Choosing the Right Truck for Your Plumbing Business
As a plumber or owner of a plumbing company, much of your work is done at your customers’ homes or businesses. Since you work onsite, you need to have everything critical to the job with you as you travel. You must think about the kind of truck to buy to ensure it assists you in all you do.
How Can You Be More Organized?
One purpose of a commercial truck for a plumber is to help you be more organized. If you choose a van for your business, you can upfit it with shelves, bins, and other storage options to keep all the small parts in place. You can easily tell when a certain part is getting low and needs to be reordered.
If you can set up your vehicle to be organized, you won’t have to run back to the shop or to the store. You also have the opportunity to convince customers to buy extra items they might need in the future if you have them on hand.
The design of the vehicle isn’t just about looks; it’s also about functionality. You may find a taller height on a van a necessity to avoid bending over as you work. Storage unites made of aluminum will reduce the weight in the vehicle, which can help it operate more efficiently.
Multiple openings to the van improve efficiency as well. Rear cargo doors are common, but a side door can be beneficial, especially if it allows you to load and unload off the sidewalk instead of on a busy street.
Folding mirrors are helpful, especially as you fit in tight spaces. Of course, some features are just meant to improve comfort on those long drives, such as a power driver’s seat and heated steering wheel.
Thanks to advanced technology, you can feel like you’re working from the office no matter where your job takes you. Multimedia systems act like a Wi-Fi hotspot to allow you to get online. You can pair your smartphone to the vehicle, which allows you to gain easy access to your customers, email and messages, as well as other apps to help you with a job.
Navigational assistance reduces the time spent searching for your next job or a fuel station. A large touchscreen makes reading important information simple and straightforward. Technology provides better safety with backup camera and sensors, driver assistance systems, and other features. For example, blind spot monitoring helps you know when it is safe to switch lanes. Pre-collision alert tells you of a possible crash ahead, allowing time to slow down and minimize impact.
One of the best things about Ford commercial vehicles is they can be customized for your company’s unique needs. You can talk to the team at Bob Moore Ford Commercial Division to find out how to select the right plumbing vehicle and how to make it work for you and your customers. Stop by today to start or add to your fleet.