As in most service based industries, tipping is linked to service and the quality of service is usually what we want. Although tipping your driver is optional, it’s nice to let the driver know they did a great job.
So to make the decision easier for you, here are a couple of questions to help you decide whether your driver deserves to be tipped or not:
1. Did he touch base with you before arriving?
Communication is important! Since this experience is subject to a game of circumstances, your driver will want to make sure you’re available when he arrives.
2. Was he professional and courteous?
The way the driver made you feel after the conversation is a good sign of courtesy. Did he address your questions properly and with respect? Then that’s a good driver right there.
3. Did he inspect your vehicle properly?
Professional drivers know that their customers deeply care about their vehicles and are honest about the way they treat your vehicles.
4. Did he deliver your vehicle in same conditions as when it was picked up?
If he did an inspection and returned it back in it’s original conditions, that’s good service!
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5. Did he try to deliver the vehicle as close to you as possible?
Drivers do have to be mindful about their loads at all times. However, good drivers try their best to get as close to the delivery location and make sure you are okay with it.
If the majority of the answers for these questions was “yes”, then tipping your driver isn’t a bad idea. How much is the ideal tip? That obviously depends on you, but if you’re looking for numbers, anywhere from 10% – 20% of the carrier pay seems normal.
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