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Serious Labs targets truck drivers
Provider of virtual reality simulators for access and heavy equipment piloting a new Commercial Vehicle VR training simulator
IPAF rental markets reports now free to members
Selected members can get free 2022 Global Powered Access Rental Market Report upon publication
United Rentals to add 500 electric vehicles to fleet
Order includes 500 Ford Lightning trucks and 30 E-Transit vans
Higher rates propel US rental market
American Rental Association forecasting double-digit growth in 2022
JLG Q1 sales soar, profits slump
JLG revenues for Q1 up 19.6 percent but overall profits decline -91 percent 
Launch of electric construction equipment accelerates in 2022
Almost half of new construction products launched this year have been electric
Terex buys Irish steel fabricator Steelweld
Move aimed to support growth of Terex Materials Processing
Survey highlights OEM skills shortages
New survey reveals main issue is with technical and engineering positions
New IPAF president looks to the future
Interview: Karin Nars, IPAF’s first female president, shares her industry goals 
Updates from IPAF’s MCWP council
During IPAF’s recent Summit, the IPAF MCWP International Committee, IPAF MCWP and Hoist UK and Ireland Work Groups came together to discuss the state of the industry. Chair Kevin O’Shea reports.
North American rental: momentum, with challenges
The industry is on the brink of substantial growth as both rental companies and access manufacturers ramp up to meet demand. Lindsey Anderson reports
Manitex changes CEO, buys into rental
Steve Filipov replaced by former AMECO and H-E Parts executive
H&E opens two new branches
H&E’s first-ever Philadelphia location features a 15,400-square-foot facility on 2.75 acres of land. The company has also expanded in Arkansas
The future of MEWP batteries
Interview: Noble Zhang, C&D Trojan general manager, discusses battery options for aerial platforms 
Skills shortage in US worsens
Data shows that contractors in some areas have been unable to hire enough employees since February 2020
Top ten most expensive cities for construction
What is the most expensive city in the world to build in? 
ARA launches training programs
New certification programs for MEWP operators and trainers have been debuted by the American Rental Association
Call for US to end tariffs on materials
Construction employment and spending up again in US, but tariffs could halt progress
Skyjack president discusses new facilities in China
Interview: Ken McDougall on how Skyjack will serve the Asia Pacific region
Telematics: The data driving construction machines
Monitoring data streams to help drive down costs and carbon emissions
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