The new Ford F-series is a perennial best-seller for individuals looking for a reliable vehicle for their trade. With a payload and towing capacity of just over 3,800 lbs and 32,000 lbs respectively, these are very capable trucks. Ford also offers added features such as a trailer back-up system that makes backing up as easy as turning a knob and the convenience of a 360-degree camera system to help maneuver the truck in tight spaces.
Pick-ups have been gaining popularity compared to vans in recent years. According to Automotive-fleet.com, major reasons for the shift to pick-ups include the following:
– a need for 4X4 capability
– the growing popularity of fiberglass slide-in units
– the ability to transport more than two crew members
– better fuel efficiency especially when towing
Here’s our list of workers or trades people who can benefit from utilizing a Ford F-250 or F-350 pick-up truck:
Construction work often involves enduring the harshest elements so you need an equally tough truck to weather these conditions. It is common to use trucks to haul wood, slabs of concretes, bags of cement and other heavy materials. If the construction site is located off-road, the four-wheel drive and higher horsepower can make a difference saving you time and improving productivity.
For many plumbers, their trucks serve as both an office and supplies storage. A Ford pick-up truck is a reliable vehicle to carry tools, equipment and materials to job sites. Ford offers the ability to carry more parts on board such as kitchen and bathroom faucets that give you the opportunity to upsell customers on replacing items rather than repairing them. Since plumbers also carry lengthy pipes, the spacious bed is also a bonus.
Carpenters / Cabinet Makers
Finish carpenters and cabinet makers carry a lot of tools such as table saws, work tables, drills, sanders, etc. A Ford pick-up truck is great at carrying all these equipment as well as sheet goods and lumber. It is also useful when doing framing jobs.
Cleaning service providers are not only evaluated on the quality of the job but also on how fast the workers can reach the site. Efficiently transporting the cleaning staff and equipment should also be considered when choosing a truck. A vehicle that has adequate space for materials will save the staff trips to that company’s storage facility. Relying on public transport or personal cars of your employees may not be a wise arrangement since they may be required to carry bulky machinery or heavy cleaning supplies.
Gardeners and landscape architects need to carry around quite a lot of gear. Typically, they bring a variety of mowing equipment, along with smaller tools. They may also haul plants, shrubs, fertilizers, and compost in the truck bed. They need a reliable truck that offers enough cargo space and in some cases, towing capacity.
Do you need work trucks or cars for your business? With a fleet of over 800 vehicles and growing, Thomas Solutions has a wide array of work vehicles for lease or rent. Whether you are in Hamilton, Niagara or anywhere in Southern Ontario for that matter, we would welcome the chance to see if we can help you with your fleet needs. Contact us today.