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Old 06-21-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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After three years of owning my own business, today I just had my company name /phone/website painted on my truck. The guy who did it did a fantastic job way better than I expected. Now can I expect to get a few calls from this. Its a little slow now so I would like to here of a couple great examples of how much work you have got just from having your name on your truck. Thanks. bk...........go wings!
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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Well, there's one thing I can say for sure. Your phone will ring. 99% of the calls will be about stuff you supposedly did in traffic.

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Yeah this will be the first time I can tell some one to f off and not worry about my boss getting a call. I am actually looking forward for that. Well if in so cal I know a guy that does a great job and is very affordable. Let me know if any one needs this guys number.
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Well, there's one thing I can say for sure. Your phone will ring. 99% of the calls will be about stuff you supposedly did in traffic.

very true......
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Last year, I stopped at the gas station and someone came over and asked for a business card. I gave him the card, he called and I got about $1,500 worth of work from him. That is the only business that I can say was a direct result of my signs. Haven't had any other work from the signs.

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Last year, I stopped at the gas station and someone came over and asked for a business card. I gave him the card, he called and I got about $1,500 worth of work from him. That is the only business that I can say was a direct result of my signs. Haven't had any other work from the signs.

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don't think I've ever gotten a call from a truck sign, but I'm a believer in name recognition. I hear often of people having seen my trucks around. It helps with people being more comfortable having already been familiarized with the company.
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we probably get 5 or 10 a year
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
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BKessler, maybe I'll see your truck running around and give you a call. You drive around H.B. much?
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:34 AM   #11
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In my opinion, a sign on the Truck is more of first impresions. I mean someone might not call you necesarly because they saw your sign, but rather by some other means, but at that point they still don't know you, if they see a profesional truck then, they are more likely to give a job to you. That ofcourse is only my personal opinion.
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This is just one more way to market your business or service.

We have 65 trucks on the road everyday and this is a big lead generator for us. I believe we get about 28% of call in leads are from our trucks.

Just remember to always keep them clean because now this is an extention of your company now.

Good luck and I know you will get work from it.
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I had a name and all on mine too. had to remove it though when I disolved the corperation and went back to being a sole proprieter
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Yeah this will be the first time I can tell some one to f off and not worry about my boss getting a call. I am actually looking forward for that.
You will have to suck it up, and say I'm sorry. I will have to have a talk with all of my guy's about this.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:27 AM   #15
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I had a truck lettered up about 6 years ago when I first moved to Vermont. It was professionally done, looked nice but I never got any calls from it.

I'm on the fence right now as to whether or not to letter up my current truck. Most likely I will though just for the purpose of branding.
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don't think I've ever gotten a call from a truck sign, but I'm a believer in name recognition. I hear often of people having seen my trucks around. It helps with people being more comfortable having already been familiarized with the company.

Bingo. For contractors, it's about name recognition around town and professionalism pulling up to the jobsite. For service providers (plumbers/electricians/etc), truck signs probably work good for getting new calls.

For some, truck signs are advertising...for others, it's branding.

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For some, truck signs are advertising...for others, it's branding.

I guess for me it's a little of both, I hope.
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I'd be hard pressed to believe that signage does not bring you one lead per year. Do you ask how the customer got your number when they call you? Or ask, how did they find you?

It needs to be impressive though.

If it looks like this (sorry, but it makes the point)


I can see you not getting a call.

If it looks like this:

I am sure you will.!

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I do here from a lot of people that they see my truck all over the Island. I get about 25% of new work from the truck. The biggest thing I had to control was ROAD RAGE! I had a custom made medicine cabinet in the back of the truck and driving to the job this Bit$$ cuts me off. I slam on the breaks and at the next light pull along side of her and gave her a piece of my Mind. I proceed to the job and open the back off the truck to see the medicine cabinet damaged, I explain to the owner what took place and they where understanding. When I get back to the office I have a message from Sargent so in so from the 7th precinct. I call him back and explain what happened and he says she is 8 months pregnant and she was all upset about me yelling at her. so she called and reported my phone #. After my discussion with the officer he understood and said her hormones were all in raged and not to worry about it. I asked for her information so i could collect on the med. cabinet , which he stated for ME to put it through my insurance. Needless to say My pocket paid for it. Lesson learned if you are going to letter your work truck it serves to purposes, 1. leads 2. Anger management
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #20
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Here, I get a ticket a night
if I don't park a signed truck
in the garage (maybe in another
life ), or behind a privacy
fence...not worth the hassel.
I like my tools parked close to
the house where I can see the truck.

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