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Nov. 17, 2009
Rental Hall of Fame Honors the Right Stuff
Over the past few years, the American Rental Association has inducted quite a few worthy people into its rental Hall of Fame. Industry pioneers such....
Nov. 2, 2009
Third-Quarter Earnings Slides Knock Share Values Downward
After a second round of third-quarter 2009 financial results were released last week, the RER Reports Stock Block reported declines by all but two of....
Oct. 7, 2009
Baby You Can Drive My Mini-Excavator
The report that came out last week from IHI Global Insights (see more detail at http://rermag.com/trends_analysis/headlinenews/construction-job-loss-....
Sep. 18, 2009
Fleet Management is Adapting and Re-Packaging Existing Capabilities
When the phone isn't ringing at a business, the company can increase its sales efforts to try to make it ring more by chasing business aggressively....
Aug. 10, 2009
On the Way to the Forum
I highly recommend you check out the AED Executive Forum in Chicago, Sept. 10-11. I've gone almost every year since the forums started about a decade....
Jul. 17, 2009
Are You the Smartest?
For those of you who are CEOs or owners of your companies, let me ask one question: Are you the smartest person in your company? Some of you probably....
Jun. 30, 2009
A Place in History
One of my “bucket list” items is to visit every one of the 50 states and to really get a feel for the culture and the people that live in each state....
Jun. 17, 2009
Phone Therapy and Business Revival
I've been vocal about the importance of the sales staff of rental companies continuing to market the services of your company and getting in front of....
May. 28, 2009
Fresh Blood and Energy
Those of you who regularly read RER Reports, our weekly electronic newsletter — which you can access at www.rerreports.com and subscribe for free —....
May. 14, 2009
Thoughts From an Investor About Rental Rates
Thoughts From an Investor About Rental Rates A lot of people have asked me to write about the current rental rate situation, which is, by many....
May. 7, 2009
Recession Issues are Universal
Since people are always asking me about how everybody else is doing across the country, in advance of the publication of the RER 100 report -- which....
Mar. 31, 2009
Going Green Can Enhance Profitability
The economy is in recession, stocks are down, business is down, consumer confidence is down, yada, yada, yada. We all know these things by now, right....
Mar. 20, 2009
John Deere's On It
After traveling recently to Phoenix, Ariz., for a John Deere Construction....
Mar. 18, 2009
Get Out on the Jobsite
It's abundantly clear the recession is going to be here for a while. Obviously rental companies have to adjust to changing conditions and challenges....
Mar. 9, 2009
Not ARA's Fault Attendance Lagged
Attendance was down at The Rental Show last week but it certainly wasn't a surprise. Some exhibitor personnel was obviously frustrated as one could....
Michael Roth has covered the equipment rental industry full time for RER since 1989 and has served as the magazine’s editor in chief since 1994. He has nearly 30 years experience as a...
Brandey Chewning Smith joined RER magazine in 2001 as managing editor. Since then she has written thousands of articles covering the rental equipment industry, and its people, products, events and...
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