Trailer rental – the new standard

Trailer rental – the new standard

One of the characteristics of Millennials, the generation of people born between the early 1980s and 1990s, is that “they are reluctant to buy items such as cars, music and luxury goods. Instead, they’re turning to a new set of services that provide access to products without the burdens of ownership, giving rise to what’s being called a “sharing economy.””  Economist Jeremy Rifkin predicts that “25 years from now, car sharing will be the norm and car ownership an anomaly”. [source: Goldman Sachs research] In the business to business sector, the same applies to trailers. With many fleet managers appreciating the flexibility and cost effectiveness of trailer rental, trailer rental is increasingly becoming the new standard.


Flexibility and scalability through trailer rental

Two of the most appreciated advantages of trailer rental are its flexibility and scalability. These enable companies to exploit exceptional, fluctuating and/or seasonal business opportunities. Perhaps you have an urgent customer delivery need which requires you to take on extra trailer capacity. Or perhaps you are a transporter in industry sectors where demand fluctuates dramatically.

Examples of areas requiring flexibility include “fast fashion” where manufacturers such as Inditex and H&M need supply chain elasticity and trailer flexibility to quickly deliver not only low-cost imitations of catwalk clothes collections, influenced by the catwalk shows but also their own “value-for-money” collections throughout the year. There is no better illustration of a seasonally-driven delivery period than Christmas. Trailer rental offers fleet managers the opportunity to cater for this spike in demand to smoothly enable Father Christmas, Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas to get presents to children on time.


Trailer rental can give you access to the best trailers and latest trailer technology without the high investment costs of owning the trailers and overheads of ownership such as the recruitment and retention of qualified engineers, the running of a workshop or keeping an  inventory of spare parts.

Scale up when you need to

Customers choosing to rent trailers through TIP Trailer Services are also able to enjoy preferential rental terms within rental or lease contracts to take on more trailers or reduce the number as demand requires.

Trailer maintenance and repair – outsource them

Keep your trailer fleet in peak performance mode with TIP. As part of a trailer rental contract, TIP Trailer Services takes the weight off your shoulders by providing you with maintenance and repair management services. Whilst we look after the maintenance and repair of your rental trailers, we supply you with alternatives to ensure that your business continues to operate as usual. Maximise your trailer uptime!

Should one of the trailers in your rental fleet require roadside assistance on the way to London, Paris, Warsaw or any other European destinations, you can count on our Europe-wide breakdown recovery service 24/7 365 days per year.

All types of trailers

TIP hires out trailers for every task including curtainsiders/tilt, moving/walking floor, flat, reefer, tanker, chemical, tipping powder, waste tanker and many other types of trailers, tankers as well as trucks.

Trailer flexibility with TIP

Our world class customer service teams across Europe make sure that our rental trailers are maintained to the highest standards, allowing you to enjoy total operating efficiency. To capitalise on the new business opportunities provided by trailer rental with its flexibility, scalable load-carrying capacity and cost-effectiveness, please contact TIP Trailer Services.

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