Recruiting drivers for Scrap ewaste and metals items

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Mohsan, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Mohsan

    Mohsan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone im looking to recruit drivers all around the UK to collect ewaste and other items for scrapping at scrap yards. what is the best way i could recruit drivers where they are paid 70% of profits from the scrap yard.

    Does anyone have any good recruitment strategies or ideas ?

    thanks
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Mohsan Member since: Jun 9, 2018
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  2. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    70% of nothing isn't very much. You're going to need to put a value on their time.
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  3. Stedurham

    Stedurham UKBF Regular Free Member

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    So you have contracts to sell to scrap yards and places to collect from?
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Stedurham Member since: May 11, 2018
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  4. Mohsan

    Mohsan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes that is correct I have clients to collect from and scrap yards to sell to.
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Mohsan Member since: Jun 9, 2018
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  5. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So you want employees you can control, paying presumably at least minimum wage plus a profit share?

    Or do you want partners in your business where they share 70% of the profits?

    It helps us help you if you can give us more idea what you are thinking.
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  6. Mohsan

    Mohsan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Mr D

    so how it works and how ive done it in the past is where someone would get a notification to go and collect eg: 20 computer monitors from a client.

    They would take it to a scrap yard and the dealer works out a price of £200 for those monitors and pays it into our bank account.

    Then in return they get 70% of that £200 put into their bank account and we would take the 30% of that £200.
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Mohsan Member since: Jun 9, 2018
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So on a self employed basis - you tell them where and what day to go, they go when they can or send someone to do it for them, they then get paid the percentage?
     
    Posted: Jun 16, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. Mohsan

    Mohsan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes that is correct
     
    Posted: Jun 17, 2018 By: Mohsan Member since: Jun 9, 2018
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  9. Stedurham

    Stedurham UKBF Regular Free Member

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    How many contract you got? Would it not be easier to use a carrier to ship guessing its computer equipment from one place to another?
     
    Posted: Jun 18, 2018 By: Stedurham Member since: May 11, 2018
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  10. Caroline_Pegden

    Caroline_Pegden UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    You could post your request on GumTree or job boards?

    Best of luck!

    Caroline
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2019 By: Caroline_Pegden Member since: Aug 17, 2018
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  11. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    So, realistically... who values the scrap? - does the "driver" know the value before he drops off at the scrappers or will you not pass this detail on?

    With all due respect, I don't think it would work.

    Distance = cost.
    Diesel = cost.
    Time = cost.

    what you're offering is a small amount to pay for one drop... and to collect 30% and you've done nothing... is a bit much to be honest... all you've had to do is make a call and receive the money... 10 - 15% is more than enough for that and would still get you a tidy profit at no cost to yourself.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  12. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I would not normally recommend this site but you could use Shipley The members of this site would be perfect for carting scrap around and this would give you nationwide coverage at the touch of a button !
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  13. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Thread is close to a year old. Caroline has kindly dragged up a post from Jun 18.
     
    Posted: Apr 18, 2019 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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