Terminal Tractor Rental Service

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What Are the Terminal Tractor Specifications?

Terminal tractor specifications vary depending on the type of vehicle you need. Here at Big Truck Rental, we offer three models, all of them manufactured by Autocar and each with its own specifications. They are: ACTT 4×2 DOT-compliant – for both on- and off-road use. ACTT 4×2 off-road – for companies that don’t need a DOT-compliant vehicle.…
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Terminal Tractor Rental Guide

Getting the most value from a terminal tractor means knowing what you need from the vehicle beforehand. Five important factors to consider when renting a terminal tractor are: Truck specifications Interior operating environment Off-road/on-road capabilities Custom options Manufacturer reputation Let’s look at each of these factors in more detail. Terminal Tractor Truck Specifications These include: Horsepower Fifth…
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On Road vs Off Road Terminal Tractors – What’s the Difference?

On-road terminal tractors can be legally driven on public streets, unlike off-road models. To comply with federal regulations, the on-road truck must meet stringent guidelines set by the DOT, including emissions and fuel efficiency standards. It should also have a more powerful drivetrain and safety features such as ABS brakes. What Makes a Terminal Tractor Street Legal…
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How Much Does a New Terminal Tractor Cost?

New terminal tractors are expensive. Prices can climb much higher if advanced features are included. One way to avoid these substantial upfront fees is with terminal tractor truck rental from Big Truck Rental. We have multiple short-term and long-term rental plans available to suit virtually any need. Factors That Affect Terminal Tractor Cost Some of the factors…
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Safety Tips for Operating Your Yard Spotter Truck

A yard spotter truck (also known as a terminal tractor) is essential for running a modern distribution facility. As with any large and powerful vehicle, these trucks can potentially pose some risks to employees and property if they’re not operated properly. With that in mind, here are five important yard spotter safety tips to remember: Always use…
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Maintenance Tips for Your Yard Dog Truck

Renting a top-quality yard dog truck (also known as a terminal tractor) from Big Truck Rental is a great way to manage your freight depot or distribution center more efficiently and reduce fleet maintenance costs. Like all vehicles, these trucks require regular attention and routine care. With that in mind, let’s review the basics of yard dog truck maintenance.  Yard Dog Truck Maintenance: Day to Day Checks  Regardless of the make and model of your yard dog truck, the…
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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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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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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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