How do you trust hired help with equipment?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I see lawn guys working off of other companies equipment how are they doing that? That guy can just walk off with their stuff at anytime.
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    How do you know it isn't theirs? I have never heard of a company using someones equipment other than their own.
  3. Durabird02

    Durabird02 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 144

    GPS units on all large pieces of equipment.
  4. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I am referring to an employe using a companies trailer and yes I have seen that before
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  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,437

    Don't know how. I know it's not insured though. Insurance covers work done by the company. Insurance doesn't extend to "non-jobs". Got an invoice from the "job"? Or are you talking about employee theft? Where the employees are using the company gear for a "moonlighted job"?
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  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    I think what he's trying to say is. employees are using equipment off the job site.

    for like personal use....

    if this is what your refering. I do sometiems lend equipment. But most people can pay the deposit.
    it's 5,000.00 per trailer. and a ztr is 20,000.00 deposit

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