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drivers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snoluvr, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    Just wondering where you all of you find your plow drivers. Not like people are waiting in line to work part time, only when it snows, and in the middle of the night. I have friends that want to drive for me, but I hate to risk a friendship with a business like plowing. Still looking for another truck, but wont commit till I find a reliable driver.thanks
     
  2. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Do you know anyone working seasonal construction? Maybe put an ad up at a paving company or concrete plant. You'd be getting professsional drivers that way, at least.
     
  3. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I hire full time firemen. They work 24hr shifts and are on call for me on one of their 2 days off...
     
  4. sglaine

    sglaine Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I agree it is hard to get good help that won't smash up the equipment and property. This is why I am going to keep me and one other man.
    I find that getting good help is not as easy as the old days.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2004
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Firemen seem to work out pretty well. Has anyone ever tried a school bus driver?? :confused:
     
  6. richardlewis

    richardlewis Member
    Messages: 37

    where are you located
     
  7. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    My uncle works for a paving contractor and drives a 10 wheeler and has a CDL. Local plow contractors here go to these companies and hire the guys who want to work during the winter.

    The down side is many get unemployment for the winter and want to be paid "off the books". Get caught and its a felony...............
     
  8. m&m owner

    m&m owner Member
    from MN
    Messages: 33

    sometimes farmers and new constuction workers that don't have enough time in for unemployment are willing to work those hours. I hired a young farmer last year that is very good with the Bobcat. Good luck