The Benefits of Traffic Control Equipment Hire

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The Benefits of Traffic Control Equipment Hire

The number of registered motorists across the whole of Australia recently passed the 20 million mark. As more and more people start using the roads, the demand for more traffic control measures continues to increase.
Traffic control equipment hire is becoming a more attractive option for those who need to manage traffic. Whether it’s roadworks, advertising, events, or construction, the benefits to hiring equipment far outweighs buying outright.
We will outline a few of the many reasons why it’s better to go with traffic control hire. RPM Hire has provided traffic management solutions since 2011, but collectively, the team has over 70 years of experience in the industry. It’s safe to say you’re in great hands. 


Traffic Control Equipment Hire – What You Need When You Need It
The first significant benefit of hiring traffic control safety equipment is calculating and controlling business expenses and capping significant primary investments. After hiring, you’re not left with large machinery or bulk road signage that you may not utilise the following year.

Significant investment could lead to cut corners. Buying equipment that may be used twice a year isn’t worth spending top dollar compared to a hire company that must provide state of the art, quality equipment at all times. You won’t have to risk skipping out on specific safety measures. Cutting corners increases the risk of road accidents and may lead to legal action depending on the severity of the infringement.
When it comes to road safety, risk is not in our vocabulary. Once you’ve figured out what you need, hiring it is the easiest way of making sure it gets to you, when you need it.

Traffic Control Hire Includes Customisable Equipment

Traffic control can be a challenging thing to get right. As a company, we strive to provide clear and concise direction as to engage the driver’s attention without pulling focus from the road.
When buying a Variable Message Sign (VMS) outright, it’s tempting to swerve on the best product to avoid not reaching the equipment’s time vs value. RPM Hire’s VMS boards spare no expense; Australian made, 5-colour LED matrix, solar-powered and remote programming features so you can update the sign from your laptop. When it comes to project management – convenience, efficiency, and productivity are the key elements of success.

Our VMS boards can be used alongside other traffic control tools to reinforce road limitations. Their variable nature also means you can create unique messages that aren’t unachievable with a generic, low range message board.

This equipment isn’t pigeonholed to traffic control purposes. If you’re engaging in a new advertising campaign, you can hire these signs for a designated period of time.

If placed correctly, you can inform thousands of drivers about an event, or a new product, for as long as you need to. The benefits of roadside advertising for the right company are well-documented.
Regardless of what you need equipment for, customisable options means you get the right equipment every time.


Traffic Control Hire Saves on Storage Costs

Specific traffic control equipment, like portable traffic lights, have been designed to be transportable. This can be perfect when setting them up wherever you need them. 

If you buy your own equipment, you also need to pay for storage. That means you’re paying a premium, on top of the premium you’ve already spent buying the equipment. If you hire these items, the storage aspect is taken care of for you.

Renting completely removes the issue of storage, which saves you both time and money in the long run. You can instead solely focus on managing the road and the task at hand.

Traffic Control Hire Saves on Storage Costs - RPM Hire

Ongoing Maintenance

Like storage costs, there are other ongoing expenses associated with buying equipment. From 2006-2011 there were 188 fatalities in the Australian workforce due to faulty equipment (Reference – Asset Management Engineers). Huge fines and even jail time can be enforced if such accidents occur due to negligence.
To keep up with safe practices regarding functional equipment, ongoing registration fees and maintenance costs may dramatically affect the financial viability of purchasing equipment outright. 

Ongoing Maintenance Variable Message Signs - RPM Hire

Replacing Traffic Control Equipment

It’s essential to keep up with the latest roadside technology. Replacing equipment when it has outserved its sentence is another hidden expense associated with buying equipment outright.

Variable Message Sign Traffic Equipment - RPM Hire

Where Can I Find Out More About Traffic Control Equipment Hire?

You should now understand the many benefits that traffic control equipment hire provides. The vast majority of the time, it pays to hire rather than purchase your equipment outright. 

If you’re in need of traffic control equipment hire, you’re already in the right place.

At RPM Hire, we have over ten years of experience in renting out high-quality traffic control equipment. In 2020 alone, we delivered over 120,000 hire days worth of equipment to our customers.

If you’re in search of something specific or want to find out more about traffic control equipment, make sure to contact us directly.


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