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Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Leasing & Lease Financing

Frequently Asked QuestionsGlobal Financial & Leasing Services (GFLS) offers financing for commercial vehicle leases. Even though these vehicles are put into service in several different industries, our team fields some common questions from business owners that apply regardless of line of work.

Here are the questions about commercial vehicle leasing and lease financing we’re asked most often.

For what types of commercial vehicles do we finance leases?

GFLS finances leases for just about every type of commercial vehicle, ranging from basic work pickups to delivery trucks for local routes and intrastate routes, as well as vehicles used in industries we specialize in, including construction, forestry and logging.

We do not finance leases for semi-trucks used for interstate hauling.

What qualifies as a commercial vehicle?

The US Department of Motor Vehicles identifies any vehicle that is leased by any kind of business as a commercial vehicle. Also, a vehicle is considered in the commercial category if it:

  • Is used for business purposes, but owned by an individual entrepreneur or sole proprietor
  • Is built and used primarily for transportation of property
  • Is designed to carry more 15 passengers
  • Exceeds a certain weight class, even if it’s not owned by a business owner or used for commercial reasons

As such, nearly every business owner’s vehicle(s) qualify as commercial, so GFLS can help you finance a lease if your business involves transporting (large vans, busses, taxis, limousines, and tow trucks, etc.), construction (cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and excavators, etc.) agriculture (vehicles used to plant, raise and harvest crops, including tractors, seeders, and cultivators, etc. and same for livestock) to name a few. If you’re not sure if we finance leases for the commercial vehicle(s) your business needs to grow, just ask us.

How does leasing a commercial vehicle help my business?

First, many of our customers don’t have perfect credit or have a startup, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain lease financing. By financing a commercial vehicle lease with GFLS, you can improve your credit score if you make timely payments. Second, leasing lets you keep cash reserves and/or any other personal or business lines of credit available for other purposes. Last, you can maximize the tax advantages of lease financing.

What are the tax advantages of leasing?

It depends on whether you choose a capital lease or an operating lease. A capital lease allows you to write off the vehicle’s depreciation. An operating lease lets you treat the lease payment as an operating expense.

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Is there a down payment required to finance a commercial vehicle lease?

GFLS requires a 20% down payment.

How soon can I get approved?

Once GFLS receives your application, most of the time you’ll have a decision in as few as 24 hours. Usually, it takes our customers longer to find the commercial vehicle that fits their needs than it does to get approved.

Can I qualify for commercial vehicle lease financing if my business is a startup or I have credit with past blemishes?

GFLS makes it a point to look beyond the numbers when approving applications. We specialize in financing for those just starting out and those with past blemishes on their credit. We consider how you face and conquer challenges and the positive aspects of your financial history. We believe your character and integrity can outweigh credit blemishes or lack of time in business.

Why should I work with Global Financial & Leasing Services?

  • Our team expedites and simplifies the application and funding process because we understand how important having the commercial vehicles you need impacts your business’s success.
  • We understand our customers are more than a credit score or time in business.
  • You can speak directly to our decision makers.
  • We stay in constant communication with you, so you always know where your application stands.
  • Your business matters to us and you can tell by the way our team treats customers with kindness and respect.

Having the right equipment, including commercial vehicle(s), makes all the difference in a company’s ability to grow and thrive. Let GFLS help your business succeed with commercial vehicle lease financing. Contact us or start the process by filling out an application.

People Are Talking . . .

President, Plumbing Company

Just wanted to thank you again! I just picked up five new vehicles from a lease I acquired from your friend! I am so excited! Again I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:37:24-07:00
Just wanted to thank you again! I just picked up five new vehicles from a lease I acquired from your friend! I am so excited! Again I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me!

Hollie Aneshansley

Amazing opportunity these wonderful people gave me♡

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-06-27T06:41:30-07:00
Amazing opportunity these wonderful people gave me♡

President, Plumbing Company

Just wanted to thank you again! I just picked up five new vehicles from a lease I acquired from your friend! I am so excited! Again I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:37:57-07:00
Just wanted to thank you again! I just picked up five new vehicles from a lease I acquired from your friend! I am so excited! Again I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me!

Shaun Land

Great organization to work with. Very friendly staff and a good business partner.

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-06-27T06:41:50-07:00
Great organization to work with. Very friendly staff and a good business partner.

J, Medical Vendor

It was the best quarter in my 4+ years at XXX!! You guys were a BIG part of it!! Thank You!!!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:38:11-07:00
It was the best quarter in my 4+ years at XXX!! You guys were a BIG part of it!! Thank You!!!

I Was Able To Open Business!

Global Financial is the best finance company I have ever dealt with. They are easy to work with and answer all questions you may have. They have made it possible for me to build my business with as little money out of pocket as possible. Without Global Financial, I wouldn't have been able to even open my apparel printing business. I would recommend this company to all business with financing needs. They are definitely my go to finance company any time I need to buy business equipment. I currently have 2 leases with them and have a long history working with them. They are great!

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2020-06-25T12:51:44-07:00
Global Financial is the best finance company I have ever dealt with. They are easy to work with and answer all questions you may have. They have made it possible for me to build my business with as little money out of pocket as possible. Without Global Financial, I wouldn't have been able to even open my apparel printing business. I would recommend this company to all business with financing needs. They are definitely my go to finance company any time I need to buy business equipment. I currently have 2 leases with them and have a long history working with them. They are great!

R. Morris, CFO & Treasurer SerenaGroup, Inc.

Global provided our company with financing resources when every other firm said no. Both Jim and Judi Jenks have been supportive beyond any experience I’ve had with other financing firms, their professionalism and “going the extra mile” for their client was the norm, not the exception. I highly recommend Global for your financing needs as you will be dealing with people who truly practice what they preach.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:38:25-07:00
Global provided our company with financing resources when every other firm said no. Both Jim and Judi Jenks have been supportive beyond any experience I’ve had with other financing firms, their professionalism and “going the extra mile” for their client was the norm, not the exception. I highly recommend Global for your financing needs as you will be dealing with people who truly practice what they preach.

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I appreciate the recap of Sch 021.  Somehow we have muddled through the  lease payments for Sch 021 and it's exciting to be so close to owning. 



 



Thank you for all your help and patiences through some of our more difficult moments.



 



It is such an honor and privilege working with you.



 



All the best,



Tracie

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2020-08-11T13:31:36-07:00
I appreciate the recap of Sch 021.  Somehow we have muddled through the  lease payments for Sch 021 and it's exciting to be so close to owning.    Thank you for all your help and patiences through some of our more difficult moments.   It is such an honor and privilege working with you.   All the best, Tracie

M.C., President Wound Care Management Company

GFRS has allowed our business the growth we needed and given us an exceptional partner we can count on. Other leasing firms were merely interested in looking for certain numbers to meet in the short term. J.D. Jenks, CEO, understood our business model, why we needed what we needed.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:38:42-07:00
GFRS has allowed our business the growth we needed and given us an exceptional partner we can count on. Other leasing firms were merely interested in looking for certain numbers to meet in the short term. J.D. Jenks, CEO, understood our business model, why we needed what we needed.

D. Williams, Owner Discovery Ultrasound

Sweet! Thank you so much for all of your help and incredible speed. I just wanted to tell you that this new piece of equipment will be a game changer for my business. No one within 250 miles of me has one. I will crush my competition!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:39:06-07:00
Sweet! Thank you so much for all of your help and incredible speed. I just wanted to tell you that this new piece of equipment will be a game changer for my business. No one within 250 miles of me has one. I will crush my competition!

Richard Pennington, Owner Pennington Designs

Not your average lender! Judi and her staff were very professional and prompt in helping us to acquire much needed equipment which will allow us to grow our company. Very fair and willing to work with us through the entire purchase and assured that all vendors involved had fulfilled their orders and met my needs. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Global Financial.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:39:30-07:00
Not your average lender! Judi and her staff were very professional and prompt in helping us to acquire much needed equipment which will allow us to grow our company. Very fair and willing to work with us through the entire purchase and assured that all vendors involved had fulfilled their orders and met my needs. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Global Financial.

P. Bosley, Mgr. Member, Vendor

Larry, I really appreciate you working so diligently on this lease application and approval. You are a true professional!

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:39:56-07:00
Larry, I really appreciate you working so diligently on this lease application and approval. You are a true professional!

G. Duncan, CFO, CPA, CFE

Judi your email agrees 100% with our discussion yesterday. I appreciate the customer service and you going to some trouble to help us out. That type of service is remembered and appreciated.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:40:24-07:00
Judi your email agrees 100% with our discussion yesterday. I appreciate the customer service and you going to some trouble to help us out. That type of service is remembered and appreciated.

Executive Director, Surgery Center

Judi, please accept my thanks to you and the team there for the very nice cookie basket. We received it this morning and it was a big hit with our staff. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated and admirable. Again, my thanks to you and Larry for the smooth financing transaction we just completed. Have a great weekend. Now I have to go find some milk.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:18:42-07:00
Judi, please accept my thanks to you and the team there for the very nice cookie basket. We received it this morning and it was a big hit with our staff. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated and admirable. Again, my thanks to you and Larry for the smooth financing transaction we just completed. Have a great weekend. Now I have to go find some milk.

Jeffrey L., FPC Financial Partners

Jerald Collens and Global Financial and Leasing Services have been great in helping me get some of my deals done that I otherwise would not have been able to close. Jerald looks at all aspects of the deal in order to find a solution that suits my clients.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:40:58-07:00
Jerald Collens and Global Financial and Leasing Services have been great in helping me get some of my deals done that I otherwise would not have been able to close. Jerald looks at all aspects of the deal in order to find a solution that suits my clients.

Office Manager, Podiatrist

I sincerely appreciate your response on this holiday weekend. You’re a true professional and your dedication with assisting clients has always been honorable. May the remainder of your weekend be enjoyable!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:21:41-07:00
I sincerely appreciate your response on this holiday weekend. You’re a true professional and your dedication with assisting clients has always been honorable. May the remainder of your weekend be enjoyable!

Taylor M., General Financial

Your company has helped touch the hearts of both new, and returning mutual clients across the US. Jerald Collens continues to show excellence in his career, and still goes out of his way to make himself available at all times to satisfy our demanding clients needs. We are proud to have a funding partner in our industry that is dedicated to finding a way to say “yes” to every single clients unique circumstances, when other funding sources typically say “no”.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:41:17-07:00
Your company has helped touch the hearts of both new, and returning mutual clients across the US. Jerald Collens continues to show excellence in his career, and still goes out of his way to make himself available at all times to satisfy our demanding clients needs. We are proud to have a funding partner in our industry that is dedicated to finding a way to say “yes” to every single clients unique circumstances, when other funding sources typically say “no”.

Malcolm, President Specialty Contracting Company

Judi, thanks for your support. We are building something here and having folks like yourself on our side makes all the difference!
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:22:06-07:00
Judi, thanks for your support. We are building something here and having folks like yourself on our side makes all the difference!

T. Poague

Been with these guys for over a year they helped me get my business started it hasn’t went as planned but these guys have worked with me in every way possible my hats off to to mr Ira ,Mrs Judi and mr Sean guarantee I will use them for any of my business financing if possible Great folks

Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-06-27T06:11:01-07:00
Been with these guys for over a year they helped me get my business started it hasn’t went as planned but these guys have worked with me in every way possible my hats off to to mr Ira ,Mrs Judi and mr Sean guarantee I will use them for any of my business financing if possible Great folks

IT/Telecom Vendor Sales Rep

Judi, the thanks is all yours!! You made this happen very smoothly. I am your loyal customer from here on.
Global Financial and Leasing Client Testimonials
2019-03-20T07:22:31-07:00
Judi, the thanks is all yours!! You made this happen very smoothly. I am your loyal customer from here on.
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