Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed Rent Talk is the premier blog of Rental Equipment Register Magazine en 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