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Autocar, Big Truck Rental launch terminal tractor rental program

June 24, 2021
Program, which is the first of its kind in North America, expected to launch in Q3 2021, giving fleets added flexibility, support

Autocar and Big Truck Rental recently teamed up to introduce the first national terminal tractor rental program for fleets across North America.

This formal strategic alliance fills a much-needed gap in the underserved terminal tractor rental market, the companies said.

The program is expected to launch during the third quarter.

“As we look into the fragmented terminal tractor market, there are so many varied needs for small, medium and large fleet owners,” said Mark Aubry, general manager of Autocar’s terminal tractor division. “One of the most outstanding and critical elements needed is the support of operations to meet the ever-expanding needs of business—and this can be achieved most effectively through the strategic use of rentals.

“In partnering with Big Truck Rental, we can service our customers’ variable operational needs and growth requirements flexibly and comprehensively. We look forward to working together to set the standard in the terminal tractor rental industry.”

Autocar’s direct-to-customer business model and Big Truck Rental’s reach in the marketplace will provide enhanced service to fleet owners, the companies added. “We see an opportunity to provide a value-added rental offering to fleets across North America by leveraging technology and processes combined with the superior (Autocar terminal tractor) and the Autocar dealer network,” said Zach Martin, president of Big Truck Rental.

“Our top priority is to provide our customers with a service that gives them flexibility, dependability and support, allowing them to focus on their core business.”

Explicitly designed for spotting trailers and containers at distribution centers, warehouse/trucking yards, industrial operations, intermodal/rail terminals and port terminals, Autocar’s terminal tractors include the following features:

  • The tallest, widest, deepest cab and door combination in the industry made from 100% steel
  • Heaviest-duty bumper that protects driver, cab, and rest of chassis in the event of a collision
  • A robust hydraulics system with fast up/down speeds and maximum durability
  • Exclusive four-point premium cab air suspension
  • Premium cab soundproofing reducing road noise
  • Temperature insulation and matting
  • Tractor-trailer auto-lock system
  • Easy ingress/egress

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