Demand for rental cars is reaching a record high and the supply is staggering to keep upFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - And with many people in the market for alternative means of transportation rental cars are getting harder to find.
By: Drew Trafton, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - And with many people in the market for alternative means of transportation rental cars are getting harder to find.
And right now, demand is near record highs for 28 year local business owner David Lundeen.
David Lundeen/U-Save Car and Truck Rental Owner: "We had two very busy spells in our career. One was in the first flood in 1998. And this has been our 2nd busiest."
And supply, much like recent temperatures has fallen well below zero.
Lundeen: "We have 50 units and our rental fleet is at full demand."
In short, if you want to rent a car - get in line.
Waiting lists include prospective and current customers hoping to upgrade from a sedan to an SUV or truck.
And although you might think the added business would mean money is falling from the sky like snowflakes for rental companies, consider this:
Lundeen: "There's a lot of work that has to be done on the backside, to keep these cars out in this weather. Rentable."
It may be cliché to say rental cars get driven into the ground, but it's also true, just ask U-Save mechanic Denny Swanson.
Dennis Swanson/Northside Service Center Manager: "It's been nice to be busy, and just like everyone else; I can't wait for it to warm up."
David tells me further depleting his fleet many of the vehicles his business has rented out are getting stuck at their destinations due to weather.