4 Reasons Contractors Should Rely on Tech for Last-Minute Deliveries

For remodelers and contractors, completing a job on time with the quality craftsmanship of your crew is everything. It keeps your bottom line, productivity, and reputation soaring.

But spending time off-site to gather tools, equipment, and building materials needed for the day can drastically affect that.

Only 20% of contractors plan supply ahead. While this is common at jobsites nationwide, it creates extra steps to complete projects on time, especially when you don't get tools and materials delivered. (1)

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Levelset and Fieldwire, 2020 Report: Construction Suffers From Wasted Time & Slow Payment
 
Sending members of your crew, with their skillset, to drive and shop is valuable time you can't get back. And it adds up fast.

Here’s 4 reasons why you should use tech to get those last-minute materials delivered instead.

1.“Looking for stuff” 90-minutes per day per employee

How much time is spent not doing actual work? An average of 90 minutes per day per employee. (2)

Why? Because employees are spending time “looking for stuff.”

What kind of stuff? Job information, contact cell phone numbers, directions, misplaced tools, buying materials and tools needed for the day, etc. (2)

Do you really want to pay for your employees to drive and shop? Or would you rather have their expertise at the jobsite full-time?

Let’s do a potential calculation of the costs incurred by having 1 employee away for 1 hour per workday to shop for tools and materials.

1hr/day picking up supplies

= 5 days per week x 50 weeks per year = 250 hours annually

= 10 labor days

That’s a total of 10 full days of labor lost.

If your employee’s pay, for example, is $30 per hour, that’s over $7,000 you’re spending for them to be away from the jobsite annually.

The lack of efficiency prevents contractors, remodelers, and their crew from doing the work they are meant to do.

According to a survey conducted by Levelset and Fieldwire, nearly 75% of respondents say that their company spends less than half of their time doing actual construction work. (1)

Use your crew's time wisely. Pay them for their expertise, not their driving skills.

2. Deliver your projects on time

There are always hurdles to face on jobsites, and it can hurt your bottom line. Nearly 60% of construction businesses say that failing to complete a project on time and under budget results in lower payment for their work. (1)

Don’t let poor jobsite coordination of tools, equipment, and materials be one of those reasons.

Instead of wasting time in traffic to pick up a missing box of nails, rely on Curri for last-minute deliveries.

When you sign-up for Curri, you can get your materials delivered on-demand with our hotshots and routes.

Hotshots
Use us for a rush same-day delivery on vehicles of all types and sizes, or schedule a delivery for later.

Routes
Full-day commitments to a specific truck for your delivery needs. Routes can be one-offs or repeated, for 1 day or the whole week. Request a quote after you sign up and start a route with us.

No matter what you need, we’ll get it to you fast, reliably and professionally.
 

 3. The right drivers in the right vehicle handling your building materials

Curri enlists a full suite of vehicles to accommodate contractors and remodelers transportation needs of tools, equipment, and building materials:
  • Stake bed trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Sprinter and cargo vans
  • Pickup trucks
  • Straight trucks
  • Semi-trucks
  • SUVs
  • Cars
Do you need to protect your supplies from the elements, but a cargo van isn't big enough? Just choose our box truck for your delivery.

Even if you only need a car for a box of missing nails or paint cans, you will always have a full selection of vehicles to choose from for your different needs.

Not only do Curri drivers come equipped with the right vehicle, but they also have the right securement equipment to keep your load in the condition in which it is loaded.

Securement gear like straps, chains, binders, tarps, pipe racks, etc., ensure your cargo safely and securely makes it from Point A to Point B.

4. Less stress for you and your crew

Your delivery is important to complete a project on time, and we take this seriously.

That’s why we provide you with the peace of mind you can track your delivery and always talk to someone about it.
  • Live tracking: stay informed as to when your materials will be picked up and delivered.
  • Proof of delivery photos: photos, signatures, and recipient name capture gives you confidence your material landed.
  • Delivery operations: ensuring your cargo gets from Point A to Point B. Always available over the phone and live chat for all deliveries.
  • Customer success: A dedicated team works to meet the requirements for every delivery need and provides custom quotes. Just give us a ring at 877-772-8774.
You’ll always be able to check on your delivery and get in touch with Curri to talk about it.

Your crew and their skillset is your greatest asset, so empower your team with last-minute delivery. Curri helps ensure your crew's skills are used to the fullest.

Work smarter with Curri for on-demand delivery of tools, materials, and equipment

Sources.

1. Wolfe Jr, S. (2021, September 30). 2020 Report: Construction Suffers from Wasted Time & Slow Payment. Levelset. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://www.levelset.com/blog/2020-report-construction-wasted-time-slow-payment/#In_reality_construction_suffers_from_poor_job_planning_and_slow_payment

Humphrey, B. (2015, August 31). How Much Time Wasted Looking for Stuff Costs Your Construction Company. For Construction Pros. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://www.forconstructionpros.com/business/business-services/article/10692256/how-much[1]time-wasted-looking-for-stuff-costs-your-construction-company
 

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