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Core Rents
Steve Belcher
2800 E. 18th St., Antioch, CA 94509
P.O. Box 1322, Discovery Bay, CA 94509
(408) 309-2022

Although office workers face few life-threatening injuries, they can suffer from work-related repetitive strain disorders and other ergonomic injuries. The following quiz can help you spot ergonomic problems before they lead to injury.
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News

Equipment Parts Plus
Teresa Alanis
1415 W. Bonanza Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106
(866) 843-3350, www.epartsplus.com

INTEQ
Steve Delany
100 N. Rockwell Ave., Bldg. 96, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
(214) 396-9831

The Stansberry Firm, LLC
Gary Stansberry
101 Cibolo Hollow North, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015

  
Rental software industry leader Alert Management Systems (www.alertms.com) is pleased to announce a new relationship with Trackunit (www.trackunit.com), of Oak Brook, IL. Trackunit is a telematics and GPS provider. By integrating the two systems, rental companies will dramatically experience new ways of improving business. Rental companies all over America that have installed Trackunit devices in their rental equipment can optimize work by automating data flow from the equipment via API to Alert EasyPro Rental Software.
No longer tied down to an old purchasing model, cargo control suppliers can provide one-stop shopping with overnight delivery to meet tight construction and delivery schedules. When heavy equipment or cargo must be safely delivered on time, equipment rental and trucking industry managers as well as drivers rely on having the right tie down and cargo control gear on hand to secure the load to the trailer or flatbed.
Business News
Senate policy committees this week continued to approve California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), imposing a new maternity and paternity leave mandate. The Senate Environmental Quality Committee approved SB 49 (de León; D-Los Angeles), which creates uncertainty and increases potential litigation regarding environmental standards.
(Note: The following press release was issued by the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, Go-Biz.)
In an ongoing effort to improve California's business climate, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $91.4 million in tax credits for 114 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. The awards will help these companies create a projected 8,223 jobs and generate over $828 million in total investment across California. View the complete list of approved companies and award amounts.
A recent article on foxandhoundsdaily.com by Maryann Marino, Regional Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, commented on the April 4th rally at the State Capitol that called for new legislation to stop abusive and frivolous lawsuits. Even though they would probably have preferred staying home to tend to their stores, shops and services, more than 150 small business owners and supporters gathered to stand up for their economic livelihood and to protect the jobs of their loyal employees.
This Week in Petroleum – April 12, 2017:
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.46 per gallon this summer for regular gasoline, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook. The forecast price for summer 2017 (which runs from April through September) is 23 cents/gal higher than the average price last summer, but is still nearly 70 cents/gal below the 2012-2016 summer average. The price increase this summer primarily reflects slightly higher forecast crude oil prices compared with last year. Monthly average gasoline prices are expected to increase from the March price of $2.33/gal to $2.51/gal in July, then fall to $2.43/gal in September.
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Survey Results
This month we are interested in information about spring rental items. Here are the responses to the April survey.
Cody Leis from Apex Rentals in Hesperia is the winner of the April Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Cody!