Are you looking for speedy deliveries of small items, or are you in need of vehicles that can deliver larger loads, but may take longer to get to their destination? Whatever your needs, we’ve unpacked the pros and cons of using a motorbike for your deliveries as opposed to using a Light Delivery Vehicle/truck or car.
Why choose a bike?
If your business makes smaller deliveries closer to your place of work, then a motorbike is probably the best choice. Its smaller size means it gets through traffic easily and can take “short cuts” that would normally not be accessible to bigger vehicles.
Motorbikes are also easier on the bank account as the fuel costs are much lower than in a four-wheeled vehicle and so are the service, repair and on road costs. Bikes are best for document delivery, fast food or even medical related items such as blood samples or medicines.
The down side to a motorbike is that often the bikes are not seen by other road users, particularly if the biker is lane-splitting, or riding in an unsafe manner. So, it is imperative that you explain to your riders the safety measures they need to follow when using the bike:
Using a four-wheeled vehicle
If you’re into delivering bigger items, or perhaps big quantities of smaller items, then a car, LDV or small truck might be a better option. If this is the case, then we suggest you take the following into account before choosing exactly which vehicles to purchase:
Remember, that when it comes to driving a vehicle with four or more wheels, your drivers also have to obey certain rules:
Perhaps your business requires the use of different types of vehicles – in that case the above still applies as you make your choice about exactly what vehicle mix would suit you best, and what types of deliveries ensure a good return on the time and money you’ve invested.
And once you’ve selected the vehicles you need for your business, let Retriever help you with getting the best out of your fleet. Retriever, Kenya’s premier fleet management and vehicle tracking and recovery company, can also help you improve driver efficiency and behaviours, reduce costs and improve service delivery. Click here to find out how we can help you.