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EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
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J & P Rents
Rashelle Rigney
321 Equestrian Gap
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 888-9592
LAX Equipment, Inc.
Salvador Soto
830 W. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 330-2657
Several issues cloud the long-term outlook for COVID-19 workers’ comp claims:
Presumption laws
Even though it’s going to be a problem in many, if not most instances, to prove that a worker was infected with COVID-19 while on the job, “there will be some liability there,” according to Rich Lenkov, who heads a workers’ compensation practice at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC in Chicago. “But remember,” he said in an interview with Business Insurance, “the worker still has to prove that they developed COVID from work, and even in states with a presumption … I think it’s a hard case to prove.” So far, 20 states have passed laws saying that employees in certain fields who get COVID-19, notably in healthcare and related industries, are “presumed” to have contracted it on the job.
CRA’s April “4th Wednesday Rental Workshop” will take place via Zoom on the 28th from 2:30-4:00 pm. Brad Spitzer will present “Rouse Analytics – Rental Market Benchmarking and Metrics Review.” Training for this FREE MEMBER BENEFIT runs for an hour and is followed by a Q&A session. Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card at the raffle held at the end of the workshop. Thank you to Rouse Analytical for sponsoring this workshop!
Shelter Structures America
Alliance North America
Vendor News
With COVID restrictions being lifted, we are confident that for the 2022 Rental Rally Tradeshow, we will be able to go back to the floor plan configuration that was used for our 2020 Rental Rally Tradeshow.
Exhibitors Reserve your booth today! CRA’s 2022 Equipment and Party Rental Rally Tradeshow will be held January 20-22, 2022 at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada! Visit for more information.
Thank you to the exhibitors that have already signed up for the tradeshow. Click on “Learn more” to see the list of exhibitors signed up for the show to date.
Ahern International, the global distribution network owned by Don F. Ahern, is pleased to announce its expansion into Denmark with the acquisition of KH Lift ApS. In a deal completed April 1, 2021, the distribution division acquired the major business activities of well-established Danish distribution business, KH Lift ApS, owned by KarstenHaahr. A new entity, Ahern Denmark A/S, has been established and will take over the ongoing equipment sales, service and spare parts business with immediate effect, for leading brands including Snorkel™. The existing KH Lift team will transition to Ahern Denmark and will operate from the current KH Lift facility in Vejle, Denmark.
Thank you to Sarah Barreto, Barreto Manufacturing, for the following safety reminder.
April is National Safe Digging Month, and it’s time to start preparing for spring planting and outdoor projects. The Barreto line of equipment is ready to tackle your seasonal to-do list, but keep in mind that safety comes first. When you're ready to begin work, remember: Call 811 (in the United States and Canada).
The Norwegian rental company, Naboen AS, recently took delivery of two Snorkel SR626E fully electric compact rough terrain telehandlers, as part of a larger order for 147 electric Snorkel lifts. The order, which was received in early 2021, includes two lithium-ion battery powered SR626E compact telehandlers, plus a mix of 145 Snorkel TM12 self-propelled telescopic mast lifts, S3219E electric slab scissor lifts, and S3006P push-around mini scissor lifts. The Snorkel SR626E is the world’s first fully electric compact rough terrain telehandler. Powered by long-lasting, maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries, the Snorkel SR626E is completely zero emissions, yet delivers the same lifting capacity and four-wheel drive capabilities as its diesel powered equivalent. Capable of lifting up to 2,600kg, the SR626E reaches a maximum lifting height of up to 5.79m, and with its compact dimensions and high-grip, non-marking tyres can easily navigate confined spaces both inside and out.
HBS Systems, a leading provider of web-based equipment dealership management solutions and rental software, announced an advanced telematics integration with Kubota. This telematics integration will strengthen the support NetView ECO provides to Kubota dealerships throughout North America. The benefits Kubota dealers can expect include:
• Track unit location for dealer and customer-owned fleets
• Geo-fence job sites to receive notifications, minimize theft and watch for potential misuse.
• Monitor unit meters and usage time for preventative maintenance, cost savings, and rental contract accuracy.
• Increase service efficiency and customer satisfaction by receiving fault codes that expedite work orders within NetView ECO.
• Manage from one customizable screen through NetView ECO’s Service Connect, accessible from anywhere on any device.
Snorkel™, a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms is pleased to announce the appointment of Hi-Reach Manlift (Pty) Limited as its official distributor for South Africa. Headquartered in Springs, South Africa in the Gauteng province, approximately 50km (31 miles) east of Johannesburg, Hi-Reach was previously the official distributor for Genie. Hi-Reach CEO, George Landsberg has been involved with mobile elevating work platforms for more than 23 years, and in 1999 founded Johnson Access, before opening Hi-Reach in 2005. He is involved with various industry bodies, including previously holding the position of Vice President at the Institute for Work at Height (IWH), President of the Contractors Plant Hire Association (CPHA) and Chairman of the SABS Technical Committee TC214.
This series of MBW vibratory plates, the GP12, GP15, and GP18, are available with or without a water tank. A patented suspension system reduces hand arm vibration and also better isolates all upper mass components, including the engine, from vibrations produced by the machine’s exciter. These plates are perfect for confined areas of granular soils including sands and gravels as well as placing interlocking pavers, bricks and blocks with the optional UHMW paving pad. The 18 had some recent modifications to the spray bar and added clearance which now allows for a paving pad to be used on the asphalt version. Additional updates also include standard Honda GX160 engine and new side plate handles makes lifting easier. Weighing 130 lbs (59 kg) to 184 lbs (83 kg), these plates are easy to lift and maneuver around the jobsite. Accompanied by intense vibration, MBW’s 1000 Series vibratory plates are ideally suited for a number of your compaction application needs. For more information call, 1-800-678-5237 or visit
Business News
Public Workshop on May 6, 2021: California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop to begin discussion of potential proposed amendments to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Off-Road Regulation). The goal of these amendments would be to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants and toxics from off-road diesel vehicles operating in California, beyond the reductions being achieved via the ongoing implementation of the existing Off-Road Regulation. The target of these amendments align with the targets set out by the Draft 2020 Mobile Source Strategy, which sets a goal of reducing statewide NOx emissions from the construction and earth moving sector by 7.5 tons per day by 2031. At this workshop, staff will be soliciting input from stakeholders on the potential regulatory scope of, approaches to, and initial concepts to achieve these emission reduction goals.
CARB is following directives from the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N‑33-20 as well as the California Department of Public Health’s recommendations regarding public gatherings. As a result, the public workshop will be a remote meeting only, held via webinar; there will be no physical public access location.
Webinar Information (Register Here):
Date: Thursday May 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PT)
Continuing the high volatility of the past several weeks, total initial claims were down sharply in California during the week of April 10, while continuing the downward trend in the rest of the states that began in early March. In California, initial claims processed in the regular program dropped 52.0% compared to the prior week, while Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims eased 10.9%. In the national totals, regular claims were down 20.0%, while PUA claims dropped 13.4%. Combined, total claims processed plunged 46.0% in California and 18.9% in the US numbers. While remaining at an overall higher comparative level, the current results return California to a general downward trend similar to what is being experienced in the other states.
Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, submitted his opinion of the harm a California wealth tax would bring in a recent, online article in the Daily Breeze.
Last week, a few ultra-progressive legislators and a radical public employee labor organization proposed a new wealth tax which they claim would raise approximately $22 billion a year annually. Although the tax would be imposed only on the super wealthy, its downstream consequences would be felt by all Californians no matter their income or bank balance.
April 26-28, 2021 – Zoom
CRA Board and Committee Meetings
April 28, 2021 – Zoom 2:30- 4:00 pm (PDT)
CRA’s “4th Wednesday Rental Workshop”... more
June 30, 2021
RSIF Scholarship Applications Due... more
July 17-25, 2021 – Pismo Beach, CA
RV Summer Campout ... more
July 20-21, 2021 – Pismo Beach, CA
CRA Board and Committee Meetings
September 28, 2021 – Louisville, KY
The Utility Expo... more
October 20-21, 2021 – Las Vegas, NV
CRA Board and Committee Meetings
November 5, 2021 Corona, CA
CRA Sixth Annual Golf Tournament
January 24-26, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV
CRA Rental Rally Tradeshow... more
Survey Results
Thank you to all who take time to participate in our surveys. CRA uses 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 asked members about "on-hold" messaging services. 
Steve Garcia from Garcia’s Tent Rentals in Albuquerque, NM is the winner of the April Survey Raffle. Congratulations Steve!