Terminal trucks, also known as terminal tractors, spotter trucks, or shunt trucks, move cargo trailers around a distribution center or freight yard. While some businesses use conventional freight trucks for this purpose, terminal tractors have several design features that make them perfect for this role.
As international trade continues to grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the role that terminal tractors play will grow as well. In 2022, the terminal tractor market was valued at $802 million and is expected to reach $1.042 billion by 2027, reflecting the resurgence of global markets.
So, if you want your company to keep up, you need a reliable and effective fleet of terminal tractors that can quickly and safely move cargo around your yard.
AutoCar: Big Truck Rental’s Choice
At Big Truck Rental, we’ve partnered with AutoCar to provide our customers with the best terminal tractors currently on the market. AutoCar’s legacy of excellence goes back for over a century: they built the very first commercial truck in 1899 and have continued to excel. Their current offering, the AutoCar Terminal Tractor (ACTT) line, is used extensively in the United States and worldwide and is proudly featured in Big Truck Rental’s inventory.
Why We Work With AutoCar
We choose our partners carefully here at Big Truck Rental, and we feel confident in working with AutoCar for these reasons:
- Driver-centric design: AutoCar’s terminal tractors feature easy-to-operate controls, spacious cabs, and multiple grab points for easy entry and exit. This makes the ACTT line of vehicles safe and easy to use, improving efficiency and reducing the chance of injury.
- Rugged and reliable: AutoCar uses tried and tested components, such as Cummins engines and Allison transmissions. Their terminal tractors will keep going long after other vehicles have broken down.
- American designs, American-made: In an age of outsourcing and shipping jobs overseas, AutoCar still constructs its vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Indiana, where dedicated quality control experts ensure excellence in every step of the assembly process.
With international trade projected to continue growing with the rise of major Asian markets, it’s more important than ever that your shipping company or warehouse can handle large volumes of cargo.
Contact for More Information
If you’re looking to expand your company’s fleet but don’t want to commit to a full purchase, consider a terminal tractor truck rental from Big Truck Rental. With terms for short and long-term rentals and rent-to-purchase options on many of our vehicles, we can help you add a new vehicle to your fleet quickly and affordably. Contact us today, and we can tell you more about the trucks for rent we offer.