Rent Talk http://rermag.com/blog/19860/feed en Investment in Education and Mid-Sized Rental http://rermag.com/blog/investment-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="http://rermag.com/blog/investment-education-and-mid-sized-rental" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/investment-education-and-mid-sized-rental#comments Business Info Analysis Silver Rent Talk Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:49:00 +0000 88841 at http://rermag.com Expansion, Growth, Optimism and Weak Rental Rates http://rermag.com/blog/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="http://rermag.com/rer-100?intlink=autlink" 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="http://rermag.com/blog/expansion-growth-optimism-and-weak-rental-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/expansion-growth-optimism-and-weak-rental-rates#comments Business Info Analysis Rer 100 Silver Rent Talk Mon, 01 May 2017 18:29:00 +0000 88461 at http://rermag.com Gut Feel versus Statistics and Metrics http://rermag.com/blog/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="http://rermag.com/blog/gut-feel-versus-statistics-and-metrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/gut-feel-versus-statistics-and-metrics#comments Business Info Analysis Rent Talk Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:11:00 +0000 87651 at http://rermag.com Massive Technology Leaps at ConExpo http://rermag.com/blog/massive-technology-leaps-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="http://rermag.com/blog/massive-technology-leaps-conexpo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/massive-technology-leaps-conexpo#comments ConExpo Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:45:00 +0000 87031 at http://rermag.com Lessons from the Airline Industry to the Rental Industry http://rermag.com/blog/lessons-airline-industry-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="http://rermag.com/search/results/Sunstate?intlink=autlink" title="Read more about Sunstate Equipment">Sunstate Equipment</a></span>.</div> <p><a href="http://rermag.com/blog/lessons-airline-industry-rental-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/lessons-airline-industry-rental-industry#comments Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000 85441 at http://rermag.com My New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions http://rermag.com/blog/my-new-approach-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="http://rermag.com/blog/my-new-approach-new-year-s-resolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/my-new-approach-new-year-s-resolutions#comments News & Analysis Silver Rent Talk Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 84621 at http://rermag.com Product Trends in the Here and Now http://rermag.com/blog/product-trends-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="http://rermag.com/blog/product-trends-here-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/product-trends-here-and-now#comments Innovative Product Awards Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000 84121 at http://rermag.com Do You Need a Pump or a Dry Ditch? http://rermag.com/blog/do-you-need-pump-or-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="http://rermag.com/blog/do-you-need-pump-or-dry-ditch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/do-you-need-pump-or-dry-ditch#comments Rental Profiles Silver Rent Talk Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000 83391 at http://rermag.com Mobility, Mobility, Mobility is the Name of the Software Game http://rermag.com/blog/mobility-mobility-mobility-name-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="http://rermag.com/blog/mobility-mobility-mobility-name-software-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/mobility-mobility-mobility-name-software-game#comments Software Silver Rent Talk Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000 82881 at http://rermag.com Time to Start Believing in Zero http://rermag.com/blog/time-start-believing-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="http://rermag.com/blog/time-start-believing-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://rermag.com/blog/time-start-believing-zero#comments Silver Rent Talk Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 82131 at http://rermag.com 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