Summer is upon us and that means that there tends to be a surge in the transport of heavy bulk materials for the many construction projects that take place while the weather is warm. Unfortunately, this can also lead to backups if your fleet is not big enough to handle this surge. There are many advantages to having flexibility in managing the size of your fleet without having to resort to investing money into having a fleet of trucks that may sit idle in slower seasons. Here are a few tips for doing so.
Outsource the Surge
A surge in purchases tends to mean the necessity for a surge in transportation. There are trucking companies and independent truckers who would be more than happy to assist in helping your company with getting these purchases out in a timely manner. It may have an extra cost, but it will be a lot less than having to buy a whole fleet and have some sit idle for months on end.
Have a Variety of Different Truck Sizes
Not all orders are created equal, so having a system that manages size and time for the orders will be effective in determining which parts of the fleet to allocate to different projects. In the slower seasons, it is much cheaper to have different size trucks go to different projects.
Instead of just dealing with the surge, why not invest more time and resources into the company and let a trucking company handle you shipping needs all year? A relationship with a good trucking company will be invaluable to your bottom line and can even save you money in the long run.