How to boost your business by becoming a truck rental agent

(BPT) – Successful entrepreneurs are always looking for new opportunities to expand their business and increase their revenue, with minimal time commitment, overhead and expenditure. For business owners looking to grow their bottom line, becoming a truck rental agent can provide a profitable opportunity. With approximately 2,000 agents across the country, Penske Truck Rental offers businesses this opportunity in the form of a customizable plan and additional year-round revenue stream.

What does it take to become a truck rental agent? First of all, a business would need a lot of ample space available for parking trucks. In addition, successful truck rental agents are also active within their communities and have an understanding of the rental business in general. Having an active business and social network in the area makes it easier for new rental agents to spread the word about their service and communicate what it can provide to both individuals and organizations in the surrounding community. But ultimately, the genuine desire to provide a convenient, affordable truck rental service to local consumers is the most important asset.

“We make the process easy for those who are interested in joining the Penske team as a rental agent,” says Kevin Kleckner, Penske’s director of national consumer sales and programs. “If the business is the right fit, we take care of the back office support, perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on the trucks, and provide marketing materials and signage, leaving the business owner to focus on serving its customers.”

In addition to the potential for an added year-round revenue stream, truck rental agents enjoy attractive commission rates (paid on a weekly basis), a minimal upfront investment and increased foot traffic to their existing business, along with unlimited profit potential.

“We have successful agents from all different business backgrounds. Car rental companies, RV rental companies and even party rental companies have all found success in adding Penske’s rental fleet to their business,” adds Kleckner.

With among the newest moving truck rental fleets in the industry, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental vehicles. In addition, the company offers everything that consumers would need for a hassle-free move, from affordable moving and towing equipment to packing and moving supplies such as boxes, packing tape, mattress bags and furniture pads — and much more.

Interested in learning more about becoming a truck rental agent? Visit or call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for more information.


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