View Full Version : Help With Pricing Please

03-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Got a job where we need to put in a driveway.

Demensions are:

195' long by 9' wide
and have a 30' by 40' turn around spot ( In front of garage)

Excavate 8'' of soil and replace with aspahlt millings.

Hauling all material off costs $300 a truck. It will take 7 trucks to haul (tandems)

Millings will cost $450 a load and delivery. We will need 6 trucks

And charging $60 a hour for SSL

And the total came to $7500.

Is it just me or does this seem high?

03-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Thats reasonable. Its about 3000 sq ft of driveway, so sounds about right to me.

03-17-2011, 09:39 PM
driveway seems really narrow at 9' any reason for that?

Pricing seems about right but would add some more in for overage

03-17-2011, 11:30 PM
With your numbers, that price seems about right, but why so much on trucking off the excavated soil? $300 a load is a lot. Is the dump site expensive/far away?

03-18-2011, 09:51 AM
Dump site is about 30 minutes from site.

9' driveway is narrow? Average around here is 8'.

03-18-2011, 10:56 AM
Seeems a little high, and if it is topsoil coming out, you could probably swap materials inbound.

03-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Im not in your area, but I could do this for 1/2 and still make money. Your trucking number is crazy high. Tandems are $60 an hour here, so $500 tops for hauling the top soil off. Pile the top in your yard, and re sell for $200 a tandem load. Thats $1200 you are giving away right there. Millings are high as well. A 16 ton load of CA6 is about $275.

03-18-2011, 06:04 PM
My dad has a friend that owed him a favor so he took $100 off the millings so we are at $6900.

03-18-2011, 06:05 PM
and thats average for trucking in MY area.

03-18-2011, 07:26 PM
and thats average for trucking in MY area.

Wow, I would be pricing trucking at other companies. $300 is a major rip off to me. That tandem will charge you $2100 for a easy day of work. I would look into buying your own truck if this is the norm and you do this alot. I can hire a tandem for $480 for 8 hours.

03-18-2011, 07:28 PM
And they will turn arround and sell the 6 loads of topsoil and make another $1200 easy if not more. So they are looking at making $3300 for the day off of you, minus $200 fuel, and paying the driver.

Dirt Digger2
03-18-2011, 11:59 PM
that milling number is high, I can almost guarantee they are getting the millings for free...so turning around and selling for $300 plus delivery is all profit

03-20-2011, 04:20 PM
I pay 6.50 a ton here for millings, picked up. Tandems also go for about 60-65 an hour. Tri-axles 70-75 an hour. As was said, sell the topsoil and that's really high on the trucking. I could never sell a job like that around here at that price. Good luck, and good for ya if you get it.