With our own head office in Croydon, Webb & Sons covers all surrounding locations in South East London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Our company already has a sizeable portfolio of satisfied business clients in Tonbridge who rely on us for flexible truck hire and van rental. Investment into a large vehicle fleet or upsizing to accommodate demand isn’t always an option for some, whereas truck rental and van hire both deliver immediate benefits.
This blog page looks as some of those benefits in more detail.
With the country coming out of recession, and with more businesses in Tonbridge breaking the chains of austerity, we’ve noticed increased demand for our truck hire and van rental services. Some companies aren’t quite ready to spend money on new fleet vehicles, or prefer not to have the responsibility of purchasing, maintenance, repairs or downtimes.
The RAC estimates that even the loss of one truck or van from a fleet costs the company upwards of £500 every day. With typical maintenance costs running close to £1,800 a year as well, truck rental and van hire make for more appealing options, and help businesses in the Tonbridge area to minimise risk and outlay without compromising profitability.
When a fleet vehicle breaks down, the company has to consider unfulfilled deliveries, missed deadlines and unproductive drivers. It also has to lose time and money organising repairs and paying for them. If a business opts for truck hire or van rental, the responsibility for maintenance and repair work falls on the hiring company.
A simple phone call in the event of a breakdown, and the hiring company delivers an alternative truck or van to the Tonbridge premises of its clients.
Just as importantly, truck rental and van hire from Webb & Sons includes the arrangement of 24/7 roadside assistance if required, and offers our business clients complete reassurance whenever their drivers take to the road in one of our fully-maintained vehicles. Company owners have no servicing or MOT testing requirements to worry about, and businesses end up with more time left over to organise people, product and logistics.
While your company may be thriving today, seasonal variations and customer demand dictate the number of fleet vehicles required for conducting business. A drop in sales, and companies in the Tonbridge area end up with parked vehicles that do nothing but burn away money. Compared to truck rental and van hire, which businesses pay for as needed, purchasing and contract hire both place more risk on the part of the company.
Reserving your fleet budget and opting for truck hire or van rental services from Webb & Sons leaves you free to plan your business finances with confidence under any eventuality.
And, when demand goes through the roof during busier periods, our Tonbridge clients have the freedom and the flexibility to come back for truck rental and van hire whenever they like. As soon as customer demand dies down, return your trucks and vans immediately and optimise your overall profitability – the very reason any of us actually go into business.