Box Trucks, 3 Man Crews... Extra doors = More $$$

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by privatelawn, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im thinking of going with Box Trucks, I know there are 4 door trucks out there but they also cost alot more, ive seen decent box trucks for about $5k now do I have 3 guys sit in the front seat or spend the extra $$$ on 4 doors? At the moment I have a 4 door f150.

    The average time spent per home is about 12 minutes and drive time to next home is 2 minutes so they do need to get in and out alot.
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Hino box truck and we have a three man crew. There is plenty of room for three men to ride comfortably.
     
  3. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've had 4 guys in the front on my NPR! Nobody liked it and ther was a lot of moaning and groaning but you do what ya gotta do. Three people will fit fine in the front seat.
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    that is not very smart...

    first it's illegal.
    second:
    if they got in an accident they could sue your pants off. you made them ride in the front with more people than seat belts. Any lawyer would have a field day with that one.
     
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    as with the "mexicans in the box" idea that i see a lot of landscapers doing. very unsafe, and i think irresponsible.
     
  6. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    This is the part of the thread I question. I have not found anything I thought I could rely on for twice that.
     
  7. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't think any of those guys would sue me. It was my brother-in-law, father-in-law, and my dad! We were moving my sister-in-law. I didn't "make" any of them do anything. I guess I should have clarified that in the previous post.
     
  8. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If your in a neighborhood and only driving 2 minutes to the next stop, I don't see why they couldn't ride in the back of the truck.

    When I had employees a few years ago, from stop to stop in a neighborhood, they just rode on the trailer, usually sitting on the mowers. They liked it cause it helped cool them off faster than riding inside a hot truck, I liked it cause it took less time to get from stop to stop and it helped keep the inside of my truick a little cleaner.
     
  9. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Posts: 483

    If you implement a scenairo like this, you will get a ticket if the police see you.
     

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