The Pros Of Hiring A Truck Versus Buying

A Rentco curtainsider truck

Most of us are familiar with the experience of hiring a truck for a short period of time to move house or to pick up an item. However, there’s a whole other side to truck rental, and it’s becoming more and more prevalent in the commercial sphere.

Major companies are hiring industrial trucks, rather than buying, as it’s often a more versatile and cost-effective option.


Unless you know for sure that a piece of equipment will be used for a very long time, renting is almost always the more cost-effective option. That’s because not only are you paying a reduced price and can change your mind regarding equipment, commercial rental companies like Rentco also include comprehensive servicing as part of their rental agreements.

Heavy-duty trucks can require tight servicing schedules and, like with any vehicle, things can go wrong. If you’re renting a truck, you know you have the assurance of quick and efficient servicing behind you. With fixed cost rental, you won’t be caught by surprise. This also allows you to know all of your costs in advance so you can budget effectively.

Not only that, but we also have 24/7 breakdown service coverage and can easily be reached if anything goes wrong.


When it comes to purchasing, getting your hands on a truck can take weeks, if not months. When you’re renting, turnover is quick.

At Rentco, we have offices across the entirety of Australia, which means no matter where you are, we’ve got your back. If you’re looking for a specific model, we might not have it at one office, but it’s likely that we will have it at another and can easily transfer.

We care about always going above and beyond for our clients which means that, no matter the problem, we’ll do all we can to help.


Looking for a different model or piece of equipment? No problem. You can easily swap out rental equipment, as well as add additional pieces for a specified period of time. You might need an additional truck for a couple of months, but no longer. With transport equipment rental, you can do so without any issues.

In addition, there are a myriad of truck types and we can accommodate any of them.

You might be looking for a rigid flat top truck, yard truck, or a tipper truck. Our fleet accommodates all of these needs and more, so you can be sure that we’ll have what you need.

Choosing reliable & sustainable brands

When it comes to brand choice, Rentco chooses Volvos for their strong reputation and environmental policies. This includes the Volvo FH series trucks that are fitted with environmentally friendly carbon neutralisers, aka the ‘SCR’ system. This helps us keep the business and our clients’ carbon emissions as low as possible.

When purchasing a truck, you might not have the luxury of budget or availability to access excellent quality trucks. That’s where rentals come in.

Find out more about Rentco’s environmentally-friendly Volvo trucks here.

In difficult times, we’ve got your back

If your company has been affected by COVID-19 and has moved into delivery, you might need trucks quickly, but not want to commit to something long term. Our rentals provide the perfect opportunity for businesses and are available for both long and short-term hire.

We’re always here to support you and your business, no matter the situation and no matter the time.

Still stuck? Just ask us

We’ll always tell you the best solution for your business, as part of being a transparent and genuine company. Our offerings are flexible and we will go above and beyond to accommodate your business’ individual needs.

You can get in touch with us here or give us a call on 08 9353 9999.