Rent Talk en 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 Stay Safe and Keep the Faith <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>More and more people are getting trained in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Read more about aerial equipment">aerial work platform</a></span> safety and it can never be emphasized enough how important it is. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial/Lifting Silver Rent Talk Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000 75711 at Niches, Lions and a Lift Named Lucille <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It’s not every day when somebody calls a rental center and says they want to rent “Lucille.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0000 74281 at A Few Ways of Looking at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000 73381 at Ingenious Ideas and the Power of the 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contests Rent Talk Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000 73031 at 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="" title="Read more about engines">engines</a></span> are fine and perform well. Others are saying quite the opposite.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engines Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000 71871 at Expect the 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Generators Pumps Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 71551 at Selling the Concept of 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Power Generation Rent Talk Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000 70351 at Challenges in Building and the 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Rental Profiles Rent Talk Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000 69811 at An Investment Boosts Confidence in the 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="" 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rent Talk Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:21:00 +0000 67471 at