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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:26 pm 
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We have 2 bigger jobs in tomorrow one a £200 job to a well known south coast town the other £120 airport (request me) so offered the £200 job to all the drivers available tomorrow none would take it but 3 would do my airport job :roll: so going to have to send another driver to pick up Heathrow and I'm heading down the M23

had a £400 job in Tuesday last and only one driver would take it

it used to be in this trade that the bigger the job the more wanted it not any more

the crunch comes on Sunday as there is a return on the £200 one and an 8 seater Heathrow at the same time

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 pm 
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Some drivers don't need bundles of cash and are happy to potter about locally.

Also Friday around the M25 isn't a bucket of fun.

That said the more time I'm out of town the better, but I don't do cheap.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:20 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
We have 2 bigger jobs in tomorrow one a £200 job to a well known south coast town the other £120 airport (request me) so offered the £200 job to all the drivers available tomorrow none would take it but 3 would do my airport job :roll: so going to have to send another driver to pick up Heathrow and I'm heading down the M23

had a £400 job in Tuesday last and only one driver would take it

it used to be in this trade that the bigger the job the more wanted it not any more

the crunch comes on Sunday as there is a return on the £200 one and an 8 seater Heathrow at the same time


hmmmmmmmmmm
this is a hard one
over 200 mile round trip for 120 quid,bejeebers thats almost 60p a mile,wonder why no one wants to do it,im baffled

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm 
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jozefbloggz wrote:
edders23 wrote:
We have 2 bigger jobs in tomorrow one a £200 job to a well known south coast town the other £120 airport (request me) so offered the £200 job to all the drivers available tomorrow none would take it but 3 would do my airport job :roll: so going to have to send another driver to pick up Heathrow and I'm heading down the M23

had a £400 job in Tuesday last and only one driver would take it

it used to be in this trade that the bigger the job the more wanted it not any more

the crunch comes on Sunday as there is a return on the £200 one and an 8 seater Heathrow at the same time


hmmmmmmmmmm
this is a hard one
over 200 mile round trip for 120 quid,bejeebers thats almost 60p a mile,wonder why no one wants to do it,im baffled

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

The £200 job is about 320 miles round trip so not much better there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:07 pm 
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don't forget it is very competitive round here we are the most expensive :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Some drivers don't need bundles of cash and are happy to potter about locally.

Also Friday around the M25 isn't a bucket of fun.




you can say that again at one point an idiot in a mini in front of me decided to bounce it off the Bentley in front

Everybody from both vehicles was out of the car standing in the carriageway within 10 seconds :roll:

Oh and I don't think either vehicle has as much as a scratch

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:43 pm 
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How long did it take you round trip?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:01 am 
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Sussex wrote:
How long did it take you round trip?

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7 and a quarter hours so £225 divided by 7.25 is £31 an hour less running costs

will be leaving at 10.30 to go back for the return hopefully under 7 hours for the return trip

return from the Grafitti capital of Britain was about 6 hours so that was averaging £37.50 an hour :wink: fuel was a shade under £49 but also did a few local jobs before I went

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:00 am 
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jozefbloggz wrote:
edders23 wrote:
We have 2 bigger jobs in tomorrow one a £200 job to a well known south coast town the other £120 airport (request me) so offered the £200 job to all the drivers available tomorrow none would take it but 3 would do my airport job :roll: so going to have to send another driver to pick up Heathrow and I'm heading down the M23

had a £400 job in Tuesday last and only one driver would take it

it used to be in this trade that the bigger the job the more wanted it not any more

the crunch comes on Sunday as there is a return on the £200 one and an 8 seater Heathrow at the same time


hmmmmmmmmmm
this is a hard one
over 200 mile round trip for 120 quid,bejeebers thats almost 60p a mile,wonder why no one wants to do it,im baffled

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
On 60p a mile you're only making 15p a mile if you use HMRC's running costs of 45p a mile. I used to reckon I needed to earn £28 an hour to cover running costs, earn minimum wage and then break even. I could make more profit doing local £10 jobs than going to the airport. Seaside runs were only a mile down the road!


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