Commercial Car Rental is the ideal solution for cargo transport (learn why)!
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Having a van with the right dimensions readily available to transport everything you need from one place to another is no longer a problem! Prepare your material or goods, rent a suitable commercial vehicle, and transport everything without any worries.
- Are you organizing an event and there's not enough space in your car to carry the photographic equipment?
- Are you undertaking a complete home remodel and need to transport materials?
- Are you planning to start a home-cooked meal distribution business without investing in a vehicle?
Commercial car rental is the answer to these situations and more, offering various size options and load capacity in a simple and quick way.
Please continue reading to learn more about the benefits, how it works, and what's needed to rent a commercial vehicle that meets your needs.
What types of commercial vehicles are available for rent?
The most common cars and vans in a rental fleet include Cargo Vans, Vans, Open Box, and Mixed.
1 - Cargo Vans
These cargo vans are ideal for carrying bulky or large quantities of goods. They have different load capacities (8 to 15m3) or even larger when they have an integrated container (20m3), that can carry fruits, various foods, office supplies, furniture, appliances, and much more.
2 - Commercial Vans
These are closed-box vehicles, a bit lower than cargo vans, mainly used for transporting light goods, shelving, clothes, or food products. They can carry 2 to 3 passengers.
3 - Open Box
With this option, you can transport heavy materials like scaffolding, cement, or construction machinery, as well as a team of 6 to 7 people to carry out large-scale work.
4 - Kombi Van
The versatility is the main advantage of these mixed vehicles, designed to transport passengers and cargo with equal ease. They are spacious and comfortable and can transport up to 9 passengers.
What are the benefits of renting a commercial vehicle?
Commercial car rental is a fast and economical solution for various types of needs. Its main benefits are:
- Flexibility: You can choose from various size options and load capacities to transport appliances, furniture, building materials, among other items.
- Speed: It's easier and faster than going through a buying process with or without credit. Registering the vehicle and waiting for its delivery can delay your projects!
- Cost reduction: Renting avoids the expenses of insurance, single circulation tax (IUC), maintenance, and repairs, that owning a vehicle entails. In fact, it's even more economical if your need is temporary.
- Safety: Generally, commercial car rental companies keep their fleet updated and in good condition. Plus, they offer mechanical assistance for tire changes and other unforeseen events.
- Access to specialized vehicles: Rely on a versatile service capable of responding to situations that require specific resources, like needing to rent a 9-seater van or one with a refrigeration system.
What should I consider before renting a commercial vehicle?
It's crucial that commercial vehicle rental meets your transport needs efficiently and safely. To do this, consider the following factors:
- Purpose: What do you intend to transport: what type of goods? How many passengers? What is the distance to be covered? How long will you need the rented van?
- Load capacity: Define the maximum capacity that the vehicle should have to be able to carry all necessary items.
- Interior comfort: Check the size and layout of the interior space to accommodate passengers and cargo.
- Fuel economy: Opt for more efficient models that consume less fuel, to reduce your travel expenses.
- Safety: Confirm the available resources, such as airbags, ABS braking system, rear cameras, and parking sensors.
In which situations can commercial vehicle rental be advantageous?
Aside from the general benefits already mentioned in this article, renting a commercial vehicle is the right solution for various practical situations. Here are some examples.
1 - Growing Small Businesses:
If you're starting a business distributing organic products, home repairs, or decorating spaces and events, renting commercial vehicles could be the solution you're looking for:
- No need for initial investment;
- Facilitates company logistics;
- Avoids extra costs associated with insurance, taxes, and vehicle maintenance.
2 - Moving:
Moving house? Have you considered renting a commercial van instead of hiring a moving company?
- More economical service;
- Full control over the loading and unloading process;
- No additional costs for loading and unloading;
- Flexible scheduling.
And to ensure all your belongings arrive intact at their destination, here are some tips:
- Load the heaviest items first;
- Avoid putting heavy and light items in the same box;
- Label boxes with their contents;
- Mark boxes as "fragile" where applicable;
- Wrap glasses and other glass objects in newspaper and fill the box to prevent them from knocking against each other during the journey.
3 - Events and Fairs:
Events or fairs are usually one-time situations, but they require complex logistics. Do you need to transport sound equipment, photographic material, chairs, tables, displays, posters, and other materials?
To make it easier, rent a suitable commercial van and transport all the materials at once. This not only saves time and effort but allows you to:
- Transport materials before and after the event;
- Use the van for storage during the event;
- Only use the vehicle as long as needed, thus controlling expenses.
4 - Construction Projects:
Carrying out construction projects often involves transporting heavy materials like bricks, cement, and wood, as well as fragile materials, glass, tiles, or lighting systems.
Therefore, whether it's for a single project or several, renting allows you to:
- Have the van only for the necessary period;
- Choose the model according to each project;
- Avoid costs of material delivery services;
- Save on maintenance and storage expenses.
5 - Transportation of Perishable Goods:
To transport specific foods, pharmaceuticals, plants, or flowers while maintaining their preservation state, the van must ensure specific environmental conditions, such as:
- Refrigeration or heating system;
- Temperature control;
- Compliance with food safety regulations.
Choosing a rented commercial van allows you to:
- Adapt the vehicle to the goods;
- Change vehicles according to the needs of the products;
- Obtain an immediate solution and deliver the goods in good condition.
What do I need to do to rent a commercial van?
At Drivalia, the rental process is simple, see what you require.
- Light vehicle driving license for over 1 year and at least 25 years old (there is also the possibility of driving from the age of 20 depending on the vehicle group);
- Rental contract with your details, the indication of the time you intend, and the conditions of the vehicle you requested;
- Security deposit via credit card: an amount that will be returned at the end of the contract, if the vehicle has no damage.
You can pick up your rented commercial van at one of our 33 mobility stores scattered across the country, from north to south.
Car Return and Contract Termination:
- Inspection to check for any damage to the vehicle: loss of documents, lack of some accessory or damage to the exterior, for example;
- Handling of the security deposit and other pending issues;
- Renewal or termination of the rental contract.
Renting commercial vans is a very advantageous option for professionals working in the construction industry, distribution, and transport of various goods, as well as to solve personal and punctual situations, such as moving house.
This service offers you:
- Cost reduction;
- Access to specialized vehicles.
Remember, before renting, it's important to define your needs:
- What kind of goods do you want to transport?
- What is the necessary load and passenger capacity?
- How long do you need the van?
By answering these questions, you will know exactly what you need!
However, if you have doubts about which is the best commercial car rental solution for loads, talk to us! We are automotive mobility specialists operating for more than 30 years in this market, with our support and service you will always have the answer you need at the right time!