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Color branding trucks/trailers ??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, May 25, 2014.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

    Sometimes I get called to clean up a lot that another mulching contractor dropped a bomb on. The first thing I do, upon starting, is take my signs off my truck. The last thing I want is someone driving by and associating my company name with a mess.
    Thought it may not be common, instances like that make me glad I use magnets instead of wraps or vinyl.
    I also like to take my signs off occasionally to just drive around "incognito". I live in a rural area and you get to recognize every contractor's vehicle pretty quick with or without branding.
    We've all had jobs that we wished our signs weren't on our trucks.. if you haven't, you will. :)
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    That is why I added the word "perceived" performance. I have certainly been a part of jobs that I would much rather not have.

    The point I wanted to make, was that you want your equipment coloring/graphic scheme to link your equipment to your company name, but not to forget that you want that link to be a positive one. Because your equipment will become very noticeable and recognizable with your company, your reputation for work quality will also be much easier to link. Getting noticed is only part of the equation, doing it right is the other half.
  3. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    I know a few companies like that.

    Uh oh, here comes ________ . :laugh:
  4. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,294

    Haha those are the best!
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  5. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    I hope this works...


  6. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,294

    Nice rigs!
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  7. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    Thanks! We have a 3rd, a nice '97 Freightliner that's currently red. It may or may not stay in the fleet, that's why we have not painted it yet. It's only a 300 cat and i feel like it couldn't pull the skin off day old chocolate pudding. .... but i have never had a dump with less than 425hp. My old KW had a slightly adjusted 480 Cat in a tandem... :)
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