What’s The Difference Between Leasing a Corporate Van Fleet and Buying


In today's fast-paced business world, having a reliable and efficient transportation system is like having a trusty sidekick - always there when you need them. For many companies, a corporate van fleet or shuttle service is a crucial component of their operations. Choosing the right option can be a lifesaver. 

Buying a fleet of shuttle vans may seem straightforward, but van fleet leasing makes more sense for several reasons.

Fixed Monthly Payments: Leasing is predictable, with a fixed monthly payment. This allows you to budget accurately and reduces the financial risk associated with market conditions fluctuations or interest rate changes. It also mitigates maintenance costs that may or may not sneak up and surprise you. If you purchase your fleet of SUVs, sure, your payments will be predictable. But what if the engine blows up? That's a cost you didn't expect. 

Leasing is like a steady salary from a 9-5 job. Your paycheck is always the same. This gives your business more stability and control over its finances, which is always good unless you're a business that loves chaos.

With Zeeba, you know what you pay monthly, and you'll always have a new vehicle.

Off-Balance Sheet Financing: Leasing is considered off-balance sheet financing, meaning that the leased vehicles do not appear on the company's balance sheet, much like hiding the evidence. But not in an illegal way.

When your organization buys a vehicle, it's usually in the form of a loan. However, a lease goes right into your operating expenses budget and doesn't leave you leveraged like a line of credit. 

This can be massively beneficial for companies looking to maintain a strong financial position or conserve their available credit lines, much like putting your money in a piggy bank.

Upfront Costs: One of the most significant advantages of leasing a corporate van fleet is lower upfront costs. 

When you purchase a fleet of vans, you need to pay for the entire cost of the vehicles up front, just like paying for a wedding in cash - it's a big commitment. 

When you lease your van fleet, you can spread the cost of the vehicles over the term of the lease. You've heard the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant?" You don't; you lease the elephant.... it's a more manageable expense.

Flexibility: I don’t have to tell you the markets are unpredictable; I'm looking at you 2022. If your business grows and you need to add more vehicles to your fleet, you can easily do so without incurring the substantial costs associated with purchasing new vehicles. It's like getting a raise and a promotion.

On the other hand, if your business needs to downsize, you can return unneeded vehicles without incurring any penalty. Just say no to defaulting on a loan.

Built-in Maintenance Plans: Another advantage of leasing a corporate van fleet is zero maintenance costs. When you purchase a fleet of vehicles, you are responsible for all maintenance and repair expenses, like being the parent of a teenager who just got their driver's license. 

With leasing, however, these costs are often included in the monthly payment, which can result in significant savings for your business.

Tax Benefits: In addition to the financial benefits, leasing also provides tax benefits. In many cases, the monthly lease payments are tax deductible as a business expense, which can result in significant tax savings, much like finding money in your old jacket pocket.

Future Proofing: Your company can avoid the risk of obsolescence, as it can upgrade to the latest technology and safety features without incurring the costs of purchasing new vehicles.

It's like getting an upgraded iPhone every two years without breaking the bank. 

This allows your business to keep pace with the latest advancements and remain competitive in its industries. And maybe show off a little. 

Leasing a corporate van fleet has become a preferred option for many companies today, but leasing isn't for every business. So you'll want to weigh all the options before jumping into any business need. 

Overall, leasing provides a more stable, cost-effective, and efficient solution for businesses in need of reliable transportation.

Ready to get started?

Simply contact us and a Zeeba team member will reach out to you to identify your needs, select a vehicle, and lease duration.

Or Call 800-940-9332