Enterprise Rent-A-Truck expanding

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Enterprise Rent-A-Truck, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, not only is expanding the Enterprise network of local branch offices, but also is developing its brand to serve the commercial truck rental market.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car continues to offer light-duty, half-ton pickup truck and cargo van rentals to consumers for household projects or small moves. Enterprise Rent-A-Truck, however, says it provides a comprehensive “virtual fleet” of commercially equipped vehicles to local businesses, schools and municipalities. The division focuses exclusively on commercial operations that need to expand capacity on short notice or to maintain routes and schedules when their own trucks are out of service because of an unexpected breakdown, repair or accident.

“Companies see a big advantage with a ‘virtual fleet,’ ” says Allen Serfas, vice president of St. Louis-based Enterprise Rent-A-Truck. “Essentially, commercial customers have the right vehicles available to them whenever they are needed, but they only pay for them when they use them. You can’t beat that kind of flexibility.”

Enterprise Rent-A-Truck’s commercial fleet includes light- and medium-duty vehicles, such as box, stake-beds and cargo vans, as well as three-quarter and one-ton pickups equipped for towing. The company says all trucks are late model, clean, well-maintained and non-CDL (a commercial driver’s license is not required), with automatic transmission; and comfortable air-ride seats are standard in all large trucks. Detailed information about individual trucks is available on Enterprise Rent-A-Truck’s Website at www.enterpriserentatruck.com.

Renting trucks helps companies avoid large capital outlays, along with maintenance, repair, insurance and overall management costs for vehicles that are needed only occasionally, Serfas says. “This can represent a significant bottom-line savings,” he says. “Just as important, every one of our offices is fully staffed by knowledgeable, truck rental professionals trained to ensure every customer’s complete satisfaction.”

Depending on a customer’s needs, Enterprise can deliver trucks to the customer’s place of business, pick up drivers and bring them to an Enterprise location, or have trucks available for pick up at an Enterprise branch location, all at no additional charge. Enterprise’s customized programs include short-term and/or long-term rentals — on either a daily, weekly and monthly basis. No advance notice is required, and each truck rental comes with 24-hour roadside assistance, the company says.

“Enterprise Rent-A-Truck is proud of our Enterprise heritage, so customer service and local business relationships are extremely important to us,” Serfas says. “Our goal — just like on the car side of the business — is to work closely with nearby dealerships and service providers. We believe that buying and servicing truck fleets locally is a great benefit to us and our business partners.”