WHEN SHALL I START MY DAY?
IF YOU ARE WORKING THE TRUCK AS A FULL TIME JOB YOU NEED TO BE
CREATIVE AND MAKE SURE IT'S MAKING MONEY  ALL HOURS OF THE DAY.
THERE ARE MANY LOCATIONS YOU CAN SELL FROM, THE FIRST AND
PROBABLY THE MOST PROFITABLE OF THEM ALL ARE THE
CONSTRUCTION SITES, FROM NEW SUB-DIVISIONS TO COMMERCIAL
BUILDINGS, WHERE EVER YOU CAN FIND THE WORKERS THATS WHERE
YOU WANT TO BE, YOU CAN START AS EARLY AS 8AM SERVING DRINKS,
CAKES AND SNACKS, EVEN A QUICK CUP NOODLE WILL SELL VERY WELL
ON COLDER DAYS.
ANOTHER OPTION IS TO ROAM AROUND THE WORK SHOPS, MECHANICS,
CAR DEALERS, ETC.

WHEN SHALL I START THE NEIGHBORHOODS?
IF YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE A GOOD CONSTRUCTION ROUTE THEN STICK
TO IT AND WORK THE SITES UNTIL 5:30PM BUT IF NOT A  GOOD
NEIGHBORHOOD ROUTE SHOULD START AT AROUND 3:30PM WHEN THE
KIDS ARE GETTING BACK FROM SCHOOL, AND RUN ALL DAY DURING THE
SUMMER TIME.

HOW CAN I PROMOTE THE TRUCK?
MAKE SURE YOU ARE LISTED IN THE YELLOW PAGES AS MANY PEOPLE
WOULD BE HAPPY TO HAVE A TRUCK COMING BY THEIR BIRTHDAY PARTY.
MAKE SOME NICE FLIERS AND HAND THEM OUT TO THE LOCAL
FACTORIES, DAY CARES, RETIREMENT HOMES, AND USE THE TRUCK AS
AN ADVERTISEMENT TOOL.
BUT ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND THAT BEING PATIENT, HONEST AND ENJOYING
THE TRUCK WILL ALWAYS DO THE BEST JOB PROMOTING YOU.


HOW DO I GET TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS?
IN THE TOWN HALL THERE WILL BE A PERSON THAT WILL BE
COORDINATING THE MAIN EVENTS OF THE TOWN.
CHECK YOUR LOCAL PAPER WEEKLY AND LOOK FOR THE MAIN EVENTS,
AND MAKE SURE TO SEARCH THE INTERNET AS WELL.

WHAT KIND OF CANDY AND SNACKS SHALL I CARRY?
AS TIME IS MONEY YOU DON'T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME BY OFFERING
A HUGE SELECTION THAT WILL GET THE KIDS CONFUSED AND MAKE THE
DECISION TIME LONGER.
WE FOLLOW A BASIC RULE THAT EVERY ITEM HAS TO BE AT LEAST
TRIPLE ITS COST, SO IF YOU WANT TO SELL CANDY FOR 25C MAKE SURE
IT WONT COST MORE THAT 7-8C A PIECE. OUR DRIVERS SELL THE BASIC
CANDY, BLOW-POPS, AIR HEADS AND SOUR GUM. THE REGULAR GUM
THEY SELL FOR 5C AND GIVE IT AWAY TO THE KIDS WHO DON'T HAVE ANY
MONEY.
THE SNACKS WE CARRY  INCLUDE  SMALL BAGS OF CHIPS AND HONEY
BUNS. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE AN ICE CREAM TRUCK AND NOT THE
LOCAL GAS STATION, YOU NEED TO SELL TO AS MANY KIDS AS YOU CAN
IN THE SHORTEST TIME POSSIBLE , DO IT KINDLY WITH A SMILE BUT
DON'T WASTE TIME.

WHAT IS A NOVELTY TRUCK?
A NOVELTY ICE CREAM TRUCK MEANS THAT YOU CARRY ONLY
PREPACKAGED ITEMS. THE ICE CREAM WILL COME FROM A DISTRIBUTOR
IN YOUR AREA. THE TWO MAIN BRANDS IN THE BUSINESS ARE BLUE
BUNNY AND GOOD HUMOR.
THE ICE CREAM BARS WILL COME PREPACKAGED IN BOXES OF 12 OR
24PC AND WE USUALLY CARRY TWO BOXES OF EACH OF THE POPULAR
ITEM IN THE TRUCK AT ALL TIMES.
FOR THIS TYPE OF OPERATION YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY A
PRIVILEGE/PEDDLER LICENSE THAT YOU CAN EASILY GET FROM THE
TOWN HALL FOR A SMALL ANNUAL FEE OF $50-$125.
YOU WILL NEED NO RUNNING WATER IN THE TRUCK IN ORDER TO OBTAIN
THIS LICENSE, WHICH MAKES THIS TYPE OF OPERATION THE EASIEST,
CLEANEST AND LEAST TIME CONSUMING OF THEN ALL.

WHAT IS A SNOW CONE TRUCK?
A SNOW CONE TRUCK MOST OF THE TIME WILL BE COMBINED WITH
PREPACKAGED ITEMS.
THE SNOW CONE MACHINES WILL SHAVE THE ICE(CUBES OR BLOCKS)
AND WILL BRING YOUR PROFIT UP BY CUTTING THE DISTRIBUTER OUT
AND MAKING MONEY OUT OF WATER AND SYRUP. THAT MOST LIKELY YOU
WILL MAKE YOURSELF.
THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENT TYPES OF MACHINES, THE SNOW CONE
MACHINES WILL SHAVE VERY WELL, YOU WILL USE ICE CUBES THAT WILL
GET SHAVED INTO TINY PIECES. THEY COME ATTACHED TO A HOLDING
BIN (MAKE SURE ITS MADE OF PLEXI GLASS).
THEN YOU HAVE THE "HAWAIIAN" SHAVERS THAT WILL SHAVE MUCH
FINER ICE, THE TEXTURE IS BETTER BUT THE OPERATION IS A BIT MORE
MESSY AND TIME CONSUMING AS YOU WILL SHAVE DIRECTLY INTO THE
CUP.
THE SNOW CONES FALL INTO A KIND OF GREY AREA WHEN IT COMES TO
THE HEALTH INSPECTOR, MOST STATES WILL REQUIRE TO HAVE A HAND
WASHING SINK WITH HOT RUNNING WATER AS YOU ARE SELLING AN ITEM
THAT IS NO LONGER PREPACKAGED AND CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD
UNLESS YOU KEEP A CLEAN TRUCK SO IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO
HAVE RUNNING HOT AND COLD WATER IN THE TRUCK AND IS THE LAW IN
MANY STATES.

IS SOFT SERVE THE WAY TO GO?
SOFT SERVE IS A VERY NICE ATTRACTION. THE ADVANTAGE OF A SOFT
SERVE TRUCK IS REALLY COMING INTO AFFECT WHEN THERE IS A LOT OF
COMPETITION AND YOU WANT TO CARRY A DIFFERENT PRODUCT, AND
THEY ARE PERFECT ATTRACTION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.
THE PRICE OF THE GOOD MACHINES IS HIGH, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE BEST
PRODUCTS TO SERVE FOR THEIR HIGH PROFIT.
A SOFT SERVE TRUCK WILL HAVE A HEAVY DUTY GENERATOR AS THEY
NEED TO RUN FOR A LONG TIME, SHAME FOR THE SOUND BUT IT MEANS
WE CAN USE THE EXTRA POWER TO SUPPORT EXTRA EQUIPMENT AND
CREATE A VERY UNIQUE TRUCK WITH SNOW CONE MACHINE, AND OTHER
CONCESSION EQUIPMENT.
WITH A PROPER ROOF A/C UNIT THEY ARE VERY COMFORTABLE TO
WORK IN AND FANTASTIC MONEY MAKERS.
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