You need a quality trailer if you're looking to work as a trucker. However, instead of buying one outright, you might consider signing a lease. You'll find several perks that make renting worthwhile. Avoid Expensive Upfront Costs Not every beginner trucker has enough money to drop on a semi-trailer all at once. If you don't, leasing a trailer is an excellent alternative because you don't have to spend a bunch of money or save for months.