Enterprise Holdings, best known for renting cars to vacationers and business travelers, is growing its truck rental business for corporate customers and people moving household goods and boats.
Enterprise Truck Rental has grown from 100 locations a decade ago to 330 in North America today. The company plans to add 40 truck rental locations in the coming year, including expanding beyond St. Louis’ three truck rental centers in Crestwood, north St. Louis County and the downtown west neighborhood.
The company is actively looking for real estate where there’s been commercial growth, according to Frank Thurman, Enterprise Truck Rental’s corporate vice president. Thurman said the company could add another four locations “in the not too distant future.”
Clayton-based Enterprise first began renting commercial trucks in 1999 and expanded truck rentals for personal use a decade later. Rentals for personal use, including those renting pickups to move furniture or tow boats, has grown to 20 percent of Enterprise Truck Rental’s business, with commercial rentals totaling 80 percent of its truck rentals. As it’s added locations, the truck rental division’s full-time headcount grew 15 percent this year to 1,250 employees.
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