ARA partners with FutureTech Success initiative

The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation aim to raise the profile of trade and technical careers to support future growth in the rental industry.

Felling Trailers adds to sales team

Felling Trailers Inc. welcomes LeRoy Larson as OEM sales consultant.

Early-bird savings at Point of Rental Software’s conference

Seventh annual event builds knowledge and industry relationships.

Work Truck Show 2018 Innovation Awards

Workhorse’s electric pickup, J.W. Speaker Corp.’s LED headlight and the Carr van step take top honors.

AEM elects directors

Rusty Fowler, Rick Johnson and Bryan Rich take leadership roles in AG and CE sectors.

AWP rental market worth more than $24 billion by 2024

Greater focus on infrastructure development and worker safety driving interest in AWP rental market size.

American Pneumatic Tools has announced it will now be identified as APT.

Hitachi Power Tools to become Metabo HPT in North America

This name change applies to its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America.

Terex adds steel surcharge

In response to higher steel prices and recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Employment numbers increase in February 2018

Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities and mining,

Eliminate rental counter paperwork

Point of Rental introduces eSign Counter that makes it easy and affordable to collect electronic signatures at any rental counter.

Manitou Group announces 2017 results

Total revenue increased 19 percent in 2017 over 2016.

Virtual reality aerial training simulator

Scissor and boom lift scenarios allow operators to learn safe practices without the risk.

BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. establish partnership

BlueBird Turf Products and Scotsco, Inc. announced a partnership to benefit independent lawn and landscape dealers throughout nine western states.

IEDA Board of Directors news

The Independent Equipment Dealers Association adds three to Board of Directors and promotes one to vice president.

Rental center participates in excavation safety seminar

Durante Rentals and NY-NJ Takeuchi to sponsor the 2018 Rockland County Excavator Safety Seminar Series.

Genie certified pre-owned program launches in North America

Used and reconditioned Genie equipment backed by manufacturer’s warranty.

Oshkosh Corp. named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company

Company is being honored for a third consecutive year by Ethisphere Institute.

Diggerland USA adds scissor lift ride

Construction-focused amusement park adds Genie scissor lift to its attractions.

Skyjack launches new mobile game

Aims to reinforce load capacity guidelines for its MEWPs.

Manitou enters North American MEWP market

Manitou announces a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America.

Skyjack launches Elevate: more than telematics

Skyjack is disrupting the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets.

Komatsu America to purchase Pine Bush Equipment

East Coast distributor purchase continues to support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals.

Kubota Engine America introduces 1,000-hour oil change interval

Longer oil change interval applies to specific Kubota engine models; new models introduced at The Rental Show.

Industrial Truck Association names new chairman

Scott Johnson, vice president of CLARK, takes up the gavel.

New Takeuchi dealer for north New Jersey

Durante Rentals has been selected as the new Takeuchi dealer for North New Jersey.

Producer Price Indexes increased slightly in January 2018

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported February 15.

Dynapac North America partners with independent reps

Dynapac North America has announced partnerships with seven independent manufacturer representative agencies to provide sales and service to rental customers.

Celebrate 35 years of Point of Rental software

Cash prizes, drink specials and a Drone+VR giveaway at booth 1451 at The Rental Show.

Terex AWP releases 4Q, 2017 financial results

Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to the year, with Q4 net sales of nearly $1.1 billion, a 9.1 percent increase over 2016.

Talbert Manufacturing names top 10 2017 dealers

Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year.

Sunbelt Rentals launches user-friendly web site

The new site features an easier and faster equipment rental experience.

Second year for John Deere’s “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest

Building upon the success of last year's contest, John Deere launched its second "Small Machines. Big Impact." contest.

H&E Equipment Services to acquire Rental Inc.

Acquisition expands presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia.

Volvo construction sales up 28 percent in Q4 2017

Full year Volvo CE sales up 31 percent, highest sales in company history.

New equipment line for commercial/rental use

Sneak peek at Generac Pro line coming at The Rental Show 2018.

Crescent Club memberships to dealerships

Ditch Witch honors its top 10 dealerships in 2017.

Morbark names Gold Tier dealers

It recognizes eight of its top equipment dealers, based on their performance during 2017.

Doosan Portable Power adds dealer

Doosan Portable Power recently named Six & Mango Equipment, LLP as an authorized dealer.

New Vanguard single-cylinder engines

Briggs & Stratton introduces the first in a new complete line of single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial gasoline engines that can easily replace other engine brands in equipment.

PCA annual forecast revealed

Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist offers sneak peek: U.S. economy, tax reform, infrastructure key drivers of construction demand in 2018 and beyond.

Point of Rental continues to grow

New staff results in new locations.

The role of GVWR and GCWR in specifying work trucks

By Bob Raybuck, director of Technical Services, NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Genie redefines digital customer experience, Genie used equipment, Genie Lift Pro Operator Training and Genie Tech Pro Service Training sites receive a makeover.

Defoe appointed Atlas Copco North Region vice president

Eudes Defoe is responsible for managing the development and implementation of sales and marketing activities to achieve Atlas Copco’s targets and goals.

Able Equipment Inc. expands

Able Equipment Rental Inc. announced it has purchased the assets of Key Equipment Inc. of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.

Point of Rental and uInnovate takes next step in user-driven innovation

Customers using Point of Rental will play an even bigger role in the software’s future.

Making sense out of telematics data

AEMP offers insights and online resources.

Get the lowdown on low-viscosity oils

As manufacturers roll out more choices, know how, when and where they can be used.

2018 ARA scholarship program

The ARA Foundation of the American Rental Association and its affiliate programs are offering 54 scholarships worth a total of $100,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.

American Rental Association elects new leaders

Bibbo named ARA president-elect; five new directors join ARA board.

2WD vs. 4WD boom lifts

Genie AWP experts share which is better for your rental operation.

Advantages of buying used aerial work platforms from OEMs

Check out the benefits of buying used equipment from the manufacturer.

Skyjack launches Building Information Models

Companies can now include virtual Skyjack models in their project schematics drawings.

Briggs & Stratton acquires Ground Logic Inc.

Acquisition of commercial spreader and sprayer product line supports growth in attractive lawn and turf market.

The employment situation December 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent.

Construction spending up 0.8 percent in November

Construction spending during November 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,257.0 billion, 0.8 percent above October.

Tax reform: What does it means to small business?

Find out at a webinar on January 9, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EST, sponsored by the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) and Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA). 

Call for entries: third annual Dire States equipment grant

Case Construction Equipment to provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one selected community to repair and/or build local infrastructure.

IEDA 2018 annual meeting & expo in Orlando

Registration opens for Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) for its 2018 Annual Meeting, February 18 - 20 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Caterpillar extends full-machine warranty

Standard warranty increases 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and mini excavators.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment N.A. LLC renamed

Atlas Copco has announced Power Technique North America LLC as the new name of its Construction Equipment North America LLC, effective January 1, 2018.

Five things to consider in workforce development

Randy Stevens E-Z Drill executive retires

E-Z Drill announces the retirement of Randy Stevens, vice president of sales.

Takeuchi hires national parts manager

Takeuchi-US has announced the appointment of Rick MacLeish as national parts manager, effective immediately.

2018 equipment trends

Gary Brooks, CMO of after-sales service solution provider Syncron, shares his heavy equipment insights.

OSHA silica fact sheets

New and revised fact sheets on silica now available.

Felling Trailers, Inc. adds new fabrication center

In less than  a year, the company has streamlined its production process to increase manufacturing efficiencies.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s monthly leasing and finance index

November new business volume up 17 percent year-over-year, down 11 percent month-to-month, up 5 percent year-to-date.

What's hot at the 2018 ARA Rental Show

Pro Contractor Rentals asked leading equipment and supplier companies what they plan on showcasing this year at the American Rental Association’s Rental Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans February 27 through March 1.

Top 10 reasons to join IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a non-profit organization that shares best practices and improves the safety of powered access worldwide.

Manitou North America announces regional vice president and CEO

Mark Hanson builds on more than 28 years of experience.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation releases 2018 outlook

Overall, investment in most equipment verticals should be strong in 2018.

New mixed-fleet telematics standard earns ISO approval

New Holland Construction offers unlimited-hour, first-year warranty

Warranty update affects SuperBoom skid and track loaders.

Caterpillar introduces Yellowmark parts

Introducing a new tier of repair and replacement parts for the Caterpillar brand.

Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Alert on tax reform bill

Learn more about how it views the proposed bill.

Denis renewed at Manitou Group

Michel Denis renewed as president and CEO for four more years.

Felling Trailers names sales manager

Felling Trailers Inc. has named Nathan Uphus sales manager.

What to watch in NAFTA talks

With the fifth round of talks concluded in Mexico City, and a new round on deck in January in Montreal, the Trump administration’s bid to renegotiate NAFTA has hit midair turbulence.

STAFDA elects 2018 officers

Michelle St. John is named STAFDA president; Sean Baird becomes vice president.

Zero-emission transportation at Green Truck Summit 2018

Held during Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, conference drives forward the future of commercial trucks.

Perkins builds on its rental strategy

Perkins Engines Company Limited has added a position to drive a go-to-market rental strategy: Andy Zuckerman appointed to global rental manager position; Ron Schultz named Americas Sales Director.

Online event to address MEWP operator training

Genie Ask Me Anything webpage will share how new ANSI/CSA standards will impact operator training on mobile elevated work platforms December 4-8, 2017.

JLG site helps customers understand coming AWP/MEWP changes

Updated standards govern aerial work platform design, safe use, and training.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence higher in November

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.0 in November, an increase from 63.7 in October.

JCB dealer network expands

Norlift JCB will offer new, used and rental equipment; full product support and warranty service in Washington and Idaho.

Manitou Americas honored with Pillar of the Industry Award

AEM award recognizes manufacturers’ contributions to their communities.

Five ways to create a safety-first mindset for your rental business

Doosan Portable Power shares culture-changing tips to improve safety in your rental operation.

AEM announces 2018 officers, new directors

Richard Goldsbury of Doosan Bobcat is AEM Chair.

Manitou: Q3 2017 sales revenue

End of Q3 order book at €526m vs. €244m in Q3’16 and €344m in Q4’16.

AMS-Merlo continues sales team growth

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS-Merlo) has added Stephen Smith to its sales team.

JCB honored with Pillar of Industry award 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has recognized JCB for its contribution to the American manufacturing industry.

Kobelco USA expands mini excavator dealer network

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA adds AAA Equipment, Bridgeport Equipment, L&N Supply and Sound Heavy Machinery to its dealer network

Case extends full-machine warranty on skid steers, compact track loaders

Case Construction Equipment has doubled warranties to two years, 2,000 hours.

Deutz promotes Sauer to manager of technical training

Russell Sauer will responsible for day-to-day training operations in the Americas, which includes coordinating and supporting training programs taught by 16 certified instructors at 15 locations.

BLS: Unemployment edged downward to 4.1 percent in October

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 in October, after changing little in September. The unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent over the month.

Morbark acquires Rayco Mfg.

Morbark, LLC announced November 2, 2017 that it had completed the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing, Inc.

Terex announces 3Q 2017 results

Terex Corporation announced 3Q 2017 income from continuing operations of $56.6 million, or $0.63 per share, on net sales of $1.1 billion.

Auctions on the rise

Latest one-day Kissimmee auction sets new international precedent for 2018 sales.

Tips for reducing total cost of ownership

Volvo shares three tips for significantly impacting three primary cost drivers of equipment ownership.

Kobelco USA to be honored with Pillar of the Industry award

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA will be honored with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) prestigious Pillar of the Industry award.

Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to U. S. plants

V-Twin Vanguard engines will be built in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama facilities.

Rental leaders to be named to the Rental Hall of Fame

Carl Newman and the late Melvin Williams will be formally inducted during a ceremony at The Rental Show in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Briggs & Stratton expands line of Commercial Series V-twin engines

The light-duty commercial line now includes nine models, ranging from 16 to 27 gross horsepower.

Combi rollers offer asphalt compaction benefits

their design and performance can benefit pavement contractors.

Rental Solutions: Reduce rental hassles

Electronic fuel injection helps reduce maintenance, increases reliability.

Business Managment: Top 10 tips for successful employee recruitment

Build your company’s brand and develop a candidate pool early.

Build your Business: What’s your Unique Selling Proposition?

Here’s how to identify it.

Service Tips: Make that first impression

Maintenance takes care of your customers.

Kubota announces $87 million expansion in Kansas

The expansion will add logistics hub, a fifth division and midwest sales office on 203 acres near Edgerton, Kansas.

Mirdha new Genie chief commercial officer

Arjun Mirdha has been appointed to the position of Genie chief commercial officer for Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).

ELFI confidence holds firm in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its October 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

Volvo CE sales up 34 percent in Q3

Market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia help propel Volvo Construction Equipment to a strong performance in the third quarter of 2017. 

Caterpillar to enter utility vehicle (UTV) market

The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

The end of the road for petrol and diesel vehicles poses new challenges for construction

Governments and manufacturers envision a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles; how will this impact the construction industry and how will it adapt?

Skyjack and Trackunit partner to provide machine connectivity

Their focus is on telematics compatibility, simplicity, and measurable benefits.

BigRentz appoints director of operations

Eric Esqivel to drive customer experience.

Q4 economic outlook forecasts equipment, software investment growth at 4.3 percent

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.

IT expert Lisa Wessinger joins Point of Rental

Her experience will allow greater customization of reports.

Inside sales training December 5-6, 2017

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will be offering a two-day inside sales training seminar in Baltimore.

Remote management system added to Hyundai compact excavator models

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has added its exclusive Hi-Mate remote management system on three crawler and one wheeled excavator models.

Deere expands hurricane relief support 

Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Schwing America acquires assets of Loop Belt Industries

Schwing America announced  the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors.

Durante Rentals opens new location

New Bushwick Avenue store is its first in Brooklyn, New York, and ninth overall.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas updates dealer signage

As its North American dealer network expands, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas rolls out a comprehensive new dealer signage and identity campaign.

Preparing for mobile elevated work platform load sense

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are expected to be finalized by the end of 2016 and go into effect in late 2017.

OSHA delays silica rule enforcement

Although the effective date of new silica rules was September 23, OSHA reports it will not issue citations for another 30 days.