Sharing a delivery driver?

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  1. eugened

    eugened New Member

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    Hi

    A buddy of mine runs a Mexican restaurant 4mins from my shop and he wants to expand into doing a bit of delivery. He knows I already have a delivery driver and asked me if I could share my driver with him. Usually, the driver helps out in the kitchen on slow days. Is sharing a driver with another shop a good idea? At the moment, I'm paying the driver $7/hr plus $1/delivery. He thinks he can pay me back by the miles travelled at $1/mi (round trip) + $1/delivery. If your shop wasn't too busy, would you share yours?
     
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    Tom Lehmann Well-Known Member

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    Are you carrying any insurance on your delivery driver?
    Tom Lehmann/The Dough Doctor
     
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    Daddio Well-Known Member Moderator

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    I would stay away from that deal. What happens if you both are busy? What happens if the driver is in an accident while delivering for him?
     
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    Tom Lehmann Well-Known Member

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    Daddio and I are on the same wave length, hence my question about insurance.
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    No, I'm not. He drives his own car.
     
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    To your second question, because it's his car and his insurance, I'm not sure if it matters if the accident happens while delivering for him?

    He's only experimenting with deliveries, so I was going to just offer him Sunday to Thurs.
     
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    Daddio Well-Known Member Moderator

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    If he drives his vehicle for you, it is in your best interest to have insurance for non owned vehicles, to cover your butt. You could be in big trouble if he injures of kills someone while he is driving for you.

    Search the topic of insurance here on the thinktank it will open your eyes to what you need. Here is an example:
     
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