How to choose the right vehicles for your courier fleet

Written by Benedict Harrison

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Our guide on what to look for in a vehicle when you're scaling up your courier fleet.

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If you manage a courier fleet and you’re looking to scale up your business, choosing the right vehicles is a key decision for you and your operations. There are a number of key areas to consider when you’re looking to add some new vehicles to your fleet, so you can make sure you get a solution that works for you.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most important things to consider when you’re looking for vehicles to use in your courier fleet. We’ll also take a look at how Zego’s Fleet insurance offers you flexible cover that scales alongside your business operations.

What are the most important qualities for a courier vehicle?

Firstly, it’s important to make sure you have plenty of storage space, so that your operations can run as efficiently as possible. The more you can store in a vehicle in one go, the more deliveries your drivers can make in one trip.

One of the worst things that can happen for your efficiency is for your vehicles to break down. Not only will you lose out on income from incomplete jobs, but you may also end up spending more on costly repairs. To avoid this, it’s worth choosing a make and model of vehicle that’s known for its reliability and isn’t prone to letting you down.

If you can find a vehicle that you can trust to stay on the move, it’s also worth considering how much it will cost to run. Your vehicles will cover long distances out on the roads, which means that fuel efficiency can have a big impact on your overall expenses over time. If you can build out a fleet of fuel efficient vehicles, you can save money on your operating costs in the long run. It’s also worth thinking about how risky insurers will think a particular vehicle is, as this can affect the overall cost of your insurance premium.

To keep your drivers happy, it’s important to make sure you can find a vehicle that’s comfortable to drive. Being comfortable at work helps you enjoy your job more and affects your overall well-being, so comfort is worth bearing in mind on your search.

What can Zego offer courier fleets?

At Zego, we offer flexible Fleet insurance solutions that help you to scale your business up and down to match any changes in your demand. When you set up a Fleet insurance policy with us, you get access to fairer pricing that helps you manage your costs, as well as access to our dedicated management portal so you can add and remove vehicles with ease, whichever vehicles you decide to purchase.

For more information about our products, or if you’re looking to get started with your quote for flexible Fleet insurance, have a look at our Fleet insurance page. If you’re looking for more information about how our cover works, you can watch the video below.