“We did 30-yards of U-cart Last Saturday!”
On July 1st of this year Hertz Equipment Rentals became HercRentals We congratulate our partner in U-cart concrete for this exciting new phase in their business and wish them continued success.
The Salem Oregon Hertz Equipment location inherited the U-cart concrete system with the buy-out of Ben’s Rental, over 10-years ago. Over the years the old concrete plant and trailers have been upgraded and improved by Hertz. The Salem store now has a dry-belt loading system and a fleet of the most up-to-date mixing trailers. They now serve a demanding concrete customer base with quality ready-mix, and all of the equipment to support their projects. Increasing their customer base has been just one of the benefits of building a U-cart business in a rental environment.
U-cart Increases Cash-flow
On a recent Saturday, in less than 8-hours, the U-cart system put out over 30-yards of concrete. During this day, dozens of people came to Herc Rental and were exposed to equipment rental opportunities. These customers each paid between $120 to $130 for yard of concrete, or about $3800 in revenue for the store. But it did not end there. Each concrete transport trailer also yielded between $22 and $28 per hour in rental revenue for Herc. All-in-all the U-cart business, added to rental revenue, helped to make it a very successful Saturday. This story is repeated day after day in Salem and all around the country with U-cart business locations.
Exposure – Unique Equipment
Not only did Herc see a steady stream of concrete purchasers on that day, but so did the citizens of Salem Oregon. These small uniquely-shaped mixing trailers are towed around the city by contractor and municipality trucks. Every day these “rotating billboards” shout the company brand to everyone who watches them spin down the road. When people think concrete, they are reminded that Herc has it available at their rental yard and that Herc is just down the road.
Cart-Away equipment has a long history in supporting the U-cart business model, and U-cart has a successful history in Salem. Keep up the great work Herc Salem!