Photo Credit: Earlier this year we surveyed 35 ice cream truck vendors actively operating across the United States to ask them a simple, but not easy to find answer: How much money does their ice cream truck make per day on average? Everyone here is willing to help. Canada 867-873-4044 Note: Landro emphasizes on their website to submit an application for an ice road trucking job for October 1st, and not before. As long as you can keep the product cold, it will remain in good quality. Only TransportationCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the domain and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place. We are looking for experienced safe drivers with excellent customer service, who are self motivated, who have an entrepreneurial spirit and loves working with the public.Next
No responses being rude to the questioner for not knowing the answer. In our trucks, we are looking for the same type of people who also are at least 18 years of age, sales focused, desire an autonomous working environment, and have a min of 2+ years of safe driving experience. Sticking to traditional flavors works well, but presenting them in different shapes or packages is also popular. You're not going to selling ice cream sandwiches and rocket pops all summer, but there are worse ways to spend your break. This is still a business and profits are important. An ice cream truck driver job requires a high school education and truck driving experience of at least six months. This is a nice perk, however, the trucking companies strive to maximize the hours the truckers are on the move, as the season is so short.
However, this is a double-edged sword if you choose really strange flavors that aren't as popular. The rigs on the ice roads deliver supplies needed in the diamond mines. Is there some historical connection with family-run newsagents and ice cream trucks? Some equipment needed for the gold mining operations are simply too big and heavy to be flown in. This means that someone that happens to have a fixed daily parking location at a busy lake in the summertime would not be eligible. Seasonal Work An ice cream truck business may not produce a large income, but it is a consistent warm-weather business. Frequency — Being successful in the ice cream distribution game is all about consistency. Driving an ice cream truck is a lot like fishing, apparently.Next
You have dogs make the ice cream? Severe cold temperatures can cause steel to become brittle and snap. If you would like to learn more about operating this type of business, check out these resources: — Mik was a high schooler when he started his business. As for job qualifications for ice cream truck drivers, there aren't too many. Other Considerations Before becoming an ice cream truck vendor, you should consider initial expenses. Some people choose a job or business for its work environment rather than its income potential, one such business is that of an ice cream truck owner. A few workers from a company called Dakota Tile are working outside. Drivers are allowed to do split sleeper shifts, which is quite different than when truckers travel in the continental U.
They keep anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of the profits. In South Dennis we operate ~25 ice cream trucks. Ice cream truck owners who sell products that are unavailable anywhere else tend to do better than others. The food was pretty much non-existent and when you found something, usually sandwiches at checkpoints like Lockhart or Lac de Gras, you had to load up as there would not be much more. Many people would say ice cream. Keep trying and your determination could pay off. Are you confused about how to prepare for an interview? Any questions we suspect of being leading questions or asked merely to promote an agenda or will be removed.Next
Before we share the results, we want you to have a clear understanding about the types of ice cream trucks we surveyed for this report. I was able to make some money there to make up for my terrible ice road experience. Most employers will require a clean driving record, so keep it slow and safe on the roads. Canadian hours of service mandate only an 8-hour sleeper break between shifts. Do you have an interesting job that would make a good feature? For some kids, seeing the ice cream man makes their day or week. The freezing temperatures could turn a simple breakdown into a life-threatening situation.Next
We have two different sides to our business. Gold mines in the north require everything from fuel for the equipment to food for their crews. Get work in an area that gives you valuable experience in blizzard conditions for your own experience and peace of mind. The trucks operate from April to September, driven by people of all ages, though Roberge is the oldest driver. Civil disagreements can happen, but insults should not. Step 7: Don't give out freebies Resist the urge to give out a free ice cream to every cute kid you see, or soon their 24 closest friends will be hitting you up for a freebie. Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories acts as the distribution point for all goods moving north to the mines.Next
Accommodation is provided by the trucking companies at no charge, as is the food at the camps. Before pursuing a career in ice road trucking, there are a number of things you should keep in mind. I worked for the main trucking company on those roads at that time. Having a fixed vending spot in a busy area in the summer could skew the numbers higher. However, there are some harsh realities to a career in ice road trucking. Some love the work and the challenge but many quit early on in their career.Next
You are welcome to ask good faith questions about such topics but be aware such threads may be locked or removed if necessary to preserve the integrity of the subreddit. Salary Range Salaries vary according to the state in which the vendor operates. Where does this even come from? Some other seasonal jobs, off the top of my head: public pool lifeguard, outdoor rink zamboni driver, anything to do with a ski hill, Christmas gift wrapper in the mall, etc. Listen to interview with Mik Mart grew his summertime ice cream business. Inside, an announcement is made over the loudspeaker. This ultra slow speed can make for a very long dreary day. Survey Respondents and Methodology All vendors responded to a survey based on anonymity through an online form.Next