Articles by Jenny Lescohier

What’s the biggest threat to the US rental market?
Published on: 11 July, 2024
Mike Disser of RMC Consults LLC says the US rental market still faces economic challenges that could hamper its growth over the next few years
Friday Roundup: JCB’s hydrogen breakthrough | Aggreko buys into solar | Latest acquisitions
Published on: 11 July, 2024
The week of July 4-10, 2024 in equipment rental included further consolidation on both sides of the Atlantic, ERA’s new carbon reporting guidance and more
Develon introduces DTL35 compact track loader to North America
Published on: 08 July, 2024
Develon’s first CTL is powered by the same engine that runs its DD100 dozer
Friday Roundup: Elections and EU sustainability | BigRentz facilities management | Generac expands BESS
Published on: 05 July, 2024
The week that was June 27 through July 3 included reports of how European elections could affect EU sustainability policies, a new wheeled excavator, Time’s Versalift merger and more
US software firm uses AI to improve rental fleet monitoring
Published on: 28 June, 2024
US-based firm unveils first of many AI-powered features
Friday Roundup: IRN100 | Renters expand | New Case loader
Published on: 27 June, 2024
For the week that was June 20-26, 2024, the equipment rental industry saw the release of the annual IRN100 ranking, news of further expansion among the chains, and new zero-emission equipment from Case
6 factors affecting Sunbelt Rentals’ growth this year
Published on: 25 June, 2024
Parent company Ashtead Group recently released its report for fiscal year 2024, highlighting the issues affecting growth of its US-based division
Speedy Hire secures major infrastructure contract with Amey
Published on: 20 June, 2024
UK-based Speedy is to provide non-operated plant hire to Amey’s operations on a range of sector contracts including rail, highways and public estates
Ashtead profits down for fiscal ‘24, but results buoyed by Sunbelt Rentals’ strength
Published on: 20 June, 2024
Group revenue topped $10 billion, while Sunbelt Rentals’ revenue increased 13.2% year over year
Friday Roundup: EU MEWP tariffs | world’s tallest scissor | new acquisitions
Published on: 19 June, 2024
The week of June 13-19, 2024 included proposed European tariffs on MEWPs produced in China, unprecedented scissor lift height, rental company acquisitions, and a new equipment factory in Mexico
Interview: Equipment Depot on its secret to safety
Published on: 14 June, 2024
US-based material handling renter Equipment Depot recently celebrated its best safety record in its history, highlighting a company-wide commitment to the goal of zero accidents and injuries
Friday Roundup: Volvo’s electric wheel loader | HSS Hire loses Amey | Holland Pump expands in Florida, US
Published on: 12 June, 2024
The week that was June 6-12, 2024 was characterized by advances in electric heavy equipment and big changes among rental firms across the globe
POWR2 introduces Advantage energy management system
Published on: 11 June, 2024
POWR2’s new energy management solution is engineered to optimize usage and enhance control over its POWRBANK battery energy storage system (BESS)
AI-powered robotic excavators take direction on site
Published on: 10 June, 2024
Gravis Robotics is developing a module that attaches to individual excavators so they can work to spec every day on the job 
Holland Pump acquires on Florida coast in US
Published on: 06 June, 2024
The addition of Florida Dewatering marks Holland’s seventh acquisition since partnering with XPV Water Partners in 2019
Friday Roundup: Boels used equipment | Manitou-Kiloutou electric retrofit | OEM American expansions
Published on: 06 June, 2024
The week that was May 27 through June 5 saw news from large rental houses, a new electric telehandler and North American facilities for major manufacturers
Friday Roundup: Colorado, US acquisitions | European rental forecast | equipment demos
Published on: 31 May, 2024
The last week of May, 2024 saw US-based companies acquiring in Colorado, a report about the state of European rental, and lots of new machines being shown on site
Going mobile: A must-have customer experience
Published on: 29 May, 2024
Paul Maddison, director of digital innovation at United Rentals, talks about what defines a valueable digital interface for customers, and why you need one
A tale of two markets: Rental faces differing forecasts in US and Europe
Published on: 28 May, 2024
The latest reports show equipment rental in two key regions, while driven by similar forces, is taking separate paths for now
Friday Roundup: ARA updates forecast | United Rentals acquires in Europe | Dieci launches telehandler upgrades
Published on: 22 May, 2024
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
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