To Hire or Buy? A question well worth considering in any business with significant transport requirements
Businesses with ongoing transport requirements often question whether it is worth buying their own vehicle and forgo the use of transport companies, and that perhaps this could be a cost saving measure.
A number of considerations:
- Buying a vehicle also requires hiring a driver which in turn means paying a salary, WorkCover, superannuation, holiday/sick leave – all expensive and time consuming to manage. Transport companies pay and manage this on your behalf
- Work for most businesses peaks and troughs so the vehicle is essentially ‘dead money’ when not in use whereas using a transport company you only use (and pay) when needed
- Vehicle maintenance including servicing, repairs, insurance, registration, fuel all add up
An alternative to having your own vehicle with all the risks and expense is to have a permanent arrangement for a vehicle. Whether 1 van or 10 trucks Swift Transport Services can provide dedicated vehicles on an ongoing exclusive basis. You will have the same driver, full control of their delivery runs and set working hours.
We have a large number of clients who are enjoying the security and ease at which these arrangements can work. If you are interested in discussing permanent runs please contact us for more information and an onsite discussion with our Sales Manager or General Manager.