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Delivery Vehicles


In today’s society where there is not a second to waste, the food and service delivery industry is on the rise. Having something delivered right to your door is extremely convenient, but the same can’t be said for the delivery driver. The driver of a delivery or courier vehicle has to overcome many obstacles that stand between the origin and the des- tination. The most obvious problem for a delivery driver is traffic. In a congested city, a five minute trip can turn into a 25 minute ordeal. Pizza delivery drivers for Domino’s alone cover 9 million miles each week in the U.S. [1] and when you throw traffic into the mix, it is clear that congestion puts a major strain on the delivery industry. And then, once the delivery driver has managed to emerge from the congestion, there is the issue of parking. Not being able to find a parking space on the street after already circling the block just to find the correct address is a huge waste of time and resources. Lastly is the issue of fuel consumption. On an average day, a pizza delivery driver can travel between 75 and 100 miles, which will lead to the consumption of a large volume of fuel. In an industry where prompt and effi- cient delivery is the key metric to success, choosing the optimal mode of transportation is critical.

Current Solutions:

There are currently many options to choose from when it comes to selecting a vehicle for a delivery or courier service. One of the most common is using an employee’s current personal vehicle. The need for the employer to purchase a delivery fleet is eliminated when using the employee’s vehicle as the primary delivery method, but there are also some intrinsic problems in doing so. There is an increase in fuel and maintenance compensation to the vehicle owner, an increase in insurance costs, and there is less control over the branding of the vehicle.

Due to these issues, some businesses opt to purchase a delivery fleet of their own. Buying a fleet of delivery vehicles enables the employer to customize them to their liking, which allows for maximum brand exposure. Owning a fleet also enables the employer to save money on fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs. Although the initial investment can be quite large, the fleet owner has the ability to resell the fleet vehicles after use. Using a standard car as a deliv- ery vehicle however still has expenses that need to be considered. First is the initial cost of the delivery vehicle fleet. If the businesses owner chooses to invest in a fleet of vehicles, he needs to be able to invest at least 10 to 15 thousand dollars per vehicle, should he choose to go with a standard car. Second is the cost of fuel. Even the most fuel efficient cars barely exceed 35 mpg, and when travelling between 75 and 100 miles a day, fuel costs can certainly add up. In order to make owning a fleet of delivery vehicles practical, each vehicle would have to be relatively inexpensive and get great gas mileage. Using a scooter as a delivery vehicle will provide these advantages, and the unique design aspects of The Auto Moto will provide a strong brand presence.

Personally Owned Delivery Vehicle

Company Owned Delivery Vehicle

The Auto Moto Fleet Delivery Vehicle

Experience The Auto Moto

The Auto Moto is a three wheeled scooter with one wheel in the front and two wheels in the back. The engine is placed in between the rear wheels to create a very stable platform for the rider. The cab is positioned on top of this platform connected by a rocker which tilts the entire cab as the vehicle is turning, while the two back wheels and the

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