Choosing the Right Vehicles For Business and Commercial Fleets

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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Ford Fleet Tampa FL Commercial Trucks Business FleetsSo you’ve decided you need company-owned vehicles for your business. Whether it’s a few compact cars to help your sales team travel more efficiently or an entire fleet of Ford Transit cargo vans to help your operation run more smoothly, Ford Fleet is here to accommodate. While our fleet specialists can provide insight to help you choose the right vehicle for your business or commercial fleet, there are some questions you can ask yourself before ever stepping onto the lot to help you decide which vehicles are right for your business

What do we need to transport?

Narrowing your vehicle options by category is the first step in the process. Do your drivers need large equipment, massive storage, and a variety of tools readily available on the go? If so, a Ford Transit or Transit Connect is probably the answer. If your drivers need space for clients to sit comfortably, a Taurus may be a more practical choice. Evaluate how your drivers will use these vehicles and narrow your search based on those needs.

How frequently will employees drive company vehicles?

If you anticipate frequent use and lengthy travel, you might want to put an emphasis on fuel efficiency. Rather than opting for a fleet of Ford Taurus models, consider downsizing to the Fusion to cut down on the cost of fuel. While still spacious and professional-looking, you’ll save the company money up-front and in the long term.

Who will see our vehicles?

Whether you’re in the office, at a worksite, or traveling for business, you want your company to maintain a certain level of professionalism. That extends to the vehicles employees drive. Think about how you want customers to feel about your business and factor than into your decision.

Should I get uniform vehicles or diversify?

While having a group of Ford Focus models will help drivers become familiar with that one car and its functions, there are benefits to diversifying your fleet with cars, crossovers, SUVs, and vans. Think about the variety of services your business provides and weigh the benefits of having a uniform fleet against those of a mixed fleet.

How much do we tow? Haul?

For commercial fleets using Transit vans or Super Duty trucks, it’s important to understand the towing and hauling requirements your company has so you can make sure your vehicles have more than enough capabilities to accommodate. The same goes for cargo volume and load height, which are key factors for commercial services.

With great fleet options throughout the Ford lineup available at Ford Fleet, you can consider your needs and meet with our dedicated fleet specialists to help set your business up for success. Get in touch with us and let our team help you and your business thrive.