Monday, January 11, 2016

How to cut downtime costs...Transferability!

Fleet and self-employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done. Accidents, driver time off, work truck maintenance and repairs result in costly downtime; 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.  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 provides you with alternative service vehicle options. When a pickup truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Durashell and Load'N'Go service bodies can be moved from the damaged pickup truck onto another in minutes, fully loaded.

With traditional 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 considerable loss per 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 and Durashell service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane. No holes are drilled so there is no permanent damage done to the pickup truck or service body. Problem solved! Your technician can continue his service calls with his personal service body, tools and equipment until his vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again, fully loaded.

To add a Fleetwest transferable service body to your fleet, call toll free at 
866-497-7200 or get a quote. Check out our current offer with the purchase of a new Load’N’Go.

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