When you run a warehouse business, the ideal situation will be to have all the equipment that you need from forklifts to distribution vehicles. However, most times, this is not financially feasible and you have gone out and look for some equipment to rent. Before going out to rent Drum Handling Equipment, you will have to make decision on which machines to rent and which ones to buy.
The final decision on whether to go for Forklift Drum Handler hire or to buy one will depend on; the total life cost of buying a forklift, the availability of personnel in house that can operate a forklift, the need permits to operate such a machine on your site, the opportunity cost of not hiring a Liftomatic. When all of these have been considered and you realize you may have to find an equipment rental company and hire, there are a series of steps you will have to go through.
Know the available service providers
Immediately you know that you will be renting Drum Handler or same kind equipment, the easiest thing to do is to ask your team to put together a list of possible Dock Leveller service providers to contact. This may take one day to do or almost a week depending on how readily available such information can be found. Today, there are different service providers available online; you can get information from online sources. Top Dock Leveler Manufacturers are even has their websites. You can collect information from there.
Prepare and send request for proposal
Once you have a list of the Kelley Dock Leveler serviced providers that you could likely contact, you will have to prepare a request for quote. This request for quote should carry the type of service you are requesting and any details that you may feel comfortable divulging at this time. It should also include an expected date on which all those wishing to submit a quote must have replied. Once the request for proposal is ready with all the necessary details that you will like potential contractors to have, you can now forward to the various service providers and set back and wait for a response.
If you are lucky, some of the Hydraulic Dock Leveler services providers to whom you sent quotes will respond to the quotes, some may come back to you for questioning before preparing their quote. Either way, once they have all the information you requested, you will start receiving quotes from those that are interested in being considered for the project. Note that those who are not interested may simply ignore. To avoid you getting confused on whether they got your message, request that they send an acknowledge receipt.
If you do receive some possible quotes back, assess them for price and quality of service being offered. If you are not clear about something written in a quote, avoid assuming. Go back to the company that sent the quote for clarification.