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Friday Roundup: ARA updates forecast | United Rentals acquires in Europe | Dieci launches telehandler upgrades
The week in equipment rental saw growth in several areas, including the ARA’s prediction for higher rental revenues in the US, and United Rentals expansion in Benelux
Access rental takes many paths to continued growth
Is the gradual move to a generalist rental model inevitable in mature and maturing markets?
United Rentals acquires in Europe
Deal adds eight locations in the Benelux region
Interview: SmartEquip sets its sights on new markets
Part of Ritchie Bros’ umbrella of companies, SmartEquip looks to expand its equipment lifecycle support and parts procurement platform across the globe
H&E expansion continues with new depots
18 depots have opened since Q2 of 2023
Solar panels and wild flower gardens: How rental depots are becoming greener
How rental firms are using their depots to cut carbon emissions
HSS CFO to step down
Paul Quested leaves after eight years with the company
Market stabilization for ‘Telehandler30’ North American ranking
Current market drivers include infrastructure, mega projects, onshoring and aging fleet replacement
Sinoboom investment ups CP Hire fleet
Ireland-based company takes further units from distributor Lolex
United reports revenue growth in digital platforms
Company reports “strong adoption” from customers
Mills moves into forklift market
Acquisition adds fleet of 1,900 machines
Oshkosh to buy Spain’s Ausa
Deal will add wide range of compact equipment to JLG’s range
Herc acquires East Coast rental business
Herc Rentals continues its expansion with addition of four-branch firm 
Interview: Loxam Brazil CEO on rental market growth
CEO talks energy transition, rental demand, and more
Niftylift honoured with King’s Award
Prestigious trade award to be presented by UK royals 
How Sunbelt Rentals plans to become a $14-billion company in five years
Focused on growing specialty rental alongside an ambitious goal for greenfield startups, Ashtead’s US-based rental giant laid out some ambitious goals with its Sunbelt 4.0 five-year plan
Ashtead unveils ‘Sunbelt 4.0’ plan
Compound growth rate of 6-9% up to 2029
HSS Hire makes “big strides” in marketplace strategy
Profit down, but digital platform grows
US construction demand still growing despite worker shortage
US construction employment rose in 65% of 358 different metro areas between March 2023 and March 2024, as demand construction demand continued to grow despite a shortage of workers.
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