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Refrigeration Trailer Leasing or Renting? Which is right for you

By June 27, 2020March 30th, 2022No Comments
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Refrigeration trailer leasing and renting are both great options when you need a cold trailer. Depending on how long you need the trailer will sway you to either renting or leasing. While several states have enforced stay-at-home orders as the nation’s response to Coronavirus, the transportation industry has been deemed essential.  Especially for trucking companies that deliver our medical supplies, groceries, cleaning and sanitizing supplies.

One may think empty grocery store shelves give the appearance that our country is running low on food.  Truth be told, the food supply chain remains intact and has been ramping up to meet the unprecedented stockpiling brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.  “Our stores are getting stocked every day,” says, Ron Vachris, chief operating officer of Costco, “Transportation is functioning, our suppliers are working around the clock and the flow of goods is strong.”  The reason for the empty shelves are panic buyers.  However we’re not here today to talk about panic-buying habits, rather we wrote this article to help you decide if your trucking company is ready to purchase a new reefer trailer or are refrigerated trailer rentals ideal for you, even during a world-wide pandemic.

This is why renting could be right for you

If any of these apply to you:

  • You’re starting a new business
  • This is a temporary replacement while your reefer trailer undergoes some repair
  • You need to add a few extra refrigerated trailers to your fleet during a busy season

If you answered, ‘yes’ to any of the above and you don’t foresee needing the refrigerated trailer for more than a few months, then renting would likely be the best option for your business.  Specifically during these times when the transportation industry is doing its best to keep up with the speed of the supply chain.  With this grocery store frenzy as store shelves continue to empty out by panicky-buyers; grocery store distributors, dairy farms and meat producers continue delivering goods and produce to meet the surge by adding refrigerated trailer rentals to their fleet or hiring trucking companies with reefer trailers to make their deliveries.

How to acquire a refrigerated trailer rental

There are some reputable companies that offer refrigerated trailer rentals near you.  A very reliable one is Sonsray Rental And Leasing.  With 9 locations in 3 states, Arizona, California and Nevada, Sonsray Rental and Leasing is well-known for their expansive and dedicated fleet of only reefer trailers.  Sonsray Rental And Leasing dominates the West Coast offering 3 types of trailers: single-temperature, multi-temperature, and zero-emission electric refrigerated trailers.  There are nationwide trailer renting companies who are in the business of renting trailers of all types; Sonsray Rental and leasing specializes in refrigerated trailers only–and that means something.  In addition, Sonsray Rental and Leasing only equips their reefer trailers with Thermo King refrigeration units and offer 24/7 road side assistance.  Backed by factory trained, Master Certified Thermo King Technicians, SR&L has a strong preventive maintenance service department which keeps all of their trailers, equipment and reefers operating at peak performance.

If you decided you want to rent your next reefer trailer keep in mind you want to rent from a company who knows the equipment well; not just a company that will rent you any trailer–anyone can do that.  When wanting a reefer trailer you want to rent from a company where transport refrigeration is their specialty.  Look no further than Sonsray Rental And Leasing, call them today and let them find you your next refrigerated trailer solutions.

About Sonsray Rental And Leasing

Formed in 2003, a sister-company who was created by the largest authorized Thermo King distributor on the West Coast to specifically meet, and service the needs for Refrigerated Storage, Climate Controlled Trailers, Refrigerated Trailer Rentals, Refrigerated Storage Trailers and transport, in the marketplace.

About Thermo King

Founded in 1938, Thermo King Corporation is an American manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for trucks, trailers, shipboard containers and railway cars; HVAC systems for bus, shuttle and passenger rail applications; and “TriPac” hybrid auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system for truck cabs.