5 Tips to renting transport equipment

If you are starting a large-scale construction project and are in need of transporting equipment for your materials, then you might be better off renting the machine over buying it outright. You see, buying transport equipment will give you lots of problems especially if you are not in the construction industry. First of all, they are expensive. Secondly, you won’t be using them as much after your project has ended, therefore it is not an ideal investment. Furthermore, the upkeep for maintaining transport equipment can chip away from your valuable funds. And once you decide to sell them, you will not be getting any returns from your initial investment and will already be in a loss. Therefore, renting transport equipment is the ideal move for you.

To help you choose the right transport equipment for your project, below are 5 helpful tips.

  1. Cost-effectiveness

Renting transport equipment will cost definitely cost you money. Thus, you have to ensure that the money you will be spending is worth it. How you ask? First of all, try to determine the rates in renting transport equipment, is it daily, weekly or monthly? These are the questions that you should find answers from the company. If you are going to use the transport equipment for a short period of time, than renting one for a day or a week might be the most cost-effective. On the other hand, if you want to have the transport equipment on standby only for you because you are going to use it for a long period of time, then try to negotiate for a longer term which will allow you to use the transport equipment exclusively. Remember that you should always ensure that the rent you are paying is logical and is put into use.

  1. Location

The next tip that we have for you is to find a rental company that is near your site. Transport equipment are huge vehicles, so they will most likely travel slowly from the rental company to your site. So it is always better to have the location of the rental company near your site to avoid delays in the transportation of your materials which will have a significant effect on your project’s schedule of completion.

  1. Safety

There are many types of transport equipment available today, some are the latest models, and some are the older models. Considering that you are a newbie in the industry, it goes without saying that you should be informed and taught of the basic safety precautions when using the transport equipment.  There are many third-rate rental companies that don’t have this kind of service when renting their equipment, thus, always make sure that you are informed of this basic information.

  1. Insurance

Insurance is always a good protection for unwanted accidents on the site. Before you finalize a deal with a rental company, inquire about the transportation equipment’s insurance, and how much and what kind of incidents can it cover? This will not just serve as a protection for your laborers but to you as well if ever you end up with a malfunctioning transport equipment.

  1. Technical Assistance

And lastly, you should also inquire whether the rental company will provide you with technical assistance in using the transport equipment. Even if your laborers have relevant experience with handling transport equipment, it is always better to have people from the rental company to guide and supervise your laborers in the proper handling and usage of the transport equipment

If you are interested in looking up transport equipment online, then you can visit Rentco website.


~ by velofinds on September 1, 2009.