News for Tool Hire, Equipment Hire & Plant Hire and Rental Professionals

Rising costs and pressure on rates

Rising costs and pressure on rates

24 January 2022

Recently the blog carried a story about a tool hirer which has successfully raised its equipment rates for 2022 to reflect rising costs. However, others I’m speaking to are finding it di…

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Rockets with cabs

Rockets with cabs

21 January 2022

Rocket Rentals has invested significantly in cabbed dumpers for its fleet. 

The Gloucestershire-based business has just bought 6-tonne, 9-tonne and 10-tonne dual view machines from…

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More growth for Smiths

More growth for Smiths

20 January 2022

A blog post yesterday suggested that many hirers were maintaining a confident outlook and Smiths Equipment Hire is certainly looking forward to another busy period of growth in 2022 and beyond…

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Positive Plan A

Positive Plan A

19 January 2022

The UK Government has just announced that England's Plan B measures to control the spread of coronavirus are to end from next Thursday, 27 January, with advice to work from home and Covid pass…

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Opportunities ahead

Opportunities ahead

19 January 2022

A seasoned independent tool and plant hirer with 30 years under his corporate belt recently said to me that he wouldn’t like to be starting out now. 

The costs associated with…

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CPA’s search for Stars

CPA’s search for Stars

18 January 2022

Employers across the construction plant industry have until the end of March to nominate their skilled trainees and apprentices for the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars…

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A numbers game

A numbers game

14 January 2022

A recent conversation I had with a busy multi-depot independent tool hirer revolved largely around numbers: rising inflation levels, higher equipment costs and the need to recruit staff as a r…

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