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Question DetailsAsked on 3/27/2017

I need a dump truck load of dirt delivered to 1615 E Alameda in hobbs nm how much will it cost

I will pay for the dirt to load in your dump truck i need to rent a dump truck for 2 hrs

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Unless you have a commercial drivers license, and probably even then - the delivery charge (typically $50-125/load) is almost certain to be a lot less than renting the truck - 5-6CY dump truck (about largest you can drive without commercial license) goes about $200-400/day rental. Plus the liability (which your auto insurance might not even cover because that would be a "commercial" vehicle) of driving a lot larger, heavier and likely wider and poorer visibility vehicle than you are used to is probably just not worth the risk for the small savings (if any).

Note - sounds like you do not really want to "rent" the truck - meaning you would assume all liability - you want a truck and driver to bring you some material as a contractor - which they routinely do, picking the material up at the source and hauling to you, typically charging you what they paid for the material plus a haul charge (typically $50-150 unless a very large truck or quite long haul - like I pay $125 for a 40 mile haul by 13cy truck for some of the special material I buy, typically $785 or $100 for a 10-15mile haul) based on distance and size of truck.

Mulch and Topsoil, or Stone and Gravel (depending on whether looking for growing media or a structural/common fill) would be the Search the List category for you to find well-rated vendors to deliver the desired class of material to you. Many Excavating companies also haul material like this - though should be ross-listed in those categories if they commonly do this. Many Landscaping companies also deliver landscaping materials by the truckload. Course, you need to know the specification for what you want - or describe the use if a common use and he should know what product to bring.

Be careful if you are getting "common" or "non-structural" fill that he does not bring a load of land clearing or demolition debris or petroleum-contaminated soil from an underground storage tank removal job or so - some will try to slip such a load in if you don't check it out BEFORE dumping.

You can find a lot of previous questions on typical costs in the Lawn & Garden > Landscape Materials link under Browse Projects, at lower left - a few of those links are listed here:

Note - on your other question you said 2 loads - bear in mind small-quantity topsoil companies use 1-5 Cy trucks, common commercial dumptruck is more like 10-15 CY, and with a pup towed behind or using a full semi tractor-trailer can get up to 20-30 CY depending on weight limitations - so rather than "truckloads" you should be specifying how many tons (usually the measurement method for processed construction materials like structural fill and driveway base and pea gravel and such) or cubic yards (for topsoil, mulch, and sometimes for common fill) you want/need - being sure to discuss any accessibility or grade or overhead clearance issues with the vendor up-front as that might affect how big a truck he can fit into your place or how close to your desired dump point he can get. Note tractor-trailer rigs (csrrying 20-30 Cy typically cannot back well so cannot commonly get much further than your lawn or drive near the street - if you need him to back up the yard to dump the normal dumptruck is the answer.

BEWARE - I STRONGLY recommend not running a loaded dumptruck on your drive or over any shallow (less than about 6-8 inch burial to top) culvert - dumping on bottom of drive or on lawn is generally a lOT safer to avoid damage, which would generally NOT be considered his responsibility if you asked him to dump a specific spot and he breaks up the drive, crushes a culvert or gasline or such on the way there.

Also - if having him, drive on lawn, be sure not to order if it has rained heavy in past few days, and do not water for several days before he comes, to avoid tire spinning or rutting.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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