(This is for all of the smaller companies) Do you complete your own maintenance / cleaning, or pay someone else to take care of it. As a small business owner, it is always enticing to do something yourself to save $. Consider the fact that cleaning and maintenance may be costing you $. It may not be green dollars in your fist, but it can definitely be opportunity sales / cost lost. My point is that I sell my hourly services at a minimum of $40.00 per hour. I pay my lower level guys $9.00 to check oil, power wash, sharpen blades, clean trucks and trailers. In other words, or soft $, I can have them working for 4+ hours on my equipment, as long as I can go out and sell (1) additional hour of labor. It also gives me more family time and keeps me from digging grease out from my finger nails. Granted the soft hourly rate + benefits / taxes, etc. push up your costs to different levels, but this is manageable as long as you track your overhead.