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Removing snow from parking lots

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by dsnvd, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. dsnvd

    dsnvd Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Could someone help me in bidding snow removal from parking lots? I have a couple lots this year that would like the snow hauled out of their lots. I have a friend that owns a gravel pit and is going to use his trucks to help me and we are going to use the gravel pit to dump the snow this winter. I would like to figure out how much to charge per truck and how much I should pay him for dumping as well as his drivers for hauling the snow away for me. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Its usually 10-15 bucks a load for a dump fee.
    Not sure on hourly rates as of now, with the price of diesel by winter who the Hell knows what a 6 wheeler will go for.
    I paid $90 an hour last winter.
  3. JDavis

    JDavis Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 2

    Ask your friend what he charges for hauling any other material in summer. That is his rate. Dont forget with current fuel prices, and who knows what its going to be this winter, add a fuel surcharge clause to your contract.The big question mark I have is distance from the pit. I know when im in Detroit it can take anywhere from 45 min to 2 hours for a round trip. Depending on traffic and weather conditions
  4. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802


    Your friend will have a better idea as what to charge. he would basically be subbing for you, so you need to get his costs, add a little ontop for yourself, then add it to the bid.
  5. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Get a quote from your friend to do the work. Then mark it up a percentage to cover your butt and use that amount in your quote to the customer.