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Striving for greater ‘rentability’ in France
As Intermat arrives, how is the French rental market doing?
New digital tools to increase rental efficiencies
Software suppliers are helping rental companies gain deeper insight into asset tracking, emissions reporting and logistics 
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
RentalTracker survey: Europe’s equipment rental sector shows signs of life
Survey by ERA and IRN takes snapshot of rental industry confidence
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
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
Interview: Optimizing electric fleet management
Software startup Guided Energy aims to assist fleet owners in managing their fleet of electric vehicles, and the vision includes equipment rental
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Companies in Europe invited to enter
Industry veteran Mike Disser reveals what he sees as the keys to success in rental
Recently joining forces with RMC Consults, Disser calls on 20 years in rental to provide insight into what it takes to go the distance 
Why upskilling is key for construction in turbulent economic times
Stacey Hayes-Allen of the UK’s Arden University looks at the role upskilling can play in tackling the industry’s talent gap
How do you future proof your rental business?
Joel Särkkä, CIO of Renta Group, offers his recipe
Middle East access market sees growth amid conflict
The region offers up a wealth of opportunity for those in the sector, coupled with a range of challenges found in its emerging markets
Interview: Kevin Fitzgerald talks about REIC’s increased focus on specialty rental
REIC saw the potential in specialty rental a decade ago, and its executive chairman says there’s every reason to stay the course for the future
India construction outlook: Optimism for the year ahead
The Indian construction market has been rapidly growing. With numerous infrastructure projects in the works, the country is poised to reach new milestones in the near future, reports Catrin Jones
4 things we learned from Volvo’s annual report
Volvo Construction Equipment recently unveiled its 2023 financial results, with sales up by 1% on a currency-adjusted basis to SEK 105 billion. Here are four things we learned from its annual report.
Why has United Rentals spent $1.1bn on a temporary roadway business?
The deal to acquire Yak will add annual revenues of $350 million, but there are other benefits too
John Deere reports on the status of its new excavator line
Following the end of its manufacturing agreement with Hitachi, John Deere has been working on the introduction of its own line of excavators, designed and built in the US
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