Consider the Following Before Renting a Container

Consider the Following Before Renting a Container

When renting a container, you have to make sure it’s the right fit for your needs before it gets delivered to your site. Luckily, Anjer has a wide variety of containers available for rent and an experienced team to help you determine which storage solution best suits your needs. While you may only be using your rental for a short period of time, the decision requires research and planning. You may find that you’d rather own it after all, in which case, Anjer offers a variety of trailers and liftgates for sale for New Castle County businesses. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to renting a container:

Do You Need a Permit?

It seems like you need a permit for everything you do these days, including storing a rental container on your personal property. Before you even think about looking at various containers for rent, take some time to research your local government’s regulations regarding permits for rental containers. 

In general, permits are easier to obtain for those who will be storing the containers for a short duration. You’ll most likely need to obtain a temporary use permit, which won’t take much time. However, the longer you plan on holding onto your rental container, the harder it will be to obtain a permit. 

What’s the Right Size for a Shipping Container?

Before you rent a shipping container, you have to take into consideration what you will be storing in it. There are three factors you must consider:

  • How much room does your storage equipment require?
  • How much will your storage equipment weigh altogether?
  • How much space do you have available for a storage container to sit on your property?

Once you have an answer to all of these questions, we can help you identify which containers you should choose from.

How Much Will it Cost?

No matter what you’re shopping for, cost matters. Most trailer and truck providers will price their rental based on the duration of the rental, the size of the container, and how many miles it will be traveling. Let’s not forget, you will also be charged a delivery fee as well. 

Do Your Own Inspection

Make sure you’re receiving a quality container by performing your own inspection. Before you accept a deal, take a look at the rental to see if there are any previous damages you should be aware of. Big dents or severe rust could damage your own storage, depending on the equipment you’re storing. Find out what “grade” your container is and decide if that’s the best deal for you. 

Rental trailers aren’t all we provide! We can also repair or replace your current vehicle. Whether you’re looking to repair a broken mechanism or you’re interested in adding some new features, like a Maxon tuckaway, to your liftgate, our services are available in Philadelphia County and beyond. To learn more about what we offer, contact an Anjer representative at 800-598-3981. 

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