By Brady Mork
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Whether you are an Owner Operator or run a large fleet, your primary goal is to make sure that your contracted freight gets to its final destination, on time! Now for the hard part; with all the disruptions that trucks and trucking companies will encounter, some good and some bad, how can you help to ensure that your freight gets to where it needs to be when it needs to be there?
Maybe what you haul is seasonal (what isn’t here in the Midwest)? Maybe the loads you haul vary from week to week or month to month? If you are like almost every operator, you probably have a hard time finding and keeping drivers. These are common issues that everyone that owns or operates a truck will face. With these constant forces pulling or pushing your business, forecasting for future equipment and utilizing the equipment you have becomes a critical factor to success.
If any of these questions persist in your business, it makes sense to look at the opportunities that renting trucks can provide.
Often times, freight is seasonal and you won’t need a full time truck to haul that freight so rental trucks are the perfect option. Everyone has heard about or experienced the shortage of drivers, so why pay for a truck to just sit in your lot? The answer is you should not pay for that truck. Keep the trucks you need and rent additional trucks as needed.
Every truck will have a disruption; it’s only a matter of time before your truck will need some kind of service that will create an extended down time. Ask whether your service provider offers rentals so your driver can get back on the road to deliver their scheduled freight.
Renting a commercial truck allows you to concentrate on your core business. All maintenance, licensing and IFTA reporting can be included with the rental. You simply fuel the truck, fill the truck with DEF, and provide trip reports and fuel receipts on a weekly basis.
Commercial truck rentals give your business the flexibility it needs to keep delivering loads and generating revenue. It can be as easy as a phone call, an insurance certificate and a few signatures.
By Brady Mork