For small businesses who need trucks for delivering goods to clients or for picking up freight from the docks, buying or hiring vehicles isn’t always cost effective. While you can hire a truck each day as it is needed, that can quickly become expensive, and you will still need a qualified driver as well as people and equipment to pick up and deliver heavy loads.
Fortunately, there are companies which not only have trucks for hire, but the cost also includes trained personnel. Here are some of the other benefits of hiring transport trucks for your company.
Right Truck Size
When you hire a transport company to provide services for your business, they can provide the right size truck to handle loads. The same size will not likely be needed to deliver products to clients or for picking up materials for your factory, so the company can select a different truck size for those needs. They will also provide the right equipment for moving pallets, individual boxes, or heavier individual loads, like engine parts or equipment for your business.
By hiring a transport company, you won’t need to purchase trucks or load-handling equipment for your business. Along with keeping operating capital for other purposes, you won’t need to find storage for the vehicles or hire people who are qualified to drive them. In addition, you won’t have to worry about ancillary costs like fuel, tyres, and insurance for the vehicles.
Choice of Delivery Times
Some transport companies allow you to choose when to have goods delivered to your business after they have been picked up. You can choose to have them delivered the same day or within a few hours, or some companies offer a rush delivery option, which allows you to have the load delivered within an hour of it being picked up. By being able to schedule deliveries, you can accurately quote availability to clients who may need the merchandise being delivered.
Experienced Freight Handling
Most companies offering taxi trucks in Perth for hire have experienced personnel who know how to handle different size loads. They can safely pick up your merchandise and deliver it directly to your shop or factory. If the load is damaged while being delivered, the transport company will be insured for the damages, so you won’t need to worry about incurring losses as you would when handling pick-ups and deliveries yourself.
Instead of having merchandise or heavy loads delivered to your warehouse, they can be taken directly to your customers. This means minimal handling once the machinery, refrigerators, or lawn equipment is picked up from your supplier and taken to your customers. The drivers can give you an estimate on the delivery time so you can notify your customer when to expect their purchase.
There are several benefits for hiring transport trucks on an as needed basis, especially when drivers and delivery personnel are included with the service. It minimises your costs and prevents over-handling merchandise, which can lead to damages.