Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed Rent Talk is the premier blog of Rental Equipment Register Magazine en A Few Ways of Looking at 2016 http://rermag.com/blog/few-ways-looking-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As we begin a new year, every company has its expectations, budgets and projections, and in the rental business, a lot has to do with how the economy will perform.</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/few-ways-looking-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/few-ways-looking-2016#comments Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000 73381 at http://rermag.com Ingenious Ideas and the Power of the Broom http://rermag.com/blog/ingenious-ideas-and-power-broom <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>All these products start from ideas, often from customers asking for different capabilities that aren’t there yet. Then comes the hard work of figuring out a way to create that capability in a way that works.</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/ingenious-ideas-and-power-broom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/ingenious-ideas-and-power-broom#comments Contests Rent Talk Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000 73031 at http://rermag.com Engine Education and Job Ready http://rermag.com/blog/engine-education-and-job-ready <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Now that Tier IV machines are getting out there on jobsites, I’m particularly interested in the reaction of rental companies. Some are saying the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/tools/engines-0?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about engines">engines</a></span> are fine and perform well. Others are saying quite the opposite.</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/engine-education-and-job-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/engine-education-and-job-ready#comments Engines Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000 71871 at http://rermag.com Expect the Unexpected http://rermag.com/blog/expect-unexpected <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The new “normal” is to expect the unexpected. The first 15 years of this century should have taught us that much at least.</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/expect-unexpected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/expect-unexpected#comments Generators Pumps Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 71551 at http://rermag.com Selling the Concept of Preparation http://rermag.com/blog/selling-concept-preparation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While nobody wants to see tragedy strike, the reality is that natural disasters and electricity outages result in opportunities for the rental business.</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/selling-concept-preparation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/selling-concept-preparation#comments Business Info Analysis Power Generation Rent Talk Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000 70351 at http://rermag.com Challenges in Building and the Fickle Stock Market http://rermag.com/blog/challenges-building-and-fickle-stock-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>No matter what part of the country you live in, environmental consciousness and regulations such as LEED are taking hold and will sooner or later be coming your way and it’s to your benefit to be aware of them.</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/challenges-building-and-fickle-stock-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/challenges-building-and-fickle-stock-market#comments Business Info Analysis Rental Profiles Rent Talk Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000 69811 at http://rermag.com An Investment Boosts Confidence in the Rental Industry http://rermag.com/blog/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Jana Partners, a major investment firm, has acquired a 6-percent ownership stake in <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>. This show of confidence in United Rentals has greater significance than just helping boost United’s stock price, which had tumbled some in recent weeks reflecting investor jitters in regard to slumping oil prices. </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/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/investment-boosts-confidence-rental-industry#comments Rent Talk Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:21:00 +0000 67471 at http://rermag.com Highlights from a Great Year http://rermag.com/blog/highlights-great-year-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It was definitely a great year for the <em>RER</em> 100. Starting at the top, <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> came close to $5 billion in rental revenue, more than doubling its closest competitor <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://rermag.com/search/results/Sunbelt%20Rentals?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about Sunbelt Rentals">Sunbelt Rentals</a></span>, now at $2.3 billion after a stunning 25-percent rental volume growth. </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/highlights-great-year-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/highlights-great-year-0#comments Rent Talk Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:40:00 +0000 67461 at http://rermag.com 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