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
- Fifth wheel capacity
- Axle reductions
- Axle ratios
- Tire size and type
- Fuel tank capacity
Give us a call today to discuss these requirements. Our customer service experts will work hard to find the perfect terminal tractor for your needs.
Interior Operating Environment
Efficiency improves when terminal tractors are comfortable and easy to operate. Look for a terminal tractor that offers the following features:
- Comfortable seating
- Easy-to-reach controls
- Powerful, reliable heating and air conditioning
- Spacious cab area
- Hooks, cubbyholes, and compartments (for storing and retrieving outerwear, personal items, etc.)
Most terminal tractors are designed strictly for use within the grounds of a warehouse facility. However, you may need an on-road vehicle if your distribution center spans public streets.
Custom Options for Terminal Tractors
You may want to customize your terminal tractor with added options, depending on the layout of your distribution center and other factors. Features to consider include:
- Floodlights – facing forward, rearward, or both.
- Motorized mirrors – to make it easier for the driver to see what’s going on in all directions.
- Gladhand buckets – especially important if you plan to move trailers across public roads.
Terminal tractor manufacturers vary widely in terms of their reputation. Here at Big Truck Rental we partner with AutoCar, the industry leader for building rugged, reliable vehicles with consistent quality. Plus, we take care of the maintenance, giving you added peace of mind.
Save Money With Terminal Tractor Rentals
One final and hugely important consideration is whether to buy or rent your terminal truck. At Big Truck Rental, our flexible and affordable terminal tractor truck rental program frees you from the expenses and obligations of an outright purchase.
We offer short- and long-term rental agreements to meet your needs. Once the rental term is over, you can either renew the agreement, purchase the truck at a discounted price, or simply turn it in and walk away. Whatever you choose, the power is in your hands.