Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed en Nothing New? I Don’t Think So! http://rermag.com/blog/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="http://rermag.com/blog/nothing-new-i-don-t-think-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/nothing-new-i-don-t-think-so#comments Aerial Equipment Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 81051 at http://rermag.com Finding Locations and Using Your Software http://rermag.com/blog/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="http://rermag.com/blog/finding-locations-and-using-your-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/finding-locations-and-using-your-software#comments Software Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 80861 at http://rermag.com A New Approach to Customer Satisfaction http://rermag.com/blog/new-approach-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="http://rermag.com/blog/new-approach-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/new-approach-customer-satisfaction#comments Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 80101 at http://rermag.com Encouraging Trends on the RER 100 http://rermag.com/blog/encouraging-trends-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="http://rermag.com/blog/encouraging-trends-rer-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/encouraging-trends-rer-100#comments Business Info Analysis Rer 100 Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000 79121 at http://rermag.com Incentives that Might Give you an Edge http://rermag.com/blog/incentives-might-give-you-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="http://rermag.com/blog/incentives-might-give-you-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/incentives-might-give-you-edge#comments Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000 76841 at http://rermag.com Stay Safe and Keep the Faith http://rermag.com/blog/stay-safe-and-keep-faith <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>More and more people are getting trained 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 and it can never be emphasized enough how important it is. </div> <p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/stay-safe-and-keep-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/stay-safe-and-keep-faith#comments Aerial/Lifting Silver Rent Talk Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000 75711 at http://rermag.com Niches, Lions and a Lift Named Lucille http://rermag.com/blog/niches-lions-and-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="http://rermag.com/blog/niches-lions-and-lift-named-lucille" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/niches-lions-and-lift-named-lucille#comments Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0000 74281 at http://rermag.com 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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