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There was a nice article on USAToday.com with advice for small business owners on how to save money on gas if you primarily run your business out of your vehicle.
The first tip is to haul less around in your vehicle and leave materials that you don’t need in your storage container or shed to reduce weight. That makes sense if you are close to your jobsite and can make a quick trip if you missed something that morning, but in other cases, you may want to have all of your materials on-site. The issue here that’s more important than gas, is your time. A couple of quick trips could easily translate into several hundred dollars in lost “billable hours.” You may have submitted a flat rate bid for the job, but your time is still money.
Pac-Van office trailers offer a great solution – specifically our 8x32’ office/storage combo mobile offices. These have a small office in the front and the rest is storage space. If you only find that you need extra space on occasion, a short-term lease is pretty economical. Pac-Van also has a number of used 8x32’ combos available for sale which can easily be towed behind your own full-sized truck and then loaded with your materials once it is onsite.
While it may seem like you would just be spending money on a mobile office instead of extra gas and not actually saving anthing, for most of our customers, it makes sense economically for many other factors to have a jobsite trailer. It provides more secure storage than the open bed of a truck, it provides shelter during outdoor projects when the weather suddenly turns, and it provides a private place to meet with employees and others working on the project just to name a few.
If you think a Pac-Van portable office might be a good fit for your business, check with your local branch for more information and for current discount pricing.