Your client wants flexibility
Why trailer rental is the new standard
With many fleet managers appreciating the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of trailer rental, trailer rental is increasingly becoming the new standard. Here are the reasons why.
Flexibility and scalability through trailer rental
Two of the most appreciated advantages of trailer rental is 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!
Europe-wide breakdown recovery service
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.
Rent 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.
Online shopping creates need for extra trailer rental
The job of a logistics trailer fleet manager is becoming more exciting every day as the demand for transporting goods keeps on changing. Blame it on the Internet; the always disrupting digital movement that has already affected so many branches. The increasing number of online shoppers pushes the limits of transportation and requires more trailer fleet flexibility. Experts search for a solution to turn the supply chain into supply elastic; with enough flexible volumes available at every depot. If your trailer fleet is not large enough to cover all depots, a trailer rental or trailer pooling solution might be the answer to this problem. Contact TIP to learn more about this or download our latest whitepaper about The Flex Challenge.
Online shops in Europe have achieved a combined growth in sales of 18,4% in 2015 compared to the year before. Collective web sales increased to 156,28 billion euros. Many of the top merchants sell online across Europe, filling up many trailers. “This cross-border success is particularly notable at a time when European policymakers are taking high-profile steps aimed at creating a single online shopping market across Europe”, says Internet Retailer.
Otto Omni channel’s success
Nobody knows where this growth will end, as e-retailers keep on expanding their logistic network to enable instant delivery. Let’s have a look at some dazzling figures of two large e-retailers in Europe; Cdiscount from France and the German-based Otto.
In 1949, Otto started as a German fashion mail order company with a paper brochure, which allowed you to choose from 28 pairs of shoes. The Otto Group soon became one of the largest online retailers for fashion and lifestyle in the world.
Besides selling fashion and lifestyle goods, Otto made their logistics network available for third parties which allowed the company to sell more goods than ever. In Germany, the largest online furniture retailer is not a furniture brand, it is mail order company Otto thanks to its strong omnichannel strategy. The total online revenues from e-shops like Otto, Bonprix, Baur, Schwab and the Mytoys Group reached a staggering 7,5 billion euros in 2015. The majority of sales is still made in Germany followed by France.
Same day delivery by Cdiscount
In France, Cdiscount is the leading e-commerce company with a total revenue of 2,7 billion euros in 2015 (source JDN). The online brand of the Casino group, well known for their supermarkets, has built an impressive logistics network. The distribution of online goods starts from more than 320,000 sqm of logistics space. This gives them a leading position when it comes to distribution space, followed by Amazon, who is likely to take this first position after they have opened their new fulfillment center of 107.000 sqm in Amiens, Picardy in 2017.
Cdiscount’s bulky goods are delivered the same day throughout the country. Orders placed up to 14.00 hours or 15.00 hours are delivered between 19.00 hours and 23.00 hours on the same day at the home of the buyer. This speed of delivery asks for a strictly organised warehouse. The ‘same-day flow’ falls into several batches during the day and requires less than two hours of picking, preparing and shipping. On a normal day, between 30 and 50 trailers are filled for delivery. Having the distribution network and system in place; Cdiscount opened up their logistic fulfillment services to others. This turned out to be a big success: 9.500 third-party sellers realised a revenue of 638 million euros in the third quarter of 2016.
More need for trailers
The dynamic distribution disruption has started. The consumer-driven supply chain forces you to align and adapt to the new rules. Online shops in Europe create more work, more traffic and more instant demands for extra trailers. If you are not afraid for the dynamic distribution disruption created by these growing e-retailers and you need more trailer flexibility, come and talk to TIP Trailer Services. TIP Trailer Services provides trailer leasing, rental, trailer maintenance, and repair as well as other value-added solutions to transportation and logistics customers across Europe. We supply you with products and services from seventy locations in Europe spread over sixteen countries.