How unprofessional..

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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I just added a job to the board, and low and behold received a call, this chap says he could do it for xxx amount of pounds (didnt tell him what he really would have received), Had a look at his profile and he hasnt any GIT, so mentioned this and he said he's insured through another courier company?

Anyway did mention that my GIT would cover him, but the fact is, has he any proper Insurance? So back to the point, after allocating the job to him and giving collection details as he is 13 mins away, he then tells me and I quote " Sorry got another Job I cannot do it ".. Luckily for me its allocated and will leave feedback and no I wouldnt recommend him after that stunt. Ive since reposted the Job..

Just shows why this industry needs to be cleaned up.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Rule 1 when you have commited yourself to a job then you stick to it, it's that simple.

Beeline Couriers UK

1909

Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


I just added a job to the board, and low and behold received a call, this chap says he could do it for xxx amount of pounds (didnt tell him what he really would have received), Had a look at his profile and he hasnt any GIT, so mentioned this and he said he's insured through another courier company?

Anyway did mention that my GIT would cover him, but the fact is, has he any proper Insurance? So back to the point, after allocating the job to him and giving collection details as he is 13 mins away, he then tells me and I quote " Sorry got another Job I cannot do it ".. Luckily for me its allocated and will leave feedback and no I wouldnt recommend him after that stunt. Ive since reposted the Job..

Just shows why this industry needs to be cleaned up.

I strongly believe that when a job is allocated, it should be honoured. Unfortunately, there are some that don't understand the meaning of professionalism and commitment. It causes unnecessary inconvenience and is time wasting - people like this I wouldn't bother with again.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Rule 1 when you have commited yourself to a job then you stick to it, it's that simple.

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Beeline Couriers said: I strongly believe that when a job is allocated, it should be honoured. Unfortunately, there are some that don't understand the meaning of professionalism and commitment. It causes unnecessary inconvenience and is time wasting - people like this I wouldn't bother with again.

Absolutely agree...

Luckily the client is sympathetic and now after a discussion the times have changed for tomorrow AM collection - Delivery.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Rule 1 when you have commited yourself to a job then you stick to it, it's that simple.

In this case I allocated the Job to the mbr, so now can leave feedback on his behalf.. ;)

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Rule 1 when you have commited yourself to a job then you stick to it, it's that simple.

In this case I allocated the Job to the mbr, so now can leave feedback on his behalf.. ;)

Its seems that Im unable to leave feedback.. As Ive just checked his profile...

Admin please sort this out.. I allocated a job earlier and left feedback but it has not been added and Why not?

Beeline Couriers UK

1909

Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Rule 1 when you have commited yourself to a job then you stick to it, it's that simple.

In this case I allocated the Job to the mbr, so now can leave feedback on his behalf.. ;)

Its seems that Im unable to leave feedback.. As Ive just checked his profile...

Admin please sort this out.. I allocated a job earlier and left feedback but it has not been added and Why not?

I think the feedback doesn't come up until the member also leaves feedback... :(

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
Original Poster

Admin if you need details the Job No is G08-0002 @ 14.40

Mr G Courier Service

2596

I wondered why i received the text twice i assumed that the server was up to its old tricks again.

Pity the feedback system doesnt allow your profile to show who you have left negative for.

That would certainly keep drivers on their toes and think twice about their actions

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Assuming there was no time delay between him quoting and you agreeing to it, once a job is allocated and confirmed that is that. For me, anyone chucking a job back after that should be chucked off the site.

There may well be times that you could kick yourself for taking on a job and another, better one comes along soon after, but thats just the way it is.

021 SAMEDAY

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Speed Couriers Nationwide said:

There may well be times that you could kick yourself for taking on a job and another, better one comes along soon after, but thats just the way it is.

+1

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Original Poster

Rob... The guy phoned me up and after a few minutes of general discussion, I allocated the job to him when he was on the phone, after giving him collection details and agreed to do it, he then gave the excuse of another job has come in and apologised that he cannot know do it.. which left me Gob Struck..

Mr G.. It did come up twice, as I put it on the job board after it was allocated and then left in the S**T so didnt miss out again..

But shall remove it as its now covered by an ex mbr of mtvan aka Enson Express off shed5..

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237

I think you summed it up with title unprofessional! I would never dream of pulling a trick like that!

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Original Poster

I would love to name him, but then that would make me look unprofessional, but more than happy to give vendors the details if Pm'd so you can avoid.

What worries me is that he stated he didnt have GIT and another courier company covered him after I checked his profile, so in affect he was using another companies GIT to cover him, even though mine covers any driver/vehicle acting on my behalf. And if this is the case is he running around on normal insurance as well? even though there was no time to check, this subject does keep coming up about the standard of industry..

moray couriers

780

Dont worry lads as I will be back in the frame on or about the 22nd so any problems you come up against I'm sure I will try to help you out, dead miles might be a problem though but I do have all the correct insurances in situ. :-)

dm haulage

222

Your no Gana have the time ray! Lol

moray couriers

780

dm haulage said:


Your no Gana have the time ray! Lol

I'll hold you to that sir (notice the wee grovel there)

dm haulage

222

It's all good mate already spoke to them. I will pm you as not to get a bollockin off admin for off topic

Courier Expert

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:

even though mine covers any driver/vehicle acting on my behalf.

Can I ask which company you got your insurance from?

Courier Expert

175493

I had a driver abandon a collection because his sat nav stopped working, rather than use his initiative, he just gave up and went home, told us he wasn't prepared to do the job without it!

When i was a courier driver, I never even used a sat nav, they were considered a luxury back then!

MK BIKES

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:

as its now covered by an ex mbr of mtvan aka Enson Express off shed5..

I would have called him direct in the first instance, first class courier....pity you get kicked off for asking a question when cowboys like the one you describe exist on here

moray couriers

780

As Speed has said many times there need to be more regulation within the industry, perhaps here would be a good place to start.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Original Poster

Tony I did... But he'd just took a job on 2 minutes before I rung him, anyway he got his partner to collect before 6 as he was upin hereford somewhere, so now he has it in his possession ready for the off to London..

Andy Policy Fast through coversure.. and yes sat navs were not heard of in the early days, In fact I have a big pile of A toZ's and OS books covering most counties..

Courier Expert

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:

Andy Policy Fast through coversure.. and yes sat navs were not heard of in the early days, In fact I have a big pile of A toZ's and OS books covering most counties..

Every time I visited a new place, I would buy a street map from a local garage, my dashboard was stuffed full of them. I still rely on the big roadmap book for planning long routes on the move, I just can't get a good overview from a tiny sat nav screen and I like to plot my own way there, rather than putting blind faith in the sat nav.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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moray couriers said:


As Speed has said many times there need to be more regulation within the industry, perhaps here would be a good place to start.

Thats where shed5 come into its own, if I upset admin well that's tough. Ok you may not get as many jobs advertised but alot behind the scenes, But you do get a better quality courier who is definately vetted by Mr George, I would advise anyone who isnt a mbr and whom classes themselves suppliers of a quality service to join..

Andy your going off topic...

Courier Expert

175493

Lol, not the first time I have been accused of that.

Anyway, I do agree that once you take a job on, you should not abandon it simply because you have had a better offer, sat nav stopped working, job details didn't arrive (just get on the phone and ask) or whatever the reason. Think about the long game, anyone who wants regular work, needs to build a reliable reputation.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Andy always goes off topic, cos thats wot Andy is all about...

I kinda liken him to that bird from the Wile E. Coyote cartoon... Me me.. Lol

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Website Admin

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Mr G Courier service- I take it personally said:


I wondered why i received the text twice i assumed that the server was up to its old tricks again.

What are these old tricks? I'm not aware of any problem with an alerts. If it was a text about the quote, did he make 2 quotes or submit twice?

Your feedback will appear once the window for leaving feedback closes or he also leaves feedback (doubt he will, let me know).

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
Original Poster

Website Admin said:

What are these old tricks? I'm not aware of any problem with an alerts. If it was a text about the quote, did he make 2 quotes or submit twice?

Your feedback will appear once the window for leaving feedback closes or he also leaves feedback (doubt he will, let me know).

I submitted a quote around 2pm but when I thought it was covered I allocated it so therefor gone, but when this guy pulled that stunt I put it back on the notice board around 2.45pm..

I filled in the feedback and then pressed submit button, but it hasnt come up? I will pm you..

Website Admin

6629

Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


I submitted a quote around 2pm but when I thought it was covered I allocated it so therefor gone, but when this guy pulled that stunt I put it back on the notice board around 2.45pm..

I filled in the feedback and then pressed submit button, but it hasnt come up? I will pm you..

I have replied to your PM, but just to be clear to other members: Your feedback that you leave will appear when the other party leaves feedback OR if they do not leave feedback it will appear when their window to do so expires (I'd have to double check but off the top of my head it's a matter of months).

MyVanCan

1018

I suspect that seeing as he says his GIT is covered by another company, he is a regular subbie for that company and as such, has to make himself available during the day for whatever jobs they ask him to do. He probably thought he has time to fit your job in but then they called him. It's exactly the situation I'm in but I certainly wouldn't try to take jobs off here knowing I could get called to do something else at any moment.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
Original Poster

MyVanCan said:


I suspect that seeing as he says his GIT is covered by another company, he is a regular subbie for that company and as such, has to make himself available during the day for whatever jobs they ask him to do. He probably thought he has time to fit your job in but then they called him. It's exactly the situation I'm in but I certainly wouldn't try to take jobs off here knowing I could get called to do something else at any moment.

I did suspect that and if thats the case then hes lost out on a good paying Job...

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
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Website Admin said:

I have replied to your PM, but just to be clear to other members: Your feedback that you leave will appear when the other party leaves feedback OR if they do not leave feedback it will appear when their window to do so expires (I'd have to double check but off the top of my head it's a matter of months).

I think 3 months is along time to wait for feedback to be published when expires.

moray couriers

780

Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


MyVanCan said:


I suspect that seeing as he says his GIT is covered by another company, he is a regular subbie for that company and as such, has to make himself available during the day for whatever jobs they ask him to do. He probably thought he has time to fit your job in but then they called him. It's exactly the situation I'm in but I certainly wouldn't try to take jobs off here knowing I could get called to do something else at any moment.

I did suspect that and if thats the case then hes lost out on a good paying Job...

The meaning of your last three words escape me, what are they?

Phax

2250

PMSL moray. There are still some good guys who pay a fair rate. You gotta applaud them. :-)

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

BusinessBuddy said:


PMSL moray. There are still some good guys who pay a fair rate. You gotta applaud them. :-)

Can you please pm me a list, I know of one top bloke he also pays you very fast.

Mr G Courier Service

2596

Website Admin said:


Mr G Courier service- I take it personally said:


I wondered why i received the text twice i assumed that the server was up to its old tricks again.

What are these old tricks? I'm not aware of any problem with an alerts. If it was a text about the quote, did he make 2 quotes or submit twice?

Your feedback will appear once the window for leaving feedback closes or he also leaves feedback (doubt he will, let me know).

You was sending multiple texts last week! you even posted a reason on forum - something to do with the server.

Website Admin

6629

Mr G Courier service- I take it personally said:


You was sending multiple texts last week! you even posted a reason on forum - something to do with the server.

Ahh yes, ISP problem. We have some protection in place should they have a problem again now :)

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
Original Poster

MK Bikes said:


I would have called him direct in the first instance, first class courier....pity you get kicked off for asking a question when cowboys like the one you describe exist on here

Agree on that one Tony

Phax

2250

Bring back Tonto and the Lone Ranger they will round up the cowboys, Any volunteers?

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617
Original Poster

Here's a clue... profile page.

Swiftukcouriers

1086

Disgrace full. Commit to a job and do its only fair.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Maybe he couldn't see the wood for the trees

Direct Deliveries (Stroud)

1007

Once you have accepted a job you do it no matter what! If a better job comes up after a job as been accepted that's just to bad. Yes must mean yes!

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Gas would not like reminding of this, he is still receiving counseling.

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