Pictures can be worth a thousand words — and can generate some additional revenue too. Owners have told our team that they have seen more rental activity once they replaced their vehicle stock photo with an actual photo of their vehicle. Renters seem to check out vehicle listings where Owners have updated photos of their vehicles first because they want to know what they’re renting before they reserve. Add photos of your truck, tractor, or trailer to the platform to attract more renters to your listing to get more requests and make more money.
At the most basic, make sure you upload photos of the:
Our goal is to help you add a mix of photos of both the cab and body so potential renters get an accurate view of the entire vehicle. Let’s go through our top 5 photo tips to get your vehicle rented on COOP.
Good photos are more likely to draw Renters toward your listing. Preparing your camera and vehicle correctly is key to taking good photos. Consider lighting, background, cleanliness, and focus when you take photos. Renters like to see what they’re getting, so might as well look your best!
In just a few minutes, capture and upload the following photos to secure days of rental revenue for your business. Below we’ll go over how to take photos of front, sides, back, and inside your vehicle so that everything is covered.
The first thing a Renter wants to see when they click into your listing are wide-shots of all sides of the vehicle. Once the preparations to take a good photo are complete, in a minute you can have a photo that will demand attention on the platform.
This classic frame is a sure-thing to attract Renters to your rental. When you take a photo from this angle, from the nose of the truck to the rear axle, capture the whole truck in one frame. Fill as much of the frame as possible with the truck and don’t crop anything out.
It’s important for renters to see all sides of the vehicle, so try to get it from all 4 corners. See below for some examples of how to get this perfect first-impression photo.
Go in close for the feature photograph. Really highlight the special specs that make your vehicle the best choice. For the Renter, access to certain features will often determine if your vehicle is the right one for them.
These are good shots to take in a very tight frame, capturing only the thing you want to point out. Features that you would want to highlight for renters include a refrigeration unit, good tires, e-tracks, a lift-gate, or roll doors.
It can be helpful for Renters to understand how a vehicle could operate for them. Photos of your vehicle’s cargo space and carrying capacity will help them see how it would work for their haul. Show the interior space and the hitches so that they know they’re getting the right truck for the job.
If you’re listing a box truck, trailer, or cargo van, show Renters what they can expect when they open the hatch. Face the vehicle away from the sun so that it naturally lights up the inside of the vehicle when you open the cargo space. Make sure any features like steel floors or wood floors are visible.
Even if you’re listing a tractor, durable tractor hitches are a great asset to show off. Renters want to know if they can hitch it to the trailer they intend to use. This also shows them whether your vehicle is a tandem or single axle tractor, which is important for Renters hauling heavy-duty cargo.
Sometimes, people can have a hard time visualizing a rental vehicle working for their drivers. The simplest way is to capture a shot of the cab that shows the size of the seat. This is a good chance to show off a crew cab, or any other comforts your vehicle offers. For sleepers, this should include any sleeping accommodations.
Now that you know how to take a great vehicle photo that demands attention, upload them to your listings. It’s easy to upload photos to the COOP platform. Follow these simple steps and you will have the photos, which you’ve worked hard to capture, visible for renters to view in no time.
Our team is here to make it as easy as possible for you to get these photos on the platform right. Contact us if you need assistance.
And if you’re looking for other ways to optimize your listing, brush up on our Best Practices for Owners.
From growth in the food industry’s demand for freight, interest rates remaining high for the time being, fluctuating truckload rates, and other trends, the summer sees activity heat up, and it’s essential to be aware of these key topics.
This blog covers various commercial vehicle rental developments and historical stats you need to know, including whether we can expect an uptick in demand in Q3. To manage your fleet needs effectively, tools like the COOP by Ryder platform help businesses gain the flexibility to optimize fleet use. Read our complete guide for more data and insights to help your business make informed decisions about the transportation market in the third quarter and beyond.
Download our complete guide to read more about these topics and for additional market insights.
Based on historical rental trends over the last few years, we expect the Food & Beverage to see very strong activity. Additionally, moving companies have plenty of activity with local and cross-country moves until summer’s end.
As the holiday rush of Q4 approaches, keep in mind that many businesses will look to secure additional fleet capacity to move inventory toward the end of this season.
Take a deeper dive into these solutions and how they could help your business. Get the Q3 Rental Guide.
Having the right amount of vehicles for your business can take time and effort during the summer months. COOP helps Renters source equipment by finding available commercial vehicles from other trusted companies on the platform.
Whether you have a large or small fleet, listing idle vehicles on the COOP platform can improve utilization, cover transportation costs, and increase your bottom line in Q3.
Start your journey and sign up for COOP. With the assistance of our team of professionals and cutting-edge technology, you'll have access to an innovative platform with tools that businesses across the country are using to create extra revenue or increase their fleet capacity.
To learn more about the market conditions this summer and gain additional knowledge and statistics, get the comprehensive Q3 2023 Commercial Vehicle Rental Market Guide today!
Managing commercial vehicle rentals efficiently is vital for businesses. That's why we've developed a user-friendly dashboard to get rental information quickly and help streamline your experience. Whether you're a frequent Renter or just getting started, our Renter Dashboard is designed to give you greater control and visibility over your rental activity on COOP.
If you’ve had rental transactions on the COOP platform, you can see and download your statements with just a few clicks. Here’s how:
1. Click the Get Statements button from your Renter Dashboard.
2. Your renter statement overview will open displaying your summary of charges.
3. Filter the statement(s) you need by reservation or date range.
4. To download the page as a PDF, right click anywhere in the top portion of the page. To download the page as a csv file, right click the reservation and select “Export”.
At COOP, we're dedicated to helping businesses succeed by streamlining logistics and transportation needs with our technology-driven commercial vehicle rental and solutions platform. This new Renter Dashboard feature is another valuable tool to helps Renters on their journey to success. Stay tuned for more features coming soon!
Ready to get started? Apply for an account today!
Have an account? Check out your Renter Dashboard.
Looking to rent commercial vehicles in bulk and unlock the possibilities for your fleet needs? We're thrilled to bring you a new, significant feature designed for businesses that are looking for multiple rentals at once. You can now request multiple vehicles on the platform when searching for them.
To use this new feature and request to rent multiple vehicles of a certain type, click here. With a few clicks and a little bit of info, you're on your way to getting the vehicles you need. You’ll be able to customize your requests based on vehicle type, price point, specifications, rental periods, and more, all in one go. Once you submit a request, our team will connect with you to set up the reservations.
Watch this video clip to see how it works:
Finding extra capacity and optimizing fleet use shouldn't be a middle-of-the-road experience, and with COOP, it's anything but. We understand that seasonal demands, special events, excess inventory, and many more impact the need for finding several vehicles right where you need to pick up and haul your loads.
At COOP, we take pride in providing reliable service and innovative solutions for your commercial vehicle rental needs. The introduction of the Multi-Vehicle Request feature is just one more way we're committed to elevating your experience with us. Start renting today and discover how to enhance your approach to bulk rentals and empower your business for success. Stay tuned as we share more new features in the coming weeks and months!
The busy moving season is here! Many individuals, families, and businesses choose this time to relocate due to favorable weather conditions, school breaks, and the availability of free time. Whether your company is in the moving industry or not, this time of year presents a significant opportunity to expand your customer base, maximize fleet utilization, and find ways to generate higher revenue.
On the COOP by Ryder commercial vehicle sharing platform, companies can build relationships by connecting with a community that provides access to rent or list vehicles all at their fingertips. In this blog, we’ll cover some trending stats, tips for planning, and more. For an in-depth look at some moving industry insights and tools to effectively manage fleet demand, read our complete guide.
Here are a few stats that show the direct connection between transportation and the moving industry.*
Read our guide for more facts about the moving industry.
Preparation is key to ensuring a successful peak season. Even if your business is not in the moving industry but has commercial vehicles sitting on a lot somewhere, exploring plans for maximizing fleet utilization can lead to practical solutions that can move the needle and increase profits. Here are 3 tips on what you can do to remain competitive:
· Embrace flexibility
· Keep up with new tools
· Adapt to the market's needs
Using the COOP platform provides helpful resources and options to plan accordingly and keep your business moving.
Depending on the size of the job, a wide range of vehicles are needed to have sufficient space and capabilities to transport belongings. The following are some of the most commonly used vehicles during peak moving season:
· Box Trucks
· Cargo Vans
Want to get more specifics about these vehicles? Read our guide for more details about each one.
There are many ways businesses can take advantage of a revolutionary commercial vehicle sharing community like COOP during the moving season. With our innovative tools, we’re helping businesses overcome challenges and optimize fleet utilization. By registering for an account, you can get access to thousands of commercial vans, trucks, tractors, and trailers available for rent in your area. Plus, companies with idle equipment can list their vehicles to earn thousands in additional revenue.
Download our complete moving season guide now to get more insights!
*Sources: American Trucking Associations, Forbes, IbisWorld