Vehicle Signage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mtdman, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    One of the biggest pet peeve's of mine is other LCOs that don't have signage on their vehicles. I like to see who's out there, and appreciate it when an LCO takes the time to identify themselves. It makes them look a lot more professional. And I'm always looking for other Lawn Site people. No offense, but I see these guys with no signage on their vehicles and I think "scrub". It makes them look less professional, and more like some redneck with a lawnmower. And I think it gives us all a bad name. People see that any goofball with a mower can do the job, and it takes the professionalism out of the business. All I do is put magnetic signs on my truck, but it still identifies me. They cost less than $100 for a pair. Plus, it's major advertising!

    So I'm starting a campaign to get everyone identified!
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Sorry,You won't see me with any signage.Nope, no scrub either.
    I'd rather choose the people I want to deal with rather than them choosing us.JMO.
     
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    So you don't ever advertise, or respond to requests for estimates/bids?

    And beyond that, don't you want to identify yourself and your work?

    I always think people that don't identify themselves have something to hide. Not you, just people in general.
     
  4. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    Appearance is a big factor when I do biz. with someone I agree with mtd. I like signage. I just had a big one professionally done for the back of my trailer (tailgate) that I'd show but I have know digital camera.
     
  5. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    you need special insurance on your trucks in my area.plus even if its a 1/2 ton truck it needs commercial plates
     
  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    heres one of mine

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  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Obviously we quote jobs,But they are always referred by someone we already know or do business with.Just picked up a number of properties from someones partner who we've been maintaining a house for.He is impressed with what we are doing.
    It works for us.......probably not for everyone though.
     
  8. nova385

    nova385 LawnSite Member
    from Mid MI
    Posts: 69

    No signs on my truck here - Not a redneck (at least no wheels on my house )- with a ton of equipment behind me and I am usually pretty busy- I consider my self a Srub- But I am a part timer-

    Most of the work I get is through word of mouth :D
     
  9. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    mtdmaster, It's the law in some states. Like here in Michigan.
    I didn't have any last year and it cost me $250 for the ticket. Alot of places don't enforce the law. But watch out.
     
  10. nova385

    nova385 LawnSite Member
    from Mid MI
    Posts: 69

    MOOSE-
    What is the weight of your rig? I live in Davison just north of you and have never had a Problem with no signs. I have an open trailer (light weight). What did the ticket say was the violation?
     

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