For portable restroom operators, the number of units that can be serviced in a day depends on many factors, including location and the number, set up, and capacity of pumper trucks. Although there are some limitations you can’t overcome, there are ways to optimize your approach.
After all, it may only take six to eight minutes per unit to clean and service, but there are plenty of other obstacles consuming time along the way. Continue reading to discover how many restrooms PROs can service per day and learn how to improve operations to serve more customers.
The easiest and quickest way to service customers is when units are all lined up neatly along your route. Of course, it’d also help if you could get rid of traffic and avoid chit-chatting with customers. However, the reality is that several things impact daily services, including:
There are many benefits to servicing more units per day or week, including the big one — increased revenue. By far, the best way to service more units is to focus on routing and avoid known traffic backups. Route optimization software helps PROs design the most efficient routes for their drivers.
Additionally, consider using GPS units in your vehicles that show traffic incidents, allowing drivers to find a better path quickly. Outside of routing, there are other steps PROs take to increase productivity and build efficiencies into existing workflows.
Other recommendations for maximizing the number of units serviced include:
Although it’s important to maximize your routes and schedules, being short-staffed poses unique limitations. PROs may work more shifts themselves or find employees willing to work extra hours for the right price.
But, long hours increase your risks on the road and when using the equipment. Moreover, focusing solely on hitting a set number may encourage team members to cut corners or do less than their best job. As a result, your customers may complain or lose confidence in your worker or company.
The number of units you can realistically service in a day is unique to your portable restroom company. However, identifying key ways to improve productivity and prioritizing routing helps PROs increase efficiencies.
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