Rent Talk Rent Talk is the premier blog of Rental Equipment Register Magazine en My New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I have a bit of an aversion to New Year's resolutions because my sense of what usually happens is that, in the press of our busy lives, we tend to forget those resolutions by around January 15th</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News & Analysis Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 84621 at Product Trends in the Here and Now <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I could easily go on for a few pages about some of the unique products in this year's edition of the RER Innovative Product Awards, but I want to just mention a few that caught my attention, besides the top vote-getters.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovative Product Awards Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000 84121 at Do You Need a Pump or a Dry Ditch? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If the rental industry is more capable, it’s because the customer has come to expect it, and that has led to a level of professionalism that probably was unforeseen 20 or 30 years ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000 83391 at Mobility, Mobility, Mobility is the Name of the Software Game <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Mobility is definitely what rental software developers are aiming for – to provide access to the same information on one’s mobile phone or tablet as one finds on one’s laptop or desktop computer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Silver Rent Talk Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000 82881 at Time to Start Believing in Zero <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The rental industry is somewhat of a pressure-filled business. We know how important it is to be on time, to deliver equipment on time, to get back to the customer quickly, to make that repair as fast as possible because if we don’t perform, a competitor might take that customer away. But safety demands attention.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 82131 at Nothing New? I Don’t Think So! <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At a recent trade show I was surprised by comments from a couple of rental people who said there was nothing much new in aerial technology.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial Equipment Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 81051 at Finding Locations and Using Your Software <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Despite the degree of consolidation in the equipment rental industry, it’s always encouraging to see the still vibrant regional independent companies out there and Aaction Rents, based in Windsor, Calif., is one of them. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 80861 at A New Approach to Customer Satisfaction <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Seems like customer satisfaction surveys are all the rage these days. You call a company on the phone for whatever reason and you’re invited to stay on the line and give some feedback. But do you really feel “satisfaction” from this experience?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 80101 at Encouraging Trends on the RER 100 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While there seems to be plenty of jobs going on right now, with non-residential, residential – especially multi-family – and other kinds of construction doing pretty well, there are definitely different views on just what phase of the upswing we are in.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Rer 100 Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000 79121 at Incentives that Might Give you an Edge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Of course, finances matter, and giving employees the opportunity to get a share in the company’s success is a big part of employee satisfaction and a more motivated performance for sure. But there is also the feeling of being part of something.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000 76841 at