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
    Messages: 301

    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
    Messages: 1,016

    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
    Messages: 787

    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
    Messages: 3,570

    that is not very smart...

    first it's illegal.
    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
    Messages: 4,629

    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
    Messages: 3,899

    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
    Messages: 787

    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
    Messages: 1,164

    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
    Messages: 483

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

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