Trends And Analysis


News & Analysis

Beyond the 18th Century Model

June 15, 2007
Doing business internationally presents its obstacles. For foreign manufacturers attempting to export equipment into the United States, and for rental companies or distributors...
Supply Side

We’ll Continue to Invest

April 20, 2007
RER interviewed United Rentals CEO Wayland Hicks about three weeks before United Rentals’ announcement that the company would explore strategic alternatives including a possible...
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News & Analysis

Auction Results for Single Drum Vibratory Compactors in North America

March 16, 2007
The following figures examine single drum vibratory compactors at auction in North America for the period starting Feb. 1.
Supply Side

Managing Life Cycle

March 9, 2007
RER recently spoke with Atlas Copco Construction Tools president Peter Bigwood about life-cycle management, ergonomic trends in equipment, consolidation among rental companies...
News & Analysis

Sorting Out the Outlook for Construction Segments and Materials

Jan. 19, 2007
Two worries have appeared on the construction scene. Will the plunge in housing activity drag down other types of construction? Will soaring materials costs choke off new investment...
News & Analysis

Assessing Patterns From the Data

Nov. 3, 2006
Bob Shaffer is president of Point-of-Rental Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas.
News & Analysis

Optimizing Uptime

Oct. 30, 2006
The October issue of RER focuses on the use of software to improve efficiency in the service department of a rental company. In the fourth of a series on the topic, RER speaks...
News & Analysis

An Enfinity of Service Applications

Oct. 23, 2006
In the third installment in a series of interviews about shop-management software in the rental industry, RER interviews Jack Shea, CEO, Solutions by Computer, Springfield, Mass...
News & Analysis

Seamless Updating

Oct. 16, 2006
Among larger rental companies, probably the most popular software is RentalMan, produced by Wynne Systems. RER interviews Mike Stilwagner, vice president of Wynne Systems, Irvine...