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Terminal Tractor Rental

Big Truck Rental is proud to launch an exclusive North American terminal tractor rental program with Autocar, an industry-leading terminal tractor manufacturer. This partnership means you have access to the highest quality terminal tractors that get the job done quickly, safely and reliably.  Stretch your capital further, satisfy surges in demand or get out of a jam. Big Truck Rental has you covered.

We have rental programs to meet your needs:

  • On Demand and Short Term Rental (1 week to 28 days)
  • Long Term (6 months+)
  • Rent to Purchase (Build equity while you rent 6–36 months)

Tailored Maintenance Program available to meet your needs.

Here’s what Fortune 500 Companies are saying about BTR

“Compared to our last supplier, BTR has been a way better experience.”

“The equipment is in superior condition compared to previous suppliers”,

“BTR will be our first choice for truck rentals in the future.”

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    Terminal Tractor Rental Options

    Among other trucks, we offer the most popular Terminal Tractor rental models for your consideration:

    ACTT 4×2 DOT Terminal Tractor– all the advantages you could want in an Autocar terminal tractor, including maximum visibility, multiple safety features, and heavy-duty components.

    Complete Fleet – BTR’s Complete Fleet is our most flexible rental option, providing waste haulers and municipalities with immediate access to like-new trucks on a recurring or ongoing basis, without service interruptions, capital expenses, or costly maintenance fees.

    Yard Spotter Rental

    Terminal tractors are also known as yard spotters and a variety of other terms here in the United States. These include:

    • Yard truck
    • Shunt truck
    • Spotting tractors
    • Yard dogs
    • Yard goats
    • Spotter trucks
    • Or sometimes simply “hostlers” or “mules”

    Whatever they’re called, these vehicles all serve the same purpose: to move semitrailers within the confines of a privately-owned facility. In this way, they’re similar to the switcher locomotives used to move railcars around freight train terminals.
    With yard spotter rental from Big Truck Rental and our partner Autocar, you get the best vehicles in top condition RIGHT AWAY, with flexible rental agreements to make sure you get the most out of your investment.

    Exceptional Features of Terminal Tractors

    Terminal tractors are different from conventional tractor-trailers in the following ways:

    • A single person off-set cab constructed of reinforced steel – to protect the operator in extreme or potentially hazardous working environments.
    • A short wheelbase with a reinforced rear axle – allowing the tractor to maneuver in tight spaces surrounded by densely packed semi-trailers.
    • An automated fifth wheel coupling – that the operator can raise or lower as needed to engage or disengage with semi-trailers.
    • A sliding rear door – so the operator can exit the vehicle as needed to attach or detach semitrailer components.
    • A low-powered diesel or electric engine – designed for reliability and fuel efficiency.
    • A simplified transmission, usually automatic – to make the vehicle easier to operate.

    In some cases, terminal tractors are occasionally used for short trips on public roads. Let us know if you have this need and our customer service experts will be happy to suggest specific models.

    Why Begin a Yard Truck Rental With Big Truck Rental?

    Your business is unique and so are its needs. That’s why we’ve created three customized yard truck rental plans from which to choose. These are:

    • On demand and short-term rentals – for usage periods lasting up to 28 days.
    • Long-term rentals – for periods lasting up to six months.
    • Rent-to-purchase – designed for 6 to 36-month intervals.
    • This plan allows you to build equity as you use the vehicles and decide at the end of the rental term whether you want to purchase.

    Our world-class terminal tractors are ready and waiting to go to work for you right NOW. So contact us today to get a quote. We look forward to hearing from you.