Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:
Scott he may have a bike in his possession as he has had one listed for some time, so in affect he wouldnt be sub-subbing the work out, and rather than me post work for a bike in his area I would call him direct to see if he wants it.. but dont expect Mr G to come out to play on his bike after his injury.
But surely that's exactly what he said, he would sub any bike work to you or MK, so it is inappropriate to list a bike here. Would you take a bike job from Mr G if it was A N Other Courier Co. that listed the job? He quotes them and then you quote him? By the time you get it there'll be no money left in it!
His original post, and my point here, if you do not provide the service - don't list the vehicle.
Even though some list bikes, and these may actually be business's that either have or can get hold of a bike, such as Speed or RLT, I dont have a problem with that, its those that state they have bike but don't or cannot get hold of one, I mean that cannot look good to a customer anyway.
Customers are not looking at mtvan, it's a trade work exchange. If you wish to grow your business and have a friendly subbie with a LWB Transit at your disposal, you would advertise on your website/marketing media
In my profile I state Bikes and sm van, but the van is an extension of the bike and thats it, I dont use it F/t for courier work unless its a harsh winter, the van doesnt earn as much as the bike for dedicated stuff being a tad slower, and pays less when its subbed out, so I'd rather it sit and do nothing. Only use when the need arises.
But you do have one available and you use it when the need arises, so it is appropriate to offer the service, assuming that it is insured etc.