Every year, we hear the same things when October rolls around – “It’s already the fourth quarter and the year’s practically over. Maybe we should just try to make it to the first of the year with the stuff we’ve already got…”
The truth of the matter is this: there’s a LOT of opportunity still to be had in 2021, and smart companies are continuing to build, even as Fall gets here and we all start looking for the first cold days.
Now, this year? Sure, it’s been challenging. It’s been difficult to source new vehicles due to the worldwide shortage in computer chips and limited production of new cars and trucks, but the fact is, our team has actually helped find trucks and vans for our clients even though we’re not a dealership.
Years of business relationships throughout Canada pays off in a lot of ways, so if you’re unwilling to accept excuses about why you can’t put a new truck or van into your fleet or your business, the bottom line is, our team can probably help you source exactly what you need.
Now, you might be thinking, “that’s great, but I’m not even sure what we’d buy if you could find it!”
Actually, that’s all the more reason to partner with us on this next project! When you reach out to us, our team can take the time to not only respond to what you know you need, they’re also going to ask you some hard questions about how you do business.
- Who’s in the truck or van?
- What’s an “average” job look like?
- What equipment do you and your team use everyday?
- What are your goals for the next three years?
- What’s your budget?
- How many other vehicles are used in the business, and how are they upfitted?
- Where do you think you’ll expand – both in terms of geography and also, in terms of products or services?
- What’s changing in your industry?
- Where do you park your vehicles on a jobsite?
- Where are you storing your fleet?
And dozens more. Not to make you feel like you don’t know your business, but to completely understand how you do your business.
It’s simple: if we don’t know what you do and how you do it, our team can never truly offer you the kind of guidance that our years of upfitting experience has taught us.
With all that in mind, let’s look at some of the most important aspects of partnering with Expertec for your next upfit…
For starters, we want to determine the “best” base to build from. The foundation of any upfitting job is the chassis we’re building, and the solutions we can help create are radically different with, for example, a Mercedes Sprinter versus a cab and chassis GMC Duramax dually.
Obviously, the next challenge, these days, is finding that platform! It could be, though, as we indicated earlier – we oftentimes can find those trucks and vans, so you aren’t “settling” for a solution that’s not your first choice.
From there? We can do as much or as little as you’d like. One of our most popular services is also one of the most logical – clients make their decision regarding a truck or van, and our team can actually go ahead and have it brought into one of our shops in Calgary, Edmonton, or Abbotsford and begin the upfitting.
What’s nice about doing things like this is the upfit can be prescheduled and ALL the parts and accessories needed to complete your upfit can literally be waiting for it. From there, it’s simply a matter of doing the installation.
When our team is done and everything checks out perfectly, we can return your ready-to-work truck or van to the dealership for you to pick up or, in many cases, handle getting it delivered right to you.
What’s not to love?
And while it might “feel” odd to be thinking about making a buying decision like this “so close” to the end of the year, there’s no sure timeframe for when inventory levels are going to return to something approaching normal. The fact is, now is a perfect time to begin planning this, no matter where you are in the buying process. It’s critically important, though, to get started soon, and you can do that with just a call to our team at 1-888-435-6466 or by simply clicking here.
We’re in some strange times, but you and your team have to be able to get those jobs done. Expertec is happy to be a part of your next solution.