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Equipment Rental Surcharges

Equipment Rental Surcharges

What are Equipment Rental Surcharges?

Equipment Rental Surcharges refer to an extra charge, tax, or a fee added on to the cost of equipment rental agreement. Traditionally, it’ not included in the quoted price and is often very difficult to determine the true cost. As they are often a significant, hidden component of the total rental cost, understanding Equipment Rental Surcharges is critical for those renting equipment.

What else should you know?

Rental Surcharges are a major driver of rental costs and require transparency before renting, but often are not supplied by rental suppliers. Or they are often embedded in terms and conditions – difficult to break out and transparently manage when reviewing supplier quotes.

 

What Types of Equipment Rental Surcharges are There?

There are four main types of equipment rental surcharges:

  • Environmental / Emissions Surcharges
  • Delivery / Pickup Surcharges
  • Rental Protection
  • Rental Fuel Surcharges
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