When choosing rental fleet services for your business, it pays to do your homework. There are a lot of truck leasing companies available in the GTA area, but how can you make sure that you get the best bang for your buck? There are several factors to consider before signing the lease contract and investing your hard-earned money. Here are a few tips to help you get the most value out of your rental fleet provider:
Know your Needs
As an affordable option for getting trucks for business use, renting can still cost you money if you do not keep track of your budget. You should have projections on how long you need the vehicle for, what type of vehicle can offer versatility for different jobs you need to have done and what budget you are working with. You should also understand the demand and seasonality for your products and services, so you can better determine how many trucks you will need in certain times of the year. It is best to work with a leasing company that offers flexibility and allows you to adjust your fleet depending on the needs of your business.
Do Some Research
Looking into different rental fleet services and comparing their offerings can be tedious. But being diligent in your search will help greatly in the long run. Look for price estimates from all the companies in your area. Take time to peruse company websites to learn more about them. Are they able to provide you the best vehicles for your needs? Do they have a proven track record of service excellence? What is the feedback of the customers? Check review sites such as Better Business Bureau or their social media accounts for complaints by previous customers. This will give you an idea how reliable these companies are.
Look Deeper into a Rental Company’s Background
Once you have selected the company you want to rent from, ask a few questions about their reliability and service quality. This erases any misunderstanding about what they claim to provide and what is actually being offered in practice. Ask them how long they have been in business, what kind of vehicles do they offer in their fleet, how flexible are they in adjusting the rental agreement depending on your scheduling needs, etc. Having a better grasp of their competencies can give you peace of mind when renting from them and will make repeat rentals easier in the future.
Assess Fleet Maintenance
Rental fleet services that keep their vehicles well-maintained helps you by lowering your fuel costs, improves driver comfort and productivity, lowers downtime due to vehicle repair, prevents road accidents and can be better for the environment. Choose a company that not only fixes what is broken but also avoids these instances because of an effective preventive maintenance program. They should have proper training programs for their technicians to ensure that the vehicles you lease are in top condition.
Do you need customized work trucks? Contact us at 1-877-479-1388 or email Steve Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org for your car, truck or fleet rental and no-term leasing needs. We have locations in Hamilton, Selkirk & Niagara and service all of Ontario through our partner network. With a fleet of over 800 vehicles and growing, Thomas Solutions has a wide array of work vehicles for lease or rent, and an expert team that provides fleet management services for large industrial firms.