Related Links: The Top 10 Equipment Rental Companies Contractors are facing tough times. Many have scaled back, cut costs and adapted to doing more with less in order to survive.As a result, equipment rentals are flourishing as a means of lowering overhead expenses by trimming debt, licensing fees, taxes, insurance and maintenance."Although it may seem counterintuitive, rental companies should be heartened by all this uncertainty," says Frank Manfredi, president of equipment research firm Manfredi & Associates, Mundelein, Ill. "The uncertainty will drive equipment users to use rentals more and more."One company that has benefitted from the weak economy is United
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.