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Are you going to chrage more to salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bike5200, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    With the shortage of salt. 2 questions

    Will you take on other clients (salting)?

    If you salt these clients will you charge more than your standard rate?

    The guy I work for, just got a half tracker trailer load last week, and 8 plates from a local suppler. I have 2 and 1/3 plates which will do the properties I do for him. We should be out of the woods, in a few weeks down here. :drinkup::drinkup:
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Were not charging more right now, since were still paying the same!
    We will take on salting accounts, we are planing on the other company in town to run out soon, We will Charge them out the @$$ inless they sign a 2 year snow aggrement with is for the next 2 seasons :D
  3. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Clapper and Co
    thats just mean yet I kinda like it. I saw your other thread about bagged salt, do you really find it worth while to buy packaged salt ? I think I come out ahead by giving the low man a shovel, a bunch of emply mud pails and point him to the salt pile.

  4. WI OLY

    WI OLY Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I cannot charge any higher than the contract indicates on current accounts. A new account will be paying more.
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I will be adding a "salt pricing" clause to the contracts for next year........but no addtional charges for current customers for this year......
  6. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    last week i sent out a letter with everyones invoice stating that we will start adding sand treated with sugar beet to our salt since it is getting hard and expensive to find. no one called me back. With four to five more events on the long range forecast, i will be cutting it very close. If i have to buy any more salt at $130 per ton then i will have to increase there salting rates. I am glad i have it in our contract.