October 2018 News

Manitou North America unveils new models
New machines for construction, agriculture, industry and rental markets at annual dealer meeting.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity
September new business volume down 2 percent year-over-year; down 5 percent month-to-month; up 4 percent year-to-date.

Equipment fleet consulting products available
EquipmentWatch's new suite of fleet consulting products offers efficient solutions to large-scale fleet problems.

Terex AWP announces Genie vice president
Simon Meester appointed Genie vice president of global sales and marketing.

Volvo CE sales up 24 percent in Q3 2018
Continued momentum in Europe and the Americas, and good but slowing growth in China help drive sales in Volvo Construction Equipment’s third quarter of 2018.

JLG celebrates milestone
JLG has produced its 250,000th North American-manufactured self-propelled boom lift as the company nears its 50th anniversary.

Syncron announces $67 million growth investment
Summit Partners to fuel manufacturers’ journey to servitization.

Pro Contractor Rentals magazine under new ownership
Urbain Communications, LLC purchases the publication from Direct Business Media, LLC.

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation updates 2018 outlook 
Q4 outlook forecasts 7.9 percent growth in equipment and software investment.

Point of Rental moves to improve mobile experience
Matt Gaffin to lead new mobile development team that will unify mobile experience across award-winning products.

Non-marking tires for telehandlers
JLG now offers innovative tires that prevent unwanted markings on the job site.

Engage for Equipment Dealers streamlines data
Hitachi Solutions America has launched its latest addition to the Engage product line. 

September 2018 employment statistics released
The unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. 

Case Construction Equipment announces 2018 Diamond, Gold  Dealer winners
Sixteen dealers across North America recognized for excellence in sales and support of Case Construction Equipment.

Point of Rental adds global director of Customer Care
Kristy Myrick, former Hilton director to bring extra hospitality to rental software.

Construction equipment sales outlook
Overall, auction volume is down year over year and as compared to the first half of 2018, according to Rouse Services LLC.