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Offline Psycho Porra

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« on: November 18, 2019, 01:02:39 pm »
Hi to all,

Not sure if this is the correct section to put this under, so Mods please move if necessary.

I manage a team of 103 sales reps that call on taverns, shebeens etc across SA and currently they all have their own vehicles. So my issue is that I constantly have reps not making their calls due to broken down cars, etc.

I am looking at the possibility of hiring or buying a fleet of scooters (similar to Steers, etc) and was wondering if anybody here does that or can point me in the right direction.

Your assistance will be highly appreciated
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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 01:22:34 pm »
I would think that's a great idea from every aspect (fun, cost, carbon footprint, etc.) but think you should talk to a legal type to assess your liabilities if the guys start crashing?
 

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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 01:34:18 pm »
I used to own my own bike workshop and I did this excersize for a company that wanted to modify scooters to be able to carry coffee makers.. so they would just ride to wherever , stop and make coffee.

They wanted 200 scooters, so we did the maths and hiring worked out very expensive, in the end we imported 200 scooters and set then up with a centralized workshop. In that way every scooter was the same so stocking parts was not an issue then we trained up a mechanic to work on the scooters who was hired full time by them along with an assistant.

Depending on how you structure your reps financially it may be worth looking at doing something like that.
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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 01:41:14 pm »
58 Fleet do fleet leasing of Scooters up your way: http://www.58fleet.co.za/


Shout if you need other FLEET options...


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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 01:52:57 pm »
And then you are going to have to get all your reps to get bike licences.
 

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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 03:28:43 pm »
Do you intent on liquidising your assets?
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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 03:43:13 pm »
Hi we work very closely with a NGO that runs around 100 bikes. we tried so many thing to make it streamlined and cost effective so I have been down this road. Your best bet in my opinion:

1. Approach an importer directly to secure the best deal on a fleet of bikes.
2. You have to own your own workshop and do in house repairs . Even 1 good mechanic will work, outsourcing repairs is a no no
3. Do proper maintenance to avoid breakdowns.
4. Start with a small fleet and work out cost per km, if its viable then make the move to go big. *Lots of hidden costs, Insurance, Clothing, Top Box etc.

Do not rent or go with maintenance leases, it will kill you.
 

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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 03:59:43 pm »
Thanks to all for the input, that is why I love Wilddgs. I will look at all the above advise and see what works.




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Re: Fleet of Scooters
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 04:11:23 pm »
Your name is not Psycho (spelt Pyscho) for nothing hey  :imaposer:
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 07:04:59 pm »
Your name is not Psycho (spelt Pyscho) for nothing hey  :imaposer:

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