Operational costs of running a service-based business pile up. Quickly.
While fuel has drastically dropped in recent years (remember paying $4.00 a gallon?!), it still remains as an operational necessity that can dip into profit.
There is no doubt that running a business that necessitates service or utility trucks will spend money on fuel that will negatively affect their profit. It’s the nature of the game.
However, if there was a way to cut your fuel costs, let’s say by 20-30%, it would benefit your business in a big way.
And yes, eager blog readers, there is a way to slash fuel costs.
It will cost some money upfront, as does any investment that pays dividends in the future.
But you, a savvy business owner, are no stranger to investments.
Without further ado, this is how you can guarantee your fuel costs are slashed by up to 30%...
Well, that was anti-climactic, wasn’t it?
Yes and no.
Aluminum is the key to reducing your operational costs of running a service truck and it has a direct correlation with the amount of fuel expenditure you can project year over year.
It begins with upgrading your utility truck with an aluminum service truck body, which in turn, reduces the curb weight of the vehicle significantly.
The less weight the vehicle has to power, the less amount of fuel needed. Pretty simple stuff.
Aluminum Truck Bodies
The key to reducing fuel expenditure is to make your truck lighter (as we mentioned above).
Amazing technological advances in aluminum alloys in recent years have allowed service truck body manufacturers to build reliable, heavy-duty, truck bodies that drastically cut the weight of the truck as a whole.
In doing so, the aluminum service body provides the strength expected for tenacious work they are exposed to, while adding unprecedented value in regards to cost-cutting fuel economy.
The result is a better, more effective service body.
Save Thousands in Year One
Unlike many (more traditional) investments, you will experience a healthy return in year one of operation.
A cost reduction of 20% on fuel in a year can easily equal out to thousands (if not more).
Obviously, this is dependent upon the geographical radius that your business services. The more you estimate to spend on fuel, the more you will save by upgrading.
There is a hidden cost savings bundled into this concept as well.
By reducing the weight of your vehicle, you create a higher payload capacity for the same truck.
Depending on your industry, this can lead to fewer trips between sights, as you can load more cargo on the truck for one trip.
Fewer trips equals less fuel used equals lower fuel expenditure.
Regardless of your intended use, you can take it to the bank (get it?!) that aluminum truck bodies will save you a significant amount of money in the long run.