International Rental News - October-November 2020
16 November 2020
included in this issue:
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.
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.
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.