As the festive season draws closer, and everyone starts racing to the shops and frantically writing Christmas cards, All Wheels understands the season is already in full swing for all those businesses who provide services over Christmas. Christmas parties and events mean that cafes and restaurants go into overdrive and food & beverage producers and foodservice companies are already into one of their busiest times in the calendar.
As the weather hots up, delivering fresh, refrigerated food products all over Sydney and beyond can be a challenge. If you own or manage a business that requires refrigerated vehicles for distribution, here are a few tips for a season that is more ‘jingle all the way’ and less meltdown mayhem.
Beat the Rush
It’s a hectic time of year, so if you can get ahead and beat the rush you’ll be much better placed for smooth sailing through the silly season. Encourage, and even incentivise, your clients to get their orders in early so you can manage your operations more easily.
Don’t get Caught Short
The last thing you need is to be struggling to fill orders because you don’t have enough transportation to deliver the goods. Ensure you have a business partner like All Wheels Commercial Truck & Van Rentals on hand to provide extra short and long term refrigerated van hire. Our comprehensive fleet can cover all business requirements large and small, and we offer a free pick-up and drop-off service within 15km* of our Sydenham Customer Centre.
Keep Your Fleet Moving
To minimise disruption to your deliveries, it’s worth building a relationship with an experienced, reliable specialist who can keep your vehicles running AND keep them cold!
MAS specialise in servicing and preventative maintenance for commercial and refrigerated trucks and vans.
The refrigeration units found in refrigerated vans require a level of specific expert knowledge which can’t always be found in a generalist auto mechanics workshop. Having trained mechanics on hand who can identify and resolve refrigeration problems quickly will save a lot of time in the long run.
Have a Back Up Plan
What will you do if your vehicle breaks down right in the middle of the Christmas period? Well firstly MAS have a 24-hour/7 day roadside assistance and towing service for commercial vehicles so you won’t be left to sweat it alone. With in-house expertise in commercial trucks, refrigeration units and truck body repairs MAS will get you back on the road asap. And in the meantime, All Wheel Commercial Truck & Van Rentals, with our specialist refrigerated truck and van fleet, can provide the right vehicle to pick up the slack. Our fleet includes 14, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 pallet trucks and Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Toyota Hiace and Hyundai Iload commercial refrigerated vans.
As well as extra vehicles, make sure you’ve got the extra manpower available to the business. There is a high demand for extra temporary and contract staff over the Christmas period so get in quick to secure the extra skilled resources your business may need to keep things running smoothly.
*Contact All Wheels to confirm your eligibility for this service.