Finding the right truck for your business needs can be a tough task if you are unfamiliar with the types available to you. Choosing too small a truck can result in failure to complete your task on time and potentially lead to fines whilst too big a truck could be expensive and wasteful for your business. But fear not, we at AT&T are here to help with a quick explanation on the differences of trucks available from us to make your job that little bit easier.
A Tractor Unit boasts a powerful, heavy duty engine that is perfect for hauling heavy cargo trailers. Another feature that helps these trucks pull heavy cargo is an extra fifth wheel. Mounted above the rear axle, it provides extra stability when attaching a trailer. This allows the weight to be spread evenly across the truck and trailer.
A rigid truck typically consists of two axle sets, a driver’s position, a steering system, motive power and a single rigid chassis. There are many different types of rigid trucks on the market for a range of different uses. In the UK, the most popular choice is a dropside or curtain side truck. This is due to their ease and ability to easily accommodate crates or pallets.
Another popular rigid truck is the flatbed truck. This style is perfect for moving goods such as metal or building supplies. Due to having no walls or roof, flatbed trucks are ideal for transporting flat items. Although, materials such as pipes or industrial machinery can be secured to flatbeds using flat webbing straps.
Choose AT&T for your truck hire today!
No matter the size of the job, at AT&T rentals are here to help! We are proud to offer a large range of trucks to hire to the people of Northern Ireland. Additionally, we provide a range of rental and leasing contracts in Northern Ireland. We tailor these to you, offering short and long term rental contracts.
Our available trucks for hire are of the highest quality and standard. Our expert mechanics look after our trucks at our on-site workshop. As well as this, we work with only the most impressive truck manufacturers – including Scania, Mercedes, and Renault.