May 18, 2021
PacLease Strategies to Mitigate the Truck Backlog Wait
By Michelle Harry, PacLease Director of Marketing and Services
This year, the economy is poised for a rebound. Freight volumes are increasing quickly and expected to stay strong. Truck OEM’s are working to expand manufacturing to keep up with new orders. However, each month as new truck demand grows, so too has the production backlog. So what’s a fleet to do to minimize the wait?
At PacLease, there are options worth considering that may provide some relief to fleets needing trucks sooner… or now.
Consider a Rental Truck
While your truck is being built, consider a PacLease rental truck while you wait. Quality Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are available now for both short and long-term rentals. PacLease offers a wide variety of vehicles, including those for fleets with specialized needs – such as roll-off trucks for agriculture, construction, recycling, and trash applications. Most are equipped with the latest vehicle technologies. PacLease rental customers receive dedicated customer service with 24/7 roadside assistance.
Purchase a Used Truck
PacLease sells high-quality, late-model heavy-duty Class 8 and medium-duty Class 6 - 7 trucks, typically five or six years old that just came out of service with our customer. This includes sleeper units, day cabs, straight trucks, refrigerated vans, and more. PacLease vehicles are generally owned and well maintained by a single PacLease franchise during the life of the vehicle operation. As a result, most have the full maintenance history reports available. This makes a used truck from PacLease a viable option to consider to support your immediate and long-term vehicle needs.
The current industry lead-time for truck manufacturing is expected to stay strong through next year. PacLease truck rental and leasing has options to help your fleet mitigate the truck backlog wait and keep your business moving forward.
To learn more about PacLease rental trucks and services visit https://www.paclease.com/rental/
More information about PacLease used trucks can be found at https://www.paclease.com/our-trucks/used-equipment/
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