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PTR and STI Announce New Partnership Integrating Rentals and Sales
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Premier Truck Rental (PTR) and Service Trucks International (STI) announced today a strategic partnership to provide on-demand commercial mechanic and crane service truck bodies sales and rentals to customers. The companies will collaborate to deliver top-of-the-line work truck solutions to the Indiana and Oklahoma City markets. These solutions will prove highly valuable as a long-term rental opportunity or a sale to any professional in fleet management or independent contractors nationwide. PTR will serve as Indiana’s only STI mechanic’s truck distributor and fill a much-needed demand for service truck rentals and mechanic’s crane truck rentals in the Midwest.
PTR offers nationwide commercial truck, trailer, UTV rentals and upfits to professionals in construction, electrical, petroleum, and renewable industries. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the ability to provide custom upfit solutions to fleets and work truck rental in-house is what separates PTR from the competitors.
Visit www.renptr.com to learn more.
Based in Sioux Center, Iowa, STI manufactures service and crane truck bodies as well as a complete line of telescoping service cranes under the Tiger Crane brand name. Specializing in high quality mobile service products and telescoping cranes, STI strives to meet the needs of operators and retailers of heavy equipment used in mining, equipment rental, heavy equipment dealers, road construction, site prep and land clearing, agricultural equipment, the oil & gas industry and local, state and federal government.
Visit www.servicetrucks.com to learn more.
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PTR Participates in NIPSCO Gives Back Clay Shoot Charity Event
Bourbon, Ind. — Premier Truck Rental participated in this year’s NIPSCO Gives Back Clay Shoot Charity Event. The event was held on June 9, 2018 at the Back Forty Sporting Clays campus in Bourbon, IN. The shoot, promoted as part of the NIPSCO Gives Back initiative, focused on giving back to autism-related charities.
“We had a great time this weekend supporting a good cause for a great customer,” stated PTR Territory Manager, Andy DeLaGarza. “These guys had to carry me, but we ended up pulling off the victory!”
Premier Truck Rental Participates in the 2018 NIPSCO Gives Back Charity Event
NIPSCO employees, family and friends organized and planned a variety of fundraising events throughout their service territory. Including, holding a fishing derby at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station, a Family Fun Day, fashion show, flag football game, golf outing, clay shooting and more. Additionally, NIPSCO employees volunteered more than 1,100 hours during the summer in support of nonprofit organizations and Veteran home repair projects.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electricity distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 810,000 natural gas and 460,000 electricity customers across 32 counties. Therefore, NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. Furthermore, NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States. Serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electricity customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at NIPSCO.com and www.nisource.com
Local high school takes a test drive in a Fort Wayne truck rental business
Owning a business is no easy task. Experiencing first-hand how different businesses operate can be helpful. This is one reason why PTR opened its doors to 11 business students from South Adams High School.
South Adams is a public high school located in Berne, Indiana. The students had the opportunity to visit the headquarters for themselves earlier this month. PTR is a family owned commercial pickup truck rental company and operates out of Fort Wayne. The business serves nationwide companies and contractors in renewable energy, oil and gas, electrical, construction, and government industries.
The 11 future entrepreneurs who visited were all interested in future business ownership opportunities said business teacher Mrs. Lynn Carroll.
“The purpose of the field trip is for the students to observe and learn the three standards of business. Those being management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.” stated Mrs. Carroll. “While meeting with an entrepreneur, marketing manager, director of operations, and a franchise owner.”
The experience proved to be an excellent example of the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur or a franchise owner.
The students were introduced to each department within the company during the tour. While learning about different business functions and strategies required to develop a successful new venture.
“The students got to see, first-hand, the contrasts between two types of businesses. And risk versus reward that comes with it,” explained Carroll.
After a brief welcome and tour of the office, PTR’s Director of Sales and Operations, Adriene Horn, talked to the students and fielded questions about how the company began. Also, the types of products and industries it supports and the value of staying connected to the local community.
Students then participated in a panel discussion with PTR team members from various areas of expertise: Rob Troxel, President; Adriene Horn, Director of Sales and Operations; and Craig Carroll, Marketing Manager. After introductions they begin answering questions and sharing business advice.
For instance, Horn spoke about the importance of running an efficient business to service the entire country.
“Having many rental locations throughout the country allow quicker delivery times to companies in the field instead of moving trucks back and forth from a central location,” Horn explained in regards to efficiency.
Mr. Troxel also noted that business is not always booming at the beginning. He went on and elaborated the more time you put in and the more you listen to your clients, the small tweaks made along the way will lead you to where you want to go.
The company is well known in the truck rental industry. But, they also customize rental trucks, cargo vans, and towing equipment. This service compliments their pickup and heavy duty truck fleet to match their clients needs. Upfitting trucks and vans at a great price, was one way PTR listened to clients and modified its business to compete against other companies such as Enterprise Truck Rental.
Following the trip, freshmen Nick Miller stated, “it was amazing how they started, then they grew and opened an office in Oklahoma and now they want to expand more.” In addition, classmate Brayden Gilbert mentioned, “it was great that they were willing to tell about how to be a successful entrepreneur.”
The staff at PTR was very impressed with the level of engagement shown by the students during their tour, and pleased to encourage the scholars in their future entrepreneur endeavors.
4 Advantages to Rent Your UTVs from PTR
When it comes to durability a UTV rental from PTR has you covered. PTR is your one solution for your UTV and job site equipment rentals. Having small utility vehicles on your job site is extremely beneficial in that your crew can get in and out of places that other off-road vehicles could not otherwise fit into. UTV’s are made for rugged terrain!
Add an enclosed cab with a heater to keep your crew warm during cold days. Throw on a Track Kit to keep you moving in the toughest of conditions. Add Safety Strobe lights to make sure you’re seen. Furthermore, add a durable front brush guard with a winch capable of towing vehicles three times their size comfortably and without hesitation.
Our ability to upfit your UTV in-house means we can deliver to your work site quicker, with no middle man. We have a wide selection of aftermarket add ons we can upfit your UTV with. Just another reason why renting with PTR could save you time and money.
All rentals, including our UTV fleet, are put through a detailed service and a rugged inspection process. We take the time needed to make sure your ride will be top quality and dependable.
Delivered Anywhere in the US
We will handle the logistics to made sure your equipment is delivered on time, direct to your job site ready to work.
ITS HERE, DEPENDABLE TOP OF THE LINE USED TRUCKS FOR SALE!
Used Trucks For Sale Now! Premier offers gently used 4×4 trucks for sale. Take a look at our available used truck sale inventory.
Ready to purchase instead of rent our most popular models? Our quality used vehicles are also available for sale at a competitive price.
Our listings are updated daily so if you do not see what you are looking be sure to check back. Or better yet, sign up to our newsletter to say in the loop when a new truck becomes available. PTR has trucks for sale while they last.
Get started with PTR by requesting more information about our used truck, van, and SUV sales. Let us know who you are, and we will contact you back within 2 hours. We know your time is valuable, which is why we guarantee quick response time and a simple sale process. In a rush? Give us a call and our sales team will get you up and going in your brand new, to you, vehicle from PTR.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- View our many pictures of our different units we have for sale.
- Add different units and compare them side-by-side.
- Email and share for sale units with a friend.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
- 1-3 year old vehicles with fairly low miles.
- Medium duty and light duty trucks.
- Chevrolet, Ford, Ram.
- Different trim packages.
Jami Melcher, Remarketing Manager
Is your cargo trailer more than just a trailer? Do you haul your equipment and set up shop in your trailer? Are you constantly trying to use your MacGyver skills to store, organize, and operate on the job site, only to come up short of true organization? It’s time to evaluate the trailer you have and look into getting yourself the right trailer rental for your project’s unique needs.
Cargo trailers are one of the most operational trailer rentals we offer in our fleet. Tandem cargo trailers offer daily storage space, and it’s enclosed to protect your interior workspace and keep your equipment safe. We carry two lines of cargo trailers; our Tandem Cargo Trailer and our HD Contractor Cargo Trailer. For crews looking for a taller workspace, added lighting fixtures, and roof racks to hold ladders or elongated material, we recommend our HD contractor package. The HD contractor package includes all the upgraded features to keep your work all in one place.
Which cargo trailer is right for me?
Take a look at both options and see if your cargo trailer needs an HD upgrade!
Keeping crews happy, and optimizing uptime while staying within budget can be a challenge for fleet managers and purchasing agents. Finding the right rental trailer can be an easy solution for this. From pipeline maintenance to solar panel install jobs, it’s important for you as a fleet manager to ensure crews have a safe and efficient way to load, transport, and store equipment and materials. But- different crews have different trucks, different jobsites require different equipment, etc.
As a fleet manager, how do you rent a trailer that’s best for the job? We’ve compiled a list of frequently used utility trailer rentals, their best applications, and the pro’s and con’s of each trailer rental type. Check out our Essential Trailer Rental Guide for Fleet Managers below.