What Is a Fleet Vehicle?

Does your business need fleet vehicles? A fleet vehicle is a vehicle that is owned by an organization and is used for that organization’s work. Fleet vehicles can range in size and purpose, from the buses used by a city in their public transportation system to the small sedans offered by a car rental company. Service vans, taxicabs, police cars, delivery trucks, limos, backhoes, and government vehicles can all be classified as fleet vehicles.

If your business is in need of trucks to transport goods, materials, or equipment, Summit Fleet can offer you cost-effective options with fleet vehicle rentals. Read on to learn some of the advantages fleet truck rentals can offer you and how to get started with the process.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Fleet Vehicle Rental?

Fleet vehicles can be very helpful to any business, especially if your business works with pipelines, electrical infrastructure, construction materials, engineering equipment, oil, gas, or mining machinery. A fleet of vehicles at your disposal means that you can transport materials and complete projects on time without having to coordinate schedules with other transportation services.

Owning fleet vehicles can quickly become expensive, however. A fleet vehicle requires regular maintenance, licensing and registration, repairs, and fuel. You may have to hire an in-house fleet manager to handle all of these tasks or add the duties of a fleet manager to a current employee’s already-long list of responsibilities. And at the end of the day, you may not even use your fleet often enough to justify these costs. 

Fortunately, you can still enjoy the benefits of operating a fleet — and stay within your budget — with the option of fleet vehicle rental. Renting your fleet vehicles offers the following advantages:

  • Regular maintenance: Maintenance and repairs are taken care of by your rental company before you rent the vehicle at no cost to you.
  • Clean inside and out: Each fleet vehicle comes to you squeaky clean and free of contaminants, clutter, and other potential hazards.
  • Clear vehicle history form: You don’t have to worry about your vehicle’s accident or repair history impairing its function.
  • No long-term commitments: If you’re working with fleet vehicles for the first time, you can experiment with how a fleet might change your business model without having to make a big financial commitment.

Renting a fleet instead of buying it may mean that you don’t get to enjoy some of the luxury options on the market, and you’ll have to come back and rent again whenever you need a fleet vehicle. But if your big projects come irregularly or your company is somewhat small, fleet vehicle rentals may be the best option for you.

How Do You Get Started With Fleet Vehicle Rental?

When you rent with Summit Fleet, we offer an easy, convenient rental process with scalable options and nationwide delivery. Our fleet of pickups, flatbeds, and utility trucks are at your disposal and include a variety of towing and equipment packages, as well as approval for off-road operation, custom mileage, license plate compliance, and the remittance of local sales tax.

No matter what you plan to haul from one place to another, we have the truck and accessories that will fit the job and we can deliver them to you anywhere within the United States and Canada. We also offer a convenient returns process, one rental agreement for your entire fleet, and one point of contact for your entire rental experience.

To get a rate for your fleet rental, head to our online form. We’ll ask whether you’re renting vehicles for personal use or for business purposes (we only rent vehicles for business purposes), how much mileage per month you’ll require, how long you’ll need to rent, how many vehicles you’ll want, how long you’ve been in business, and how many fleet vehicles you currently have. We do our best to get a clear picture of your situation so we can help you leverage all the benefits of renting fleet vehicles. 

Once we have the information we need, we’ll ask for your personal contact information so we can get back to you with the information you need. We pride ourselves on taking all of your needs into account as we provide you with rental services. Our goal is to provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective options available for your particular situation so that you can be happy renting from us again and again.
If you’re ready to take your business transport capabilities to the next level, again, get your rate from Summit Fleet today. If you have any questions about our fleet vehicles or our services, feel free to contact us via phone or email. A knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to address your concerns and help you determine if Summit Fleet is the best option for you.