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Need a Truck Rental with a Hitch?

Looking for a truck rental with a hitch to fulfill all your towing needs? Flex Fleet Rental can help you find the perfect truck!

Many industries require trucks with significant towing capacities. This is particularly true for the construction industry, the landscape industry, and the farming industry.  Businesses like these require trucks that can easily transport their heavy construction material, equipment, tools, and other cargo from one site to another. However, owning trucks used to tow heavy trailers is a hassle within itself.

First of all, investing in trucks with multiple towing capacities can be quite costly. For example, if the weight of the material is more than the towing capacity of the truck, then it can lead to truck damage and high maintenance costs. In addition, driving an unreliable truck could eventually lead to cargo damage. Instead of investing in your own trucks with high upfront costs, monthly payments, and other fees, consider renting your work trucks to safely and securely transport your loads without breaking the bank.

This is where Flex Fleet Rental can help you. Not only do we have top-of-the-line rentals but we offer you trucks with multiple towing capacities. Whether you need a truck to haul a dump trailer full of leaves and brush or a flatbed trailer to transport heavy construction machinery. Flex Fleet has got you covered. You can use our rentals to carry your load from one site to the next with ease and without putting a dent in your wallet.

Before we explore the truck rental options at Flex Fleet Rental, let’s take a look at some important considerations when picking a rental truck.

IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PICKING A RENTAL TRUCK WITH A HITCH

Here are some factors that you need to look at to pick the right truck rental with a hitch:

The Weight of the Truck

The first step is to make sure your chosen truck can fulfill your towing needs. Here are common options that you can choose from:

  • ½-ton trucks: ideal for daily towing needs
  • ¾-ton trucks: ideal for an all-round powerful experience with a stronger suspension system
  • 1-ton trucks: resilient for towing, can fulfill heavy-duty hitching needs

Fueling Options

Gasoline engines are typically easy to maintain and economical. However, when it comes to longer distances, diesel engines prove to be more fuel-efficient than gasoline ones. If your towing requirements are spread over long, winding routes, then diesel engines will be a better fit for you.

Length of the Truck Beds

The bed size of a pickup truck also impacts its towing capacity. Shorter truck beds boost the towing capability of a truck and allow you to tow extra material and equipment. They also enable drivers to maneuver the vehicle easily.

With that said, shorter beds might not allow your whole crew to travel with you, which might lead to higher transportation costs as your crew will have to reach the site some other way. On the other hand, longer beds make towing difficult but save your fuel and time.

This is why you must choose a bed size that suits your needs. If you have fewer members and high-priority towing requirements, then a shorter bed will be better for you.

VITAL PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU MUST TAKE WHEN TOWING

When using a truck rental with a hitch, there are some precautions that you need to take to avoid the dangers associated with towing.  Here are a few to keep in mind.

Swaying

Swaying is one of the most dangerous parts of driving a truck with a trailer.  Therefore it is essential for your drivers to be extra cautious and vigilant to prevent trailer sway. Swaying can occur from strong winds, driving too fast, sharp turns, and unbalanced materials. The best way to prevent it is to evenly balance all the materials in the truck. If the material is improperly balanced, then the side with the larger weight will cause your equipment to sway when the trailer makes turns or speeds up. Encourage your drivers to use truck scale stops to measure and balance the weight of the towed equipment.

Braking

When driving a truck rental with a trailer it is essential to understand the proper braking etiquette. Regardless of your truck rental from pickup trucks to flatbeds, towing a trailer adds more inertia and momentum to your vehicle. This means your rental will have to work extra hard just to come to a complete stop. It is crucial for your drivers to maintain a proper distance from other vehicles on the road to prevent accidents. Your drivers will also have to hit the brakes earlier than you would driving without a trailer.

The best way to take the pressure off your truck’s brakes is to install a brake control system on your trailer.  Not only will brake control systems help your vehicle stop but they will also prevent sway. In addition, these extra brakes can help stabilize your truck when it’s pulling heavy equipment.

Turning

Most of the time when you’re pulling a trailer with a pickup truck, your load’s wheelbase will be wider than your towing vehicle. Therefore it is crucial to make wider turns at street corners and windy roads. When making turns the wheels of the trailer will be closer to your pick up truck so if you are not cautious you could potentially hit street signs, curbs, or even jackknife your trailer.

Acceleration

Here at Flex Fleet, our truck rentals are designed for hauling heavy loads and material. However, it is important to remember that when you are towing a trailer you have a greater mass behind you which makes your truck work harder than usual to accelerate. It is also much harder to maintain control of your truck and trailer when driving at high speeds. Therefore, it is important to avoid speeding, passing other vehicles, and accelerating downhill to ensure your safety.

Limited Visibility

It is always important to consider the weight, length, and height of what you are towing. Whenever you are towing a larger trailer it can affect your visibility. Visibility plays an essential role in backing up, making turns, and changing lanes. If you are towing a trailer that is wider than your vehicle, consider using extended mirrors.

Mismatched Equipment

Whenever you are towing a load it is essential to use the right equipment to ensure your safety. This means using the correct ball and hitch when attaching your trailers. Failure to do so could lead to your trailer detaching from your pickup truck which could cause a serious accident.

Blowouts and Tire Pressure

Another precaution you must take into consideration is the condition of your tires. Whether you are renting our cargo vans, pickup trucks, or flatbed trucks, it is essential to check your tires before hauling a trailer with any of our commercial vehicles. Under-inflated and over-inflated tires can cause a blowout and increase the chances of you or your employees losing control over your vehicle.

Use The Right Vehicle

While all of our work trucks here at flex fleet have the ability to tow trailers, it is essential to get the right truck for the size of your load. Every trailer and every haul can differ in weight, height, and mass so make sure you pick the right truck to fit your needs. Luckily, we have a wide variety of truck rentals to choose from.

TRUCK RENTALS AVAILABLE AT FLEX FLEET RENTAL

Here are all the truck rentals that you can get with a hitch at Flex Fleet Rental:

1/2 Ton Pickup

Our ½ ton pickup rentals are versatile and economical. They can easily seat 6 people and have ample cargo space in the bed. With their 9,000 to 9,500 LBS towing capacity, these trucks are ideal for commercial use for firms looking to tow other light trailers.

3/4 Ton Pickup

Our ¾ ton pickup truck rental with a hitch certainly has a stronger suspension system than the ½ ton rental. The impressive 13,000 to 17,500 LBS towing capacity of this truck means you can easily use it to tow a medium-sized camper. It comes with easy-to-handle economical features, superb fuel economy, and maximum torque.

1 Ton Flatbed

Our 1 ton flatbed rental is a versatile, heavy-duty truck rental. It has a gooseneck hitch with a towing capacity of 18,000 to 21,000 LBS that enables it to tow large equipment quite easily. It’s ideal for many commercial industries such as construction and government. It offers impressive torque and fuel economy and comes equipped with a reinforced rear bumper hitch assembly.

1.5 Ton Flatbed

When it comes to towing, our 1.5-ton flatbed rental offers unmatched resilience and can easily handle a hefty payload. It offers an incredible towing capacity of 21,000 to 32,500 LBS and a combined weight rating of 40,000 LB. It provides you with maximum torque, upgraded suspension, heavy-duty tires, and superb fuel economy.

CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 – THE ULTIMATE TRUCK RENTAL WITH A HITCH

At Flex Fleet, we have the Chevy Silverado 1500, which has to be the ultimate truck rental with a hitch. It comes with a new and improved trailer connection system, which offers the following features:

  • Hitch View Guidance – A rear camera with dynamic guiding lines for immaculate hitch view. Your driver can zoom in on the hitch to maneuver the truck accurately.
  • Electric Parking Braking Assist – This auto break will engage if the hitch is misaligned, which will make the towing more secure and risk-free.
  • Trailer Camera Package – A comprehensive 270-degree view of the Silverado via the rear vision camera installed on the side view mirror. It will prevent any fishtailing and help your drivers become aware of loose connections right away. It will also assist the driver while changing lanes and backing up.
  • Sway Control – Sensors that apply tow vehicle brakes and dial back engine power whenever the trailer sways.

This system also comes with a hauling mode to deliver optimal power via the transmission and auto-grade braking to slow the truck automatically when going down a steep decline. It also comes with a trailer theft alert, trailer brake control, and trailer tire pressure monitoring system.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 also comes with the MyChevrolet app, which your drivers can use to make a checklist of your towing needs on their smartphones. Your drivers can use the app to check if the trailer has been properly connected to the truck or not. They can also use it to track the transmission temperature, mileage, and fuel economy while towing.

WHY TRUST FLEX FLEET RENTAL?

When looking for a truck rental with a hitch, look no further than Flex Fleet Rental. At Flex Fleet, our customers are our ultimate priority; we make sure to dedicate all our efforts and time to creating a hassle-free renting experience for them. When renting with us, you only have to sign a single contract for any number of vehicles that you want to add to your fleet.

We deliver the truck to the designated location in 5 to 10 days. We can also pick up our rentals once you are done using them. You can rest assured that all of our trucks are in perfect working condition and pre-approved for off-the-road jobs. We offer mileage allowances based on your needs. We also allow our customers to display their removable logos on our trucks to promote their business during the term of usage.

Rent With Us Today

Flex Fleet Truck Rental has everything your business requires when it comes to truck rental packages. From passenger vans to pickups with crew cabs, flatbed trucks, and more.

Reach out to our trusted team today to get a quote and to find and rent the right trucks for all your business needs. All you have to do is fill out the form below or call us for a Quick Quote at 888-58-FLEET (888-680-8508). We will be happy to help you out with any questions and concerns you may have.