Work truck rentals serve a wide variety of industries.  From Construction, to Electrical, to Oil and Gas – Every industry requires their work truck rentals to maximize production and assist crews on the jobsite.  One of our most popular and versatile rental trucks for the industries we serve, is our Flatbed truck rental. We offer new 4×4 crew cab flatbeds in a variety of makes and models. Most of our flatbeds have 30,000 + GCWR, and 16,000 + Towing Capacity.


Premier Truck Rental has most innovative flatbed truck rentals in the rental industry. Depending on your needs on their job site, the flatbed rental provides more room for customization.  There’s a 9-Foot flatbed which becomes an open canvas for renters to add a variety of products from our aftermarket selection. Mount a welder, toolboxes, custom hitches, fuel storage tanks, and more!  Their versatility allows them to transform into mobile workshops.  Many of our 4×4 flatbeds include stake pockets for optional inserts.  Most rental flatbed trucks from Premier comes equipped with turnover gooseneck hitches. Our gooseneck hitches are discrete and can give you the ability to tow a gooseneck trailer with just one flip.

Also new to our rental fleet is our F750 4×2 flatbeds. These units are rugged and durable.  Not only can you customize with stake sides, we also have dumping capabilities in our 750 flatbed product line.  These trucks include up to a 18′ flatbed capable of hauling over 16,000lbs and can tow up to 27,000lbs.

Power and Durability

Our Platform Body Rentals are able to haul thousands of pounds of material and equipment for any job site. They’re durable, and take much longer to wear out because they’re made of a thicker gauge steel.  They offer more room to haul elongated materials to worksites, and they make loading and unloading materials a breeze.  If you’re tired of being limited by the inside of the box of a pickup, or van, consider renting one of our flatbed trucks.

For more information: ‘Like’ our Facebook page and Add us on LinkedIn to keep up with our latest blogs, products, and promotions. Call 844-644-9138, or Request a Quote online to start renting your  truck from Premier Truck Rental.

Why Buy WeatherTech’s from Premier Truck Rental?

Premier Truck Rental is more than just a national leader in pickup and work truck rentals. PTR also offers truck accessories. Today we are focusing on our WeatherTech floor liners.

WeatherTech makes some of the best automotive floor mats available in today’s market. WeatherTech products are designed using only the highest quality materials and manufactured right here in the United States. What is great about WeatherTech is that they offer four different levels of floor protection for all types of demands. Beginning with the industry changing FloorLiners and semi-custom All-Vehicle Mats, WeatherTech offers a product that will not only perfectly fit your vehicle, but also your budget.

We use WeatherTech mats in our rental fleet of thousands of trucks. Here is why you should buy your next set of WeatherTech floor mats from Premier Truck Rental.


WeatherTech laser measures every vehicle to protect the front, back and sides of your vehicle’s footwell. This custom fit provides your carpet the best protection, while maintaining a factory-like perfect fit.

WeatherTech mats are not universal. Unlike universal mats, custom floor mats and liners are built specific to your vehicles footwells. Because of the precise fit, they offer more coverage, meaning more protection. Able to handle any type of spill or debris, custom floor mats feature raised edges to contain liquid and keep from leaking onto the carpet.



Milage, exterior condition, maintenance history, collision background and its interior condition influence the resale value of your vehicle. WeatherTech mats protect your interior floors keeping your vehicle’s floor stain free and looking new.


Made with a high-density tri-extruded material that is durable, and rigid in strength, while also providing traction to the carpet to keep it from moving once placed in the vehicle. The material is engineered to withstand all temperatures and keep from curling and cracking even in the coldest months.



WeatherTech mats feature a system of surface channels designed to carry fluids and debris to a lower holding pool to minimize fluid movement while driving.


Call us or stop by today to get your set of WeatherTech mats.


Section 179 Benefits

Section 179 at a Glance for 2018

2018 Deduction Limit = $1,000,000

This deduction is good on new and used equipment. To take the deduction for tax year 2018, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service between January 1, 2018 and the end of the day on December 31, 2018.

2018 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,500,000

This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive” (because larger businesses that spend more than $3.5 million on equipment won’t get the deduction.)

Bonus Depreciation: 100% for 2018

Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. The Bonus Depreciation is available for both new and used equipment.

Example Calculation

Truck Purchases $1,150,000
First Year Write Off
$1,000,000 = 2018 max
100% Bonus First Year Depreciation
updated to 100% via ‘Tax Cuts & Job Act
Normal First Year Deduction
20% in each of 5 years on remaining amount
Cash Savings
Deduction x Tax Rate (35%)
Purchase Cost After Tax $747,500

Information provided by

Calculate your deductions by visiting the Section 179 Deduction Calculator

Inaugural Employee Golf Outing a Success

The inaugural employee golf outing for PTR Premier Truck Rental was held at Brookwood Golf Course on Saturday, October 6th. The event started off with plenty of excitement as Jamie McFarland won the putting challenge. Leaving the ball just a couple inches outside the hole from a 40′ putt. She was awarded a custom PTR beverage holder for her efforts.  Employees then grabbed a provided lunch from Shigs in Pit as the early afternoon scramble started.

The mixed teams enjoyed the afternoon on the course followed by dinner at the clubhouse and the awarding of various prizes for longest drives, longest putt, and more.

Tyler Hoghe (left) and Gregg Nix check their putting line as an air liner approaches.


Employees of PTR prepare for the putting challenge. The winner would receive a custom PTR beverage holder.
Mechanics F550 SuperCab with Tiger Crane and EnPak Welder Generator

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.

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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.

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Third Generation Tool Cart

It’s a Family Thing – From One Generation to the Next

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Operated by a father-daughter duo, Premier Truck Rental knows a thing or two about keeping it in the family. Back in 1971, Jim Lewis’s wife, Vicky, gifted him a Craftsman tool box for their first Christmas together.

Family Own Third Generation Tool Box
PTR President, Rob Troxel and Technician, Brody stand next to Brody’s Grandfather’s tool cart.

As time went on Mr. Lewis became the very first hire by the now President of Premier Truck Rental, Rob Troxel. This Craftsman tool box has been through a lot of projects and was ultimately handed down to Mr. Lewis’s sons, Scott and Kevin. Both of whom were also employees of Mr. Troxel at one point.

The years came and went and it was time to hand the tool box down again to the next generation. Scott would pass on the cart to his son, Brody.  Now working for PTR, Brody uses the family heirloom daily. Bringing the cart back to where it all started.


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PTR Clay Shoot For Charity

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.

NIPSCO Gives Back Clay Shoot Charity Event
PTR representatives Jordan Burke, Nathan Burke, Andy DeLaGarza, Bryan McClintock, and Kevin Bewley take a photo with NIPSCO VP Andy Stone

“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

Premier Truck Rental Participates in the 2018 NIPSCO Gives Back Charity Event

Kevin Bewley completing a stage at the 2018 NIPSCO Clay Shoot Charity Event
PTR Service Technician, Kevin Bewley completing a stage at the 2018 NIPSCO Clay Shoot 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 and

UTVs with tracks from Premier Truck Rental
Premier Truck Rental’s team vehicle for NIPSCO’s Giving Back Charity Event.

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South Adams High School Business Class

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.

Business Students
Business Students from South Adams High School visited Premier Truck Rental

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.

CEO of Premier Truck Rental, Rob Troxel, speaks to high school students

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.

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John Deere Gator Rental

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!

Custom Upfits

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.

In-House Fabricating

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.

Top-of-the-line Quality

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.

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