Even if your warehouse operation runs smoothly and you are happy with your truck fleet, there may still be times when you need some extra help to meet tops in demand.
Short-term rent is often used by logistics to make these stressful periods smoother, but there are many other good reasons for renting trucks for short periods, even at quieter times of the year.
Regardless of the size of your material handling, this option can really help you. Let's take a look at some of the benefits.
When you buy trucks to expand your business, you tie up a large amount of money that could be used for other purposes. Why not try short-term rental next time? If the demand continues to be high in the future, you might consider buying your truck, if not, the short-term rent in the long term has saved you money.
Getting the right truck is important, and not something you want to decide on in a hurry. To facilitate this, you can rent some trucks for a short period to try them out before deciding.
Your accountants' lives can be made much easier with short-term rent. Many suppliers determine the cost of your desired rental period from the beginning. This means that the costs are predictable, and you do not have to be surprised when it is time to pay the bill.
One of the great advantages of short-term rental is that the time from order to delivery is often very short. There is no need to spend a long time waiting for the truck to be produced, which means that you can quickly get started with higher capacity.
Your rented truck may have helped you having a stress-free Christmas season, but what happens after that? Instead of having a truck standing still on the storage floor when the workload is back to normal capacity, which you can manage with your fixed truck fleet, you can return the rented truck.
Warehouses are challenging environments and although they can be minimized, accidents can never be completely eliminated. Fortunately, your supplier can provide service to give your truck maximum operating time.
When you rent a forklift for a short period, you are usually not limited to trucks that are in production at a given time. Many suppliers' rental fleet contains machines of all ages and levels of use - so no matter what task you need them for, or how much you want to spend, there is usually a suitable truck for your needs.
Short-term rental is a great way to supplement your truck fleet in times of high demand - but this is not necessarily the only time you need short-term rental trucks.