Benefits of Short Term Fleet Rentals

By: Somerville Auto   |   04 Apr 2023
GTA truck and van rentals

Somerville customers can take advantage of our commercial rental vehicle program to support and simplify their day-to-tday operations in the GTA. Short term vehicle rentals can offer many benefits to fleets that experience seasonality in their operations. Whether it’s for temporary increases in demand or for dealing with seasonal fluctuations in the market, vehicle rentals can be a cost-effective and convenient solution for fleet managers. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key benefits of commercial vehicle rentals for fleets with seasonality.

1. Flexibility: One of the biggest advantages of short term commercial rentals is the flexibility they offer. Fleets that experience seasonality in their operations often need to adjust the size and composition of their fleets to match the demands of the market. This also allows fleet managers to quickly and easily adjust their fleet size without the need for a long-term commitment or investment. This can be especially useful for businesses that experience short-term spikes in demand, such as delivery companies during the holiday season.

2. Cost-effective: Vehicle rentals can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles for fleets with seasonality. Purchasing or leasing a vehicle requires a significant upfront investment, as well as ongoing maintenance and repair costs. Short term rentals, on the other hand, offer a low-cost alternative that allows fleets to avoid these expenses. Additionally, rental companies sometimes offer discounts for longer-term rentals, allowing fleets to save money when they need vehicles for an extended period.

3. Convenient: Seasonal vehicle rentals offer a convenient solution for fleets with seasonality. Rental companies typically have a wide variety of vehicles available for rent, including trucks, vans, and passenger cars. This allows fleet managers to quickly and easily find the vehicles they need to meet the demands of their business. Additionally, rental companies often offer delivery and pickup services, allowing fleets to avoid the hassle of transporting vehicles themselves.

4. Reduced risk: Another benefit of renting fleet vehicles is that it can help reduce risk. When a fleet purchases or leases a vehicle, they are taking on the risk of depreciation, maintenance, and repair costs. Short term rentals, on the other hand, transfer these risks to the rental company. This can be especially useful for businesses that are uncertain about their future needs or that operate in volatile markets.

5. Access to newer vehicles: Lastly, by utilizing rental vehicles, fleets get access to newer vehicles that they might not be able to afford to purchase or lease. Rental companies typically update their fleets frequently, meaning that rental vehicles are often newer and better maintained than a fleet’s own vehicles. This can be especially beneficial for businesses that operate in competitive markets where having the latest and most reliable vehicles can provide a competitive advantage.

In conclusion, short term vehicle rentals offer many benefits to fleets that experience seasonality in their operations. They provide flexibility, cost-effectiveness, convenience, reduced risk, and access to newer vehicles. For fleet managers looking to optimize their operations and reduce costs, Somerville will make the rental process easy and provide suitable commercial vehicles to meet your needs.  Get in touch with our Rental Team today to learn about vehicle availability or request a rental rate.


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