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Hourly rate for an FL80 with......

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by LR3, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. LR3

    LR3 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I just bought a Freightliner FL80. It is equipped with an 11 foot highway plow. A liquid de iced tank and a salt broadcaster. It's basically a state plow truck. I'm looking to throw a qualified driver in it and was wondering what to charge for an hourly rate as a sub. Do any of you companies with such a truck think you could give me an idea please as to what to charge, I would be most grateful. Thank you.
     
  2. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    Why would you buy this if you don't have work for it or know what it will make (payback period / ROI)?
     
  3. LR3

    LR3 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    Up there, municipal or government doesn't have to go out to bid? What did the town pay their vendors last year?
     
  5. LR3

    LR3 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    They do go out to bid. any advice on hourly rates?
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    Different state different price. File a request to see last years billing from vendors. They have to give it to you. I'm guessing about 140.00 if it'd your contract. 100.00 if you're a sub.
     
  7. LR3

    LR3 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Wow, only that much! TBO, I thought it was much more than that for a 9 ton. I will definitely ask for last years billing. Thanks.
     
  8. RSI Const.

    RSI Const. Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I know the on the Mass DOT site they have the rates that they pay their subs. Not sure if that will help but it should give you a ballpark based on what the truck has on it i.e. 11' plow with spreader and liquid tanks
     
  9. LR3

    LR3 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Great start, thank you.