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New digital tools to increase rental efficiencies
Software suppliers are helping rental companies gain deeper insight into asset tracking, emissions reporting and logistics 
The struggle to agree UK parliament’s £22bn refurbishment plans
What has happened to plans to refurbish the historic Palace of Westminster?
Interview: Don’s Rental on the struggle of the independents
Dave Dworschak, second-generation owner of US-based, homeowner-focused Don’s Rental, says it’s tough out there for smaller equipment rental companies in remote markets
10 new cities under construction around the world
Can building new cities around the world help lift tens of millions of people out of poverty?
Biden, Japanese prime minister to talk hydrogen production cooperation during summit
Nikkei Asia reported the two leaders plan to discuss joint efforts to promote hydrogen energy.
RentalTracker survey: Europe’s equipment rental sector shows signs of life
Survey by ERA and IRN takes snapshot of rental industry confidence
Electrifying circularity – A Q&A with ABB’s Mateusz Zajac & Pedro Robredo
Read two industry experts’ opinions on what’s next in construction circularity
Interview: JLG’s Tim Morris on the access market and what’s to come
Lindsey Anderson sits down with JLG’s Tim Morris for an update on what’s to come from the world’s largest access equipment OEM
Interview: Automating fuel management
Xtellio, Western Global and Cooper partner on fuel management
Job hopping, remote working, and tech: How can construction retain Gen Z?
What does Gen Z want from the construction industry? And can the industry provide it?
How much are the world’s biggest construction OEMs spending on R&D?
What are the world’s 10 biggest construction equipment manufacturers spending on research and development?
Part Two: Industry veteran Mike Disser on what independent rental companies need to thrive
Whether you’re looking to sell your business and want to go the distance, Disser offers industry wisdom to help companies reach their goals
Bechtel’s Catherine Hunt Ryan on the battle to recruit more female tradespeople
Catherine Hunt Ryan, head of manufacturing and technology at infrastructure giant Bechtel explains why the company needs to recruit more female craft professionals
Where is HVO gaining a foothold in the US?
US West Coast Cat dealer Peterson Power Systems generated power with 8 million gallons of HVO as a renewable drop-in replacement for diesel fuel
‘Engines running hot’: is Brazil’s rental sector in growth mode?
Following a period of instability, South America’s largest market is beginning to see an upturn in fortunes
What’s going on in the boom dolly market?
While demand is considered steady, the number of companies now making boom dollies has decreased.
When do you insert an international arbitration clause into a construction contract?
When is it sensible to insert an international arbitration clause into a construction contract and what are the advantages of doing so? 
The latest mini excavators to hit the equipment market
D&Ri’s run-down of the most highly anticipated mini excavators to hit the market, including the models set to be debuted at Intermat 2024.
How to get your sustainability message right
Why construction companies need to reassess their sustainability message and how to get it right
How is the aviation industry using modern access equipment
Effective use is key to reducing the risks for MEWPs around aircraft reports Owen Stockden, Principal at consultants Equinox Partners
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