Choosing the right truck for your company

Trucks keep our society moving. With the wide range on the market, it can be difficult to know what would work for you.

Here’s our list of the top four things you should look at when choosing the right truck for your business.

Truck safety

Safety should always be your absolute top priority when it comes to choosing a vehicle. At Rentco, we know that the safety of your staff and your customers is important to you, so we ensure that the only trucks we rent out are high-quality and secure vehicles that are at the forefront of technology.

Rentco uses Volvo prime movers because of their reputation for reliability and efficiency. It’s also important that you train your staff on how to use these trucks and offer regular driver training, rather than just initial license driver training.

Truck performance

Your truck should perform. This means efficiency in all areas, from fuel to ongoing health. We follow strict quality guidelines to ensure that we provide the best vehicles to our customers. Part of this means investing in the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) to supply heavy vehicle equipment.

This enables higher productivity and safety for your workforce through innovative and optimised vehicle design.

When you choose a truck, you should consider:

  • Its fuel consumption
  • Engine capacity
  • Storage space
  • Technological performance tracking

Purpose & environmental suitability

Trucks are used in a variety of environments: from mining to logistics to your basic suburban roads. The truck in question may need to be specifically to one or more of these. This means that you should ensure that you choose a truck that’s designed for that specific environment.

A great alternative to being locked into one specific vehicle is using a transport equipment rental company who can provide both short and long term rentals of a variety of trucks.

When you use Rentco, you know that you are hiring high-quality trucks, are supported by regular servicing and safety measures, and will have all the arduous and time-consuming parts of vehicle maintenance taken care of for you. 

The cost involved

The cost of a truck can be a huge investment, especially when you are just starting out as a business. This is largely because it is an ongoing cost, rather than just a one-off upfront one. The cost of ongoing servicing and maintenance of a large vehicle, especially if you’re looking at Heavy Rigid trucks, can be significant and often crushing for small companies.

The alternative to this could be buying a used truck; however, too often used commercial trucks will have high mileage and be old and ‘tired’, meaning that they won’t last long and ultimately won’t be the better investment.

Then, there’s still the ever-present possibility that the truck might not be the right one for you. It could be too small, too large, or simply not suited to its purpose and environment.

Using a transport equipment rental company is the perfect compromise.

When you use a transport equipment rental company like Rentco, you’re not locked into any choices, you are fully covered with servicing and 24/7 assistance across Australia, and you have the experience and advice of Rentco’s team behind you.

Looking for a truck and can’t decide on the right choice for your company? Contact the Rentco team here or call our head office on 08 9353 9999.