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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scott's, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    How does it work? I do some sub work for a Co. that uses this site to check presip on days billed. I had salted 3 accounts for this Co.due to icing that day. The lots where slick and ice covered prime time to salt .Well I turn in my bill and then get a call saying they checked accuweather and it showed no presip for my location that day or any say around that date so they prob will not beable to pay for that salting. I was like ???????.

    Question is how does that site work? Does it pic up its info from larger towns as I live in a smaller town that prob dosent show up on any reports.
  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    A buddy of mine takes digital pics of his lots with the date stamp on them when he's in the same situation. Avoids a lot of headaches. On site verification is the only way to go. Good Luck.
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    or i had triplicate forms made up and have lot managers or store managers sign them whenever i salt or plow for verification.
  4. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    or better yet, along with those time stamped pics go to www.nerogps.com and get that put in your trucks.
  5. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    yep accuweather isn't everywhere at all times- we have diff. results from diff parts of the same town. take a dig camera with you or a camcorder & date stamp it, & I would also take a pic of sliding on my feet across the parking lot; slide a brick or something across the icy lot & record it. The point is if they know you bck up what you report with proof like that they're less likely to debate it.
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Accuweather isn't.

    I'ts maybe the worst of the bunch.
    I use them as a contrary indicator. If they say 3-6, I know we're getting nothing or a dusting. (happened again last night, they said 3-6, we got 1/2 to 1)

  7. Hunter9

    Hunter9 Member
    Messages: 64

    Which one do you use them? National Weather Service?
  8. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    We get managers sigs everytime we go on site. We also take pics. We have never had any problems doing it that way.
  9. tinymitymo

    tinymitymo Member
    Messages: 91

    Sounds to me like they just do not want to pay you.........:realmad:

    I think I would find someone else to work for.......

    Or change the way I determine when to service.....like having the property or business owner call when they want me to provide service.....just document in the contract that you are not responsible for the condition of the lot if you don't call me:nod: