A forklift is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport material, usually in construction sites, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. It, also called lift trucks or side loaders, were developed in the second decade of the twentieth century. It is important that the driver have sufficient training, as it is extremely heavy.
With forklifts being extremely expensive to purchase, most companies in the United States decide to go in for renting them. It is not a difficult task, as there are many contractors who are ready to lease them to interested parties at a reasonable rate. Before renting a forklift, it is advisable to ascertain the type of forklift you require for your needs. For example, do you require an extremely powerful forklift with electric pallet jacks or would a more compact forklift with manual pallet jacks be more suitable?
In the United States, some of the well known companies are Admar Supply Co. Inc, Eastern Lift Truck Co, Inc., KROPP Equipment, Inc. and Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation. You can get in touch with these or other forklift truck rental companies by logging on to their websites or talking to their representatives in your area.
Before signing a agreement, make sure that you have read all the terms and conditions of the agreement. In case there is some clause in the agreement which you are not sure about, clarify with the rental company. You should also carefully read the clauses regarding damages to the forklift. In case the you get it damaged when your company is using it, you should know how much money you have to pay to the rental company. As a final check, you should also ensure that the forklift driver in your company knows how to operate them, otherwise it would be a losing proposition for you to rent a forklift which no one in your company knows how to use.
If all these steps are judiciously followed, then you will find that forklift rental is a simple process and ends in your work getting done with much less overhead costs.