Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed en Defining Your Business Can Go a Long Way http://rermag.com/blog/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While sometimes rental operation descriptions aren’t fully defined or inclusive and many rental companies are hybrids to one degree or another, in this day and age it is important to define for yourself what kind of business your company is.</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/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/defining-your-business-can-go-long-way#comments Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:47:00 +0000 65131 at http://rermag.com New Efforts to Fight Equipment Theft http://rermag.com/blog/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Yes people still steal equipment the old-fashioned way, backing up a truck to a rental center in the middle of the night, loading up with machines and heading for the highway. Or steal from a jobsite where security measures are lax. But increasingly equipment thieves are more sophisticated and adept with technology.</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/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/new-efforts-fight-equipment-theft#comments Business & Technology Rent Talk Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 66181 at http://rermag.com Chris Watts Prepared Well for Sunstate CEO Role http://rermag.com/blog/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/Sunstate?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about Sunstate Equipment">Sunstate Equipment</a></span> has for decades been one of the most admired companies in the equipment rental industry and deservedly so. </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/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/chris-watts-prepared-well-sunstate-ceo-role#comments Rent Talk Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:42:00 +0000 62641 at http://rermag.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chris Watts, left, should be well prepared as he takes over as CEO from Benno Jurgemeyer (at right). At center is founder and chairman Mike Watts.</p> The Multi-Family Trend http://rermag.com/blog/multi-family-trend <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I’ll never forget buying my first house. I’ve lived there for 20+ years. It was the first house I bought and I’m still there although considering moving on soon. </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/multi-family-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/multi-family-trend#comments Rent Talk Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:19:00 +0000 61661 at http://rermag.com Anticipate the Need http://rermag.com/blog/anticipate-need <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Have you heard the now over-used clich&eacute; phrase that every company wants to &ldquo;exceed customers&rsquo; expectations?&rdquo; It completely makes sense. It&rsquo;s what every business should be trying to do, but the phrase is now being used so much you go to the corner convenience store for a quick bottle of water and they want to know if they&rsquo;ve exceeded your expectations.</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/anticipate-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/anticipate-need#comments Rent Talk Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:14:00 +0000 58811 at http://rermag.com 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/tools/engines-0?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about engines">engine</a></span> 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/aeriallifting?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about aerial equipment">aerial work platform</a></span> 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/aeriallifting?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about aerial equipment">aerial work platform</a></span> 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