Most Recent Blog Posts

It’s All in How You Use It

Jul 01, 2017
Software in the rental industry has come a very long way in the past 15, 20 years. For that matter, it’s come a long way in the past five, even the...

Investment in Education and Mid-Sized Rental

Jun 15, 2017
It’s not easy to find qualified workers who want to do the kind of physical work that is required in this era when kids tend to grow up sitting in...

Expansion, Growth, Optimism and Weak Rental Rates

May 01, 2017
Although this year’s RER 100 was less dramatic than recent years in terms of rental volume growth, there certainly were some strong performances and...

Gut Feel versus Statistics and Metrics

Apr 01, 2017
Owning a rental business in this competitive landscape is so much more complex than previous generations and that is why metrics and as much...

Massive Technology Leaps at ConExpo

Mar 01, 2017
Technology was the primary theme at ConExpo recently and the advances in equipment were a lot to take in and far more than I have space to...

Lessons from the Airline Industry to the Rental Industry

Feb 01, 2017
With Mike Watts' departure, a new era begins for Sunstate Equipment....

My New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 01, 2017
I have a bit of an aversion to New Year's resolutions because my sense of what usually happens is that, in the press of our busy lives, we tend to...

Product Trends in the Here and Now

Dec 01, 2016
I could easily go on for a few pages about some of the unique products in this year's edition of the RER Innovative Product Awards, but I want to...

Do You Need a Pump or a Dry Ditch?

Nov 01, 2016
If the rental industry is more capable, it’s because the customer has come to expect it, and that has led to a level of professionalism that probably...

Mobility, Mobility, Mobility is the Name of the Software Game

Oct 01, 2016
Mobility is definitely what rental software developers are aiming for – to provide access to the same information on one’s mobile phone or tablet as...

Time to Start Believing in Zero

Sep 01, 2016
The rental industry is somewhat of a pressure-filled business. We know how important it is to be on time, to deliver equipment on time, to get back...

Nothing New? I Don’t Think So!

Aug 01, 2016
At a recent trade show I was surprised by comments from a couple of rental people who said there was nothing much new in aerial technology....

Finding Locations and Using Your Software

Jul 01, 2016
Despite the degree of consolidation in the equipment rental industry, it’s always encouraging to see the still vibrant regional independent companies...

A New Approach to Customer Satisfaction

Jun 01, 2016
Seems like customer satisfaction surveys are all the rage these days. You call a company on the phone for whatever reason and you’re invited to stay...

Encouraging Trends on the RER 100

May 01, 2016
While there seems to be plenty of jobs going on right now, with non-residential, residential – especially multi-family – and other kinds of...

Contributors

Michael Roth

Michael Roth has covered the equipment rental industry full time for RER since 1989 and has served as the magazine’s editor in chief since 1994. He has nearly 30 years experience as a...

Gary Stansberry

Gary Stansberry is president of The Stansberry Firm LLC and specializes in business sales, fair market business valuations, operational consulting and positioning businesses to increase their value.
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