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Log Books

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by PlowingPreacher, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. PlowingPreacher

    PlowingPreacher Member
    Messages: 31

    What do you guys use to keep track of drives/accounts that you do while doing them? Some kind of log book or some other means? Any suggestions appreciated!
  2. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I have made a simple tracking sheet in excel. Date on top, location, start, finish. Keeps track of what I require.
    Don't have the file here though.
  3. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Excel spread sheet customer info plus space for notes, organized by area works for me.
  4. wondo

    wondo Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I use a pad of paper one page per event

    date and time I pick up salt (I pick up salt before I start my route)
    -property x time in/out
    -property y time in/out

    After my route is done I put in the log section of my accordion folder which has worked great for me. I have a section for fuel receipts, salt load slips, tools, misc. receipts, and a few others. I only take it out of my truck when I do invoices and then file everything away. I'm just a one man operation so it's simple enough for me.
  5. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

  6. ColliCut

    ColliCut Member
    Messages: 33

    I use a voice recorder.
  7. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    I do the same thing, simple fast and bill right from that.
  8. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I use one of the variations in this thread.....very detailed. People quiet down and pay quick when I tell them time, date, site and weather conditions etc
  9. PlowingPreacher

    PlowingPreacher Member
    Messages: 31

    Thanks for the help!:nod:
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    since I charge per push I just have a simple sheet typed up with the clients name and phone number. check them off as I go.