Energy saving policies on your small-business is essential and helpful for your long-term success. One area which needs great savings is the transportation costs. Unlike in the last years wherein gas seems a bit cheaper which leads to greater purchase of cars, in the present and in the coming years, there will be a constant increase of gas prices.
To effectively cut the budget and still maximizing the business functions, let go of using the Big Trucks.
Downside of using Big Trucks
Prefer the fuel-efficient kind of vehicles which can travel longer at the same distance and output needed but at a more maximized manner of fuel consumption. This depends on which kind of vehicle you are using. Choose vehicles that will not cost you much more fuel compared to the average car could provide.
Combined Delivery Trips and Use of GPS
Every delivery trips therein should be done with efficient planning and not just going to and fro with minimal output. If possible, combine the delivery trips, and only use the business car in fulfillment of the business goals. Avoid going around for just strolling around purposes, since it is the budget of your business is the one being allocated for the gas expense.
More importantly, be wise in directions. Thanks to technology! We now have a Global Positioning system right in our phones. Maximize this app and use this online map or GPS in our deliveries, and business goals. Choose the fastest route as possible and avoid going round in circles. Knowing the destination in doing deliveries is very helpful, and is time-efficient.
Avoid the traffic hours in the busiest streets
Know the rush hour and which streets are most congested during that time, so that an alternative route could be found ahead of time. Achieve your delivery goals in less time; therefore, saving much on idle times in the streets due to traffic, and ultimately would utilize more gas in the fact of such delay.
Have definite delivery times for planned destinations
Schedule delivery times, and record it in a logbook. The schedule shall be in accordance with the location of destinations for such deliveries. From the farthest to the nearest or vice versa shall be plot well so that, delivery procedures will save time and gas. One drive and it would be good to go for an organized scheme of delivery goals all at once if possible.
Resources are your capital: time, money, energy, etc. Most important kind of energy is gas. Save your transportation expenses by cutting off unnecessary usage of gas. By doing so, you are able to save money and reduce your cost of expenses.