Jenny is the editor of Rental magazine, a position she's held for the past 18 years. She's also the editor of Construction Zone Safety and IPAF Elevating Safety, two annual supplements targeted to the construction and rental markets.
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.
When renting generators, it's important to know about OSHA requirements units on constructions sites. There are two specifications, one dealing with grounding the generator the other with bonding the neutral to the frame.
Browsing the displays at industry trade shows this spring, it was easy to spot the predominant trends in aerial product designs. Two in particular stand out: boom lifts with working heights over 180 feet, and hybrid scissor and booms.
Here's an example of how blindly following can lead to destruction, both of ourselves and of the system we work within. Cooperation is important in business, but so are clear-thinking individuals looking out for the greater good.
Recently I had a moment of insight while helping my daughter with her social studies homework. She was stumped by a question about the effects foreign goods had on the trade relationship between early American colonists and Native Americans.
Software will take advantage of technologies such as RFID and GPS-based information gathering. Processes will rely less on human intervention and interpretation, resulting in more accurate and timely assimilation of meaningful data.
Rental businesses will continue to expand the services available to their customers through their websites, including customer portal capabilities, offering direct access to customer accounts and rental documents via secure credentials.