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Rental Center News

101 North Innovations, Inc.
Lisa Franco
2334 ½ N. Beverly Glen Cir. #776, Bel Air, CA 90077

Denali Equipment Rental
Ali Nowaid
26500 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 652-4205,
Tri State Rentals, Inc.
Steve Clark
82 N. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu, AZ 86403
Each year CRA hosts a fundraising golf tournament for the benefit of its foundation, RSIF (Rental Services Industry Foundation), whose primary purpose is to provide college scholarships to young students interested in the rental industry. RSIF is a non-profit organization. This year will be the fourth tournament. The tournament continues to grow each year. Isn't it time for you to join in the fun and play? If you don't play, how about rewarding your golfing employees with a day of golf? You don't need to send a team of four golfers; we will pair singles up with other golfers. Equipment vendors and their distributors will display their equipment onsite and, of course, offer refreshments and snacks.
Peer Executive Groups (PEG) recently announced the winners of the 2018 Top Gun Award in advance of the fall PEG meeting schedule. This designation recognizes the rental store operators who receive the PEGPinnacle Award for Financial Excellence. This award is given to the top 20 percent of stores, based on two ranked financial indicators that are calculated from financial statements submitted by rental store operators. This is the first year that PEG has named the companies that comprise the top 20 percent. These companies will be recognized at the fall meetings, receive a recognition gift and given an opportunity to participate in a celebratory Top Gun event in January of 2019. Congratulations to all these businesses and to the CRA members on the list!
Amos Metz Rentals, a single location equipment rental company located in Woodland, CA, announced on August 30 that it has been sold. "Amos Metz has been in business since 1945 and is a staple in its marketplace. We are very pleased to have sold our business to Sacramento-based investors who know our business very well. We had several options after our long-time manager, Willie Truitt, retired and selling to this group was a natural fit for both parties," said Joe Metz, an owner of Amos Metz. "Willie, who owned a portion of the business, had a wonderful career in rental for over 40 years, and we appreciate all of his hard work and efforts," he added.
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has posted a 15-day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (15-day Notice) for the Proposed amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) regulations.
Public Hearing Date: July 26, 2018
Public Availability Date: September 11, 2018
Deadline for Public Comment: September 26, 2018
A job hazard analysis is an exercise in detective work. When conducting a job hazard analysis, you try to discover the following:
• What can go wrong?
• What are the consequences?
• How could it arise?
• What are other contributing factors?
• How likely is it that the hazard will occur?
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing car rental companies to use GPS surveillance on vehicles that have not been returned within 72 hours after the contract return date or extension of the return date. An article on, recently reported that now, rather than having to wait five days to report a vehicle stolen and seven days to locate the vehicle using GPS, AB2620, introduced by Bay Area Assemblymember Phil Ting in February, significantly reduces the time rental agencies have to wait before trying to reclaim stolen vehicles.
Alliance North America
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Vendor News
Each year CRA hosts a fundraising golf tournament for the benefit of its foundation, RSIF (Rental Services Industry Foundation), whose primary purpose is to provide college scholarships to young students interested in the rental industry. RSIF is a non-profit organization. This year will be the fourth tournament and will continue to draw rental industry golfers to the event. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from tee sponsorships to co-sponsoring the tournament with CRA. Click here to sign up as a sponsor online! Please consider this request as another avenue for your organization to demonstrate its support of the rental industry. Click on the "CRA Golf Tournament" link for additional information.

Sonsray Machinery

CPEE Sales / Toro
JLG Industries

Mission Linen Supply

Closest To Hole
Industrial Forklifts
Robert Bell Insurance Brokers

Driving Range
Alliance North America

Hole in One Contest
Multiquip, Inc.

Hole Sponsors
Century Wire & Cable
Marksman Manufacturing
Point of Rental
Skyjack, Inc.

Shared Hole Sponsor

Hilti, Inc.

Business News
Tighter crude oil markets contribute to higher forecast prices. In the September 2018 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) increased the forecast price for the Brent spotprice to $73 per barrel (b) in 2018 and $74/b in 2019. EIA expects West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices will average about $6/b lower than Brent prices in 2018 and in 2019.
Upcoming Events

October 3, 2018 — Carson, CA
Territory Meeting -- Greater LA-Orange County/ARA of CA
hosted by Multiquip, more...

October 14-16, 2018 – Seaside, OR
NW Rental Conference, more...

October 17-18, 2018 – Seaside, OR
CRA Board Meeting

November 1, 2018 – Corona, CA
Inland Territory Yard Party hosted by Volvo, more...

November 2, 2018 – Corona, CA
CRA 4th Annual Golf Tournament, more...

November 5-8, 2018 – Hershey, PA
The MATRA Tent Show, more...

December 5, 2018 – Berkeley, CA
SFBA & Vintage Holiday Party, more...

December 11, 2018 – Ventura, CA
Tri-County Holiday Party, more...

December 12, 2018 – La Mirada, CA
Greater LA /Orange Holiday Party, more...

December 13, 2018 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Inland Holiday Party, more...

Survey Results
Thank you to all those who take time to participate in our surveys. CRA utilizes the information we gather to better serve you. If you have an idea for a survey for CRA members, please send your request to CRA at This month, we surveyed members about their GPS systems.
Sandi Romena from Premier Event Rentals in Sonora, CA is the winner of the September Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Sandi!