Hi as a newbie to this site but not to industry and after doing a lot of reading and net working, there seems to be an awful lot on pricing and how low a driver will do a job in a competitive market, or is just how much a customer is willing to pay.
One big issue in my personal opinion is big courier company's charging customers silly rates just to grab the contract,meaning drivers will get paid less, they do this by justifying that the driver will gain more drops and bac loads. but realistically this means for the driver more work and mileage and normally ending back at same rate of a proper paying job.
Even the customer losses as they receive poor service (get what they pay for i guess). late deliveries means less repeat custom so less profit common sense to me..
only guy who actually wins are the big courier company's.. quantity over quality does not work..
Bac Loads what are these, but just another way for companies to claim every job is a bac load, yer fair enough offer this service but at decent price so it cannot be advantage of.
As I have sent of my pricing to quite a few protential customer it will be be very interesting who accepts them, as my prices properly the not the highest but certainly not the lowest, (as a lot of companies offering work seem to get involved in the pricing war on the forums)
If a customer wants a decent service and a driver who will represent there company in a professional manner, (as the driver is actually the face of your company) shouldn't we deserve a decent rate for quality service..
.. good service deserves good pay
.. good pay means good service
.. good service means no late deliveries
.. no late deliveries means repeat work for driver and customer
.. repeat work for drivers means loyalty and slightly lower prices
.. repeat work for customer means more profit always..
To me it SIMPLES stop using drivers that do jobs for silly money, don't work for customers that pay silly money chances are they will try to still carry on looking for it to be done cheaper else where.
Right folks my rants over for the day take it easy on me folks just my opinion, gonna prepare the Sunday roast.
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