Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed en It Takes a Time and Collaboration to Reach 20 Million http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Designing the engine to reduce the required emissions and work just as well if not better than ever is one challenge. Getting it to fit the machines of the OEMs is another and Perkins Engines’ approach is completely unique.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/it-takes-time-and-collaboration-reach-20-million#comments Rent Talk Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:42:00 +0000 55761 at http://rermag.com In Airplanes and Aerial Work Platforms, Safety is Key http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether an aerial work platform goes up 180 feet, 185 feet, or 12 feet, safety is paramount.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/airplanes-and-aerial-work-platforms-safety-key#comments Headline News Rent Talk Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:08:00 +0000 52341 at http://rermag.com The Platinum Equity-Volvo Rents Acquisition DECODED http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As the second mega-transaction announced within the rental industry in the past 24 months (remember the United-RSC merger in December, 2011?), the announcement of the $1.1B acquisition of Volvo Rents by Platinum Equity came as another huge news bulletin for us all.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/platinum-equity-volvo-rents-acquisition-decoded#comments Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:53:00 +0000 48941 at http://rermag.com Creators and Inventors http://rermag.com/blog/creators-and-inventors <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> One of the true innovative pioneers of the rental industry, John Doran, passed away this past weekend. You can read our obituary at: <a href="http://rermag.com/headline-news/rental-industry-pioneer-john-doran-dies-90">http://rermag.com/headline-news/rental-industry-pioneer-john-doran-dies-90</a>. I didn&rsquo;t know him well, just a little.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/creators-and-inventors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/creators-and-inventors#comments Rent Talk Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:56:00 +0000 46491 at http://rermag.com Don’t Hire Cowboys http://rermag.com/blog/don-t-hire-cowboys <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> As I write this I&rsquo;m sitting at Gate B6 in Chicago&rsquo;s O-Hare Airport waiting for my return flight to Kansas City. I&rsquo;ve spent the past 24 hours immersed in aerial work platform safety talks and conversations at the International Powered Access Federation&rsquo;s U.S. Convention. This is the fourth IPAF event I&rsquo;ve been to in as many years and I always leave inspired to spread the message about the importance of operator training and fostering a culture of safety from the top down in a rental company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/don-t-hire-cowboys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/don-t-hire-cowboys#comments Rent Talk Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:58:00 +0000 45282 at http://rermag.com Dog Fridays and Memories of Tim http://rermag.com/blog/dog-fridays-and-memories-tim-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> The first time I met Tim Novoselski was my third interview before being hired as managing editor of <em>RER</em>. The then editor, Chris, said I was to have a meeting with the publisher/owner and ushered me into Tim&rsquo;s office. It was pretty obvious that I needed to be approved by him to get the job. The first thing he asked had nothing to do with journalism or the job I was about to do.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/dog-fridays-and-memories-tim-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/dog-fridays-and-memories-tim-0#comments Rent Talk Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:39:00 +0000 38422 at http://rermag.com If You’re Going to Have a Phone, Use it Right http://rermag.com/blog/if-you-re-going-have-phone-use-it-right <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> I&rsquo;m working on an article about current business conditions in the rental market and having gotten into the habit over the past year or so of contacting people more through e-mail and social media, I decided this time it would be fun and maybe more efficient to use the old-fashioned telephone. I don&rsquo;t have a lot of time so I thought I&rsquo;d like to get some immediate response.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/if-you-re-going-have-phone-use-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/if-you-re-going-have-phone-use-it-right#comments News & Analysis Rent Talk Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:32:00 +0000 35322 at http://rermag.com The Impressive Things about Bauma http://rermag.com/blog/impressive-things-about-bauma <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I just returned from the Bauma trade fair in Germany. It’s the third time I’ve attended it and I’m even more awestruck than the previous times and I’ll explain why as I go along in this blog. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/impressive-things-about-bauma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/impressive-things-about-bauma#comments International Rental Business Postcards from Bauma Postcards From Las Vegas Rent Talk Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:33:00 +0000 26262 at http://rermag.com Synergies with Oilfield Rental http://rermag.com/blog/synergies-oilfield-rental <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I was most intrigued by a small news story that a lot of people probably didn't notice: Canadian Equipment Rental Fund, or CERF, which owns 4-Way Equipment Rental and a couple of other companies in the booming oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta signed ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/synergies-oilfield-rental" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/synergies-oilfield-rental#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:47:26 +0000 19900 at http://rermag.com The Crisis is Still a Crisis in Spain http://rermag.com/blog/crisis-still-crisis-spain <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I am traveling in Spain for a dealer conference organized by Manitou for Manitou, Gehl and Mustang dealers the world over. Also attending are a variety of suppliers, customers, analysts, bankers and journalists. That in itself is another topic I'll get ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/crisis-still-crisis-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/crisis-still-crisis-spain#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Tue, 05 Jun 2012 01:00:29 +0000 19872 at http://rermag.com Good News in New Orleans http://rermag.com/blog/good-news-new-orleans <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It was a nice change walking around the Rental Show in New Orleans last week and seeing and hearing a far more optimistic rental industry than we've seen for the past few years. I spoke with a lot of exhibitors and the majority of them were reporting ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/good-news-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/good-news-new-orleans#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Fri, 17 Feb 2012 03:00:36 +0000 19903 at http://rermag.com M&A Market Heats Up with December Surprises http://rermag.com/blog/ma-market-heats-december-surprises <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A lot of people were taken by surprise recently waking up to the news that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/United%20Rentals?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about United Rentals">United Rentals</a></span> was acquiring RSC. In a conceptual sense, it wasn't surprising. People in the rental industry have expected some degree of consolidation at the top among major ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/ma-market-heats-december-surprises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/ma-market-heats-december-surprises#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:43:51 +0000 19901 at http://rermag.com Showcase Fills a Niche http://rermag.com/blog/showcase-fills-niche <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Lift and Access Showcase event, held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz., was essentially the first trade show in North America exclusively devoted to aerial equipment. I don't know if event organizer Guy Ramsey and his staff necessarily thought of it in ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/showcase-fills-niche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/showcase-fills-niche#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:11:36 +0000 19863 at http://rermag.com A Tier 4 Move by Komatsu http://rermag.com/blog/tier-4-move-komatsu <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It is going to be a new era in equipment with the coming advent of Tier 4 Interim and then Tier 4 final engines, with equipment modified to accommodate those changes. The full effects have yet to be felt, since many manufacturers are really just ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/tier-4-move-komatsu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/tier-4-move-komatsu#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:10:05 +0000 19875 at http://rermag.com Don't Jump Out the Window Yet http://rermag.com/blog/dont-jump-out-window-yet <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It was 1929. Twelve million people were out of work; 12,000 people became unemployed every day; 20,000 companies had gone bankrupt; 1,616 banks went bankrupt and 23,000 people committed suicide in one year. We're not seeing a lot of people jumping ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rent-talk">Rent Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/dont-jump-out-window-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/dont-jump-out-window-yet#comments 99999: Untagged Rent Talk Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:43:33 +0000 19883 at http://rermag.com