Canadian Rental Association
National Rental Awareness Week took place from May 6 through 10 and we were delighted with the response we received from members and media from across Canada.
May 14, 2013 – The American Rental Association has included of a J. J. Keller-produced video titled "Hours of Service Canada: A Driver’s Guide" in Rental U, a member-only free online streaming video resource. This 30-minute video shows you how to comply with Canadian hours of service requirements, and helps you satisfy Canada's commercial vehicle drivers hours of service regulations. It explains the how and why of Canada's HOS regulations, and covers key topics, including daily maximums, off-duty requirements, weekly cycles and more.
Apr. 30, 2013 - Wacker Neuson Canada has been named the Canadian Rental Association’s Supplier of the Year for 2013. Every year the CRA asks its membership companies to vote for the Supplier of the Year. The rental operators are asked to judge a supplier on areas of service, work ethic, knowledge and training of products, as well as involvement in local associations. Wacker Neuson received the most votes from the members for the 2013 award.
April 23, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association has announced Neil De Jong of ITE Rentals and Sales in Hamilton, Ont., has been named to the Canadian advisory board of the National Equipment Register. The board will help the NER deliver its equipment registration and security services in Canada as part of an initiative worked out by the American Rental Association and the CRA last year. CRA members can now list up to 1,000 pieces of equipment with the NER as a membership benefit.
April 19, 2013 - The CRA Ontario wrapped up its season in style recently in Sudbury. More than 45 rental people made their ways up north for the afternoon store tours. The first stop was at Able Rental and Supply where Marc and Carolyn Lemieux and Terry Morin welcomed all to their store. Members were invited to tour the well-appointed showroom, service area and yard to see how Able looks after its customers.
CRA trade shows are a great opportunity for all.
Free listings in the NER database is a powerful new member benefit from the CRA.
In conversation with a high-ranking executive of the Canadian Rental Association recently, I realized something.
Mar. 27, 2013 – During the keynote session at The Rental Show in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, American Rental Association President Mike Flesher completed the ceremonial “passing of the gavel” to Mike Blaisdell, ARA’s president-elect, who took over as ARA president at the conclusion of the show on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Flesher became ARA chairman.
Mar. 26, 2013 – The American Rental Association at The Rental Show 2013 unveiled its latest step forward in defining and analyzing the equipment rental industry with the development of the new ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index. At the request of ARA members, ARA convened a workgroup in September of 2012 to develop a plan of work for estimating an appropriate measure of equipment rental penetration for the equipment rental industry. The workgroup built upon ARA’s development of rental-specific performance metrics to determine a way to calculate rental penetration that combines several factors to result in the ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index.
March 21, 2013 - It was the largest turnout CRA Ontario had seen for a long time at its March meeting at Absolute Location Support Services in Toronto last night. More than 70 members toured Paul Kenyon's impressive warehouse, enjoyed a prime rib dinner in his classy showroom and heard Dan Kelly of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business give the lowdown on credit card fees.
Mar. 20, 2013 – All American Rental Association members in Canada — general and associate — now have the opportunity to receive discounts on shipping through UPS. Canadian members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on UPS small package shipments and brokerage services. There are no minimums for the number of packages shipped.
March 15, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association has launched a public Facebook page aimed at promoting rental awareness among the general public. The association has operated a members-only group on the social networking service for over a year, but this new page can be seen by anyone.
March 13, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association has announced it will be stepping up its campaign to promote rental awareness in the general public with a National Rental Awareness Week this spring. The event is still in the planning stages and CRA directors are inviting members to come forth with their ideas and help.
March 11, 2013 - The Canadian Rental Association and Group Insurance Solutions have announced that the CRA Insurance Program has continued to perform well, resulting in another member-owned surplus. In April 2013, $712,732 will be returned to the participants of the CRA Insurance Program. This follows $1,616,319 of returns which have taken place since 2009.