If you are expanding your portable bathroom rental company, you will likely be looking to invest in another portable bathroom service truck. Before you go and buy the next nearest truck just to get things moving, there are a few things that you should know. Here's a look at some of the things that you should consider as you're looking at the options.
Consider The Capacity
One of the first things that you need to think about is the capacity of the truck. Think about how many portable bathrooms you'll need to be able to haul and narrow down your options by choosing trucks that will hold the number you expect to haul. For example, think about how many restrooms most people typically rent and select a truck that can handle that capacity. This reduces the need for multiple delivery trips.
You also need to consider the capacity of the water tank attached to the truck. Remember that you'll need to fill water reservoirs and you will need water for a variety of things within each delivery. Think about how much water you'll typically need to haul and make sure that the incorporated water tank will hold what you need.
Condition Of The Flatbed
Once you've found a truck that has the storage and water capacity that you need, it's important for you to make sure that the truck itself is in good condition. The flatbed should be free of rust and other physical damage. Additionally, it should move smoothly and operate as intended, with clear signs that it has been maintained properly.
There should also be solid, stable anchors on the bed to help you secure the portable restrooms. You don't want them to be able to slide around when they are in transport, so make sure that the truck has a reliable way to keep them in place.
Condition Of The Storage Tank
In addition to the condition of the truck bed, you also need to think about the condition of the storage tank. Remember that you need to trust the tank to hold water, so it should be fully intact and free of any signs of wear and tear. Check the tank carefully for any signs of rust, corrosion, weld damage, or other physical damage. You can also consider a pressure test to make sure that the tank is strong and up to the task. This reduces the risk of any leaks or other problems during deliveries.