows for substantial cost savings by eliminating the need for commercial space, but also removes the daily commute, enabling you to work efficiently right from your desktop. Our integrated software puts you in control of your day and can be run from anywhere using any laptop or tablet. As your business flourishes and your shuttle fleet grows, Chauffeurs will come and go around the clock. You will eventually transition to a dedicated commercial space as you scale your business.
2. Control your destiny
Being your own boss means no longer relying on someone else for job, a raise or a promotion. With Driverseat’s top-notch technology and support, you’re able to focus on building your own business. Life is short. Take control of your destiny.
3. Flexible time management
As a Driverseat franchisee, you will have an adaptable work schedule, giving you more control over your life. You can arrange meetings, do marketing, run errands—and still have free time to spend with your family. Rather than the business managing you, you manage it.
4. Amazing earning potential
Being part of a multi-billion dollar industry has its benefits. Unlike traditional franchise systems, Driverseat’s large variety of service offerings means the potential to grow your business is unlimited.
5. Work on business development
Being a Driverseat franchise owner means that while your team is doing the driving, you can spend time on business development. What better way to spend your day than networking and helping other business owners?
6. Run a business with purpose
Running a successful business is satisfying. Running one that improves your community is truly gratifying. Driverseat provides Chauffeurs for vulnerable sectors including the elderly and those with medical conditions. In addition, impaired driving is reduced through our designated driving services.
7. Work with committed Chauffeurs
Building a great team requires solid communication, leadership and a desire to see others succeed. This means your Chauffeurs become like an extended family. Driverseat will give you the management skills to become a great boss and a strong leader.
Live the Life You Want
Earn revenue through your business and have the time to enjoy it.
Low overhead, low capital requirements, quick to break-even
Industry leading training customized to each market and owner
Ongoing, comprehensive support
Simple, scalable business model with good margins
Open in as little as 8-10 weeks
Franchise partners focus on customer service, business development and managing a small team
Technology that is second to none
A proven recipe for success
Operate in the lucrative, underserviced group transportation nice with 7 to 24 passenger vehicles
Steve & Jeannette
Road to Prosperity
Learn about the business
Talk to the franchisor
Talk to other franchisees
Qualify and select territory
Apply to get a franchise
Work with franchisor to determine territory
Receive franchise agreement
Today is the start of your new business
Receive access to the inter-company chat groups
Start pre-work leading up to new franchisee training
Attend new franchisee training at Driverseat headquarters
After pre-work completed, attend one week of extensive in-class workshops
Continue training from your home office for up to four weeks following office training
Launch your Driverseat business
Open for business
Chauffeurs are hired
Plan for grand opening
Awards and Press Coverage
2023 Gold Awards of Excellence
Canadian Franchise Association
2023 Franchisees Choice
Canadian Franchise Association
Top Low-Cost Franchise
2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award
Canadian Franchise Association
How much does it cost to open a Driverseat Franchise?
United States: The cost is estimated from $40,000USD to $70,000USD to open a United States franchise location.
This includes a $30,000 franchise fee, a $10,000 training fee, down payment on a vehicle, the vehicle wrap, promotional and print material, initial marketing, hotel* while in training, and miscellaneous costs.
Canada: The cost is estimated from $65,000CAD to $75,000CAD to open a Canadian franchise location
This includes a $30,000 franchise fee, a $10,000 training fee, down payment on a vehicle, the vehicle wrap, promotional and print material, initial marketing, hotel* while in training and miscellaneous costs.
How much does it cost monthly to run and operate a Driverseat business?
Another benefit of the Driverseat “Secret Sauce” recipe is the ability to scale as you grow your business. Many Franchise Partners start from their home office, so the initial costs to operate the business can initially be as low as $2,000 monthly including marketing, fuel, print material, flat-rate royalties, technology fees, and miscellaneous costs.
As the demand and revenue grow for your business, your expenses will increase, as will your margins.
Am I the Chauffeur/driver?
No. You will need to hire eight or more chauffeurs to start with and then grow the number from there. You cannot run your business from behind the wheel so plan to run your business, not to drive.
How much money can I make owning a Driverseat franchise?
This is entirely up to you. While we provide you with a great formula, technology, training and support, how you use these tools will determine how fast you grow your business. There are tens of millions of dollars in transportation services happening in your market right now. You just have to go win over your market share.
What is the margin percentage like?
You will typically achieve 45 to 50 percent gross margin on consumer services and 35 to 45 percent on commercial/corporate services.
Do I hire my own Chauffeurs?
Absolutely. You will want to control this very important aspect of your business. We will teach you how and we have some excellent tools for you to use.
What is the percentage of designated driving compared to other services?
This is highly dependent on you and your market. In some markets, it’s the main source of revenue whereas in other markets, more commercial and business work is done.
Who is the ideal franchisee? How can I ensure I am the most successful I can be?
Great franchisees practice their trade daily. They get to know the business and their market and use the tools we provide to grow their business. You have to be an effective communicator, enjoy working with both customers and coachmen and you need to want to achieve success.
Do I have to have transportation experience to be successful?
No. A high percentage of our franchise owners do not come from the transportation field. Our extensive training, combined with the software we provide, will make that part of the business simple for you. Success comes from your desire and the ability to take our business development approach and execute it in your market.
What is support like after the New Franchisee Training (NFT)?
We are confident our support is perfect for you in your new role as a Driverseat franchise owner. In addition to the NFT, you will go through five weeks of foundations prior to opening. This is done from your home office. Throughout the year, we host webinars, have you take part in our e-learning Driverseat University platform, attend our annual three-day conference and receive real-time support. When you have questions or need some assistance we are only a mobile app away, which connects you to our office support group.