Renting a dump truck does not have to be a difficult process. By paying attention to some key planning points, one can make the whole procedure less daunting. Here are some points to consider before renting a dump truck.

Collection and Delivery Location












These specialized trucks do exactly as their description suggests. They dump. This in reality means that the delivery site must have sufficient space for not just reversing and turning, but also to take the load and allow moving space for the truck as it is unloaded.

Most tipper mechanisms require space to allow the vehicle to pull forward so that the load will discharge fully. Failure to pull forward may cause the back end of the tipper to be buried in the discharging load. When driven away in this circumstance, a mess will be left behind as the dumped load is dragged along and dispersed on the road.

Capacity of Your Dump Truck Rental


Once you are sure what size of vehicle can be used, attention to capacity is now prudent. Hiring a dump truck with too small a load capacity will mean more trips, more fuel and more time wasted. It may be that the load to be moved cannot be accessed using a larger truck. Therefore, your site inspection will determine the optimum size for your load.

Dump Truck Load Type

There is a variety of available dump trucks some of which are specialized. Some loads have to be fully enclosed due to regulations about road safety or odor etc... So checking out the regulations pertinent to your intended load can save an expensive ticket.

Truck Rental License

Some commercial vehicles require an upgraded driver's license. Driving without a correct license can result in severe penalties. A class-B license is generally required but a class-A for others. Rental suppliers can advise about license requirements in relation to their vehicles.

Good Pricing for Dump Truck Rentals

Comparisons between rental companies are readily available online allowing the renter to choose between competitive rental services and find answers tom many of their questions.

In conclusion, all the above points can be addressed quite easily. With that in mind, there's no excuse to end up at a delivery site, unable to discharge, with a fat ticket on the windshield!


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