Being a part of an industry means more than providing services and products. On the Move knows how essential it is to get involved in an industry beyond transactions. Visiting trade shows allows companies to observe the industry’s trends, make new connections, and exhibit their latest products and programs.
In 1992, On The Move founder Maury Westerdale set out to create a brand new means for Self-Storage owners/operators to lease and manage rental trucks. In the 25 years since, On The Move has rapidly expanded its business in many various areas, becoming the fourth largest truck rental fleet in the United States. What hasn’t changed, though, is the company-wide dedication to innovation and service excellence.
On The Move is excited to participate in the SSA National Fall Conference September 5-8, 2017 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s Self Storage Association conference lineup showcases the very best in self-storage, featuring highlights like the Economic Summit, Managers Summit, keynote address by David L. Rogers, CEO of Life Storage, and scores of vendors who can improve your business. On The Move is looking forward to roundtable discussions, educational sessions and the Self Storage Legal Network’s Power Hour.
Founded in 1992, On The Move initially leased trucks to the self-storage industry. Soon, it became clear there was a need for this service in multiple industries, and On The Move expanded. Now we service the moving industry, rental stores, real estate professionals, apartment communities, caterers, and contractors. The services On The Move offers expanded as well, and we now provide a complete turnkey commercial truck leasing program that includes a rental truck insurance license program and the design and installation of graphics. With On The Move, owner/operators can set their own rates and advertise their company on the truck at the same time. We offer a complete solution: from trucks to graphics to insurance, On The Move
When using a truck for your business, keeping the vehicle running in good shape is the difference between making and losing money. But if you’re currently driving a truck that’s over 10 years old, you’re probably worried about how much longer you’ll be able to use it. If so, it may be time to consider trading in your truck. Of course, you want to make sure you’re getting the most value for your trade-in, and that’s why On the Move is currently running a truck trade-in special for vehicles 10-years-old or older.
On The Move, Inc. was founded by creative thinker Maury Westerdale—a true innovator driven to serve his customers in unique ways. Maury recognized the need for a commercial truck lease program for self-managed local rental trucks that would allow the owner/operator to set their own rates and advertise their company at the same time.
Recently, Las Vegas rolled out the red carpet for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo. The four-day convention in April at the glamorous Paris Hotel and Resort featured an enormous gallery of the most popular products and services currently on the market, classes, and the chance to network with the industry’s biggest players. When all was said and done, more than 3,500 people had gathered from around the globe to learn and rub shoulders.
The relationship between property insurance companies, tenants, and operators in the self-storage industry has historically been somewhat messy. Employees were often forced to discuss and sell self storage tenant insurance plans that they did not necessarily understand in order to meet regulatory guidelines. This ambiguity about self storage tenant insurance left many customers confused and frustrated by what often seemed like a last-minute upsell.
Thanks to recent price reductions in the risk management side of the business, it has now become much more affordable for self-storage operators to offer their customers simple and cost-effective Tenant Protection plans. A Tenant Protection plan is a lease addendum that simply modifies a portion of the truck rental agreement to protect the renter for up to a certain amount of property damage. These plans are easy to understand and do not include deductibles or other complicated self storage tenant insurance language.
Good help is hard to find, especially when it comes to moving. The average American will move 11.3 times in his or her lifetime. This means relying on friends, family, or professional services when changing homes. And there will surely be a truck involved, so customers are constantly seeking storage units with truck rentals. If you’re a real estate agent or the owner of a storage facility, you can differentiate your brand from competitors by supplying a moving truck rental to your clients. By going this extra mile, you can generate positive word of mouth and an unparalleled customer experience, which will ultimately increase self storage occupancy at your business.
Technology changes how we complete the most fundamental tasks of life—including finding dinner. There are smartphone apps for ordering food from your home or from your restaurant table. There are to-go orders delivered by Uber drivers. There are interesting, and affordable gourmet meals available around nearly every corner as food trucks become omnipresent.
America's self-storage industry is thriving. In fact, 2016 was a banner year for this sector, which saw increasing revenues, high occupancy rates, and high demand that drove new construction and conversions. It’ll be hard to repeat last year’s remarkable performance, and self-storage industry experts doubt that 2017 can match or surpass the previous impressive run. Still, this year is witnessing high occupancy rates that are in the low 90s for large public and private self-storage owners. The data is slightly lower for smaller self-storage companies, but remain healthy.
Are you driving around in a plain truck that look like they could belong to anybody? If so, you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to get your products and services advertised. Truck graphic wraps can present the things your business is offering while your trucks are doing their rounds. Think of them as “driving billboards” that help identify your fleet’s vehicles, build your company’s brand, and even increase the company fleet’s resale value. And with inexpensive printing and wrapping, even small business owners can now afford high-quality advertising truck wraps. Since your trucks are essentially moving billboards, it’s important to keep the message simple.
One thing that everyone can always agrees on is that food trucks are awesome. There is a truck out there for every food group, and you’re served deliciousness in just a few minutes. The food truck industry has seen tremendous growth over the past five years, becoming one of the best performing segments in the broader food-service industry. From unique, specialized cuisine to fun, outdoor experiences, consumers are flocking to food trucks across the country. On The Move, Inc. shares some food truck industry trends and challenges to know as this market matures.
Picking the right truck for your business is easier when you work with the experts at On The Move Inc. Sylvain Mallaisé, Director of Sales at On The Move Inc., introduces several great commercial truck options to choose from, including the Ford Transit 350 HD with 14’ Aerocell Box, the newest addition to the On The Move fleet. The Ford E-350 with 14’ Aerocell Box is another excellent option. The third—and largest—option is the Ford E-350 with a 15’ Supreme Box.
Through superior customer service and quality innovative products, On The Move provides their Licensees with the ability to add value and profits to their businesses. By helping their clients add value, they have enjoyed great, long-term relationships that have translated into unparalleled industry recognition, including six years as the winner of the Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Reader’s Choice Award.
There is nothing better than being outside in the summertime. From corporate events to festivals and tailgates, summer food trucks bring a tasty and exciting element that is enjoyed by all. The summer food truck industry is on the rise thanks to the increase in demand for high-quality food in a fast-casual environment. On The Move has added to the increased popularity of food trucks by creating patented technology that gives summer food truck employees more space, allowing for more serving options and a better customer experience. Offering a variety of food truck designs, On The Move is supplying the industry demand for more chef-driven food trucks, which allow patrons to avoid long lines, catering to customers who want gourmet food quickly and without the high prices.
Innovation, creativity, and added value are at the core of On The Move’s mission. For over twenty-five years, On The Move has been an industry innovator. They were the first company to develop a unique truck rental program to serve their customers. On The Move leases a truck to the customer, creates custom graphics, and provides an insurance license program, along with all the collateral materials and software necessary to run a truck rental program. More recently, On The Move created a tenant protection program, SecureLease, that has changed the way the self-storage industry protects their tenants’ goods. These innovations were all designed with one thing in mind: to help each customer become more successful.
Not content to rest on their impressive laurels, On The Move recently ventured into the food truck arena and became a food truck leasing company.
In 1992, in Dearborn, Michigan, a businessman by the name of Maury Westerdale recognized the need for a commercial truck leasing program.
There were lots of companies like U-Haul that rented vehicles to private individuals for their own personal use. But what about companies that needed a truck that they, in turn, could rent to their customers?