Rentalforce.com makes it easy to rent construction equipment, storage facilities and many other things by providing you with everything you need to make a decision on your next rental. No other online destination offers a way to quickly compare local rental prices, size requirements for specific projects or provides an open environment that encourages rental companies to compete for your business. We currently specialize in equipment rentals and event rentals, but we are growing and adding more rental pricing data to our database everyday.
RentalForce.com connects customers looking for all kinds of rentals to the top local companies throughout the United States. Whether you are a large construction company and need to get quotes on an excavator rental and other earthmoving equipment to bid on a project, or you are an individual who needs a storage container rental to keep at your home for a few weeks, RentalForce.com can help.
People who have never rented equipment before often have a ton of questions. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about equipment rentals:
Individuals and small businesses typically need to place a deposit that is either deleted at the end of the rental or applied to the cost of the rental. You must also return the rental clean and in the same general shape (for example fully refueled or in the package they arrived) as you received it in order for your deposit to be fully refunded. Larger clients who rent consistently, passed a credit check, have a certificate of insurance and have a track record are usually not required to place a deposit and will have an account with a dedicated contact.
Rental periods will depend on the provider, though nearly all give four options:
Some equipment will require that you pay for a full week regardless of how long you need it, and of course the longer the rental period the better average daily rate you will receive. Make sure that rates are prorated in the event that you need the equipment longer. An extra day on a weekly rental should cost the same daily average of your entire rental.
Most companies do not guarantee their equipment, they simply deliver a different machine as quick as they can. Any time spent waiting for new delivery is a hassle at best, and an expensive problem at worst if your job is dependent on that particular piece of equipment. Larger companies may have larger equipment rental fleets and multiple mechanics at their disposal, but the small company just down the street may be more responsive in the event of equipment failure. For larger accounts some companies will provide a mechanic at your location in under an hour.
A damage waiver is highly recommended and often included in the cost of the rental. Theft, accidents and weather can occur to anyone so it is critical to be covered. Premiums vary widely from 5% to 15% of the cost of the rental, so when comparing rental prices you have to know if damage/loss protection is included. When renting construction equipment the provider will often need to be added to your own insurance policy, though they will usually coordinate that directly with your insurance when you set up your account.
There are 3 ways to get your rental equipment, delivery, pickup or by mail. Very large construction equipment or dumpsters for example can require specialized delivery trucks, while smaller tools you can pick up yourself. If you have a flatbed you can also pick up rental equipment like forklifts and small to medium sized aerial equipment to save on delivery charges. Smaller rentals like some medical equipment or electronics can be mailed wherever you need it such as a convention.
You or someone on your staff will need to be able to use the equipment once delivered. Equipment manufacturers publish their operator manuals online which can help most people, but in some cases you will need to make sure employees have additional training. Proper training is essential for a safe workplace and you can refer to OSHA for specific requirements here: www.osha.gov/law-regs.html.