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Contracting "small" sites salting rates billed by the ton?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    I realize all the downfalls with this type of billing as a practical matter... but does anyone do it for anything short of large accounts?

    No one owns 2 ton spreaders, you have 2 yard spreaders, and some salt is heavy "fine" some is light "course"... although you always pay per ton to purchase it in bulk, there is no way to know how much is loaded by your machine, how much is held in your truck " unless you scaled it each time it was loaded?"

    There is no way to know how much your spreader applies per minute or per site to bill accordingly. I can only assume that 60-90 days after invoices are sent out, the company would dispute that you didn't use a full ton or 2 tons, and you'd have NO way to dispute it.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,742

    Just do it by the 1/4 yard. Guess tamate
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,426

    Any idea if the Dept of Weights and Measures could get involved?

    Wouldn't one need a certified scale if one is going to sell something by weight?

    Gas pumps are certified. Etc.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    flat rate,
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,106

    Minimums...Thumbs Up
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,742

    No no no. Maximums.
  7. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Best thing I've ever done I think is mandate a minimum charge.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Thats what happens with Mark downtown
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    I charge per application
  10. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    For small to medium duty Salt traxx by snow ex tracks usage. Large trucks onboard scaling can be used.
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    x2,keep it simple