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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
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
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
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.
5 disruptive geopolitical trends in manufacturing and how they can be overcome
Bart Decker, partner with EY, said policymakers and industry can come together to address and overcome these trends.
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”
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
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 
Interview: Don’s Rental on the struggle of the independents
Dave Dworschak, second-generation owner of US-based, homeowner-focused Don’s Rental, says it’s tough out there for smaller equipment rental companies in remote markets
RentalTracker survey: Europe’s equipment rental sector shows signs of life
Survey by ERA and IRN takes snapshot of rental industry confidence
Job hopping, remote working, and tech: How can construction retain Gen Z?
What does Gen Z want from the construction industry? And can the industry provide it?
Part Two: Industry veteran Mike Disser on what independent rental companies need to thrive
Whether you’re looking to sell your business and want to go the distance, Disser offers industry wisdom to help companies reach their goals
‘Engines running hot’: is Brazil’s rental sector in growth mode?
Following a period of instability, South America’s largest market is beginning to see an upturn in fortunes
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