Changes to lorry hire from November 1st, 2019
In order to simplify management of the lorry, from Nov 1st 2019 we will only charge for lorry hire.
The option of an hourly rate will cease, there will be a one third day and a full day rate. Regular drivers can purchase multiple one third and whole day rates at a discount (buy 5 get one free). One third day hire £35, full day hire £105. Morning runs from 0800 – 1200 Afternoon runs 1200 – 1600 Evening runs 1600-2000. Early starters or late finishers can be accommodated as now.
Instead of calculating probable fuel used after each run, we ask all drivers to return the lorry with a full tank of fuel. In the event of failure a charge of £20 plus fuel required will be applied.
We will assume that all drivers will use the jet wash to thoroughly clean the horse compartment, or arrange for it to be done before the end of their hire period. The jet wash fee will be increased to £20.
We have looked carefully at the lorry usage over the past season and feel that these changes will allow all drivers to get fair value for the money they invest, and ensure that the lorry is always clean and fuelled up when drivers arrive to sign it out.
It is still acceptable for hirers to share the lorry with another rider/horse so long as the weight limit of 1,000 kg is respected. Likewise it is still acceptable for hirers to accept reward from horse passengers (not human ones). Millins will advise on liability cover for drivers acting as transporters, our insurance gives permission for hire and reward but is not transporters liability insurance.
Any credit balance at 1 Nov 19 will be converted to one third days rounding up to the nearest 1/3 day.
Booking can be done as now via the website, or text/email (not voicemail please).
We will update the website and Facebook information during October.
I hope this will be good value to you whilst being simpler to manage and more industry standard.