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Not judging but here are a few facts regarding Safeguard inspections-
$8 is about top tier for direct to the subcontractor. Most are between $3-$6. It will depend on the amount of subs they have on hand and the zone demographics. They bill from $35 and up (you'd be surprised) depending on the client. The rates they pay have been the same since 1995.
Safeguard does not allow "Drive by" inspections. If there is any part of your mirror or vehicle in the photo, or if it is taken from such an angle as to appear from inside a vehicle, if it is motion blurred, it is rejected.
Their payment/accounting statements are erratic and prone to errors. Working 6 days at 70 inspections per day means a long list of individual invoices to trace and confirm payment on. A 15% margin of error may not be factual, but an eye witness version of what you can expect every few weeks if you are not diligent in confirming your own receivables.
They normally send inspections in clusters twice a month, with others trickling in between that. There is usually a 3-5 day turnaround; if they do not send them to you right away, say 2-3 days, then the turn around is less. Expect to get an inspection on the far end of your zone sent over the day after you just finished a block of inspections in that area, due the same time. In the past, Inspectors have attempted to get the jump on these by adding them to their route the next month, regardless of whether there is an open order, hoping to submit photos once it came in. In other words, complete 51 inspections when only 43 are on your sheet and hope the others pop soon. With the new software and mobile apps, that is no longer an option.
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