Seems to me the ability to drive is all some vendors are interested in, indeed, a growing number of end users don’t seem to know or even care whether the person transporting their goods has the relevant insurance, goods in transit cover, or even a driving license.
Not sure if you saw in the news today about a driver pulled up without a license or insurance? He’s been driving around like this for the last 40years!!!!
Sadly I don’t think he’s alone.
Isn’t it up to us all to check, rather than take it for granted?
Is it true vendors and end users don’t care, or is it more likely that they assume that the drivers have the relevant documentation and only when things go wrong do we discover that assumption may be misplaced? I have to say though, that you have to ask yourself whether a company that charges 80pplm can be expected to have nice, clean, up to date vans, with English speaking drivers, all with relevant insurance in place? Yes its true, a Courier Company, and no not one of the Multi Nationals, charging 80pplm, around the same price Companies were charging 15 years ago.
Are they really taking a nominal 5-10% cut and relying on volume, or is it more likely that it is again the poor driver who is expected to take the hit?
As an end user can you really be surprised if your package doesn’t get there when you expect it to at rates as low as this?
For a Courier Company to quote rates this low...an urgent must go straight there no messing about kind of urgent, not a backload, not because of competition from elsewhere....what damage does this kind of idiotic pricing policy have on our industry?
It sets a precedent, and not a good one
I will never get involved in a price war, because I believe that what most of us lot offer is more than just about “how much is it from A to B”. There will always be those that care about little else, and there are Companies around for them, but come on...80pplm...really?