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Dump truck storage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Back about 2 months ago I started letting my crew leader (my cousin) take my dump home with him, in exchange, it sits inside a a poll barn at the end of the day and on the weekends. I figure since he doesn't have a car, (paying off student loans) and lives at his parents, a few minutes from me; the trade off is he he's got a ride and my nice new truck stays out of the elements.

    Does this sound fair? He puts fuel in it if it gets low, and will wash it if I ask him.
  2. gtmorgan89

    gtmorgan89 LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 318

    And he gets to work on time.

    Be very careful when letting employees drive vehicles home. I used to do the same thing until a Professor of a law class I took explained that if he was in a wreck it could come back to the business if someone were to sue. Sorta scary, but sometimes letting the crew use the trucks is necessary.
  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    proper auto insurance should prevent most incidents from going directly after the company unless the driver was drinking or something very negligent.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    seems like a pretty good deal also since its your cousin and you probably know him pretty well
  5. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 704

    I let one of my guys take home a pickup. I love it!! Keeps me from paying storage on it, gives me more space and he is happy because he has a truck to drive. It is a tax rite off as well. Just make sure you lay donw some guide lines, ie absolutly no drinking and driving make them written, and you won't be totally protected but it sure will help. Plus it is great advertising if your trucks are lettered.
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Well if anything happens I got really good insurance, but my cuzzo is 20 doesnt drink and is from what I see very responsible. I do let my H2b guys use it on the weekends when they need it too as well.

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