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Meeting and Event News
Nov. 2 – MTA Distributors kicks off the tournament Thursday evening with a GLAO/Inland Territory meeting. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a yard party featuring several CRA vendors, a Badlands BBQ, and maybe a surprise or two…
Nov. 3 – CRA’s 8th annual Golf Tournament provides vendors and rental centers a fun day of networking while raising funds for the Rental Services Industry Foundation. Competitions, games and vendor displays will be along the course at Eagle Glenn Golf Course for the enjoyment of the golfers. A reception follows with awards and a raffle. The cigar bar is back with a Whiskey & Bourbon tasting!
Registration for all of these events is available on the Calendar on
EDCO, Inc.
Rental Center News
Expo Party Rentals
Jared Medaris
3714 N. Valentine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 495-3300
RSVP Party Rentals
Brad Smithers
4445 Harmon Cove Ct., #7
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 878-0144
San Luis Equipment Rental
Servando Requena
2130 W. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 713-2318
ZR Equipment Rental
Sergio Zatarain
12536 Lakewood Blvd., Suite 339
Bellflower, CA 90706
CRA’s 4th Wednesday Rental Workshop will take place via Zoom on October 25, 2023, from 2:30-4 p.m. Chuck Shipp with Shipp’s Cleaning will present this workshop and the topic is cleaning.
Training for this FREE MEMBER BENEFIT runs an hour. Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card during the raffle held at the end of the workshop.
More state legislatures propose PTSD bills; in most states marijuana reimbursement is NOT required and more states are considering legalizing hallucinogens. This information is from the 2023 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
Shelter Structures America
Vendor News
Cojali USA
Jorge Verdejo
2200 N.W. 102nd Ave., Unit 4B
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 960-7651
RoviTracker, Inc.
Alain Eav
2940 W. Maple Loop Dr., Ste L16
Lehi, UT 84043
(801) 541-1092
Sinoboom North America
Ker Hockeng
105 Riley St.
Houston, TX 77047
(281) 729-5425
Third Coast Equipment
Jeff Mueller
17755 West Liberty Ln.
New Berlin, WI 53146
(414) 617-4502

Thank you to our Newest 2023 Golf Sponsors! HK Sales is sponsoring the Cigar Bar, PDQ Rentals is sponsoring a Hole, and TVH Parts is sponsoring a Hole. Click "Golf Sponsors" to see all of CRA's sponsors for this event.

A pioneer of the concept in the late 1960s and still driving the sector forward, Yanmar Compact Equipment celebrates 55 years of mini-excavator innovation.While the Beatles song ‘Hey Jude’ was helping to launch the pop scene in Japanese culture, there was another social phenomenon going on in 1968 Japan. To try to keep up with the remarkable construction boom happening in the country, leading diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar had the brainwave of putting one of its engines into a scaled-down hydraulic excavator. The YNB300 was the result – a wheeled, self-propelled machine that went on to revolutionise the industry. And just like the Beatles – Yanmar CE’s mini-excavators are still proving a hit 55 years later.
    Now firmly a global brand, the ViO35 and state-of-the-art all-electric SV17e are the latest iterations of a long line of innovative mini-excavators that Yanmar CE has launched down the years.
Mi-T-M Corporation announces Dave Thiesse as Vice President of Commercialization. Thiesse will oversee all commercialization activities at Mi-T-M including Sales, Sales Support, Product Development and Marketing. Thiesse will be stepping in for former Vice President Dana Schrack, who recently retired after 33 years with Mi-T-M. Prior to joining Mi-T-M, Thiesse held several leadership positions, including Product and Market Management for O’Sullivan Industries, Vice President of Sales for The HON Company and Director of Sales at Safco Products.
    “Dave is a highly respected leader and his experience, character, and vision make him a great fit for Mi-T-M,” said Rick Stanley, Mi-T-M President & CEO. “Dave’s customer-first approach combined with his growth mindset will align nicely with Mi-T-M’s experienced, high-performing team.”
    “After visiting Mi-T-M and seeing the love and dedication for the company and customers by the owner-associates, I immediately became a fan. What Mi-T-M has been able to develop over the years is extremely impressive, and I immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of Mi-T-M’s amazing legacy. I am excited to work together with the experienced and engaged team to develop and execute plans to take the company top the next level,” stated Thiesse.
CRA's 2024 Rental Rally Tradeshow will again be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Show dates are January 14-17, 2024. Thank you to our new exhibitors and also to those exhibitors that have already signed up! Click here to see the complete list of exhibitors. Thank you also to our newest Rental Rally sponsors! Click here to see the complete list of sponsors.
Dump, Utility & Equipment Trailers. Best Trailer, Inc. has been manufacturing a line of high-quality, heavy-duty, industrial trailers specifically engineered for the rigorous demands of the rental industry for 30 years. Their name speaks for itself. They manufacture the BEST TRAILER in the business; their trailers are engineered to survive the rigorous demands of the rental industry; they are durable and functional. Best Trailer uses only the highest quality parts to build each trailer. Most of their trailers are “Built Rental Yard Ready,” and a wide variety of trailers are offered to meet your needs. These trailers meet and exceed industry standards. And to top it off, Best Trailer can even customize the color or galvanize any trailer they build.
Cojali USA is the manufacturer of Jaltest, an All-Makes and All-Systems Diagnostics tool designed for rental companies that work with different pieces of equipment. Cojali USA is dedicated to creating innovative and technologically advanced solutions for heavy duty commercial vehicles with the most comprehensive coverage. Our Jaltest diagnostics tool eliminates the need for multiple OEM and aftermarket diagnostic applications by providing diagnostics, bi-directional controls, and guided troubleshooting for all-makes and all-models. Jaltest offers diagnostic capabilities beyond on-road vehicles, allowing technicians to connect to trailer, light-medium commercial vehicle, construction, mining and earth-moving equipment, and even marine vessels.
Diamond Mowers is a manufacturer of mowing, mulching and brush cutting equipment. Diamond Mowers builds the best – they build what you need – durable, dependable, and effective attachments. With exceptional customer service and their strong reputation, they’ll continue to build the best.
Hydraulic Attachments. Epiroc has its roots in Atlas Copco, which was founded in 1873 in Stockholm. It was created in January of 2018 as a result of Atlas Copco's decision to split out its legacy business of mining equipment. Epiroc offers a product portfolio of drilling rigs, rock drilling tools, trucks & loaders, raise boring equipment, excavator attachments, rock excavation equipment, rock reinforcement tools & underground mine ventilation systems, and service agreements related to equipment maintenance. In 2022 it expanded into the field of hyperspectral imaging of core samples.
RoviTrackers, Inc. helps companies take control of their remote assets and improve customer satisfaction with real-time data. Each brand of assets operate differently and can be a daunting task to drive all over the place to service and collect critical data. GPS alone is not enough, there’s more to a business than just locating stuff. RoviTrackers has an award-winning solution that collects additional data like engine runtime, battery voltage, solar charge, fuel level, temperature, integrated video surveillance, motion etc. RoviTrackers can give you better visibility into your business operations to help you make decisions based on SAFETY, PROFITS and the ENVIRONMENT.
Compaction and concrete light equipment. The traditional world of light construction equipment is changing; quality products are the expectation. Third Coast Equipment is a manufacturer that combines innovation, channel efficiency and experience, providing complete customer solutions backed by the industry’s most comprehensive warranty program. Their team is composed of experienced industry professionals, pioneering engineers and transformational business leaders who bring a unique perspective to serving customers, allowing Third Coast Equipment to develop an operating model that eliminates “traditional” supply chain inefficiencies and to deliver products at competitive prices. Innovation guides Third Coast Equipment's organization, and their entire team is centered on bringing the next generation of products to the market. Their e-commerce technologies offer marketing solutions and customer growth opportunities that previously have not been available.
Commercial Grade Engines and Battery Packs. Experience breeds expertise. With nearly 35 years in commercial power and over 110 years in power application, Vanguard has stayed at the forefront of delivering power solutions. As power needs and power solutions have evolved, they too have evolved beyond just an engine and battery brand – they are power application experts who create a powerful experience working side-by-side with customers to develop, innovate and solve problems with and on behalf of their partners. With flexible manufacturing, vertical integration – including design, manufacturing, application and testing, plus our full system expertise – Vanguard is the right partner for you.
Business News
The Center for Jobs and the Economy reports on the highlights from the recently released trade data from the US Census Bureau and US Bureau of Economic Analysis. To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit
   With the West Coast labor situation resolved, the ports can now turn their attention to regaining lost traffic and the associated blue collar and related jobs that rely on this activity. Unfortunately, moving beyond this point also means the ports must now focus on other threats to this core jobs base, including the continued rise in operating costs especially energy and new regulatory threats that would place a cap on allowable port activity in the state.
   The August trade results show a weakening in trade activity, reflecting both the challenges to trade in the state along with overall softening in the global trade numbers. In nominal terms, origin exports were down 6.2% from August 2022, destination imports down 10.7%, and overall trade through the state’s ports off 7.8%. Year-to-date, however, total trade through the state’s ports has been somewhat higher than the pre-pandemic years, although lower than the same period in 2022.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has established an effective date of December 31, 2023, for California Code of Regulations, title 13, sections 2196.1, subdivision (f), 2196.8, 2197, and 2197.2, subdivision (b), within the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Regulation.
   The Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M) regulation subjects nearly all nongasoline vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 14,000 pounds that operate in California to periodic emissions testing. These testing requirements help ensure that heavy-duty vehicles operating in California remain equipped with properly functioning emissions controls, and when malfunctioning, that these systems get repaired in a timely manner. Through the repair of malfunctioning emissions control systems, the HD I/M regulation will substantially reduce toxic particulate matter and emissions of oxides of nitrogen from the heavy-duty vehicle sector. This will help reduce air pollution and improve public health across the state, especially in communities disproportionally impacted by heavy-duty vehicle activity.
An article on Commercial Carrier Journal described former late night kingpin and longtime car guru Jay Leno's experience driving Tesla's supposedly game-changing Semi truck. In a 40-minute interview and test drive session, Leno quizes Tesla Semi Chief Dan Priestly and Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen on the ins and outs of the Semi, in the process revealing the brand's design philosophy and lots of neat tidbits about the truck's performance and capacity.
Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Javis Taxpayers Association, recently offered this commentary on Prop. 13: Last week, and despite the popularity of Proposition 13, the California Legislature passed two proposed amendments to the California Constitution that rip huge holes in that iconic taxpayer protection overwhelmingly approved by voters in 1978. But here’s the good news. These anti-homeowner bills must be approved at a statewide election and, given the anger from thousands of constituents who flooded the Capitol with calls, letters, and petitions, the two measures are likely headed for the defeat they so richly deserve.
October 17-19, 2023 – Ventura, CA
CRA Board of Directors & Committee Meetings
Nov. 2, 2023 – Corona, CA
Pre-Golf Yard Territory Meeting hosted by MTA, more…
Nov. 3, 2023 – Corona, CA
CRA 8th Annual Golf Tournament, more…
Nov. 6-9, 2023 – Atlantic City, NJ
MATRA – The Tent Show,  more…
November 28, 2023 – Berkeley
NorCal Territory Holiday Party at Skates on the Bay, more…
November 29, 2023 – Bakersfield Area
CenCal Territory Holiday Party at The Vintage Press, more…
November 30, 2023 – Ventura
Tri-County Territory Holiday Party at Café Fiore, more…
December 5, 2023 – San Diego
San Diego Territory Holiday Party at Eddie V’s, more…
December 6, 2023 – La Mirada
Greater LA/Orange Territory Holiday Party at Clearman’s North Woods Inn, more…
December 7, 2023, TBD
Inland Territory Holiday Party at King's Fish House, more…
January 14, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
CRA Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 14-17, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV
CRA Rental Rally Tradeshow,  more...
Survey Results
This month, we asked members about the types of products they would like to see at the 2024 Rental Rally Tradeshow. If you have additional ideas for surveys for CRA members, please email CRA at 
Miranda Wythe from Alpine Rentals in Alpine, CA is the winner of the October Survey Raffle. Congratulations Miranda!