It’s not always necessary to buy the trucks you use in your fleet. In fact, in some cases, that’s just a waste of money. Trucks are expensive and require substantial long-term maintenance and upkeep. If you only occasionally have need for a particular kind of truck, especially unique models such as refrigerated trucks, renting is usually the way to go.
C&M Motors is one of San Diego’s commercial truck repair, sales, and rental outlets, and we know that finding a great truck rental service can be difficult. These are some of the most important factors to look at, as you call around and consider your options.
There are probably more truck rental companies in your area than you may realize. Call around and make contacts at a few of them. Besides exploring your options, you’ll be able to get a feel for how customer-focused each company is through your contacts. You want a rental company you’ll feel comfortable working with.
A Wide Variety of Trucks
Typically, you aren’t partnering with a truck rental service for a single rental. You want a partner you can reliably call on whenever you need a specialty truck, so they must have a wide selection of both truck and trailer types. Think about both your current needs, as well as planned future expansions, to make sure they have all the trucks you’ll need in the foreseeable future.
Advice and Consulting
A great truck rental company will have experts on all their various trucks and should be able to give you solid advice when you call up. Everything from the planned load to the route you’ll be taking can influence which truck is best for the job, so you want experts to help you optimize your spend.
They may even be able to save you more money by suggesting alternatives that bring lower fuel costs or won’t incur as many on-road fees.
A Long History of Service
Fundamentally, anyone with a few trucks could turn themselves into a truck rental service. Your partner should go beyond that. The longer they’ve been in business, the better. That means they’ll have experience working with customers on a wide variety of projects and have commercial truck repair services capable of keeping their trucks in top condition in between jobs.
Long-Term Service Options
Do you see a need to rent trucks constantly? Or would you be interested in renting a truck long-term, enjoying the lowered costs that come with rentals? Your truck rental service should make it as easy as possible to set up long-term arrangements. This should include any bureaucratic matters such as maintenance records, permitting, and licensing. You don’t have to worry about the details when you rent.
C&M Motors has a long history providing San Diego with commercial truck repairs, sales, and rentals. If you need a new vehicle ASAP, contact us to discuss our rental options!