One of the biggest trends in the construction industry that is forecasted to grow more in 2017 is the equipment rental trend. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, as renting equipment offers a far more practical and cost-effective solution to the growing needs of a construction company.
Here are some thoughts to consider on how to ace that renting game.
What’s important for you?
One of the most common considerations of a construction company is the price. Of course, when money talks, money talks. That’s why there’s such a thing as a rental. Price is always the number 1 factor when considering even equipment rental. But again, a cheap rental can mean cheap quality or an affordable commodity that works well enough. Either way, assess what you consider important.
Is the equipment rental company capable enough?
Capable in terms of providing you the equipment you need. Capable of providing you the equipment you need when you need it. Capable of providing you the equipment you need where you need it. The basics. You need to be sure that you’re renting from a company that can follow through the terms. Also, an excellent customer service shouldn’t be overlooked.
Is the rental company managing well?
Is inventory regularly turned? Do they provide later equipment models with up-to-date safety measures? Do they meet government requirements and regulations? Do your research on this.
Are they true to what they say they are?
Check their store. It should be clean, and that the equipment should be kept in a shed that is organized and well-maintained. They should also be able to deliver on time, as they promised, and are on-call whenever problems arise.
Ponder on the thoughts above before you start signing anything because despite renting, it’s still your money after all, and you should be able to get the best out of it.