Tractors are popular utility vehicles within the commercial trucking industry, the farming industry, and even the airplane industry, but tractors in these three industries look different from one another. In the commercial trucking industry, a tractor refers to a type of truck that is designed with a fifth wheel mounted over the rear axle which enables this type of truck to attach to and transport a “trailer”. The tractor-trailer combination differs from traditional trucks because, unlike a box truck or a flatbed truck that already has an attached cargo area, tractors come separately from a trailer, and they are designed for securing and transporting heavier loads than a more traditional truck with an attached cargo bed could not. These tractors, also known as ‘semis’ or ‘semi-trucks’, are a versatile tool and can be used in most industries, depending on the type of trailer they are transporting. If you’re looking for a tractor or semi-truck rental in Boston, Massachusetts, then consider leveraging the COOP truck-sharing platform for all your commercial vehicle rental needs.
Slope Nose Tractor
The slope nose tractor is a tractor body type that has a curved hood instead of a traditional, box-like hood. The makers of this model intentionally curved the nose to provide less flat surface area for the wind to hit, making these models more aerodynamic. Due to this more aerodynamic shape, these models can have up to 22% improved fuel efficiency compared to conventional models.
Long Hood Tractor
Long hood tractors, also occasionally referred to as conventional tractors, have a long, box-like hood that holds the engine in front of the tractor. These truck styles tend to have more spacious drivers cabs and are more comfortable for drivers as a result. They are also quieter due to the engine being farther away from the driver, and safer in the case the tractor truck gets into an accident.
A sleeper tractor can be any type of tractor truck that has sleeping space for the driver put into the driver’s cabin. These sleeping spaces typically have a bed (or bunk beds), and also space for a fridge or a microwave. These variations of the tractor-trailer are popular for drivers who do long-distance trips and provide the benefit of a driver not having any disruptions related to finding a hotel to sleep in during the night on their multi-day trips.
International is a brand of trucks and diesel engines owned by Navistar. These trucks are trusted in many commercial industries as reliable dump trucks, landscaping machines, towing vehicles, utility, & snowplow machines. International trucks are known for their technical ability to carry heavy weights, ability to provide revolutionary safety features, and easy integration of fitted tools. Their tractor trucks model line includes, but is not limited to, the International 8600 and the International 9200 models.
Mack is an American manufacturer that was founded in 1900 and manufactured their first truck in 1907. Drivers of Mack trucks are built to work and often are made to be lighter and fuel-efficient. Some tractors you may find for rental that are manufactured by Mack include the Mack GU713 and the Mack CH613.
Volvo is known for their passenger vehicles, but they also have a strong presence in the commercial truck space and are one of the leading heavy truck and engine manufacturers. Volvo was founded in 1927, and they are a Swedish manufacturer. The Volvo line of commercial tractor trucks includes the Volvo VNL and the Volvo VNM, among other great options.
Long Distance Hauling
If you are planning to haul cargo over a long distance, a tractor truck is one of the best options for you. These trucks tend to be spacious inside, they have sleeper options available for easy overnight accommodations, and they allow you to pick the trailer type that is best for transporting your cargo. You can rent a tractor truck for your long-distance hauling needs with COOP.
Tractor trucks make great hauling vehicles for landscaping jobs. The hauling power of these tractors, combined with trailer types like the flatbed trailer, makes these trucks a great vehicle for those planning to complete a heavy-duty landscaping job, like hauling a tree away from a home. Consider renting a tractor with COOP for your landscaping needs!
Tractor trucks are equipped to handle heavy-duty cargo, like heavy freight or heavy equipment. Tractor trucks give you the flexibility to choose the trailer that will allow you to best fit your heavy-duty cargo, which may be best suited for a flatbed trailer that has open sides for you to easily load your heavy freight or cargo. With COOP, you can rent a tractor and trailer to fit all your cargo needs.
With the variety of tractor types and accompanying trailers available, businesses in Boston, Massachusetts rely on these trucks to successfully execute their business operations. Particularly, the retail industry is able to offer many different types of options that are hauled from all over the country because of tractor-trailers that haul the cargo, which makes the tractor a popular vehicle choice in the retail industry. Get all the great benefits of using a tractor in Boston, Massachusetts by renting one on COOP.
Where can I rent a tractor in Boston, Massachusetts?
Tractors can be found for rent with COOP’s truck-sharing platform, conveniently through a mobile application. All you need is an active DOT # to get started.
How much does it cost to rent a tractor in Boston, Massachusetts?
Renting a tractor with COOP is not only easy but also affordable. Tractors can be rented in Boston, Massachusetts on COOP’s platform starting from $93 per day.
Does the tractor rental come with the trailer?
When you rent a tractor on COOP’s rental platform, it likely won’t include the trailer like a traditional box or straight truck would. However, if you need a trailer for your cargo, COOP has a lot of great options you can choose from all on the same, easy platform.