Need to know more about refrigerated truck hire?
Many companies include refrigerated truck hire as part of their business model. That’s because there are significant benefits with hiring these trucks, not the least being the money you can save . when you hire a refrigerated truck compared to the purchase costs of these trucks for your business. There are a number of other ways that your business can benefit from hiring refrigerated trucks, as follows.
Save money with refrigerated truck hire
If you run a small business then the costs involved in purchasing one or more refrigerated trucks can be astronomical. It can put you deeply in debt at a time when you can little afford to stretch your resources so far. On the other hand, it might be a sensible strategy if you run a business that only deals in distributing refrigerated products, because these trucks will be an essential part of your business. Yet, the purchase costs can often be above your means, particularly if refrigerated products are not the mainstay of your business.
When you purchase a refrigerated truck, you also need to consider the costs of all the maintenance, services and repairs, not forgetting how will you manage when it’s off the road? The easy solution is to consider refrigeration truck hire, because you don’t need to use your capital or go into debt to purchase these trucks. Instead, you can hire a truck for a day, week, month or longer.
This type of strategy often suits start-up operations or small businesses who have a limited budget and can’t afford to sink a lot of money into transport. It’s easy and much cheaper to hire a refrigerated truck for one day a week if that’s all you need. After all, why buy a truck when it sits in the yard most of the time not being used?
It’s also ideal for larger companies who want to cut down on their fleet maintenance costs or just need a truck to cover deliveries when one of their own trucks is off the road for repairs. At the end of the day, you need to choose between spending up to $100,000 or more on a new truck (second hand trucks cost less but can also be less reliable) or the much cheaper option of refrigeration truck hire.
Using hire trucks help you meet the market
When business is booming and orders are flooding in, you might find that you don’t have enough refrigerated trucks to cope with all the deliveries. This can often happen during the runup to Christmas and Easter, as well as at other times of the year. Then there are the times when orders slow down and your trucks spend too much time parked in your yard. These fluctuations are not unusual, especially when you consider that you’re delivering consumables that need to be refrigerated, because they have a short lifespan.
The ability to increase or decrease the size of your fleet at a minute’s notice is a huge advantage and massively increases your ability to respond to the demands of the market. When the market is buoyant, you can increase your fleet by hiring additional trucks and when the market slows down, you don’t need to worry about having trucks parked up in your yard. Refrigeration truck hire simply increases your flexibility, allowing you to deliver to your customers in a timely manner whilst keeping your transportation costs to a minimum.
Hiring refrigerated trucks reduces your risks
Your customers expect their deliveries to be on time, particularly when they’re refrigerated consumables with a limited lifespan. So when your truck breaks down or is involved in an accident, you not only have to contend with the associated insurance and repair issues, but also with disgruntled customers. If this happens too many times and your deliveries are late, customers can refuse the delivery because the products are no longer at their best. This can result in additional insurance claims and a potential hit to your reputation.
Whilst there are risks with every business, when your success relies on your reputation to deliver refrigerated consumables in a timely manner, the loss to your business can be significant. However, when you include refrigeration truck hire in your business model you dramatically reduce these risks. That’s because we service and maintain the trucks and if there is a problem, we’ll send another truck out immediately so that the impact on your business is minimal.
Refrigeration truck hire frees up your resources
Refrigeration truck hire allows you to spend your capital on other areas of your business, such as hiring new staff or buying essential equipment. It also means that you don’t need to manage your own fleet of trucks and everything that’s associated with fleet management. So you don’t need to employ an experienced fleet manager, purchase special logistical software to manage your fleet or spend money on upgrading your trucks.
When you hire your refrigerated trucks from Andy’s Auto Rentals, all you have to do is manage your drivers and their delivery workloads. This frees up your resources, whether that’s your time, employees or your capital, giving you the opportunity to focus on growing your business rather than worrying about managing a fleet of trucks.
Check out our Hino 3 tonne Pantec
Our Hino 3 tonne refrigerated truck is ideal for small to medium size businesses, because you don’t need a truck licence to drive it – just a car licence. This means that anyone over the age of 21 can deliver your products, quickly and efficiently, around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It comes with a THERMO-KING V 400 Max 12V off-engine refrigeration unit (-20/+10 degrees C) with 415V (3 phase) or 240V (15 amp) electric standby to keep your consumables fresh and crisp.
You also have a great A/C unit, power steering, power windows, automatic transmission and ASR safety features. With a 4-cylinder diesel engine it’s also very cheap to run.
So if you have been considering refrigeration truck hire, then wait no more! Call Andy’s Auto Rentals and let’s get your business back on the road!