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The Advantages of Renting Heavy Haulage Vehicles

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If you are in the position where you require a piece of heavy haulage to be transported, you may be asking yourself whether it is better to purchase the transport equipment yourself or to rent it. In this blog, we will discuss the key advantages of renting heavy haulage vehicles and why it can be preferable over outright purchasing one.


If you are a business owner and are in the predicament of deciding if renting or buying a heavy haulage vehicle is right for you, the biggest argument for renting is perhaps the amount you could save on costs. Heavy-duty vehicles can be extremely expensive to buy, not to mention the addition of maintenance and upkeep, fuel and obtaining the necessary permits. 

All of this together can create a substantial financial burden, so when you consider how often you are likely to use the machine, it is likely to be way more cost-beneficial to rent rather than buying.


When you hire a heavy haulage truck to move your large cargo, you are most likely going to be giving a professional, experienced truck driver to help with the transportation. The advantage of this is that an experienced heavy haulage driver is more likely to be able to move your goods from one place to another without any hitches.

An experienced heavy haulage driver will be comfortable moving hundreds of tonnes of cargo and will be more likely to keep to the strict timescale that you require. This, in turn, will ensure that your company operations run smoother, having the appropriate materials and machinery delivered to suit your schedule. 

Receive The Best Equipment

Another key reason for renting heavy haulage equipment rather than buying is that you are more likely to receive the best equipment for the job if renting from a hiring company. Rather than you and your company having to make a long term investment in a piece of machinery that may not be able to complete some of your required tasks, you will get an up to date vehicle ready for the job.

Similarly, you will not need to rely on a single piece of equipment to carry out all of your heavy haulage needs. When contacting a company about hiring a vehicle, you can give them details about the specifics of the job, meaning they can provide a vehicle tailored to that task.

Contact NMT 

If you would like to find out more information about heavy haulage and the equipment used, or would like to inquire about hiring one or more of our vehicles, please contact us by filling out our online enquiry form or by calling us on 0800 026 6985. You can also visit our heavy cranes page for more information. 

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