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How Fleet Right-Sizing Solutions Can Reduce Costs in the Last Mile

Colby Morgan
November 12, 2022

For any business that relies on transportation to get its product from Point A to Point B, finding ways to cut costs is always a top priority. But in today's e-commerce-dominated world, where speed and convenience are critical, simply cutting costs for the sake of saving money is no longer enough. You need to find ways to save money without compromising on service.

What Is Fleet Right-Sizing?

You might be wondering, what exactly is fleet right-sizing? In short, it's the process of ensuring that your company's fleet is the perfect size for your business needs. Fleet right-sizing might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many businesses either have too many vehicles or not enough. Having too many vehicles ties up valuable resources that could be best used elsewhere, while not having enough vehicles leads to inefficiencies and delivery delays.

Why You Should Focus on the Last Mile to Cut Costs

We are always looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency in business. One area that is often overlooked is last-mile delivery. Last-mile delivery is the final leg of the journey from you to your customer. It's the most expensive and time-consuming part of the journey and can make or break your business. At Curri, we specialize in optimizing your last-mile and less-than-truckload (LTL) operations to help you cut costs and improve efficiency across your entire business.

How to Solve a Fleet Sizing Problem with Curri

If you're in the construction or industrial supplies industry, you know that having the right size fleet is crucial to success. So how do you find that perfect sweet spot? We've got the answer: Curri. Our virtual fleet allows you to choose the exact vehicle type you need ensuring you'll never have to worry about how to make a delivery if your vehicle is down or your trucks are already out making deliveries. With a few simple clicks, you can have the perfect vehicle and an experienced driver at your pickup location in 30-45 minutes.

Ensure Efficiency for Last-Mile and LTL Operations 

Only paying for the vehicle type you need reduces the cost associated with last-mile delivery and ensures your fleet is as efficient as possible. With Curri, your company can scale up and down with demand, so you can be confident that your fleet is always the perfect size. Whether you're just getting started or you've been in business for years, Curri can help you optimize your operations for maximum efficiency.

Simplify Exception Management with Integrated Same-Day Couriers

There are a lot of moving parts to managing a business. Sometimes, things go wrong despite our best efforts. That's where exception management comes in; it allows businesses to plan for the unexpected and keep things running smoothly. One of the essential aspects of exception management is having a reliable delivery partner that you can count on to get your deliveries where they need to go, even when the unexpected happens. Reliable same-day delivery services are essential for businesses that need to be able to manage exceptions quickly and efficiently. With our experienced drivers, live tracking, and customer support, you can rest assured that your deliveries will always arrive on time and without issue.

Scale Up and Down with Minimal Friction

It's vital for companies to be able to adapt to changes in demand. Curri's virtual fleet allows businesses to scale up or down depending on your needs. We offer over 13 different types of vehicles, ensuring that you always have the perfect vehicle. You no longer have to use a box truck to deliver something that can easily fit in a pickup truck. This allows your business to be more flexible and responsive to market changes and drastically reduces the cost associated with owning and maintaining a traditional fleet. 

Reduce Staffing, Fuel, Insurance, and Maintenance Costs

With Curri, you can be confident that your fleet is a perfect size, which means you'll save money on fuel, maintenance, and other operational costs. According to the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry is currently short around 50,000 drivers. So, what can construction companies do to ensure they have enough drivers to meet demand? The solution is Curri's virtual fleet. Distributors can access Curri's network of experienced, insured, and background-checked drivers on an as-needed basis without worrying about the high costs associated with traditional in-house fleets.

Advanced Logistics and Live Tracking that Improves Your Customer Experience

In today's world, people expect instant gratification. They want what they want, and they want it now. Delivery delays leave a bad taste in your customers' mouths and can lead them to look for an alternative that can get them the product faster, even if it costs more. Our delivery services are fast and reliable, and our network of experienced drivers know how to get your products to your customers quickly and safely. Our live tracking and advanced logistics features keep you and your customers informed on deliveries. With Curri, you can track your delivery in real-time, get notified when your product is delivered, and view detailed information such as proof of delivery photos. 

Fleet Right-Sizing with Curri's Virtual Fleet Solution

Fleet right-sizing is a crucial part of running a successful business. By ensuring that your fleet is the perfect size for your needs, you can save money and run your operation more efficiently. If you are interested in learning more about how Curri can help you right-size your fleet, contact us today!

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