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Rental Center News

Blain Stumpf Construction Fence Rentals
Blain Stumpf
P.O. Box 231, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 622-4450,

Supply Hardware
Tom Carpenter
660 Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento, CA  95691
(916) 372-1282,

Walker-Lewis Rents
Mark Ramkey
4725 District Blvd., Bakersfield, CA  93313


The ballots have been mailed for CRA’s 2017 Board of Directors' Election. This year we have four nominees on the Officers’ Ballot, six nominees on the Directors’ Ballot and five nominees on the Associates' Ballot. Ballots are due by June 1 and the new officers and directors will join the board on July 1, 2017.

Click here to see the profiles and photos of the nominees.
All Access Services is growing! Visit their new location, their largest and most complete service center for all aerial and construction material handling needs, at 2622 3rd Street in Riverside, California. They also service and repair most makes and models of construction equipment.
We are pleased to announce our 2018 CRA Wall Calendar as an excellent opportunity to bring your company's products and services to the attention of CRA rental center members. Use the calendar advertisement to keep your company's name and logo in front of our members for an entire year!
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard™ TransportGuard® engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity as it addresses a top problem faced by rental centers. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and other costly problems.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News

Choice Party Linens
Maureen Kelk
12000 Pennsylvania Ave., Prospect Park, PA 19076

FP Group LLC/Clearblast
Tim Kavka-Coogan
706 Old Westtown Rd. Suite E, West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 431-1672,

Alert Management Systems (Alert), an industry leader in Windows-based rental management software, is pleased to announce a partnership with DPL Telematics. Along with the dozens of new features available in Alert Management Systems’ Alert EasyPro Version 18, Alert is pleased to announce a new integration with DPL Telematics of Los Altos, California.
Alert Management Systems (Alert), an industry leader in Windows-based rental management software, is pleased to announce the release of its latest revision of its award-winning software. As Alert’s loyal and profitable clients have come to expect, Alert has released its annual upgrade – Alert EasyPro Version 18. Dozens upon dozens of enhancements throughout the system are accompanied by major development, all with valuable input from the leaders in the rental industry.
Rick Beal has a new position at Warrior Diamond, Inc. He is the company's manufacturer's representative for rental, contractor supply, OPE, and Stafda, serving the Southwest Territory of the USA! Warrior Diamond sells superior diamond blades and equipment and is a pioneer in the field of early entry concrete cutting blades and equipment. Their customers are located in all 50 states and 31 countries around the globe. Contact them at 888-503-3353 or visit their website,
Alert Management Systems (Alert), an industry leader in Windows-based rental management software, is pleased to announce a new partnership with payment processor Approval Code. After working together with mutual clients for the past several years, Alert and Approval Code have entered into an exciting new relationship. Alert EasyPro offers Integrated Credit Card Processing as part of its rental software package; Approval Code is now the recommended processor. Clients who choose Approval Code for processing will now have the opportunity to use the PCI-Compliant Approval Code Gateway.
Almost two years to the day that Caterpillar announced its financial backing for Yard Club, a peer-to-peer equipment rental company in San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal reports Cat has acquired the start-up.
Business News
Gasoline demand is a function of the fuel economy of the vehicle fleet and the total number of miles driven. Over time, fuel economy of the vehicle stock (those in use) changes as a result of market developments and changes in fuel economy standards for new vehicles. Additional complexities arise from changing vehicle designs and how vehicles are classified. Click on "Learn More" to see the full report.
• June 22, 2017 – CRA Territory Meeting Hosted by American Pneumatic Tools – Santa Ana, CA, more...
• June 30, 2017: RSIF Scholarship Applications are due more...
• July 14-23, 2017 – RV Summer Campout – Oceano, CA more...
• November 3, 2017 – CRA Annual Golf Tournament – Corona, CA more...
• January 22-24, 2018: CRA's 2018 Rental Rally Trade Show,
Las Vegas, NV more...
Survey Results
This month we are interested in how your company handles employee time off, from the slow periods to the busy times. Here are the responses to the May survey.
Paul Hawthorne from Toolshed Equipment Rentals in Escondido, California, is the winner of the May Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Paul!