They were a very good investment. Extremely good on fuel, functional, cheap to purchase, and cheap to keep on the road. Everyone wonders what they are good for being so small, but it's amazing how many tasks that you don't need a big truck for.
We have become more efficient by using a smaller number of large trucks and large trailers for material and equipment transport from job to job.
For maintenance operations, one crew with a mini truck does small pruning jobs and push mower work with a modified golf cart trailer. This crew also runs a weeding route that takes 2.5 days of the week.
Our line painting staff uses the other mini truck for hauling around the painter, paint, and stencils from site to site.
In the winter they both run a shovel route. Never got stuck......without really trying to.