How to add truck rental services to your business

(BPT) – Successful entrepreneurs are always looking for new opportunities to expand their business and increase their revenue, with minimal time commitment, overhead and expenditure. For business owners looking to grow their bottom line, becoming a truck rental agent can provide a profitable opportunity.

What does it take to become a truck rental agent? First, a business would need a lot of ample space available for parking trucks. In addition, successful truck rental agents are active in their communities and understand the rental business in general. Having an active business and social network in the area makes it easier for new rental agents to spread the word about their service and what it can provide to individuals and organizations in the surrounding community. But ultimately, the genuine desire to provide a convenient, affordable truck rental service to local consumers is the most important asset.

“We make the process easy for those who are interested in joining the Penske team as a rental agent,” says Kevin Kleckner, Penske’s director of national consumer sales and programs. “If the business is the right fit, we take care of back-office support, perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on the trucks, and provide marketing materials and signage, leaving the business owner to focus on serving customers.”

In addition to the potential for an added year-round revenue stream, truck rental agents enjoy attractive commission rates (paid weekly), a minimal upfront investment and increased foot traffic to their existing business, along with unlimited profit potential.

“We have successful agents from all different business backgrounds. Car rental companies, RV rental companies and even party rental companies have all found success in adding Penske’s rental fleet to their business,” adds Kleckner.

With among the newest moving truck rental fleets in the industry, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental vehicles. In addition, the company offers everything that consumers would need for a hassle-free move, from affordable moving and towing equipment to packing and moving supplies such as boxes, packing tape, mattress bags and furniture pads.

Interested in learning more about becoming a truck rental agent? Visit or call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for more information.

How to add truck rental services to your business