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Equipment rental industry remains resilient

Equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, is expected to grow by 7.1 percent in 2024 to reach a record total of nearly $76.6 billion, topping the nearly $71.5 billion recorded in 2023, according to the latest forecast released in early November by the American Rental Association (ARA).

AI through the lens of equipment rental

The wave of artificial intelligence (AI) has swept across multiple industries, making its mark even in equipment and event rentals. Achille Ettorre, managing partner, GTA Equipment Rentals, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, has developed expertise in the rapidly progressing AI domain, making him a unique voice in the industry.

H-2B coalition voices disappointment over worker exemption setback, looming government shutdown

The H-2B visa coalition learned that on Sept. 27, language it had been pursuing through the U.S. House's appropriations committee regarding Returning Worker Exemption was stripped out of the bill’s language. The coalition also has submitted a letter to Congressional leaders stressing the essential nature of the H-2B program and the risk of significant harm to the country if the government shuts down.