Getting the Most from your Truck Fleet – A Necessity with Today’s Shortages
Chip shortages, supply chain issues, and bottlenecks at ports have left small businesses and municipalities competing over scarce supply of commercial vehicles as businesses rebound from the pandemic.
As demands on transportation heat up for the holidays, the shortage of new trucks poses huge challenges on businesses to get their products to market. The chip shortage has contributed significantly to a reduced number of available new trucks, parts are challenging to acquire on short order, and yet the demand for transporting goods continues to increase.
How Can Businesses Overcome these Issues?
The best way to serve the growing transportation need is by utilizing your current assets to their fullest. Good fleet management software can help provide shortest routes, avoid traffic or construction, help find parking, and track the driver allowing the fleet manager to make the most of every truck. Another great way to get the most of your existing fleet is with predictive maintenance. Given that some replacement parts are challenging to get, it is best to keep your trucks well-maintained. Don’t wait for that part to be completely worn. Get a jump on ordering its replacement and getting it installed. Nothing is worse for the productivity of your fleet than to have a truck broken down on the side of the road.
C&M Motors – Your Trusted Commercial Truck Dealership
At C&M Motors, we are here to help you with all your truck needs. Our parts department will help you find that needed part. Our fabrication team will help you customize that truck, so it works efficiently for you. Our maintenance team will help you keep your truck running so you can keep up with customer demands. Our sales and service teams are working hard to bring you quality used trucks that have been thoroughly checked and ready for active duty. We also offer 24×7 roadside assistance to help you when disaster strikes. We will get you back in the driver’s seat as quickly as possible.
Call us today with your truck needs.
Why this Commercial Truck Dealership is Dedicated to Hino
Price Digests is a leading vehicle value and specifications provider and has been for more than 100 years. This year, Price Digests presented its prestigious Highest Retained Value Award (HRVA) to commercial trucks to recognize those manufactures that best hold their value. The HRVA award covers 9 categories covering Class 3-8 commercial trucks, ranging from light duty to heavy duty models.
The HRVA award is in its third year. Price Digests uses proprietary algorithms to identify trucks that are expected to retain the most value during the next 5 years. This year, the winners were announced at a press conference held at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.
Only two truck manufacturers that have captured top awards all three years. Hino has scored again for the highly competitive category Medium Duty Trucks with Conventional Cab & Chassis with its Hino 268A with a retained value score of 46.75%.
Why Buy a Hino?
For the last 3 decades, Hino has built a solid reputation for dependability. Hino trucks are durable, comfortable, and engineered with the best technologies. Hino’s Medium Duty trucks are excellent for city deliveries as their maneuverability is outstanding.
Why C&M Motors
C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Our staff is highly trained to help you with your Hino truck, from choosing the right model for your business to keeping it perfectly maintained for your ongoing success.
Give us a call to learn more.
C&M Motors Inc
Buying a new or used commercial truck can be tricky – even once you do some research and set your sights on a model or two, there’s still a lot to do. Finding and selecting the right dealership means more than just typing “best truck dealership near me” into your computer and hoping for the best. Sure, that’s a good place to start, but then what do you do with the hundreds of results you get?
Follow these few simple tips and apply a few bits of knowledge to eliminate some dealerships and find the perfect one for you. All of this can be done when you’re looking at a dealer’s website – so you can save yourself the time and hassle of going to a dealership only to realize it’s all wrong. I can’t promise you the perfect buying experience, but these tips can help make things easier and let you focus on what really matters: finding the best truck for your business needs.
Tip #1: Look at Phone Numbers and Hours
This may seem like an obvious thing or a strange place to start, but it’s about more than just finding out when you should go or how to call them. Consider this: a good commercial truck dealership should want your business and be proud of what they have on offer; this means they want you to contact them. If it’s hard to find anything more than an address, then that should be a red flag that makes you wonder why they’re not pushing themselves more.
While you might be able to go to a dealership once, get a vehicle, and then go on your way never to look back, it’s more likely that you’ll need to contact them again from time to time. You want to make sure you can find phone numbers for them and know when you’ll be able to reach someone if you have questions or issues after a purchase. You should be able to find not just a single phone number, but numbers and operating hours for each department of the dealership so you can easily reach the person you need.
Tip #2: Look at the Location
Again, this may seem obvious for getting there, but it’s about more than just how to physically go to the dealership. You might be tempted to pick an out-of-area dealership that can save you some money on your purchase. While saving money is good – consider any long-term inconveniences that are going so far for buying a vehicle might have.
You also need to consider if you need any kind of maintenance or other work done on your vehicle at the dealership. Any money you save by going to a dealership further away could be offset in the long run by the inconvenience and gas miles of having to go back there for future issues.
Tip #3: Consider Your Financing Options
Before anything else, you need to know how you are going to pay for your new vehicle. Whether you will need traditional financing through a bank or similar lender, or a solid, proven leasing program. As you look at dealership websites, you should be able to easily see what kind of financing they offer and who they are looking to work with.
You don’t want to take the time to look at online inventory, go to a dealership, look around the lot, find the right truck, and only then discover you can’t work out financing with that dealer. Not only is this something to get at least partially figured out ahead of time, but the dealer’s website should make this pretty simple before you even go there. If the dealer website doesn’t have a financing section, then move on.
Tip #4: Check Out the Inventory
You can look at items, research, and pick out the model that is just right for your needs over the internet with everything else in your life, why not a new truck? A good dealership will have information about the models they offer on their site – so you can peruse the trucks they offer from the comfort of your office. Of course, inventory changes so be sure to call about anything you see online that you are interested in before you head there.
C&M Motors Has the Truck You Need
Consider both new and used vehicles as you look at a dealer’s inventory online. You might be set on a new truck but discover that some used models have everything you want and can save you some money. There’s no reason to limit your options.
C&M Motors has the experience to guide your through the buying journey whether you are looking for a new or used truck. Contact us with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.
C&M Motors Inc
When you are searching for a commercial truck dealer, there are many questions and factors that can go into the decision process. How long have they been in business? Do they have a good selection of quality vehicles? How is their customer service?
Family owned C&M Motors has been taking care of commercial truck customers since 1982. We know that a quality dealership consists of a friendly, qualified sales staff, a team of trained technicians, and customer service personnel dedicated to making clients happy. In addition to great people, we are proud to feature quality new and used trucks.
We truly are a full-service dealership offering a variety of vehicles and service such as:
- New and used inventory
- Fully stocked parts department
- Comprehensive fleet maintenance programs
- Full service leasing
- Complete service department
- Well-equipped fabrication department
- NationaLease® nationwide coverage
We pride ourselves in fostering long term relationships with our clients, and the only way for us to maintain that goal is to provide superior products and services. With two locations in the greater San Diego area (National City and Vista) we can maintain our quality and serve you better. So, when your search begins, start at C&M Motors. We assure you a great experience from beginning to end. Call, click, or stop by one of our two locations. We look forward to hearing from you.
C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!