Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Many small businesses, if not most, use vans for transport and delivery and so they are being hit hard by high gasoline prices. One option to offset this problem is to invest in fuel-efficient vehicles.
According to a recently released survey by The National Small Business Association (July 28, 2006), sixty-eight percent of those surveyed would be willing to lease or buy an alternative-service vehicle if it provided significant overall cost reduction per mile of use. Moreover, 66 percent would consider buying a hybrid vehicle because of the added tax incentives.
(The NSBA survey can be found at http://www.nsba.biz/content/1156.shtml)
Here’s an example of how one small business is addressing this problem.