According to an October 24, 2012 press release issued on its web site, Budget Truck Rental and self storage company Extra Space Storage have agreed to feature Budget rental trucks at select Extra Space locations across the United States. The goal of the venture is to conveniently and reliably address customers’ storage and transportation needs. As part of the new alliance, Budget Truck Rental facilities across the USA will be outfitted with Extra Space Storage reservation kiosks, allowing their customers convenient access to a self storage solution. The companies will promote each other’s products and services through point of sale materials and email campaigns. Budget Truck Rental will gain significant visibility by being featured on the Extra Space Storage website.
“Reaching self-storage customers during the reservation process and providing them with convenient, on-site access to quality trucks is the perfect way to build brand awareness and generate incremental rentals,” said Michael J. White, senior vice president, Budget Truck Rental. “We’re thrilled to align Budget Truck Rental with such a leading brand in the self-storage industry and provide customers with a one-stop solution to their storage and transportation needs.”
Budget Truck Rental’s fleet features 10-foot, 16-foot and 24-foot trucks with ramps or lift gates and is one of the cleanest and best maintained rental truck fleets in the industry. Each vehicle undergoes a 10-point quality inspection to ensure proper fluid levels, tire pressure and other necessary elements for a reliable, safe rental. All Budget rental trucks feature automatic transmissions and include 24/7 emergency roadside assistance at no additional charge. Budget Truck Rental is also the first and only major consumer truck rental company to offer vehicles equipped with Garmin global positioning systems (GPS). These GPS systems feature routes designated specifically for trucks, making navigation to a destination easier for renters.
“Extra Space Storage is excited to partner with a leader in the transportation industry,” said James Overturf, chief marketing officer with Extra Space Storage. “Our customers are typically facing a stressful life transition and by providing a consolidated solution, we hope to make the entire process easier.”
Extra Space Storage views the venture as part of their continued commitment to customer service, security, convenience and professionalism. Their professionally managed self storage facilities offer storage units for short or long-term lease, with units varying in size. The clean and well lit units are accessible 365 days a year and feature state-of-the-art security, including 24-hour video surveillance.Related Entries: