we can use my truck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by richardcog, May 7, 2013.

  1. richardcog

    richardcog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I am needing to put on crew on their own, but I don't have another truck for them at the time. one of my hands said we can us his truck. how can i pay him for the use of the truck. I pay him 11.00 per hour now. 11.00 dollars per hour is good for this area. just need help on how to pay for truck.
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Careful who's insurance will cover your equipment if he wrecks? Who will pay for repair if his truck breaks down on your clock. Make sure u get that all sorted out and in writing before you do that.
  3. richardcog

    richardcog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    thank you for posting i have talk to my insurance already they can add his truck to mind. got that done and his truck is in great shape but i my help with that he is a good friend. I just want to be fair on paying him.
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Dollar per mile
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  5. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    How much is a used truck this days ? save the headache and buy a used truck and move up from there.

    He does not show up that means the whole crew have no ride ? and one day he will need a piece of you because he helped you with the truck ?
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,758

    I think this could be a real sticky situation, real quick. He may have the best of intentions until 15,000 miles over the course of a summer, extra deprecation when he goes to trade it in and everything else, then he is thinking that you're screwing him.

    I didn't realize that you could put insurance on something that isn't yours? I always thought that was a no no...???
  8. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748


    Seems fair since he appears to be a decent and generous guy in his offer. This is a great way to say "thanks". And to be fair, it's really not giving him a lot of extra after the wear and tear on his truck.
  9. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Not worth the risk if you ask me. Just buy a used truck for 10k and save the sticky situation and the hassle.
  10. Joel D

    Joel D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Sounds like the beginning of the end to a friendship if you use his truck.

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