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Offsetting Inflation With ES Advantage

It is no secret that margins are razor-thin in trucking. The rising costs of doing business are impacting every fleet in the nation and can make it a challenge for owner-operators and fleet owners to find success.

One of the best ways to combat inflation is to leverage discount programs, like those available to ES Advantage community members. Over time small savings add up, having a big impact on your business’s bottom line. Three areas where you can get the biggest bang for your buck are when you are purchasing fuel, paying for repairs, or replacing tires.

Offsetting Inflation With ES Advantage

Fuel Discounts:

Fuel expenses often make up one of the largest operating costs for owner-operators, averaging between $50,000 to $70,000 annually. In many ways paying fuel prices, no matter how high they might be in a particular area, is simply the price of doing business.

You can, however, offset these costs by as much as 20% per gallon by strategically planning routes and fuel stops where you can leverage discounts. With today’s technology, like the new routing map within the ES Advantage app, the process is easy and takes the guesswork out of choosing where to stop to fuel up.

Shop Discounts:

Maintenance and repair costs are inevitable for any owner-operator. Since 2020, parts availability has caused shop times and prices to skyrocket, making it harder to keep equipment running and freight moving. Constituting approximately 10% of annual operational expenses means that any discounts available can have a dramatic impact on your company’s bottom line.

ES Advantage community members receive significant discounts for repairs and maintenance at major truck stop chains for the following items and more:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Oil changes
  • Tractor lube
  • Tractor & trailer DOT
  • Axle alignment
  • Trailer PM

Tire Discounts:

Whether you’re navigating long hauls or tackling local routes, reliable tires are essential for keeping your operations running smoothly. By joining the ES Advantage Gold Tire Program, you’re not just saving money—you’re investing in the longevity and performance of your vehicle, ensuring safer travels and fewer unexpected maintenance expenses down the road.

With the Gold Tire Program, you can unlock savings upwards of $100 per tire at any shop that accepts national account pricing. That means you’re not limited to specific locations or brands; you have the freedom to choose the tires that suit your needs best while still enjoying significant discounts.

Access These Advantages And More!

Don’t let inflation derail your success as an owner-operator. Take control of your finances and maximize your savings by joining the ES Advantage community today. Connect with a member of our team to start driving with confidence knowing that you’re getting the best deals in the industry.

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