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The History of the Terminal Tractor: 4 Facts You May Not Know

Terminal tractors are a common sight these days around ports, freight yards, and distribution facilities. But did you know that these unique vehicles have a fascinating legacy? It’s true. With that in mind, here are four facts you may not know about the history of the terminal tractor. Fact Number One: Terminal Tractors Are a Post-War Invention…
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Terminal Tractor – Using the Right Truck for the Job

A terminal tractor, also known as a “yard truck,” “yard spotter,” or “shunt truck,” is a vehicle designed to move semitrailers across the grounds of a distribution center, warehouse, or intermodal facility. Renting your terminal tractors from Big Truck Rental can help you to streamline your operations and get the most out of your capital investment. We…
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Customer Spotlight: Charleston Environmental Management

Everyone at Big Truck Rental does everything they can to create the best customer experience possible, but our jobs are made easy by the customers and partners we get to work with. We want to give recognition to our amazing customers and partners who have helped us grow this company. This Customer Spotlight goes out to Charleston…
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Now Hiring: Director of Key Accounts

Job Title: Director of Key Accounts Direct Report: Eric Voss – Vice President, Sales Overnight Travel: 50-75% Region: United States Company and Position Overview:  Big Truck Rental is the leader in Front Loader, Side Loader, Rear Loader and Roll-Off garbage truck rentals in North America, all backed by a nationally serviced and supported fleet. Big Truck Rental began in…
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Now Hiring: Inside Sales Representative

Now Hiring: Inside Sales Representative Company and Position Overview: Big Truck Rental is the leading provider of essential services truck rentals in North America. Big Truck Rental began in 2002 and is a growing organization that is looking to expand our already successful sales team.  Big Truck Rental is a customer-focused organization that is seeking a highly…
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Autocar Truck and Big Truck Rental Partner to Launch Terminal Tractor Rental Program

Two Industry Leaders Combine Efforts to Create a Strong North American Rental Presence Hagerstown, IN, and Tampa, FL – June 16, 2021 – Autocar, LLC, manufacturer of North America’s first specialized, severe-duty vocational truck brand, and Big Truck Rental, North America’s leading essential services vehicle rental provider, introduced today the first and only national terminal tractor rental…
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What Are the Advantages of Using a Terminal Tractor?

The advantages of using a terminal tractor (also known as a yard truck or yard spotter truck) are many. They include: Reduced risk of collisions on company property Greater speed and efficiency in moving trailers from one cargo bay to the next Improved safety for your employees and contractors Fewer resources expended in training workers Terminal Tractors…
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Essential Worker Spotlight: Nelson Ross

At Big Truck Rental, we understand what it takes to keep our industry moving forward. A big part of that growth is due to our essential workers. We want to shine some light on those special people who have continued to push through during COVID-19 and all of the hard times that have come with this new…
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What is a Terminal Tractor?

A terminal tractor is a vehicle designed specifically for moving semi-trailers across the grounds of a distribution center, warehouse, receiving facility, or intermodal depot. They are rarely used on public roads, although some models are DOT compliant. Terminal tractors are known by a variety of terms, including: Yard truck Yard spotter truck Shunt truck Yard dog Yard…
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Why Is There A Shortage Of Garbage Trucks?

Throughout the Pandemic and the upheaval that it has caused within our economy, there has been a major shortage of new trucks on the market. Since truck manufacturers shut down their factories early in the pandemic, there haven’t been very many new trucks manufactured in the last year. While many businesses are in need of fleet upgrades…
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