Autocar LLC, manufacturer of severe-duty vocational trucks, is partnering with Big Truck Rental to start the first national terminal truck rental program for fleets across North America. The program will launch in the third quarter of this year.
“As we look into the fragmented terminal tractor market, there are so many varied needs for small, medium and large fleet owners. 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,” said Mark Aubry, general manager of Autocar’s Terminal Tractor division. “In partnering with Big Truck Rental, we can service our customers’ variable operational needs and growth requirements flexibly and comprehensively.”
Autocar’s ACTT trucks are designed for use at distribution centers, warehouse/trucking yards, industrial operations, intermodal/rail terminals and port terminals. The trucks include a heavy-duty bumper that protects the driver, cab and chassis in the event of a collision; a robust hydraulic system, cab air suspension and soundproofing, tractor-trailer auto-lock system and more.
“We see an opportunity to provide value-added rental offering to fleets across North America by leveraging technology and processes combined with the superior ACTT and the Autocar dealer network,” said Zach Martin, president of Big Truck Rental.
Big Truck Rental, founded in 2002, provides essential service rental and off-rent trucks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Based in Florida, it offers a number of truck rental options, from short-term rentals to rent-to-purchase agreements.
Autocar LLC manufactures specialized, severe-duty vocational trucks and is the only American-owned and operated original equipment manufacturer of such trucks. With roots dating back to 1897, Autocar has four main lines: the DC conventional truck, the ACX and ACMD cabover trucks and the ACTT terminal tractor. The company has manufacturing locations in Birmingham, Alabama, and Hagerstown, Indiana.