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Need help getting bid ready for Large truck stop

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by paboy88, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. paboy88

    paboy88 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Trying to get a bid together for a large truck stop. The bid will be for snow plowing, salting, and the landscaping also. Have the landscaping covered just need help with some figures I have three trucks 2 with straight 8.5 plows and 1 with a 10' v plow. have a hitch spreader and looking to have a hopper for my f550...... the lot is about 750,000 sq ft give or take a few also will have a wheel loader with a plow box. there is no shoveling or salting sidewalks. Just need some help never tried for such a large property
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You're going to need more than that to get the job done in a timely manner.

    You may want to consider the headaches associated with servicing that type of property. One of them being full in the evening and overnight...in essence you'll have to clear it twice and baby that lot more than one that empties out and gives you a window of opportunity to clear it completely in the overnight in one shot.

    Do you have a google earth image of the property you can post?
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    As the previous poster stated, with a property of that size, trucks arent going to cut it. a 750k sq. ft lot is going to have some long pushes in it, that are much better suited for a loader with containment plow. You also need to remember that when snow storms hit, a lot of truckers head for the truck stops and wait until the roads have improved, which is going to give you a lot of obstacles...just some things to think about.
  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Definitly will have multiple trips to this property, will you have to stack snow ? Hard to estimate length of time but I would say if there were no trucks and not alot of obstructions 4.5-5.5 hours of plowing with experienced drivers and 4" or less of snow. Think about were you will be storing all you salt
  5. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    If they are Pilot truck stops be weary. They like to control the service and will deny service over and over again when it is needed. If you fail to get a new PO on each visit they will flat out not pay you.They may talk about wanting to keep everything safe throughout the winter during your initial talks..........turned out to be nothing but B.S. lip service from them.

    Good luck.