It is fine for a plow truck. Bust some more things to consider
Do you need PLOW insurance?
IS there a lot of forward and backward or do you drive in circles?
Does the plow size come into play when pay rate is concerned?
Do they supply the fuel for FREE? or they just can supply it and it comes off your hourly rate?
Also, taxes out of that $75 an hour? If so, enough hours puts you in HIGHER tax bracket
from what im told -
no, you dont need any special insurance - just regular liability and they (the plowing comany) covers the rest. really they make out better that way if you think about it, cause they dont have to purchase and maintain all the equipment if you bring your own, and you are more likely to be carefull with it since you own it yourself.
nobody has ever mentioned anything about plow size, and i would think "no" since were talking about light duty trucks and nothing huge here. they want people there 4 hours before expected snowfall, so you are waiting around regardless, (at smaller scale) until they send you out, and then are kept till well after the storm has passed to make sure everything it clean. so i dont think they are worriend about a few bucks difference between a 7.5' or 10' plow. im sure they wont let you work with some b.s. toy of a plow though.
yes they will supply diesel fuel for free. if you have a gasser you are on your own. plowing company has to fill their own heavy equipment and secures fuel trucks to re-supply as the hours tick by. the longer you work, the more money they make too.. its Newark Airport - so im sure they are happy to pay and keep their own money coming it too.
yes taxes are held, but im not 100% sure if the higher tax bracket is an issue for me right now.
since my friend is a supervisor, and my partner at work is also a regular there working under the same supervisor, they are trying to get me pulled into his crew. thats a good thing for me right now, as they have an extra front end loader that never gets used at the area they work in. since i already have a CDL i can drive that if they can get me in there. the snow company called people this afternoon and want people there for 2pm tomorrow - so im gonna go and see how that works out.
im re-thinking the whole plow thing though - just cause if i just go and beat up their own stuff, its $25 an hour profit , and if i buy a $3,000 truck its really only the extra $50 an hour going towards paying for the truck and upkeep (minus taxes of course) i already have one truck sitting in my driveway that needs work, no sure if i want 2 lol..
ill have to take sort of a "driving test" on the front end loader , which ive never driven before in my life, so they can make sure im not a total moron.. as long as my friend can get me in the thing and play with it for 20 minutes im sure ill be ok with it. i operate a digger derrick at work everyday so this cant be so hard. hopefully ill get some more questions answered tomorrow.