Tips on Building Your Construction Business With Branded Vehicles

Author: Linda Sultmann

Did you know that people out of home have a 33% heightened alertness than people in the home?

Did you know that people out of home have a 33% heightened alertness than people in the home? This means that when people are outdoors, they have higher absorption and recall of advertising messages, and this is an excellent opportunity for any business with a fleet of vehicles.


Back in 1993, a new vinyl adhesive product from 3M made a splash by turning a city bus into a mobile billboard for Crystal Pepsi. This was the first custom car wrap that people had ever seen and while Crystal Pepsi didn’t last, custom vehicle wraps became a popular marketing tactic for businesses with fleet vehicles.

Here are some tips on how different types of visuals can be used to get your construction vehicles multi-tasking by building your business while getting the job done right.


Custom Vehicle Wraps

Between materials delivery, site visits, and client meetings your work vehicles log a lot of miles around the area. Construction vehicle wraps can be an eye-catching part of an integrated marketing strategy to raise awareness of your business.

  • Did you know?
  • 96% noticed truck side ads
  • 98% said fleet graphics created a positive image for the company
  • 96% said fleet graphics had more impact than billboards
  • 75% of people developed an impression about a company and its products
  • 29% would base a buying decision on the impression

A professionally designed and applied custom vehicle wrap allows you to get more out of your employee’s time behind the wheel and every dollar spent on fuel.


Custom Car Decals

A full vehicle wrap may not be practical on all types of construction equipment. But don’t count out your bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, or cranes when thinking about promoting your business with graphics. Custom decals can make any piece of equipment into an effective marketing tool.

Safety management solution

Cranes are visible to thousands of city dwellers for the duration of the project, so why not take advantage of those impressions with a branded decal? Even if heavy equipment stays on the job site the majority of the time you can still promote your message while it’s being transported between job sites on flatbed trailers.

Keep in mind factors like distance and dirt when having a decal created for equipment. The simplest form of the company logo will be more legible from a distance than details like tag lines and phone numbers. Save that information for street-legal vehicles where consumers have the time and proximity to absorb more information while sitting at stoplights or in traffic.


Magnetic Signs

No matter how nice the work truck or how dedicated the employee is, some people may not want to pick up a date or pull up to a wedding in a vehicle with a bright car wrapped from head to tail lights. Magnetic signs allow construction managers with company cars to choose when and where they promote the business. They are also easily interchangeable with different vehicles and can be updated frequently to highlight seasonal promotions or new services.

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According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, the one-time expense of custom car wraps is minimal when you consider vehicle advertising generates between 30,000 - 70,000 daily vehicular impressions. These same impressions on television, through direct mail, or on the radio come at a much higher cost.

Consider how branded vehicles and equipment can help build your construction business with greater awareness and visibility in your community.