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Truck Signs - Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I know some states require lettering on contractors vehicles but how many of you advertise with signs or lettering on the side of your truck?

    What do you use - magnetic or vinyl lettering or are they painted?

    If you do is it effective for you?
  2. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Painted on my truck . It almost makes me feel like a real business.
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    On all trucks we have vinyl multi-colored logo, name, phone number is on there but quite small.
  4. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Have sides of 20 ft. enclosed trailer with logo, name, phone ,and services. Have magnetic for truck that I dont use except for helpers truck.
  5. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    Ed- Actually made mine out of 1x6 and stakes to go into the holes of my pickup bed. Doubles as removable stakes for brush and such. Co. name and # in 4" letters. Looking to go with paint with my next truck.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I don't have any business signs on my truck. Where I live your not suppose to bring home a "business truck". I'm so selective on the accounts that I accept, I'd be afraid of getting a lot of undisirable calls.
  7. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    MowEd it's funny that your asking about truck signs I just lost one of my magnetic signs today. I used to have trck lettering the only thing bad about that is if your truck brakes your stuck riding around with a truck with no lettering. But I guess I shouldn't talk too much because one of my signs fell off so it's like the same thing.
    Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance
  8. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    I have vinyl name and number..had it done this spring for 80.00,,the guy did a nice job and it seems to be holding up well.I have had Magnetic in the past but in time it will start to form rust if you don't remove it often to clean,wash and wax which you should do anyway but you know how that is!!
  9. tlcgrounds

    tlcgrounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    When I first started out I had signs hangging off the back of my trailer(where the lip is. Then I went to big crouded magnetics. They became creased and eventailly stolen. Then I went to vynl. i DROPPED TH EUNNESSECCARY STUF AND KEPT IT SIMPLE. Comp. name on the door, few word slogan and my # on the bed. Its simple, catching, and affordable. I would recommend having a sign studio create your logo. Lawns are our specialty let the artists do thiers and you will be very. I am the only contractor in town who uses nice logos on our trucks. We only have two but people are constantly saying we see you trucks all over town. You must have two crews huh, nope just me and my girlfriend!!!!!. It's good advice. Take pride in your company and make yourself look good!
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    we have vinyl lettering on the sides of our truck. Lettering is in green with a patch of grass below our name. Inside the grass our telephone number is cut out.
    Looks pretty cool I think.

    Don't know why but a lot of the people around here in the green industry, do not have any identification on their truck.

    Personally I think it is a great way to get your name out there and recognized.


    [Edited by 1MajorTom on 08-24-2000 at 04:33 AM]

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