Benefits of Renting a Flatbed Truck

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Why would you consider buying a flatbed truck when you can get so many benefits from renting one? The goal of any business is to maximize the profits they are making as an organization. Now as part of the business operations, companies require certain tools in order to fulfill the needs for a certain task. While there is a need for that extra tool in their arsenal, the company will not be using it so frequently that they can justify making the expenditure of purchasing the tool entirely. We’re talking about flatbed trucks.

It happens often that a company needs to use a flatbed truck but they do not have the budget to purchase it outright. It will also not justify their costs in the future and become an unnecessary expense when you consider the overall cost of operations. What do you do? You rent the flatbed truck and you rent it from the very best.

Renting a truck is always a good option when you are working with cargo that isn’t typically what you deal with. It could be irregularly shaped, too heavy or over-sized.

There are many benefits that come with a flatbed truck rental. Here’s a look at some of the most important benefits that you can avail.

1.     Comes with Convenient Features

The first and probably the biggest benefit of renting a flatbed truck is that it is more versatile than your regular pickup trucks or standard 4×4 vehicles. You will find that sometimes, a regular pickup truck just will not do. When you get one of the flatbeds, a single vehicle is going to allow you to make fewer trips to and from your destination in order to haul all the material. This saves you time, money and resources.

A flatbed truck has horsepower of up to 440. That is quite powerful and it is capable of hauling a capacity of up to 26,000 lbs. You do not need to worry about whether or not your company’s employee will have issues driving the truck because of manual transmissions. If you rent a flatbed truck through Flex Fleet Canada, you will get a truck with 6-speed automatic transmission.

Safety features like cruise control help to make those long haul trips with relative ease. You can rely on it to help you watch your speed while you are on the road. Flatbed trucks are vehicles with large profiles. Reversing them can be dangerous, especially if you’re not used to driving them. Backup camera systems in the trucks allow you to keep yourself and others safe when you are backing up the vehicle.

It is able to comfortably seat six people. This means that you can easily take a whole team for the job along with the material you’re hauling in the same vehicle, as opposed to making separate travel arrangements for them.

Oh, and you can also sync your phone and music with the Bluetooth to leave you hands-free while driving the flatbed truck.

2.     Low Maintenance and Overall Costs

One of the biggest concerns for buying any kind of vehicle is the costs associated with owning it. Of course there is that initial cost of acquisition when you purchase the truck but that is not where it ends. Any mechanical system, especially a vehicle requires regular maintenance work over the course of time you use it.

When you own the truck, you are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle entirely. When it comes to major issues with the truck, you get stuck with the hard cost of repairs and the soft costs, which come with the time the truck is out of commission.

Renting a flatbed truck from a rental company like Flex Fleet Canada is going to make life a lot easier for you. You get a company maintained vehicle when they bring it to you and you need to take care of the regular upkeep while operating the vehicle. If, however, the flatbed truck goes through major problems and it’s rendered out of commission, the rental company can help you. They will aid in getting the repairs and if there is a need to, they will replace the out of commission vehicle with another one for a much lower cost than getting a new one. There will be little to no down time.

3.     Reduced Logistical Issues

Acquiring a vehicle instead of renting it is not as easy as you might think. There is a lot of paperwork to deal with for the registration and licensing. Then there are the costs associated with physically getting possession of the truck. If you have bought it from an auction or from another state, there will be a lot of time wasted in getting the vehicle.

When you rent a flatbed truck through Flex Fleet Canada, we bring the vehicle tuned and ready for your use to wherever you need it. We are a large fleet truck rental company that caters to companies all over the country. Wherever you require the flatbed truck, we’ll make sure that we get it to you. It does not get any more convenient than this.

We allow our customers to apply customized logos of their own companies on the trucks they rent from us in case they rent it out for long term. Our flatbed trucks are safe for use off-road. If you want more information or if you want to get a free quote for a flatbed truck rental, feel free to call us at any time on 888.981.9598 or visit our website at