Ever wonder how the item you just purchased ended up in your hands? From the its creation to the store of where you purchased you new product it has traveled thousands of miles and depending on exactly where you are in the country a fifth of that is on the roads, highways, ore interstates. Businesses spend a hefty margin on logistics, which can include the cost of a fleet of vehicles (trucks), maintenance for those vehicles, drivers, mechanics, packaging, etc. All this before the product is even shelved on their store front or if an online business a warehouse.
So, how can a business cut cost you may ask….buy Japanese. I don’t mean their products, of which they are trying to sell and/or market, but rather on the logistical side of the business. As of now it is easier to acquire a good quality fleet for moving and shipping merchandise. Commercial trucks from japan are efficient on fuel, easy maintenance (assuming any needs to be performed), and cheap to initially acquire, either used or new. There are a few business in America that have Japanese commercial trucks for sale. The demand and versatility for them are increasing as time goes on.
Some may think they are not capable to long hauls across the multiple states and as that might be true to some degree, most business do not need huge semi-truck fleets when starting off. For businesses in metropolitan areas, urban, and inter-travels these trucks can be a huge saving for any business. Especially, when one is bought used from the Grey Market.
What is the you may ask? Essentially, the ability to purchase an item (in this case certain automobiles) that were not available for release in your native country. After a certain amount of years your countries rules and guidelines to import the items are officially legal and ownership of once not available items are now authorized for consumption. This applies to automobiles in that regulations, in some countries, would prohibit the sale of vehicle due to lack of quality emissions, safety, or just forbidden because of politics.
Now with access to all sorts of vehicles, specifically to this writings subject, Japanese fleet trucks are accessible to all those interested in the purchase of the Kei Truck (as they are known in Japan). The term Kei is nothing more than a label for the type of truck (in regards to size) classification for the purpose of registration and taxation in Japan.
For many years the world has recognized Japan and the products that have come out of there as some of the worlds best if not the best (depending on the type of item in debate). Their automotive industry is no different as it is not uncommon to see a 25 year Japanese vehicle on the road these day anywhere in the world. With that in mind it seems as if it is a no brainer as to invest in the Kei truck. Whether for a business or enjoyment the purchase of a Japanese fleet truck is a bargain since becoming available for sale.