GTA Financial Ltd. Ottawa, Ontario
The capital city of Canada, Ottawa, with its massive population of over 930,000 people, and 1.3 million in the metropolitan area, provides a huge market for businesses to exploit.
As the fourth-largest city in Canada, Ottawa has a vibrant trucking industry that the GTA Financial Ltd. is proud to be a part of.
Trucking in Ottawa
The minimum academic qualification for becoming a truck driver in Ottawa is a high school diploma. This is not a problem for most of the population considering that the capital is one of the most educated cities in the country, with over 50 percent of the population having graduated from university and/or college. Beyond that, you must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for a driver’s licence, and you must be able to drive a truck with some level of proficiency.
It helps to have some years of experience on the road before becoming a tow truck driver, since the job requires more skill, care, and expertise compared to driving non-commercial vehicles. You must also be able to perform proper maintenance of the different systems, do basic repairs, operate GPS systems, and read road maps.
You can easily familiarize yourself with the popular routes, such as provincial Highway 417, which is the portion of the Trans-Canada Highway passing through Ottawa; Highway 416, which connects the city to the 400-Series Highway network in Ontario; and Ottawa-Carleton Regional Road 174, which is the former Provincial Highway 17.
Why should you go through the GTA Financial Ltd.?
If you decide to start your own owner-operator business or expand your tow truck fleet business, the GTA Financial Ltd. can be the partner you need to make your venture a success.
We are proud that the trucking industry in Ottawa recognizes our exceptional equipment loan and lease products. We care for all our customers, but that is just the start. We offer
- competitive rates depending on your current credit;
- a simple and speedy application process with fast turnaround;
- a transparent process; and
- fast closing.
Renting a tow truck in Ottawa is the best way to maintain cash flow and keep your transport business moving. We provide both short- and long-term equipment lease options, giving you plenty of flexibility depending on the type of work you want to do.
We find that many of our clients are not sure about the size of truck that they want to lease. While an 18-wheeler will give you some of the best returns from a single trip, if you don’t have enough work to fill the trailer, or if the frequency of use is not enough to make a long-term lease profitable, it may not be the most reasonable option.
Visit our experienced and friendly team at the TLC office in Ottawa to discuss your options. We will even keep you updated on new offers and market trends so that you can better plan your operations for maximum profitability.