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How Many Trucks to Hire and Run?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by rnblase, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Does anyone have a good rule of thumb formula or method of determining how many trucks to hire and run, to maintain a 24 hr operation?

    For instance my accounts need about 4 to 5 trucks out at night to get them done in a timely manor, but in the day I can get by with 2 to 3.
    My problem is if the storm last for two or three days we can not maintain this level of service for that amount of time.

    Thank You
    Rick
    :)
     
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Its not the amount of trucks on a long storm , but the amount of drivers .
     
  3. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    I was thinking the same thing as Mdirrigation, you need to find more drivers and run two shifts.