Posted on Jul 24th, 2018
When managing a fleet of busses, it can be difficult to decide when is the best time to stop pouring your money into an older bus and to instead upgrade your fleet to newer models. Running a fleet of busses can be a great money maker – but older busses can become money pits. If you are thinking about upgrading your fleet, read through the following tips to determine whether a total upgrade is the right move for you company.
Your Aging Fleet
The older your fleet gets, the higher it will cost to maintain. If you have noticed that your costs for maintaining your fleet are rising due to parts becoming more difficult to find and less available. Older busses with visible wear and tear may need replaced eventually, and if you are noticing that some of your older busses have more out of service days that working days – it may be time to replace them.
Upgrading to Better Your Fleet
For a number of reasons, upgrading your fleet may be a great idea. Customers will appreciate an updated fleet – if your busses are starting to look and feel run down, they may share this information with friends and harm your company’s reputation. On the flip side, if your fleet is fresh and clean your customers will spread that word and may help to encourage new customers to book your services.
A newer fleet may also save you money by utilizing newer and cheaper alternative fuel options. Many customers today opt for companies that use a green fuel system, simply to do their part for the environment.
Updating your bus fleet can be a powerful move for your company, helping you to grow and expand to bigger profits. If your fleet is starting to look old and run-down, or is costing you too much to maintain – look into upgrading to a newer fleet.