We started Greenvans in 2008 with one van and a half-baked idea to rent it to our friends in touring bands. Our idea grew into a van rental company with more vans and more friends who depend on us for affordable, reliable and safe tour transportation. We took what we learned from our own experiences playing in touring bands and created a company built by musicians, for musicians. Greenvans is about getting you to your shows while saving you time, money and frustration.
So, why rent a tour van?
I mean, this is why you’re here, right?
If you’re in a band, you’ve probably heard something like this before:
- “There aren’t any van rental companies that understand what a touring band needs.”
- “There aren’t any van rental companies that let you tow a trailer.”
- “We don’t tour enough to justify buying our own van.”
- “We’re from abroad and we need to hire a van for our US tour, mate.”
- “Nobody wants to step up and buy a van for the band.”
- “We bought a POS van for $2,000 and the transmission blew up on the second day of tour.”
- “Why would we buy a van when we heard how awesome the dudes at Greenvans are? We should just work with them instead.”
If you can relate, why not get a quote for one of our vans? Or read on…
Some things you’ve probably considered:
You want to save money on a tour van rental… we figured that out for you.
We get it. Tour budgets are tight, guarantees are low, fuel prices are high and there aren’t many good van rental options for bands. We work very hard to keep our prices low because we understand your challenges. We try to guarantee the lowest rental rate on our standard vans, and if those prices aren’t good enough, our sponsorship program can save you money.
Price doesn’t matter if your tour van isn’t safe and reliable.
Two of the worst nightmares for any band are getting in a van accident, or missing a show because of a van problem: we do everything we can to prevent both. We never let a van go out if it hasn’t met our safety standards, and we’re obsessive about preventive maintenance. In five years of business our vans have taken bands to over 4,000 shows and van problems have only resulted in three of those shows being missed. That’s a pretty good record, and we like to keep it that way.
Customer Service means everything in this business, and we know it.
Believe it or not, we care about you. We’re not a huge rental agency; we’re a few dudes with some vans who love what we do. We make sure you have a great experience from the first quote we send to the end of your trip because we know how important it is to be treated with respect in this business. We enjoy going the extra mile for all of our customers and it’s as important to us as it is to you that you have a successful tour. Not convinced? Find out what other bands say about working with us.
Make your tour van our problem, not yours.
Do what you do best: play music. Let us do what we do best and get you in a van you don’t have to worry about. Nobody in your band wants to deal with owning a van, and once you go down that road it could cost you a lot more money than you originally expected. We’ve been in this business for a while now and we’ve become experts at taking care of our vans and dealing with every possible situation that can arise with your van on tour. All you should worry about is getting out and playing shows. We’ll make sure you get there without any surprises or extra costs along the way. Just like we make renting from us easy, getting a van rental quote is as well. Still not convinced? Read up on our blog why you might want to consider renting a van rather than buying your own.
We support touring musicians who are as passionate about making a positive impact on the environment as they are about their music. In 2008 we converted a van to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO) and started Greenvans. Yes, we were mad scientists at the time, but we saw how much of an environmental impact touring had and we thought we could make a small but useful contribution to the green initiative in the music industry. There aren’t a lot of affordable options out there for bands that want to tour green so we’re glad to be a small way for bands to reduce their environmental impact on the road.