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Australia - access insights
Published on: 26 February, 2024
Coates and United Forklift & Access Solutions explain what makes the MEWP market tick 
Banking on Europe: Why the EIB is backing rental firms with cheap loans
Published on: 26 February, 2024
The European Investment Bank announced in 2019 it would phase out lending to fossil fuel projects and has since funded several rental firms investing in zero-emission equipment
5 things we learned at The ARA Show
Published on: 21 February, 2024
Rental penetration has reached pre-pandemic levels and growth expectations are higher than expected
Opinion: the pace of learning is accelerating. Don’t be left behind
Published on: 20 February, 2024
The common thread to the three big technology trends is ‘pace of learning’, argues Soeren Brogaard, CEO at Trackunit.
Internships Fill Engineering Pipeline for OEM
Published on: 19 February, 2024
Stellar Industries gives engineering interns practical experience intended to keep them coming back for more — even full-time employment.
ARA Show opens in New Orleans with all eyes on the future
Published on: 19 February, 2024
The American Rental Association hosts its premier annual event amid an atmosphere of ‘cautious optimism’ 
TPPL batteries in material handling applications: today and tomorrow
Published on: 18 February, 2024
Max Khabur of OneCharge looks at thin plate pure lead (TPPL) batteries for electric forklifts and examines their future competing with their lithium counterparts.
Interview: How Renta Group is meeting sustainability goals
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Rebecca Långström, head of sustainability, Renta Group, talks Scope 3 challenges, approach to tackling the skills shortage and rental’s role in construction’s sustainable future
Interview: Sunbelt Rentals and the role of energy storage in rental
Published on: 14 February, 2024
Mark Wilton, director, sustainable energy - power & HVAC services with Sunbelt Rentals, talks about how rental companies can help bring battery energy storage to the world
Interview: Is India the next major access market?
Published on: 14 February, 2024
Riwal CEO and Manlift country manager proivde a full view of this unique market 
Access launches at the ARA Show
Published on: 12 February, 2024
The ARA Show returns to New Orleans this February where there will be a range of debuts 
Interview: United Rentals on why access management is a key to success
Published on: 12 February, 2024
Tony Leopold, senior vice president of strategy & digital at United Rentals, talks about the company’s new Access Management system and what it means for renters
Rental leaders strive toward greater sustainability
Published on: 07 February, 2024
Faced with emission regulations, lack of diversity and skills shortages, how are rental companies adapting to become more sustainable?
Interview: BigRentz CEO Scott Cannon on the future of construction and rental
Published on: 07 February, 2024
Once called an industry ‘disrupter’, the largest rental aggregator in the US is making headlines as it positions itself as a next-level solutions provider for construction and rental companies
Project report: BrandSafway’s work in NYC
Published on: 06 February, 2024
BrandSafway’s innovative solution saw it take home the SAIA’s Mast Driven Platforms Project of the Year Award
Electric scissors offer a versatile and effective solution in North America
Published on: 06 February, 2024
A range of engineering and design changes in recent years position these machines to better serve the market
Apprenticeships help OEMs with employee recruitment, retention
Published on: 06 February, 2024
Manufacturers can make use of apprenticeship programs to foster loyalty in employees and gain a high-quality workforce.
Turning diesel-powered construction equipment into zero-emissions machines
Published on: 05 February, 2024
ZQuip modular energy solution puts rental companies at the center of the effort to electrify jobsites
Extinguishing EV fires poses unique challenges
Published on: 05 February, 2024
When lithium ion batteries catch fire, they burn differently from internal combustion engines. Fighting those fires poses difficulties in vehicle fire suppression
IAPA shortlist in summary - each entry detailed
Published on: 03 February, 2024
A unique insight into the latest access industry developments across equipment, safety, digitalisation, sustainablity and more
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