May Rental News: United Rentals offers 0%; ARA aligns with True Value; Global Rental Alliance promotes industry worldwide

May 2010 Vol. 65 No. 5
  • Reliable source of credit for qualifying buyers of all sizes;
  • Fast, easy application and closing;
  • 12-month maximum term at zero percent;
  • $1.00 buyout at the end of all leases; and
  • Available to buyers in the United States.

Joseph Dixon, vice president of sales for United Rentals, said, “We have supported our customers throughout this difficult economy and now we are helping them look ahead to the need for equipment purchases. By providing access to credit at zero percent interest, we are giving our customers a way to save money now and compete effectively as business conditions improve.”

To make equipment selections even easier, United Rentals is launching a used equipment portal that offers thousands of quality items for sale. The range of construction and industrial listings in more than 40 categories makes www.unitedrentals.com/usedsales one of the largest sources of pre-owned rental equipment sold direct by owner.

The new portal uses an e-commerce platform that is convenient and easy to access worldwide. All items are value-priced, with hundreds of deeper discounts located in a Special Values section. Listings are refreshed in real-time, and are searchable by category, keyword, model year, manufacturer and location. Shoppers can download images, specs, prices and contact information by converting a search into a product sheet with one click.

ARA, True Value forge alliance
The American Rental Association (ARA), the leading trade group for the equipment rental industry, has forged a new alliance with True Value Company to expand rental services and member benefits to all of the hardware cooperative’s retailers who offer rental services through their local stores or stand-alone rental businesses.

The relationship strengthens already strong ties between the two organizations. True Value has been a general corporate member of ARA since 1984 and many of its retailers and suppliers hold their own memberships. In addition to providing True Value retailers with access to an expanded portfolio of best-in-class equipment suppliers, education, information, risk management and government affairs programs, the new alliance combines the resources of both organizations’ respective trade show capabilities under the banner of ARA’s annual convention and trade show, The Rental Show.

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