Here at Transportify, we take great pride in running a tight operation and doing everything that we can to reduce our overall carbon footprint. One of the ways that we do this, is by offering other businesses the opportunity to use us exclusively for their logistics services requirements. This allows them to de-fleet their vehicles by using our delivery truck rental service, thus reducing their carbon footprint, and as a result, vicariously reduces our own.
So, if you’d like to do your part for the environment, and your conscious about the impact that your business has, then you should certainly consider Transportify as your third party logistics provider.
But what is it about Transportify that is so worthwhile? Well, read on to find out more!
There are two reasons to choose Transportify concerning fuel consumption.
- First of all, by outsourcing your delivery and logistics services requirements to Transportify, the amount of fuel that your business consumes will be zero.
- Secondly, using our GPS application, we map the fastest and most efficient routes for our drivers, which update in real-time. This means that our vehicles are consuming the least amount of fuel possible for each delivery.
2The nearest driver comes to you
Whilst this ties in closely with fuel consumption, the fact that the closest and most relevant driver to your delivery will come to you within the hour is an incredible benefit. This level of speed and efficiency does indeed save fuel, but it also keeps the ball moving. That way, by offering accurate ETA’s to your customers, you can ensure that there are very few failed deliveries at all. Of course, failed deliveries mean that products must be returned to the depot and then attempted once more, thus wasting a lot of time and energy.
3Choose your vehicle
One thing that we take great pride in is the fact that we have a rather diverse fleet of delivery truck rental vehicles ranging from four-wheeler and six-wheeler closed van trucks, L300 vans to smaller vehicles like sedan and hatchback cars. This means that you get to choose the most appropriate vehicle based on the size of your order.
We can provide third party logistics services to big cargo and large packages using our closed van trucks and L300 vans. If you only have a few packages to send out, you can hire one of our smaller vehicles to get the job done with a minimal impact on the environment, and at a lower cost to you.
Refer to the table below for the complete list of our vehicles’ sizes and dimensions:
|Column 1||Column 2||Column 3|
|Vehicle Type||Cargo Dimension||Capacity|
|Economy||L: 3.5 ft|
W: 2 ft
H: 2.5 ft
|Economy+||L: 5 ft|
W: 3.2 ft
H: 2.8 ft
|L300/Van||L: 7 ft|
W: 4 ft
H: 4 ft
|Closed Van||L: 10 ft|
W: 5 ft
H: 5.5 ft
|Closed Van+||L: 14 ft|
W: 6 ft
H: 6 ft
|10-W Wing Van||L: 32 ft|
W: 7.8 ft
H: 7.8 ft
We briefly touched on this earlier, however, it is something that requires further justification. When many business owners read this, they can become rather defensive of their business. “Why should I de-fleet?” Well, you don’t have to. It’s your business and you can and should run it however you like. The question you should ask is: “How can de-fleeting benefit me?”
Understanding that investing in and running a fleet of delivery vehicles and drivers is an expensive thing. It’s not just fuel consumption that you need to worry about. It’s tax, insurance, salaries, and benefits. However, by de-fleeting, you can invest that money into growing your business and developing your processes. All you need to do is leave the logistics services aspect of your business to us.
It will be far easier to outsource the logistics services needs to a well-established third party logistics company that specializes solely in this field. That way, you can focus entirely on what it is that you do best.
Another important thing to consider is whether or not you have enough deliveries to justify sending out a van. If you only sell a few products then you’re going to have to send your vehicle out regardless. However, the best option is to send your product through a delivery truck rental which is making multiple stops and is otherwise justifying the fuel consumption.
A wise man once said: “When you enter traffic, you become the traffic”. Now, that might sound rather obvious, however, when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. You are contributing to the traffic by ultimately making it worse. So, this is why it’s important to use the state-of-the-art traffic routing software that we incorporate. This means that as traffic occurs due to whatever reason, we can re-route our drivers so that they can avoid it. This is not only effective from a fuel-consumption perspective, but it also means that we will be reducing the impact of the traffic itself. Simply adding to the congestion does not help the situation but avoiding it will invariably thin it over time. Go green by using Transportify delivery truck rental as your third party logistics services provider. It might not be a huge difference, but a difference is a start!