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Newbie help, on costs for winter!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by saltheump, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. saltheump

    saltheump Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have taken on a lot of sidewalk jobs this year and I am in a rut as to put a snow shoveler/snowblower person in the same truck with my driveway guy. Because he might be sitting a lot more than just hiring a person with a pick-up truck for shoveling/snowblowing sidewalks only. In one side of the equation the sidewalk guy is slowing down the plow guy and on the other side am I being cost effective paying someone mileage and hourly to do sidewalks. I just can't seem to answer it myself, any thoughts from some of you who have tried it both ways.
  2. CornerStoneProp

    CornerStoneProp Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Pay a commission per job? Not sure if that would fly, but I guarantee faster performance and you will not have to pay for down time!
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Keep your plow truck going

    You are on target. Don't stop a plow or deicing truck for walks. Have a crew or hire someone to do sidewalks. It will be more profitable and more efficient. Why slow up a high production truck for a sidewalk? Doesn't make dollars or sense.