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snow hauling

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Green Grass, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,572

    Not new to plowing but going to start hauling next winter with some of our dump trucks. Wondering what guys are charging for which size trucks?
     
  2. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Tri/axle dump truck. 105/hr
     
  3. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Subs charge me 75-90 an hour I then charge the customer 125 either way
    Tri Axle only
     
  4. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    I had a guy charging me 70 per hour for a tri-axle. However I know guys get up to 100 per hour for there tri-axles. Not much of a market for smaller trucks when it comes to hauling snow so I am not to familiar with prices on smaller trucks .
     
  5. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,143

    anywhere from 55-100 hr. Depends on work load. Trucks didn't work very cheap this year due to lots of work out there but in slow years its easy to find trucks for 60hr. We use 40yard roll offs for 85 hr. Its hard for any triaxle to compete with that.
     
  6. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    $175 hr triaxle and loader
     
  7. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    FWIW, when I ran my Dump, I would base my prices off the State pay schedule and adjust from there. Good place to start.
     
  8. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I agree.

    But the problem is where i live there are so many dump trucks. There are always one guy that can work alittle cheaper then you. For snow work i get 105/hr and normal work i get 80/hr.

    There are still guys working for 70-75/hr with the price of fuel. Crazy.
     
  9. alpine779

    alpine779 Member
    Messages: 70

    Wow you guys get paid good coin to haul snow in the states. We get 65hr if your lucky for a triaxle (min 19ft box length) anything under that size is 50-55hr. your talkin around $5.00 a gallon and up right now for fuel too! Not really worth runnin a truck, money is in the loader and the plowin. You do okay too if you own the property where the snow is being dumped.
     
  10. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Quads go for $70-85 per hour.
    Are you trying to truck snow? Or, hire out for trucking?
    There is no money in trucking, hire it out and forget about it!
     
  11. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    There is some money in trucking if you know how to play your cards right.

    But to go out and buy one just for hauling snow. That would be dumb it would never pay for its self.
     
  12. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    The guys in my area take snow as an extra, most haul asphalt, rock and dirt in the spring summer and fall and there trucks are sitting in the winter. So if they make a little something here and there hauling snow, it is just a little cash bonus
     
  13. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    So what you're saying is there are lowballers in the hauling side too... no surprise especially in this economy. I'd sure as heck run my truck for cost (possibly at a small loss) if I were out of work and in strong need of cash flow.