Why You Need to Buy the Right Truck the First Time
Thinking about investing in a diesel truck for your business? That’s exciting, but it’s also a decision you’ll need to consider from several different angles. You’ve probably already made a list of requirements and put together a budget. But we would also encourage you to talk to a trusted dealer, visit a few colleagues, and even check on details like financing, insurance, and maintenance.We advise all of this caution because it’s important to get the diesel truck you need on the first attempt. There are a lot of decisions in your business that can be changed or reconsidered later, but buying heavy equipment is a bit different. If you can make the right call the first time, it’s going to not only provide you with better value, but also make everything that comes later much easier.
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Buying a diesel truck or a piece of heavy equipment for your business is a big decision. It’s not the sort of thing that business owners and operations managers take lightly – there are usually hundreds of thousands of dollars involved. And yet, there are times when these investments go wrong.As experienced diesel engine and generator dealers, we have firsthand experience. We often meet with new customers who turned to us after having made the wrong choice elsewhere. That makes it harder for them to not only choose and afford the right piece of equipment, but also to trust in our advice and their own instincts. In other words, making the wrong capital buying decision hurts everyone involved. So how can you avoid an unfortunate choice? From our perspective, there are...
Do You Need Spare Trucks or Equipment for Your Company?
If you are the owner or operator of a small business, the idea of having spare trucks and equipment might seem like a crazy notion. Once your operation grows a bit, however, the questions about extra capacity become more realistic and tangible. In fact, some of our customers would certainly claim that they need to have extra trucks or engines to work with. There could be several reasons, including:
A need to substitute equipment at depots or jobsites because of breakdowns
Seasonal or unpredictable spikes in demand for transportation or other services
High costs associated with missed deliveries or deadlines
How Important Are Power Equipment Brands When Choosing Engines and Power Solutions?
When you’re about to make a big capital investment – like the purchase of a diesel engine or generator, for example – every detail matters. But then again, so does every penny.Maybe that’s why we hear questions about the importance of choosing the right brand so often. Sometimes, customers come to us with specific brands and models in mind. On other occasions they simply want the lowest cost, or the power equipment that can deliver them the highest price-to-performance ratio on paper. In other words, some business owners and executives are brand loyal while others are cost concerned. In fact, they might even think that bigger brands are less attractive because they entail higher costs.Which side is correct? How much attention should you pay to branding, if any at all? Are...
3 Things You Might Not Have Known About Valley Power
Hardly a week goes by without us hearing a customer say something like: “Wow, I didn’t know Valley Power could do that.”That kind of feedback always seems like a mixed bag. On the one hand, we love discovering that we can surprise and delight customers with unexpected extras and attention. It’s always great when we go the extra mile and get recognized for it. But on the other hand, we wish everyone knew all the different services we have to offer. It would mean more business for us, of course, but also more ways to serve the people and companies who keep us running.For that reason, today’s post won’t focus on a specific product or process. Instead, we want to point out a few things you might not know about our company and what...