International Rental News - October-November 2020

16 November 2020

included in this issue: 

  • NEWS 
    HSS to close 134 depots in digital shift; Ritchie Bros. acquires Rouse Services; ERA estimates 10.4% rental drop in 2020; McDonnell steps down as United Rentals CCO.
  • THE APPLETON COLUMN 
    Kevin Appleton suggests some new names and business models could emerge in a post-Covid-restricted economy.
  • INTERVIEW: OFF GRID ENERGY 
    Danny Jones, Technical Director of Off Grid Energy, explains how cross rental has become a key part of its business model.
  • ERA/IRN RENTALTRACKER 
    Despite the lingering uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are glimmers of hope for European rental firms.
  • PUMPS 
    Pump manufacturers are offering not only new models but also their expertise through guidance and training. Thomas Allen reports.
  • MATERIAL HANDLING 
    An array of new technologies are changing the forklift sector. Thomas Allen reports.
  • SOFTWARE 
    Thomas Allen looks at the tools being offered by software providers to help manage fleet data.
  • OHR GLOBAL RENTAL REPORT 
    Revenues for the world’s largest rental companies have grown at an astounding rate over the last decade and a new study sees no sign of a slowdown.
  • INTERVIEW: BOBCAT 
    Joel Honeyman, VP of Global Innovation at Doosan Bobcat, says the company is taking its first steps into electrification.
  • RENTAL MANAGEMENT 
    Dick Klaassen, founder of Xeelas, walks us through the challenges of connecting large fleets of assets digitally while achieving a good return on investment.
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