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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. RG Dictado. Industry experts and association members have been consulted to come up with the best possible approach for the computation of rates that would approximate the lessor's operating cost and other incidentals.

We have factored in such variables like acquisition cost, depreciation, spare parts replacement costs, operators wages, full dollar fluctuations and interest rates, ect. As in our earlier edition we are using dollar rates for the computation and we have considered factors like equipment rating, testing and standardization cost.

Another fomulais used for light and medium equipment. Basic reference to the average utilization per year for type of equipment have been incorporated and useful features such as economic life, tire and undercarriage life and salvage factor have been sourced from a reputable cost reference and included in the formulation for a more realistic approach in the estimation of recovery instrument.

The rates listed are based on five 5 year old equipment and such rates are mere standards. This being the case actual rates may vary depending on worksite condition, age and availability of equipment to be used and the attachments needed. All brand new models listed in the Guidebook are equipped with internationally accepted safety devices in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Labor and Employment DOLE Order No.

All illustrations and trademarks of manufacturers have been reproduced by photo offset method from originals. ACEL acknowledge that the Guidebook is a collaboration effort of its members and the different suppliers and dealers of construction and allied equipment.

Updating of the guidebook is a continuing process and new edition will be released as needed. Massive infrastructure development was being done in various sectors such as power, irrigation, transport, commercial, housing and real estate development, etc. The upbeat scenario was a most welcome development but obstacles were inevitable.

The formidable challenge of meeting the demands of the time called for a pooling of all possible resources and one of the more immediate problems that surfaced was the dearth and serviceability of the construction equipment in use during that time.

Due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring brand new equipment, or even second hand units, for that matter, the contractors bonded together to come up with a workable plan to address the shortage of equipment. Lopez, Inc. ACEL first introduced the practice of equipment leasing and rental. Today, this is considered the best possible alternative to owning construction equipment that will necessitate costly maintenance and upkeep.

The first agreement forged by the group was the standardization of rental rates that will apply to all members owning and operating the same kind of equipment. Through the years, the rental rates were revised and updated to adapt to the changing needs of the market. In , a definite formula that approximates a lessor's owning and operating costs was accepted by the generals membership. With this new approach in the computation rental rates, careful study was given to variable factors that influence rates such as acquisition cost, depreciation, replacement costs, operator's wages, fuel and other costs.

And to properly monitor this computerized database has been develop. Moreover, terms and conditions were better defined and broadened to cover all possible nuances of the trade. ACEL's unified vision to professionalize the industry was becoming more and more a reality. In , Equipment Guidebook No. This was later revised two years later because of the need to keep abreast of changing conditions in the industry.

This particular edition was in collaboration with the Bureau of Equipment of the Department of Public Works and Highways whose endorsement of the Guidebook continues to this day. The subsequent editions of the guidebook included provisions for automatic escalation formula, inclusion of ports handling equipment and with Guidebook No.

The specifications contained in this handbook will help in equipment sourcing and identification since this is a conprehensive guide for those not too acknowlegeable with equipment. ACEL has also, by this time, delisted some types of equipment which have become obsolete in the industry.

One useful feature of this particular edition is the inclusion of a basic reference on the average utilization per year for each type of equipment. This gives a more realistic approach in the estimation of recovery investments.

For the 21st edition of the internationally accepted safety devices in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Labor and Employment Order No. The newest edition is ACEL Equipment Guidebook, Edition 22 which incorporates provisions to consider the impact of dollar rates on labor and fuel; equipment rating; testing and standardization cost and other triggers of economic activity, as well as the inclusion of a separate formula for light and medium equipment. This particular edition of the guidebook has been updated to include computations that would use dollar rates on operated dry and bare month.

It also featured estimates on fuel consumptions. For this issue peso value of computed rates were also shown. From that time on, ACEL became the pulse and the voice of the industry. Throught the years, ACEL has been very successful in rpotecting the rights of its members. It continues to establish linkages with other relevant organizations like insurance firms, freight and shipping companies, government agencies, etc. Together with the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc.

The association has been in the forefront of activities in manpower development and has worked vigoruosly fro the promotion of construction safety in work sites. The years that followed showed ACEL giving priority to manpower development.

The subsequent boon and bust of the Philippine construction industry played a significant role in ACEL's thrust to focus on manpower development and to come up with a system that can gauge workers' capabilities and competence.

The program provides testing and classification of operators and mechanics both in the government and private sector. The program underscored the importance of upward mobility, occupational respectability and continuing improvement of the workforce. The project is a purely private arrangement between Philippine and Japanese companies with both governments acting as facilitators. Duration of the training was a maximum of two years of technical intership on-site program.

In this set up ACEL was tasked to provide information on blue collar skills requirements and identification of possible candidates. ACEL member companies committed to provide some incentives like payments of salaries during training, corresponding salary adjustments for eligible trainees, subsidized tools and assurance of work placements for project worker's status.

Meanwhile, a comprehensive year long program of seminars has been developed and continues to be offered to date. As a part of continuing educationprogram, these technical seminars included the following: Failure Damage Analysis and Wear Control, Hydrolics: Why does ir fail?

A certificate of competency and a competency certification card are issued to all successful examinees. In December , as a part of its continuing program fro the development and upgrading of competency of the nation's manpower resources, the Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors, Inc. In its role as an Accredited Organization AO , ACEL which has the technical capability and resouces to undertake the program will serve as TESDA's partner in strengthening industry-led assessment and certification that will result in developing world class manpower resources and, thus, help in increasing the middle manpower's employability both locally and internationally.

In January , the following Competency Standards, Competency Assessment Tools and Curriculum Standards were developed for heavy equipment sub sector: bulldozer, hydrolic excavator, motor grader, backhoe-loader, on-highway dump truck, off-highway dump truck rigid off-highway dump truck articulated , road roller, forklift, concrete pump, transit mixer, screed attachment, paver, gantry, stacker, heavy equipment servicing mechanical , crawler crane, truck mounted crane, rough terrain crane, tower crane, and rigging.

In , ACEL continued to conduct various trainings on forklift operation, mobile crane operation and rigging, hydrolic excavator operation, construction safety and health courses for site officers and loss control management course. It also finalized the development of training modules for additional skills in the heavy equipment sector. A procedure manual for accreditation of assessment center and competency assessors was also finalized. ACEL is also tasked to conduct a competency assessment of each nominee prior to the issuance of a national certification.

The latest models and brands of heavy equipment and support tools were exhibited during the three-day event. The rationale being that these entities could be good sources of information and assistance to ACEL members in their pursuit of their businesses.

The word "Construction" was changed to "Carriers" to encompass all entities and services included in its scope of operations.

ACEL has transcended borders and has establised chapters in Cebu and Davao in and respectively. As in the national chapter, focus has always been on manpower development and establishment of equitable rental rates.

ACEL as an accredited organization of TESDA formulated accreditation test for equipment inspectors and test standards to comply with the minimum standards for safety to be used in the workplace. Another focus has been the establishment of closer ties with allied services and producers for sources of spare parts, machines and other needed supplies as used in the industry. More importantly, the association has forged alliances with the government and private sector and continues to buildup the relationship in pursuit of its interests.

The association has made its position known regarding issues affecting the industry such as its opposition to the entry of foreign rental companies in the country and deliberations regarding the mandatory registration of heavy equipment.

In an agreement forged with the NDCC, ACEL will provide free of charge through the equipment resources of its membership whatever construction heavy equipment NDCC might require during times of disasters and emergencies. This is part of ACEL's commitment to the community and country. Hosting of sports activities have been a continuing concern for ACEL. Golf, badminton, billiards and bowling tournaments have been held to ensure that camaraderie is forged and the physical well being and fitness program for members are addressed.

ACEL has come a long way since it was started in The unified vission ACEL has adopted will be its guiding light through the coming years. These objectives are: For the Industry - 1. To foster mutual understandin and cooperation among its members for their protection; 2.

To promote continuous training in order to improve productivity and obtain higher manpower efficiency to meet world class standard to equipment operation, maintenance and production; 4. To promote general health, safety and welfare of those employed in the equipment leasing industry; 5. To force adherence to the Code of Ethics relevant to the practice in the equipment leasing industry; 6.

To enjoin members to submit to the rules of arbitration as an effective mode of settling disputes in the industry; 7. To update, from time to time, the member companies with new trends in equipment leasing and maintenance, to keep the members abreast with the practices in the international leasing industry by, among others, gathering, preparing, disseminating through publication and other medium, authentic information pertinent to the equipment rental business; 8.

To provide technical assistance and proper coordination with various government agencies and instrumentalities in order to facilitate the conduct of equipment leasing business; To initiate and support enactment of laws and other forms of legislation favorable to the growth of the equipment leasing business; To assist the members in the importation, purchase and acquisition of equipment, parts and accessories by taking advantage of qoutas in case of inadequate supply; To assist members in availing of tax incentives provided by the government; To acquire, construct, lease, manage and operate, for its use and benefit, an office building, the land thereon and auxiliary services therein such as assembly and lecture halls, service bar and restaurants to cater to its members, library, etc.

In general, to do all such things and perform such acts and functions as may be reasonably necessary and essential to accomplish the purposes and objectives for which the association is organized. For Individual Benefits - 1. To achieve mutual protection of the companies against malpractices of employees and other workers; 2.

To promote mutual assistanc and collaboration among its members towards the fulfillment of members, undertakings under their contracts; 3. To help the Association in policing the ranks insofar as malpractices which are detrimental to the interest of the individual member.


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To contribute to the equipment industry by formulating and implementing policies, advocacies and standards for the equipment sector by promoting business with integrity and world class development programs. Several contractors and equipment lessors gathered together to devise a plan through which the unavailability of construction equipment in construction activities in sectors such as power, irrigation, transport, commercial, housing and real estate developments could be addressed. Lopez, Inc. Following its organization, the group swung into action by looking for a practicable alternative to purchasing and owning spendthrift equipment and the issuance of the first ACEL Equipment Rental Rates Guidebook on May 28, Since then, the association has forged ahead in the development of programs that seek to address the major problems in the industry through establishing partnerships with other key industry organizations. Through the years, ACEL has remained at the forefront of construction manpower development as it partners with different industry organizations such as the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. On top of those, it was also ACEL that paved the way for the development of skills standards and training modules that industry leaders employ these days to facilitate the assessment and certification of Filipino workers.

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