How to Know When It's Time for a Fleet

By: Quest Automotive Leasing Services   |   15 Jan 2020
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Owning a thriving business is exciting, but making decisions can be confusing as your business starts to grow. You may have started by leasing just one truck or van, but with consistent growth you now have more clients, more employees, more equipment and you need more vehicles. It’s time to admit that you need a fleet! So what are the next steps? We’ve outlined some clear indicators that your company is ready for a fleet, and ways that Quest Automotive Leasing can help your Toronto business continue to grow and save money.

When do I Pull the Trigger on a Fleet?

It’s hard to predict how quickly your business will grow, and you want to be able to keep up with demands without taking on additional costs before you’re ready. That’s why we’ve put together this list of “aha moments” that suggest you’re ready to grow your fleet!

You Need Custom-Equipped Vans and Trucks. In the early stages of a business, it’s often easy enough to throw your toolbox, a lawnmower or snow shovels in the back of your truck and head to a site. Over time, you might need to outfit the inside of a van to organize and store tools safely, require a truck bed and ramp that can handle a riding-mower, or need to attach a plow and salter to your truck for the winter. These are all signs that your business is ready for an official fleet! Whether it’s just a few trucks or a few dozen, you’ll be more prepared to hit the job site each day when your truck or van is custom-equipped for the job. You may also want to add custom decals and graphics to your vehicles at this point to look and feel official!

You Need Multiple Units of the Same Vehicle or You Need Multiple Units of Different Vehicles! You may start out in the landscaping business during Toronto’s warm summer months and can manage a few clients just fine with one truck. A natural progression is to continue helping those clients through the winter, so you add a plow to your truck to become a full service business. As your business grows, you will need to add additional landscaping vans or trucks, more trucks that can be outfitted with plows and salters, and may even need dedicated specialty vehicles, such as dump trucks. Before you know it, you’ve got a fleet! This can (and will!) happen in any industry, and once you realize that you need multiple trucks or vans for a specific purpose, or several different trucks or vans for different jobs, it’s time for a fleet.

More People Means More Vehicles. If you see your list of clients, employees and support staff growing, then it typically makes sense to start preparing for more vehicles! As soon as you’re not able to complete all of the work on your own or with your small group of supporters, it’s a sign that your business is truly starting to take off and you’ll need additional equipment and vehicles in order to grow with your expanding team.

How Can Quest Automotive Leasing Help me Grow my Fleet?

Quest Automotive has been helping local Toronto businesses with their fleet management, vehicle leasing and equipment leasing for over 40 years. Our team can walk you through the many benefits of leasing your growing fleet so that you’re not stuck with payments, equipment and vehicles that don’t serve your best interest as your business grows. As an independent, non-OEM car company, Quest promises to give you unbiased advice on which used or new vehicles will work best for you. Quest can also help you with fleet management services as your business grows, such as our top-of-the-line telematics. Telematics provide important diagnostic data that can help you save time, money and resources, making your business run as efficiently as possible. Whether you specialize in landscaping, snow removal, HVAC, construction or pool maintenance, Quest can help you secure equipment leasing and custom vehicle-upfitting, so that you’ve got the right equipment for the job with flexible and affordable payment options.

If your growing business is ready for the next step, call Quest Automotive Leasing today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members about how to build your fleet!

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