How to score with a mixed leasing – rental fleet

Football fans will know that last summer Paris St-Germain signed the French World Cup star Kylian Mbappé on a season-long rent from Monaco, with the option to convert this short-term arrangement into a permanent fixed term lease deal for € 180m or £ 161m (source: BBC ). Like Paris St-German, as a fleet manager, you do not have to own all your trailer assets. Short-term rental or longer-term leasing or a mixture of the two will give you the best of both worlds when expanding your fleet.

Determining factors for ownership and / or rental / leasing

Given the high levels of capital involved, the decision to rent or rent trailers is a major for fleet managers. Both options have their advantages. Many fleets mix the two and get the best of both worlds.

Why lease?

Lower total cost of ownership

Mike Spence, senior vice president of fleet services at Fleet Advantage, a leasing finance company in the US presents interesting arguments for truck and trailer leasing in  that are equally valid for Europe. He states that “fleet operators need to pay attention to the total cost of operation, not just the financial costs of owning versus leasing.” By purchasing a vehicle and writing down its costs within eight years, there will be lower monthly payments than leasing. But over time, the total cost of ownership will be greater than the properties and need more maintenance. “Shorter leases are beneficial to fleets since the newer vehicle, the less the maintenance costs.”


Leasing or rental allows you to replace your trailers more and more and for the latest models. Freightwaves reports that trailers last between 10 and 15 years. If you keep them for so long, you can miss new money-saving technology. Leasing or renting trailers can help you to future-proof your fleet so your business enjoys new trailers with the latest, most efficient technology.

New technologies

For eksempel, du vil kanskje oppgradere telematikk og sikkerhetskapasiteter med dine nye trailere. Alternatively, you could benefit from new smart trailer technology like Intelliscan. Intelliscan uses a proprietary combination of optical imaging and laser time of flight technologies embedded into trailers to deliver an accurate representation of the current loading in your trailer. De technologie kan dan u helpen bij het vinden van manieren of maximizing extra volumes of cargo to carry. (source: freightwaves )

Free-up capital

Voor trailer-eigenaar om te profiteren op een stand-alone basis, moet u een eigen workshop waar u een geschikte technische assistent onderhoudt en reparatie. Reserveert u een inventaris of reserveonderdelen. Fleet operators who buy and build large fleets, often do so to enjoy more control over their operations, benefit from economies of scale in terms of costs of ownership and keep them going for longer. Under en leasing eller lejeaftale vil virksomheder imidlertid levere vedligehold og reparationstjenester. Leasing or rental frees up capital for fleet managers to use in the most profitable parts of their businesses

Trailer flexibility

E-commerce is growing year on year, a trend that is reflected in data and forecasts. Researchers cited in a  article predict a 246.15% rise in worldwide e-commerce sales, from $ 1.3 trillion in 2014 to $ 4.5 trillion in 2021. This is close to a threefold increase in online revenue. EE commerce continues to present fleet managers with exciting opportunities for new business. Having flexibility trailer capacity is a trump card for success in capturing a greater share of the ever-growing market for the delivery of e-commerce orders. Tilsætningen af ​​trailere til en flåde gennem leasing eller lejeaftaler er en fornuftig måde at kapitalisere på denne mulighed.

TIP leasing and rental

Trailer leasing and rental is our bread and butter, representing 65% of our turnover in 2017 (source: TIP Annual Report 2017 ) TIP offers a wide range of rental and leasing solutions and can advise on the different leasing regulations across Europe. With a transport fleet or over 70,000 units, TIP is one of Europe’s leading transport equipment leasing companies. It can buy assets specifically for you.

TIP rental options

We offer trailers on a rental basis in all forms including flatbed, curtainsider, box trailers, tankers and reefers to fill short-term gaps in your fleet.

TIP leasing options

For fleet managers looking for a flexible and cost-effective way to manage their flexible medium to long-term trailer fleet requirements, TIP provides several trailer leasing options .

We leveren ook meerwaardige diensten over al  onze leasingoplossingen, inclusief vervangende voertuigen tijdens onderhoud, roadside assistance , vloot en tier management en telematica voor uw vloot. We can resell your used trucks and trailers.

Like Paris St-Germain with top players in football, continue building your trailer fleet into a world class business through a mix of leasing and renting. Simply get the best of both worlds through TIP Trailer Services. For more information about TIP trailer leasing and rental, please contact us here .

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