The working conditions of Amazon delivery drivers have been revealed, with drivers saying they work 12 or 14 hours each day for less than minimum wage.

Drivers told The Sunday Mirror they are asked to drop off up to 200 packages a day and don't have time for toilet or lunch breaks.

The delivery goals force drivers to break speed limits because they don't allow for delays such as weather, traffic jams or road closures.

Drivers told the Mirror there is so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans.


Kent-based Prospect Commercial Ltd drivers claimed they work up to 12 or 14 hours daily, earning just £103 ($201) each day while paying £200 ($391) a week for van hire and insurance.

One driver, 50, said he took home only £160 ($313) one week after paying for van costs and fuel, which he is reimbursed for later.

An Amazon spokesman told the Sunday Mirror: "Over 100 businesses across the UK are providing work opportunities to thousands of people delivering parcels to customers.

"We are committed to ensuring that the people contracted by our independent delivery providers are fairly compensated, treated with respect, follow all applicable laws and driving regulations and drive safely.

"Our delivery providers are expected to ensure drivers receive a minimum £12 ($23.50) per hour before deductions and excluding bonuses, incentives and fuel reimbursements."

A Prospect Commercial Ltd said: "We work hard to provide a good service and supportive work environment for our self-employed contracted drivers.

"We provide competitive compensation to contracted drivers, who receive a rate in excess of the national living wage after deductions, and this is regularly audited."