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How much should I pay for Intermodal Container Rental?
What is the average price of Intermodal Container Rental?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Intermodal Container Rental. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Intermodal Container Rental been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Intermodal Container Rental yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Intermodal Container Rental?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Intermodal Container Rental with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Intermodal Container Rental?
Market share concentration in the intermodal container rental market is high, with the top four providers accounting for over 50.0% of total revenue. Overall, there are about 20 providers of intermodal container rental services in the United States, including both international suppliers and regional suppliers. The market is highly... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
How is the condition of the containers assessed before my company receives them and after they are returned?
How do you recommend checking the containers for defects and damage?
Do you offer insurance with your leasing contracts?
Do you include discounted insurance with any contracts?
Service Disruption Risk
Have you ever been unable to provide services that were purchased from you due to financial issues?
Can you provide me with data to assess your financial health?
What happens to my contract in the event of your bankruptcy?
What is your capacity utilization rate, and do you have much spare capacity in case my shipping needs increase?
What International Organization for Standardization (ISO) tests are your containers subjected to?
If you do not use ISO tests, what standards for transportation testing do you use?
What are the primary stresses for my container's mode of transportation (e.g. rolling, jarring, acceleration, shocks, centrifugal forces, etc.)? How do your containers rate against those of your competition in protecting against these stresses?
What company supplies your containers and what is their reputation as a manufacturer?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Intermodal Container Rental RFP include?
Buyers should disclose the total value of the contract for intermodal container rental.
Buyers should indicate what their expectations for payment are, including preferred billing schedule.
Buyers should disclose their expectations for additional costs, such as drop-off and maintenance fees.
Buyers should consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine whether they are paying a competitive price for intermodal container rental.
Buyers should evaluate providers based on the pickup and drop-off locations they offer.
Buyers should consider the flexibility of the contract terms offered by different providers.
Buyers should evaluate vendors based on the quality of the customer service they provide.
Buyers should consult the Buying Decision Scorecard section of this report for a detailed list of additional selection criteria.
Buyers should disclose the length of the contract they are seeking, specifically whether they wish to sign a short-term lease, long-term lease or master lease.
Buyers should indicate when contract proposals are due.
Buyers should include when award information will be available.
Buyers should indicate other critical dates related to the service, such as a detailed shipping schedule.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Intermodal Container Rental supply chain?
Intermodal container rental providers have experienced moderate supply chain risk during the three years to 2019. This level of risk reduces buyer power because it means that providers face a greater likelihood of upstream disruptions that could prompt them to increase prices. As a result, they may be less willing... Subscribe to learn more.