Small service providers such as plumbing and HVAC businesses need to travel daily from one job to another. They end up logging a lot of miles on the road, though more miles means more jobs done (and more business too), this also means more money spend on gas and vehicle maintenance on every trip.
Fuel budgeting is a big issue unlike other material costs that can be pre-estimated, running or fuel costs can only be speculated and not accurately estimated. As a business owner, you cannot know where the call for a job will come from and what the running of the vehicles at the end of the day will be.
Most small business owners seem to be switching to using Hybrid Vans for their fleets to save on the running cost of gas. Ballooning bills of gas and safety for the workers. The hybrids can be easily plugged and recharged and are surely easier on the pocket. Here is more info on why your company should switch.
A Hybrid Van has an inbuilt dual energy source option so as to attain highest running efficiency. Depending on the need and demand of power the Van chooses between running on the power of the gas engine or on battery power, making the fleet a smart mover saver fleet.
Spend less on maintenance
The cost of maintaining and running Hybrids is much lesser than the old school gas-guzzlers. Switching to hybrid vans is a sound financial decision for small businesses. Even saving a few bucks for each mile the fleet adds up to save a lot when you multiple into the number of miles done in a year. Since each setup may have at least5-10 vehicles and each of them running ample miles each day.
The saving on cost of gas for the fleet adds up to a huge cut in running costs for a business and since every penny saved is a penny earned, it helps small businesses be more frugal, efficient and obviously more profitable.
Gas Vehicles are far more dangerous to run and may cause blasts or accidents. Hybrids are not only safer to run but also let the owner track where the vehicle is at all times, which may add to the safety of both the employee and the van itself.
Alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid vans seem to be the only way small businesses that need to do a lot of on job work like plumbing and HVAC while carting along heavy equipment from one place to another– can save on high gas prices and make the business more profitable.