Grip Trucks


Northwest Grip operates out of a 4 ton Freightliner custom grip truck and a custom Ford Transit Connect micro grip van. Our grip rigs were designed and intentionally tailored to meet the needs of our Seattle and PNW clients.

Our vehicles are inspected and serviced routinely to ensure optimum performance and reliability during your production. The 4 ton truck box has a curb side access for quick retrieval of gear and ease of accessibility.  We keep most of our lighting package with the truck so fixtures can be pulled on an “a la carte” basis or as a package price if production anticipates needing a lot of light. (Package lighting cuts the cost by about 40% of “a la carte” prices).

4 ton truck rental cost: $400/day. + fuel. 

See lighting rates under “rentals.”  4 ton truck with our current Grip Only package is $400/day. There is no additional fee for straight mileage. Fuel costs however are in addition to grip package pricing and is billed at current NW diesel rates. (Roughly comes to $.51/mile). Fuel charges will be calculated by mileage from the time the truck leaves on rental day to the time it returns at the end of the rental period.

Our grip truck does not require drivers to hold a current CDL. We do require a NWG pre-approved driver upon entering into rental contract. We offer a  driver grip swing crew member to go out with the truck. This way the money spent on the driver can be rolled into the labor cost for G&E.

Transit Connect grip van rental cost: $200/day. + fuel and mileage.

The micro grip truck is perfect for the ultra low budget indy film or corporate video.  Our Transit Connect grip van is the first of it’s kind to accommodate 4×4 flags and maintain 6′ 1″ height clearance for even the most challenging urban parking garages.

We require an insurance certificate up to $100,000  liability for rental of the grip van.

Crew wages:

Gaffer: $600/10hrs. Time and half for hours 10-12 hours. Double time for labor exceeding 12hrs.

Key Grip: $600/10hrs. Time and a half for hours 10-12. Double time for labor exceeding 12 hrs.

Best boy: $550/10 hrs. Time and a half for hours 10-12. Double time exceeding 12 hrs.

Electrician: $550/10 hrs. Time and a half for hours 10-12. Double time exceeding 12 hrs.

Grip: $550/10hrs. Time and a half for hours 10-12 and double time for labor exceeding 12 hrs.

Driver: $17.50/hr. Minimum 8 hrs.