Phone Number on Truck

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by tiedeman, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why it sometimes does not pay to have your phone number on the side of the truck:

    I got a horrible phone call from a guy today basically telling me to slow down or he is going to call the cops. So I start going back over my day on Monday where I was at, and not a particular spot pops up that I can think of where I was speeding at. Probably just some old guy calling to complain because he can't afford to pay for a clean up
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    I found that putting a phone# on my vehicles attracted IDIOTS
  3. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I took the phone number off of my trailer. Now, I have a smaller sign on my trucks, so if the people want the number, they can come up close and get it. I too, noticed it attracted people I really didn't want.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, I think that he got the number from the back of the trailer. It's finally, because I just put that sign on about 2 weeks ago, and now I got a stupid phone call
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I got an interesting one the other week. I was parked at a school doing some work and had just loaded up when my phone rings, I answer it and lady explains she wants a leaf cleanup price. So i agree to meet her at her house in an hour and a half. I got their early to check out the work before dark and she pulls in. It turns out she was parked right behind my truck and trailer and read it as i put up the gate.
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    i dont have a sign on the back only on the sides i'm hoping to get one for the back in a month or so just didn't feel the paying $350 for the sign
  7. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have never had a number on my truck for all those reasons.
    I also used to have guys working for me years ago and there was one idiot who would yell stupid things to women as they were driving. When I found out he was fired on the spot, but I never got any stupid phone calls about it at least (the other guys ratted him out, they never liked him I guess.

    The best part about no number is that I feel free to yell f-u, or ahole, or filp people off that suck at driving or are otherwise moronic. Glorious freedom. Plus I don't want any more accounts and don't want to advertise.
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I paid $85 for my 24x36", its .080 alum, w/ rounded corners. i got one for the side gate also

    i also have a 12"x72" banner that just says "LEAF CLEANUP" and my phone number which i put on starting 10/15 and don't take it off until the first snow. It works good too.

  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is sharp looking. Where did you get that done at?
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    A sign can attract unwanted calls. What about prank calls?

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