Renting a Trailer from Southwest Trailer Rentals

How to rent a trailer from Southwest Trailers

When it comes to renting a trailer, it can be difficult. There’s paperwork and everything that comes with it and it seems geared towards making renting a trailer harder rather than easier. Southwest Trailers located in San Diego has made it much easier to do. We have been around since 1975 and in the 30+ years we’ve been in business, we’ve done all we can to make your life easier.  If you need to lease or rent a trailer, we’re here to help.

The first thing you need to do to rent a trailer with Southwest Trailers is to contact us for an initial quote. We have friendly service people ready to help. We have been doing this a while and we understand what you need as a driver. We strive to be honest and friendly, offering you the best selection and to find just the right trailer you need for your truck.

We offer you the right price so there are no surprises. When you come visit Southwest Trailers, you will find a great selection of sizes and models, both new and used. You can find the right trailer to rent or lease for whatever you need and to make your life easier as a driver. We do all we can to make the process smooth and easy so you can get on with your day.

Southwest Trailers has a proven history of helping drivers find a trailer they need to get the job done. We strive to provide you with great value and a more comprehensive list of services compared to our competition. We have people who have been in the trucking and logistics industry for decades and who understand the needs of drivers. That knowledge allows us to make finding a trailer with Southwest Trailers easier and more valuable than what you can expect to find elsewhere.

About us

Southwest Trailer Rentals has been providing drivers with trailers for storage and transportation for decades. First headquartered in Las Vegas, NV as Southwest Assets Management Corp. our history in San Diego goes back to 1975.

Southwest Trailer Rentals

6682 Gateway Park Place

San Diego, Ca 92154

T 619-710-4949

F 619-710-4951

Renting a Trailer- The Right Move

Moving can be a stressful and pricey. When getting ready for your move, you’ll need to consider a few options so you can save money.

For most of us, the cost of hiring movers makes it necessary to search for other ways. If you want to save money and do the move yourself, you’ll need a truck or trailer rental. Renting a moving truck is a great way to save money when compared to hiring experts to do the job. A truck can be a fraction on the price, which makes it a great alternative for families needing to move large items like furniture.

The kind of trailer to rent is one more thing to consider when getting ready to move. Trailers are available in numerous sizes, which makes it easy for you to get the right size for the move. Getting the right size for your trailer rental depends on how many rooms you need to move. You should be able to tow your car behind the trailer, all you need is a hitch.
Moving doesn’t need to be expensive, not when you can rent your own trailer. Make sure you contact a reputable company to rent a trailer from, it will make all the difference.

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Semi Trailers: Pro’s and Con’s of Renting and Buying

Blog:  May, 2011

Semi Trailers: Pro’s and Con’s of Renting and Buying

After doing a little research on this age old question, Southwest Trailer Leasing would like to offer you the following tips. There are many different benefits to both options. We  have outlined a few of them to help you make the best decision.

Benefits of Renting:

  • Good for people with limited capital.
  • Good for business that want to upgrade their equipment regularly.
  • Businesses with limited capital can access equipment more readily.
  • Lease payments are often times tax deductible.
  • Businesses with poor credit can often times acquire leases more easily than opposed to purchasing.

Downsides of Renting:

  • It may end up costing the business more in the long run.
  • You do not build equity on rented equipment.

Benefits of Purchasing Semi Trailer Equipment:

  • Positive for owners with more capital.
  • Better for those businesses buying equipment that has longer, more usable life.
  • Tax breaks are available for some purchases.
  • “Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code allows you to fully deduct the cost of some newly purchased assets in the first year (“Business Equipment”).

Downsides to Purchasing Semi Trailer Equipment:

  • Often times these purchases can tie up cash flow and hinder businesses from qualifying for other loans.
  • Equipment gets old, and eventually needs replaced or it becomes obsolete, and no one appreciates getting stuck with an old piece of equipment that holds no value.

So What’s the Best Choice?

According to numerous sources, it is best to first consult with the tax laws to see which option is best suited for your business. After you familiarize yourself with some basic tax incentives and breaks, it becomes easier to conclude whether owning or leasing is best for your company.

When asked, James Wright, CEO of Southwest Trailer Leasing, which is best in his mind, he said it is not as easy as one may think. You have a number of things to consider, one of the more important points is a company’s ability to stay fluid.

Mr. Wright stated, “Operating leases free up your ability to borrow money because the operating lease is not reflected on your balance sheet and you get to expense the entire lease payment.”   On the flip side “if you purchase equipment that is directly reflected on your balance sheet”.  In today’s market, having flexibility allows companies to make quick changes in a fast paced market and change to customer’s needs.

What Do I Do Now?

It’s clear that the decision is purely situational and requires a detailed analysis of your needs and your company’s  abilities.  We feel at Southwest Trailer Leasing, often the most valuable service we can provide to our customers is helping them through this process of buying or renting semi trailers.  Even if you don’t rent or buy from us, we want to help you make the best decision possible and will always offer our expertise to those who call in and give us their time.