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Interview: Don’s Rental on the struggle of the independents
Published on: 12 April, 2024
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
Registration open for annual scaffold conference and exhibition
Published on: 10 April, 2024
The SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition will take place in Denver this fall 
SAIA Shoring Council looks to update best practices docs
Published on: 10 April, 2024
Council shifts its primary focus to developing topics within the shoring design guide 
RentalTracker survey: Europe’s equipment rental sector shows signs of life
Published on: 08 April, 2024
Survey by ERA and IRN takes snapshot of rental industry confidence
Interview: JLG’s Tim Morris on the access market and what’s to come
Published on: 08 April, 2024
Lindsey Anderson sits down with JLG’s Tim Morris for an update on what’s to come from the world’s largest access equipment OEM
Telescopic booms: Soaring demand spurs product innovations
Published on: 08 April, 2024
With more units - and OEMs - coming to market than ever before, telescopic boom lift buyers face a range of options when it comes to their next big purchase
Job hopping, remote working, and tech: How can construction retain Gen Z?
Published on: 08 April, 2024
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
Published on: 08 April, 2024
Whether you’re looking to sell your business and want to go the distance, Disser offers industry wisdom to help companies reach their goals
ESG reporting and the changing generational and regulatory landscape
Published on: 07 April, 2024
Younger generations want their investments to align with their values. The related ESG regulations can make that a challenge for OEMs.
‘Engines running hot’: is Brazil’s rental sector in growth mode?
Published on: 03 April, 2024
Following a period of instability, South America’s largest market is beginning to see an upturn in fortunes
How is the aviation industry using modern access equipment
Published on: 02 April, 2024
Effective use is key to reducing the risks for MEWPs around aircraft reports Owen Stockden, Principal at consultants Equinox Partners
Interview: Optimizing electric fleet management
Published on: 02 April, 2024
Software startup Guided Energy aims to assist fleet owners in managing their fleet of electric vehicles, and the vision includes equipment rental
Baltimore bridge collapse: Can engineers prevent similar disasters?
Published on: 02 April, 2024
Deadly catastrophe leads to opportunity for engineers to do more to protect the world’s aging bridges
Industry veteran Mike Disser reveals what he sees as the keys to success in rental
Published on: 27 March, 2024
Recently joining forces with RMC Consults, Disser calls on 20 years in rental to provide insight into what it takes to go the distance 
ARA aims to fill workforce pipeline with those who are ‘Born for This’
Published on: 25 March, 2024
New campaign targets young people with a natural passion for working hands on with equipment
Why upskilling is key for construction in turbulent economic times
Published on: 25 March, 2024
Stacey Hayes-Allen of the UK’s Arden University looks at the role upskilling can play in tackling the industry’s talent gap
How do you future proof your rental business?
Published on: 25 March, 2024
Joel Särkkä, CIO of Renta Group, offers his recipe
Middle East access market sees growth amid conflict
Published on: 22 March, 2024
The region offers up a wealth of opportunity for those in the sector, coupled with a range of challenges found in its emerging markets
What to expect from the suspended scaffold industry’s new training program
Published on: 21 March, 2024
A new suspended scaffold training program will replace the current, decades-old version
Project report: Building a connection from Detroit to Windsor
Published on: 21 March, 2024
For its work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, D.H. Charles Engineering was awarded the Industrial Collaborative Project of the Year Award 
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