Certain package delivery companies employ a unique business model. There are shipping giants who may have a thousand of trucks on the road, and at the same time the delivery drivers are independent contractors who own their own trucks. Although not for everyone, this setup allows entrepreneurial delivery drivers to create an independent business for themselves and enjoy the autonomy coming with being their own boss.
Being your own boss comes with freedom but also a few challenges. Your delivery truck maintenance plan is ultra-important to your income, especially in an industry hinging upon timeliness. Success with your delivery truck depends on delivering your packages on time, and preventative maintenance can help you stay on the road (delivering) longer.
- Work with a team of experts. As a one-man (or woman) show, it’s important to rely on the expertise of professionals when developing your delivery truck maintenance plan. Wiers Fleet Partners has over 50 years of experience partnering with large companies as well as solo entrepreneurs to provide sales, service and more. There’s no need to go it alone. The pros at Wiers will help you create a maintenance plan that works with your budget, no matter how tight it is and, in the case of an emergency, you know you can count on us!
- Be proactive with your maintenance. It seems like a no-brainer, but delivery truck maintenance is often an overlooked element of running a delivery truck business. Routine, preventive maintenance can prevent downtime, help avoid preventable, more costly issues as well as keep you safe while out on the road.
- Keep a detailed record. The delivery truck industry has many safety regulations and requirements associated with it. A lack of an organized delivery truck maintenance can leave you exposed to risk should an accident occur due to poor maintenance. A solid record keeping system will help you demonstrate compliance with any and all compliance regulations if needed.
Delivery truck maintenance is central to a successful business, but doesn’t have to be overly complicated. By working with a quality company such as Wiers Fleet Partners, owners and owner/operators of package delivery routes with drivers or delivery drivers of all types can find an affordable, effective way to keep their trucks running smoothly and protect their bottom line.