We see this all this time, and it’s folks with grandeurs of a chromed out rig with 78-inch polished pipes on the side. Young truckers all share the common dream of getting behind the wheel of a growling big rig on the open road in style.
But is a fuel guzzling beauty the best truck for your business?
More times than not, the answer is no.
A more efficient truck can cut fuel costs nearly in half! Imagine if you told Walmart they could reduce their overhead by 50-percent – do you think they would move forward? Of course they would, and it’s because successful businesses make smart and frugal business decisions.
If it’s your dream to have a beautiful show truck – it’s understandable, but don’t make it your first truck. Take some time, build a fleet and create a business with more fuel efficient trucks. Once you have the business rolling – then go and get the truck of your dreams and outfit it with more chrome than any other truck on the road.
“You’ve got the crawl before you walk, and you have to walk before you can run.”
Create a detailed business plan, document your goals, map out expenses and develop a plan that helps you get the truck of your dreams – don’t start with it.