Rent Talk Rent Talk is the premier blog of Rental Equipment Register Magazine en Investment in Education and Mid-Sized Rental <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It’s not easy to find qualified workers who want to do the kind of physical work that is required in this era when kids tend to grow up sitting in front of computer screens.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:49:00 +0000 88841 at Expansion, Growth, Optimism and Weak Rental Rates <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Although this year’s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="See the RER 100">RER 100</a></span> was less dramatic than recent years in terms of rental volume growth, there certainly were some strong performances and significant growth trends.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Rer 100 Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 May 2017 18:29:00 +0000 88461 at Gut Feel versus Statistics and Metrics <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Owning a rental business in this competitive landscape is so much more complex than previous generations and that is why metrics and as much knowledge as possible are necessary.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:11:00 +0000 87651 at Massive Technology Leaps at ConExpo <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Technology was the primary theme at ConExpo recently and the advances in equipment were a lot to take in and far more than I have space to inclusively discuss in this column.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ConExpo Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:45:00 +0000 87031 at Lessons from the Airline Industry to the Rental Industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With Mike Watts' departure, a new era begins for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Read more about Sunstate Equipment">Sunstate Equipment</a></span>.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000 85441 at 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