Vehicle rental is seen by many fleets as a stop-gap transport solution - essential, but only as a short-term problem fix. But some fleets can have a significant volume of vehicles on rental on periods of time ranging from days to years.
Rental provides flexibility in providing the ability to meet service contract needs without the expenditure and commitment of outright purchase or leasing - and they can be sourced where they are needed. And typically vehicles sourced from rental companies are amongst the newest on the roads and therefore powered by the very latest fuel efficient, low emission engines and equipped with the most recent safety features.
But there are factors to be aware of - the benefit-in-kind treatment of hire cars, for example.
Fleet News explores the pros and cons of rental here.
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