Step vans, also known as walk-in or multi-stop delivery trucks, are commonly used as delivery trucks for all types of businesses. The versatility of the step van platform however, allows for a multitude of business opportunities.
If you’ve decided to purchase a used step van, here are three business opportunities for you to consider:
Logistics and Transportation
The most common use for step vans is transportation and making deliveries. Postal workers use these vans for making large deliveries, while local businesses may also use these trucks to transport their equipment from one place to another.
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A refrigerated truck or van is a commercial vehicle that is used to transport perishable and temperature-sensitive goods like meat, vegetables, flowers and other foods. Its capability to control the temperature of its cargo compartment preserves the cargo and protects it from deterioration.
If your business requires you to move temperature-sensitive products on a regular basis, you should consider buying a refrigerated vehicle rather than renting them. But before you go to a refrigerated trucks and vans dealer or buy used refrigerated food trucks for sale, there are a lot of things you should know about this particular type of… Continue reading
Step vans which are also called walk-in delivery trucks, refer to the panel trucks that depending on the model can be driven with the driver standing or sitting. These vehicles were used to deliver food, particularly milk and bakery products in the early 20th century. Today, step vans are commonly used in the construction trades such as plumbing or heat and air contractors, auto repair, and law enforcement.
The step van became popular as a food truck because of certain attributes that made it attractive not only to food catering companies but to other industries as well. Those attributes… Continue reading
For any kind of business a utility or delivery truck is part of its lifeblood, transporting goods and supplies from the main office or warehouse to customers and clients. Whatever type of commercial truck, the vehicles suffers a lot more wear and tear compared to a normal passenger car for several reasons:
1. Your delivery truck carries heavier loads than a normal vehicle which puts a greater demand on the transmission, suspension and tires.
2. It does a lot of accelerating and braking because of the stop-and-go delivery route which causes the oil break down more quickly.
3. It spends… Continue reading
If you are in the service industry and just starting out in your business or looking to expand your fleet of current service vans, the question that first comes to mind is ‘should I buy brand-new or used?’ followed by ‘where can I find high quality used moving or plumbing vans for sale?’.
For budget conscious businesses, buying a used truck is often the better option! New vehicles depreciate in value the moment they leave the dealership, with a large percentage of that depreciation occurring in the first year alone. The large price difference between a new van and… Continue reading
Economists are seeing a steep rise in market demand for transportation services. In fact, it is projected that by 2020, some 29.1 million of these types of logistics units will be operating worldwide, and a considerable section of the industry will be made up of refrigerated trucks and vans.
Perishable produce, frozen food or beverages, chemicals, plants, and other temperature-sensitive items that you store, serve, or transport to your customer should be in their best condition at any given time. Can you imagine what a refrigeration breakdown could do to your products? You’ll have to deal with spoilage, rejected or… Continue reading
Also called “multi-stop trucks” step vans are either light-duty and medium-duty standard trucks that are mostly used to deliver goods in local areas. The term has become synonymous with ease in delivery because of the low step-up feature under the truck’s doors.
Step vans are considered superior to similarly sized parcel vans due to the former’s low average deck height that reduces injury threat for workers. It is also a versatile vehicle with its dual access entry/exit point. In terms of visibility, a step van’s raised driver’s seat and massive windshield give the driver an uninhibited view of the road… Continue reading
Don’t let your engine cooling system be the reason your truck has a problem! Engine cooling systems protect engines and keep them working at the most efficient temperature. Use these quick and easy tips during your day to keep engines running cool.
Coolant (antifreeze) helps protect the engine from rust, corrosion and overheating. Just like the rest of your truck, heat negatively affects the engine cooling system. It is important to keep your cooling system in good working condition. Luckily, engine cooling system issues are easy to spot, fix and prevent.
Engine Cooling System Overview
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Summer truck battery maintenance is a must. It is a common misconception that winter weather is harder on batteries than summer weather. Warmer temperatures increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine. However, warm temperatures speed up the rate of deterioration. Stay on top of summer truck battery maintenance with these tips.
Before getting into the tips, here are a couple of keywords and definitions:
Sulfation Definition: High temperatures increase the rate of sulfation, which is the build-up of lead sulfate crystals. Lead sulfate forms naturally on both electrodes when the battery discharges. The lead sulfate easily… Continue reading
So you have decided to start a food truck, now what? Food trucks are becoming a booming business across the country but there is a lot you need to know in order to get started and stay successful. Luckily, we have set up a guide to help you make your food truck a hit starting from the tires up!
Food Truck Specifications
There are certain specifications each food truck must meet in order to be up to code. While most states have generally the same health code regulations, it is important to confirm that your state is not the exception.… Continue reading