Jenny is the editor of Rental magazine, a position she's held for the past 20 years. She's also the editor of Construction Zone Safety and IPAF Elevating Safety, two annual supplements targeted to the construction and rental markets.
The equipment rental industry has enjoyed strong growth over the past few years, particularly in the aerial sector. The outlook for the next few years is equally optimistic, but what are the key drivers and where should businesses focus their attention?
What if, as employees, we all resolved to tell it like it is more often? This is not a license to whine but rather a recommitment to frank realism. No more sugar coating and sandbagging, just the straightforward facts.
My 9-year-old daughter recently made the sobering observation that I'm in what she calls the "late summer" of my life. My response was a mix of pride and awe that she could articulate such a concept, and then humble recognition of the truth of it.
There can be no doubt in anyone's mind that today's management software systems have changed the way rental businesses operate for the better, but have you considered how it's actually helping your bottom line?
Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Inc. (HPE) marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville facility by announcing a new $8.5-million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products.
Getting North American contractors to embrace training has always been a challenge. Getting them to spend time and money on high-quality training is even more difficult, excuses for workers going untrained hold less and less weight.
Should additional requirements be added to ensure the safety of operators at extreme heights or in complex settings? We asked several industry stakeholders for their opinions on this subject. Following is an excerpt from that discussion.
IPAF is a global movement to ensure the safety of people in the powered access industry and to keep the industry up to date with the latest technical and safety advice in aerial lifts and mast climbing work platforms.
Aerial work platforms (AWPs) account for a small percentage of all accidents related to work at height. But what are the main causes of AWP accidents and why is accident reporting so important in the quest for safety?
You'll find UTVs at sporting events, local festivals, performance venues, and of course, construction sites, where they're quickly gaining ground as the premium choice for jobsite transportation of workers and equipment.
It's always with a mixture of both anticipation and anxiety that I approach our annual Renters' Review project, for I know it means something will get done around my house. The questions are what and how will it turn out?
To effectively serve the mobile power market, it's imperative that rental companies create the right size fleet and mix of equipment. Too few units and business is quickly lost to the competition, too many units and profitability is gone.
The need for mobile power is growing, due to demand from new markets, an increasing number of natural disasters compromising utility power, as well as an aging infrastructure not designed for current demands.