There are many benefits of working with a semi trailer leasing company—from the guidance they can provide on the right over the road trailer (OTR), cartage trailer or storage trailer to use, to the organization’s industry connections and reach that ensure you can get the semi trailer you need quickly and efficiently.
Other advantages of working with a semi trailer leasing company that may be overlooked at times are in the area of maintenance. While the services you receive with a semi trailer for rent will vary from one provider to the next, there are certain maintenance benefits you can count on and should take advantage of.
Benefit 1: Skilled Semi Trailer Maintenance Team
Your semi trailer leasing company has a vested interest in ensuring that every OTR, cartage or storage trailer that rolls off the lot is in top condition. For one thing, they want to keep you as a long-term customer, and issues that arise as a result of poor maintenance definitely don’t help them achieve that goal. So, they work hard to prevent problems. Your provider also hopes that all goes smoothly with your trailer rental and you spread the word to your industry contacts, helping the company grow its business.
That’s why a semi trailer leasing company focuses on helping your company succeed by relieving you of the time and expense of hiring, training and supporting expert technicians and by purchasing the equipment those techs need to keep trailers in top mechanical shape. Their efforts also ensure trailers are in compliance with industry standards and requirements. It’s a true win-win for the provider and for you.
Benefit 2: Expert Semi Trailer Maintenance Recordkeeping
While there are definitely advantages of finding a semi trailer for sale and adding it to your fleet, one of the obligations that comes with being a fleet owner is that you have to keep detailed records on how your semi trailers are repaired and maintained. This process can be very labor-intensive and time-consuming.
When you lease semi trailers from a provider, they typically handle much or all of the recordkeeping for that trailer. Freeing your staff from that responsibility puts hours back into their work day, especially if you lease a large number of semi trailers. Over the course of a year, you might save dozens or even hundreds of hours by eliminating recordkeeping duties. From preventative maintenance to roadside repairs, you can be confident that the data associated with your rented trailer is accurate and up-to-date at all times should you or another party need it.
Benefit 3: Emergency Roadside Assistance for Semi Trailers
No matter how well-maintained a semi trailer is, there is the potential for issues out on the road—everything from blown tires to collisions that damage the trailer and affect its operation. There are, of course, multiple ways to handle these issues. For example, you can maintain a team of repair technicians and deploy them when a problem occurs.
However, what many companies find to be a better approach is receiving roadside assistance from their semi trailer leasing partner. If the company provides assistance through a mobile repair team, you can be sure the techs know the trailer inside and out and will make the repairs that allow you to get back on the road quickly and efficiently. And even if the semi trailer leasing company outsources the repair to another service provider, that provider has a direct line to the company and can execute the necessary fix as an extension of their team.
Benefit 4: Minimizing Semi Trailer Downtime and Risk
A fourth maintenance benefit that comes from working with a semi trailer leasing company is that doing so can minimize both trailer downtime and your overall operational risk. If you have a local semi trailer repair shop handle your trailer maintenance, you never know how long it will take them to complete the work. If they aren’t able to get the job done in a timely manner, you may end up losing money as a driver sits idle waiting for his or her rig to be ready.
Even if you handle your semi trailer maintenance in-house, you can run into trouble if maintenance team members are on vacation or out sick when a need arises. By contrast, your semi trailer leasing company is prepared to deal with staffing issues and will find a way to get your over the road trailer, cartage trailer, or storage trailer back to you without delay. In fact, they are typically contractually obligated to do so. Plus, if necessary, they may be able to supply a replacement trailer so that you can get back on the road while they handle the repair or maintenance task. Ultimately, this arrangement reduces your risk and ensures your operations won’t suffer significant interruptions.
Semi Trailer Leasing: The Power of Confidence
Managing the logistics associated with transporting goods, materials or equipment—whether across town or across the county—can be stressful. Finding a semi trailer leasing company like Boxwheel that has your back can be a tremendous relief.
We look at our relationships not as semi trailer provider/customer but as more of a business partnership. The reality is that we succeed when you succeed, and our semi trailer maintenance program and services are a key to that success.
Plus, when you’re ready to make use of one or more of our well-maintained OTR, cartage or storage trailers, obtaining it and getting on the road is simple. Boxwheel’s trailer leasing process is just three steps:
- Tell us about your needs
- Complete a one-page application
- Pick your trailer up.
It’s the easiest and most straightforward approach in the industry.
Interested in learning more about how we keep our semi trailers in top condition and the maintenance services that benefit our customers? Our trailer leasing and trailer sales experts are always happy to answer your questions. Contact us at your convenience or stop by for a cup of coffee. We look forward to talking with you.