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The Pros & Cons
of Commercial 4WD Hire

An increasing number of construction, civil, and mining companies are opting for commercial 4WD hire over a purchase. But is it really the best option for your business in the long run? Read on for the breakdown of the pros and cons of hiring, and why FleetCrew is your top choice.

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Securing new vehicles for your business can be expensive and complex, especially if you need a fleet of commercial utes, 4wd’s or buses with strict site specifications. From general maintenance and repairs to fuel and depreciation costs, ensuring you’re getting the best deal can make all the difference to your company’s overall success.

At FleetCrew, our knowledgeable team of fleet professionals and mechanics are dedicated to steering you in the right direction. With over 25 years of experience in supporting the construction and mining industries, you can trust that we will provide you with the most cost-effective, reliable solution. 

Keep reading to learn if commercial 4WD hire or commercial ute hire is ideal for your business. 

The Benefits of FleetCrew’s Commercial 4WD Hire

  • Reduces Maintenance & Repair Costs
  • Protected Under Warranty
  • Wide Range of Commercial Utes & SUVs
  • Consistent Upgrades & Reputable Brands
  • Strengthened Brand Image
  • Eastern States Fleet Delivery For Long Term Hires
  • Customised Specs for Different Sites
  • Short to Long-Term Contract Options
  • No Hidden Fees or Depreciation Costs
  • Accessible & Experienced 4wd Specialists


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The Pros

Quick links to the pros of commercial 4wd or ute hire

  1. Consistent Maintenance & Reliable Models
  2. Flexible Contract Options
  3. Customised Specs for Sites 
  4. No Depreciation Costs
  5. Affordable Fleet Delivery Across The Eastern States

Consistent Maintenance & Reliable Models

Your work vehicle is a significant asset to your company as it acts as your ‘shop-front’. Ensuring it is clean, presentable and in optimal working condition on-site and driving in between jobs will keep your workers safe and help maintain a positive image for your brand. Having the latest ute certainly doesn’t hurt when attracting new clients and employees either. 

When you buy a motor vehicle, you will usually have to sell it before you upgrade. The time and costs associated with disposal can be extensive. When you hire, commercial hire fleets are usually kept up to date and no more than 4 years old. The time and costs associated with disposal are handled by the hire company. In addition, most fleet hire services will only use new, reputable models and implement a regular maintenance schedule. This schedule will save you money on repairs and provide peace of mind that your work ute is safe and dependable so you can focus on getting the job done. 

At FleetCrew, we only use the latest Toyota models that meet the highest safety, reliability, & functionality standards. All vehicles are regularly serviced by our experienced technicians to ensure your commercial ute hire runs smoothly. We can also customise your fleet at the beginning or mid-cycle to meet your construction, civic or mine site requirements.

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Flexible Contract Options 

Traditionally, renting instead of buying work utes was not viable for most businesses due to the ongoing fees involved. However, most fleet hire services now offer tailored rental plans ranging from 1 day to 24-month periods. 

Commercial ute hire is an excellent option for businesses who don’t want to commit to a long-term investment, operate on a contract basis or for employees on probation as it allows flexibility without sacrificing quality. Furthermore, the daily rates often include basic insurance, servicing, roadside assist and registration costs.

FleetCrew offers maximum flexibility with short or long-term 4wd hire plus unlimited kilometres. We also ensure complete transparency with absolutely no hidden fees or lock-in contracts. Why not speak to our team today to learn more? 

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Customised Specs for Sites 

Buying outright may seem like the easy or cheapest option. However, suppose your fleet needs site-specific customisations, or you’re in an industry that consistently reviews and updates its safety requirements. 

In that case, these regulated vehicle add-ons, upgrades and changes may cost you more in the long run – especially if the ute you bought is incompatible with the new specifications. 

At FleetCrew, we understand how important your time is to the success of your business. With over 25 years of experience as a leading commercial 4wd hire service, you can rest assured that we know how to navigate all industry laws and regulations and include all vehicle add-ons and upgrades in your payment plan. 

In addition, our highly skilled technicians have worked with some of the largest mining companies, including BMA, Anglo, Rio Tinto, MIM, Santos and Arrow Energy, so you can trust us to get the job done right the first time. 

We will make all necessary modifications such as GVM upgrades, beacon and mine light bars, UHF or VHF radios, etc., for your construction or mine-spec ute, protecting you from infringements and minimising any health risks. 

Commercial 4wd hire ute customisation list

We service customers from across Queensland:

  • Mining
  • Civil Construction
  • Commercial Building Projects
  • Residential Building Projects
  • Schools and local councils
  • Exploration
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Telecommunications
  • Traffic control
  • Road Works
  • Trades and home services
  • And many more.


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No Depreciation Costs

Buying a vehicle outright is one of the worst financial investments, as, over time, the value will decline. Recent research by RACQ found that depreciation is Australia’s most expensive motoring cost. 

For example, the Toyota Hilux commercial ute can incur more than $10,000 per year in depreciation. Combine that with insurance, fuel, registration, maintenance, and repair fees, and you could be paying a whopping $90,000 over five years. And that’s not even including your vehicle add-ons and specifications.

You won’t have to worry about managing depreciation costs when you engage with a professional fleet hire company such as FleetCrew. With quality maintenance, upgrades and all extra fees included in your payment plan, you will be able to manage your cash flow better and grow your investment. 

Affordable Fleet Delivery Across The Eastern States

FleetCrew has a dedicated team of drivers and transport companies who can deliver your commercial fleet anywhere within the eastern states from our four locations throughout Queensland— extra charges apply. 


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You can also return your commercial hire at any time with no hidden fees or lock-in contracts, making it a lot easier and affordable to handle sudden changes during the current climate of COVID and the construction crisis. Where a vehicle is returned early, the daily hire rate simply reverts to the rate applicable for the actual hire period used. 


The Cons

You May Incur a Higher Cost Per Day

As you are paying for the advantage of a flexible and dependable commercial 4wd hire, the cost per day can be slightly more expensive than leasing or loan options. However, in saying this, the money you save in the long run through maximising utilisation of your fleet and the peace of mind you obtain from rental services usually outweigh this possible disadvantage. 

If you also engage with an honest, professional company such as FleetCrew, you can rest assured that you are making the right decision for your business. We aim only to provide valuable solutions for your company’s needs and will work with you to ensure you’re not paying too much.

Any Fleet Changes Must be Pre-Approved 

Another possible disadvantage to renting instead of buying may be that you cannot make changes to the fleet without approval from the rental company first. This rule can be frustrating for some business owners that face unexpected site specification updates. 

For this reason, choosing a commercial ute hire service that stays on top of all work health and safety updates is crucial. 

At FleetCrew, we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and efficiency. We guarantee to quickly identify and install any required equipment or modifications so you can continue business as usual.

So should you Buy or Hire your Commercial Ute / Commercial 4WD Fleet?

Overall, choosing to hire instead of buying is rapidly becoming the most popular option for most businesses due to its flexibility, cost-efficiency and general peace of mind. Moreover, in an ever-evolving climate of pandemics, supply shortages and financial uncertainty, commercial ute hire takes the pressure off making a life-long investment. 

We highly recommend doing your research to choose the best service for you. FleetCrew offers an extensive range of 4wds, trucks and buses suitable for various industries. Our vehicles are durable, safe and can be customised to suit any site, regardless of whether your company is large or small.

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Our hire options include: 

  • All 4WD Toyota models.
  • 2WD Toyota commercial options
  • Long Term and Short Term Hire

With new and second-hand vehicles on offer, finance advice and construction or mine-spec fit-out options, you won’t find a better commercial ute hire or commercial 4WD hire provider.

Reach out and enquire with our team today on the contact form below to learn how we can help you. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have so you feel confident in your decision.

We look forward to creating a solution for you.

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