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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?
Market stabilization for ‘Telehandler30’ North American ranking
Current market drivers include infrastructure, mega projects, onshoring and aging fleet replacement
United reports revenue growth in digital platforms
Company reports “strong adoption” from customers
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 
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
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.
Intermat hails success of new format
Vistor numbers down 26%, but successful focus on decarbonisation
Hitachi outlines plans for direct rental in Europe
HCME to offer rental in France, UK and the Netherlands, starting later this year
JLG Q1 sales ‘exceed expectations’ despite dip in Europe
Demand in North America continues to be strong as JLG sees “continued demand drivers going forward”
Intermat 2024 in pictures
Energy transition on show in Paris
Interview: Will a ban on noncompete agreements affect US rental consolidation?
Josh Nickell, VP of equipment rental with the American Rental Association, talks about whether the FTC’s latest move will change the landscape of the US rental industry
US Federal Trade Commission votes to ban noncompete agreements
New rule could affect the landscape of the North American equipment rental industry, currently undergoing a wave of consolidation
Herc makes ‘strong start’ to 2024
Equipment rental revenues up 10% over 2023 Q1
Kanamoto eyes North America move
Company aims to double overseas revenue in next six years
Striving for greater ‘rentability’ in France
As Intermat arrives, how is the French rental market doing?
New digital tools to increase rental efficiencies
Software suppliers are helping rental companies gain deeper insight into asset tracking, emissions reporting and logistics 
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