If you're always looking for opportunities to make money and may be thinking about starting a side business to augment your income, then why not think about opening a delivery service? This is a growing industry, as more people than ever are choosing to buy goods online and get them delivered to their home, so they can do something else with their valuable time. You will need to get a vehicle that is capable, of course, and may want to swap out your existing car for a new truck. However, you may need to accessorise this for maximum effect, and will need to add a proper tray to start with. What is the best solution in this case – steel or aluminium?
Focusing on the Weight
Before you decide which tray to fit, you will need to focus on your new business and decide what you will be delivering. If you're going to choose heavyweight products, then this may have a bearing on the type of ute tray that you fit. According to legal restrictions, there is a limit to how much weight you can include, and you must incorporate the tray itself into this calculation. Therefore, if you choose a steel tray, you will have to reduce the total amount of weight represented by your products as compared to the aluminium alternative.
Alloy ute trays are lot lighter than steel, and you will be able to significantly increase your payload every time that you set off for your deliveries. As you will need to watch your costs very carefully, especially in the beginning, you will definitely want to maximise your yield so that you can keep your costs and prices within reason.
You will also get good value for money from an aluminium ute tray, as it can withstand the rigours of the Australian climate more effectively. It's going to be immune to corrosion, which may be particularly important if you happen to live close to the ocean, and you won't need to worry about the appearance of your truck in the months and years ahead.
Don't Forget Accessories
If you do decide to fit an alloy tray, don't forget to look at all the accessories when you make your selection. You can fit a full canopy, an under-tray storage area and various security options, so that you are ready to hit the road with your new business as soon as possible.