Fleet drivers and self employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done. Accidents, driver time off, and work truck repairs result in costly downtime, and simply put, there is no good time for downtime. Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running a fleet.
Preventative measures can be taken to avoid downtime, and to handle costs when downtime occurs in order to soften the blow. Knowing the employment costs (salaries, commission, etc.) as well as the variable and fixed costs of vehicles can help in preparing for the unexpected.
The best way to lower or eliminate downtime costs is by having a plan. Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies provide you with alternative transportation options. When a pickup truck is in the shops for repairs or an accident occurs, Load'N'Go service bodies can be moved from the damaged pickup truck onto another in minutes, fully loaded.
With bolt-on bodies, continuing to operate a work truck depends on the condition of the pickup or van. This means that an individual or company continues to incur expenses until the vehicle is repaired. When a vehicle and its driver are out, there is a loss of approximately $80 an hour between hard and soft costs. Those costs can be controlled with a transferable truck body because it does not depend on the condition of the vehicle. Load'N'Go service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks or built in forklift tunnels. No holes are drilled so there is no permanent damage done to the pickup truck or service body. To see a transferable vs. bolt-on service body comparison click here.
If downtime is inevitable, the best way to minimize the effects is by tracking the details. Keeping updated records of registration renewals and employment history can help you avoid unnecessary costs.
To add a Load'N'Go service body to your fleet, call toll free at 866-497-7200 or get a quote.