Determining the Optimal Lifecycle for Truck Fleets

Fleet ReplacementYou may not immediately see the trend of increased breakdowns and maintenance costs, but soon the reports will grow more and more frequent. A reduction in performance from some of the trucks in your fleet can be a burden and an expense to your company. More time spent in the repair shop. A few roadside emergencies here and there. And a sudden ballooning of your truck fleet maintenance expenses.

All of these are signs that trucks in your fleet are coming to their end of life. For those who manage a corporate fleet, it may be time to take a careful look at your truck fleet and start the process of replacing vehicles.

When to Replace?

The goal is reaching the lowest cost portion of a truck’s lifecycle, while still maximizing a truck’s productivity. There are a number of factors to take into account.

  • Purchase price of a new vehicle
  • Estimated maintenance and repair costs for old fleet vs. new fleet
  • Vehicle depreciation rates in both first year and future years
  • Lifecycle maintenance and operating costs, adjusted for inflation
  • Capital expenditure and interest costs

Your Knowledgeable Business Partner

Equipped with the right analysis tools, your knowledgeable business partner in Commercial Truck Leasing, C&M Motors, will help you streamline your transportation costs and keep your fleet moving. Your business needs to consider a few important factors…

  • Are operating hours or miles a better metric?
  • What’s the resale market for your current fleet?
  • What will be the effect of new technologies?
  • Region and driving location
  • Tolerance for downtime

Taking all the factors into account, the right leasing program is crafted to be reliable and most cost effective, with planning for future years expansions and upgrades.

C&M Motors, NationaLease of San Diego, is your helping hand and trusted partner in the commercial truck leasing business. We are a family business with over 37 years’ experience, and we stand behind all of our trucks, our service, fabrication, and fleet services. Give us a call to learn more.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

Keep Your Credit Line Open – Lease Your Commercial Trucks

Commercial Truck Leasing

Commercial vehicles can be leased like you would lease a personal vehicle. The terms are similar to a traditional purchase with a contract with a time limit, set monthly payments, but a lease differs in that you have the option to buy or return the vehicle when the lease term expires.

The Advantages

Leasing your company’s commercial trucks offers several advantages to your business. The first of these is cost. In general, leasing is cheaper than traditional pay to own commercial loans. Many commercial leases also have a buy option with a set buyout price at the end of the lease term. Secondly, a commercial lease has a lower upfront cost and a lower down payment. Third, with a lease you can trade in the vehicle at the end of the lease term getting a newer truck, this means you always have the newest and best equipment available. Fourth, many leases include other perks for commercial truck loans including regular maintenance without an out of pocket expense. Finally, a commercial truck lease can be easier to qualify for than other automotive loans which can be useful if your credit score is not perfect or your business just opened.

Things to Keep in Mind

Leasing a vehicle keeps more of your capital on hand for other business needs. Having available capital means your business can respond quickly to opportunities.

Conclusion

Commercial truck leasing is a flexible way to provide for your company’s vehicle needs. The ability to trade-in or buy keeps your options open and the easier loan application helps removes the barrier to entry for getting the equipment your business needs.

C&M Motors, NationaLease of San Diego, is your trusted partner in the commercial truck leasing business. A family business with over 37 years’ experience, we stand behind all of our trucks, our service, fabrication, and fleet services. Give us a call to learn more.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

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C&M Motors Launches New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. We have designed the new site to have a modern, clean look that is user friendly and easy to navigate. Our goal as always is to provide a great experience in all departments. Sales | Full Service Leasing | Rentals | Service and Maintenance as well as our website. We welcome you to the new site and look forward to hearing from you soon. Contact us with any suggestions or comments.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

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