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Old 05-30-2007, 08:15 PM
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Hauling trash

Not sure how many of you guys haul trash but i need some advice so I don't under or overbid this crap. They wan't me to haul various items such as limbs, old washer and dryer and an assload of trashbags and loose trash. I will be driving 14 miles or so to dump it and with my gass hold 360 engine in my truck i get about 10 miles to the gallon. So I'm gonna over shoot the gas and say $6 in gas ($3.05 per gallon) Then say $20 to load the stuff. I get free disposal so thats not an added cost. I'm thinking $25-30 per load to haul. I definately don't think thats too high but im wondering if thats too low? Any Help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2007, 08:23 PM
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At least 100 per load. Figure time to load, drive, unload, drive back. Fuel. Wear and tear on truck.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:25 PM
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14 miles each way right??? Over estimate gas. What are you loading this stuff into, how much volume, take into account the time it will take to load and unload. add 50.00 to 60.00 per hour. I think your estimate is too low.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:47 PM
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I would charge a minimum of $65 per load
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:54 PM
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I Would Say Atleast 75-100 Per Load. If The Customer Has Liiked Into Getting A Dumpster Delivered They Will Be More Than Happy To Pay 100 A Load.
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I charge about $135 per 6x12 trailer load. That is with fairly low sides on the trailer.
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Free Dumping......
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:03 PM
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I do code enforcement hauloffs for our city. I charge $37.50/cubic yard, with a min. charge of 3 yards,($112.50). I measure the dimensions of the pile after it is loaded on our trailer and record the dimensions to send with my bill.
I haul about 6 miles to the landfill and have to pay a small fee for disposal. I make out pretty good at this price.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:10 PM
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Im gonna load it on the 4x8 and in the back of the truck. I honestly think with 2 of us we can fill the truck and trailer in 20 minutes, thats where i was getting $1 per minute. We can back right down the driveway right to the stuff at least. Its 7 miles each way and the reason its free is I know a guy in the country that has a city "rock and dirt" dump on his land. But he can put whatever he wants in there so he lets me unload for free. But if you guys are charging that much im sure the competition around here would be charging similar. I definately don't want to lowball anyone. I will recalculate but i think $65 a load sounds more reasonable then? Thanks for the help guys!
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my minimum is 50.00 per shortbed pick up load for yard waste. i dont haul other peoples home garbage.
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