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Old 07-02-2015   #1
 
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What's fair tip for shuttle

My example is Deso shuttle.
What's a fair tip for the driver? It seems counter intuitive to tip prior to getting your truck and seeing how it was left and without knowing how they drove it during the shuttle.

What are the opinions and suggestions?


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Pretty sure we normally do close to a service industry tip, ~15%. Upfront is a little odd but I look at it as extra incentive for them to take care of your rig. Almost always get nice note from the driver thanking us and then describing how the truck drove. I think a little faith goes a long way with those drivers. Never had a bad experience or damage bill waiting on my seat like others I have seen/heard of.
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Upfront is a little odd but I look at it as extra incentive for them to take care of your rig. Almost always get nice note from the driver thanking us and then describing how the truck drove.
freakus has it right. I want my driver to know I appreciate their work before they turn the key on. We usually tip $30 to $40 for a $250 MF shuttle. We double tipped a driver by accident this spring. I had it in trip costs and the owner of the vehicle did it too.

The driver said they appreciated it, kept $40 and returned the other $40 to us.
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Would agree with responses so far, I want the shuttle driver to feel appreciated before driving, and usually think of tipping as good karma. The deso shuttle is a long shitty one that i am happy to avoid, so i keep that in mind when tipping.
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10-15% unless it's RRT covering for one of my screwups, then it's a flat 20%.
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The drivers tip is the last place I want to cut costs. Tip them like a waitress working the breakfast shift.
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$40 a vehicle has been standard on trips with long shuttle for me as well.
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Deso using River Runners always $25-30 plus a pack of ginger beers on ice. I wouldn't want to run those oil field roads all day.
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Deso using River Runners always $25-30 plus a pack of ginger beers on ice. I wouldn't want to run those oil field roads all day.
Neat idea, but how do you know when they move your vehicle? My [non-motorized] desos are +5 days.
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What's fair tip for shuttle

Seems if someone is rallying your truck you'd never know.


Agreed, you gotta have faith. Likely it's pure luck who drives your vehicle and how they drive it.

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