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July 15–24, 2016 — Lake Tahoe, CA, Summer RV Campout, more...

July 1920 — CRA Board and Committee Meetings, Lake Tahoe, CA

August 24, 2016 — CRA Yard Party Hosted by RDO - Vermeer - Sacramento, CA

September 13, 2016 — SFBA Yard Party Hosted by Ditch Witch - Newark, CA

October 1618, 2016 — Northwest Rental Conference, Missoula, MT, www.nwrentalconference.com

October 1920, 2016 — CRA Board & Committee Meetings - Missoula, MT

November 3, 2016 — Inland Yard Party Hosted by Volvo Construction Services - Corona, CA

November 4, 2016 — CRA Golf Tournament held at Eagle Glen Golf Club, Corona, CA, more...

December 31, 2016 — RSIF Scholarship Applications are due, more...

January 29, 2017 — CRA Board & Committee Meetings - Las Vegas, NV

January 30February 1, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV, 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show at the South Point Casino Hotel Convention Center. See www.RentalRally.com for more information.
New Members - Associate

General Equipment Company
Jan Wienczkowski
620 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN  55060
(800) 533-0524

Michigan Pneumatic Tool, Inc.
Barry Schmidt
6850 Middlebelt Road
Romulus, MI  48174
(800) 521-8104
Little Beaver, a manufacturer of safe and productive drilling equipment, introduces the new Lone Star LST1 heavy-duty geotechnical drill rig. The LST1G+HD drills to 100 feet with an optional 4.25-inch hollow stem auger. The new model offers enhanced power and capabilities when compared to Little Beaver’s smaller LST1G+ geotechnical drill. Little Beaver added a planetary reduction gearbox for more torque and a reduction mechanism for increased push/pull-back force over its standard geotechnical drill rig. It gives engineers and soil technicians an efficient, robust and dependable drill for standard penetration tests (SPT) and sampling soils for academic testing.
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Briggs & Stratton Corporation has appointed David Frank as vice president of commercial engine sales. The added position comes as part of Briggs & Stratton’s refined focus and commitment to commercial engine consumers. In his new position, Frank’s primary focus will include strategic planning, account sales and management, and establishing new partnerships with rental centers and OEMs. In his new position, Frank will oversee the commercial engine sales division and develop relationships with new and existing customers. In addition, he will be in charge of establishing new partnerships with OEMs, maintaining current relationships and managing the sales team. Most recently, Frank served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Subaru Industrial Power Products division. Frank administered all engine, generator and pump sales, as well as new product development.
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U.S.-based Point of Rental, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Syrinx by Higher Concept Software, merging two industry leaders in rental management software. Point of Rental currently serves over 2,700 customer locations in more than 33 countries, but with the addition of Syrinx’s 2,000 customers in more than 10 countries, this merger makes Point of Rental one of the largest rental software providers in the world. Wayne Harris, president and CEO of Point of Rental, said, "We are proud to bring together two amazing companies and are excited about expanding our presence in the hire association of Europe. We look forward to offering the combined talents, products and service and believe it will greatly benefit our customers and the industry both now and in the decades to come."
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InTempo Software, a leading provider of mission-critical rental technology solutions, has been named as a finalist in the international 2016 SaaS Awards Program in three categories. The InTempo Core solution is a finalist for Best SaaS Product for Small Business, and the InTempo Enterprise solution is a finalist for Best SaaS Product for ERP and Best Data-Driven SaaS Product. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Awards program accepts entries worldwide, as does its sister program, the annual Cloud Awards. InTempo Core and InTempo Enterprise were among more than 200 entries submitted to the SaaS Awards by companies in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. The winners will be announced in August 2016.
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Thank you to Michigan Pneumatic Tool, www.MichiganPneumaticTool.com, for their sponsorship of the 2017 Rental Rally Tradeshow at the Bronze Level.
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CRA's 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show is scheduled for January 30 through February 1, 2017, at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. See the following articles about the latest exhibitors who have signed up for the show and the products they offer. Click on "Learn More" for more information about the show.
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General Equipment Company provides light duty construction equipment to the rental industry, including portable and mobile hole digging equipment, the industry's most complete line of confined space and positive pressure type ventilation products designed for use in non-hazardous and hazardous locations, the industry's most innovative and productive line of surface preparation equipment, including planers, grinders, random crack saws, floor covering strippers and pneumatically powered demolition tools, and equipment for portable lighting, with superior illumination from models up to 14 feet in height and 1400 watts of lighting power.
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Since 1967 MBW has been manufacturing one of the construction industry's most interesting lines of compaction, concrete and related equipment, which are made in the U.S.A. MBW does not simply duplicate designs developed by others. MBW begins each new engineering project with the assumption that significant progress can be made in terms of improved productivity, reduced maintenance, longer life, enhanced user safety or lower long-term cost of ownership.
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Michigan Pneumatic Tool, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of air tools. The company stocks a complete line of air tools including impact wrenches, drills, sanders, grinders, saws, riveters, air hammers, rivet busters, chipping hammers, scalers, rammers, clay diggers, pavement breakers, rock drills, air movers, hoists to massive tuggers, material handling equipment and more. Michigan Pneumatic Tool carries a comprehensive parts inventory for all the air tools they sell and ensures parts are available for quick delivery.
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Sakai produces compaction equipment, rammers, plate compactors, and vibratory ride-on rollers, with an annual production of over 4,000 vibratory compactors per year. Sakai vibratory compactors were introduced to North America in 1976 and since that time have gained recognition as state-of-the-art equipment. Following the strict quality guidelines of ISO9001, Sakai rollers have one of the best service records in America. In 2001, Sakai opened its new North American manufacturing plant and headquarters in Adairsville, Georgia. With a solid lineup of high force vibratory soil compactors and high frequency vibratory asphalt rollers, Sakai has become one of the strongest compaction product lines in America.
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Titan has commercial sprayers, line stripers, and HVLP guns and accessories for any type of job you need to tackle. Whether for a small property management project or an aircraft carrier, Titan has dependable equipment that will get the job done.
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Wirant Sales, Inc., a manufacturing rep for Bosch, Billy Goat, Solar Trak, Shark and Titan Tool, was established in 1975 to service the construction industry. They furnish a wide variety of construction equipment to national and independent rental companies and to the construction, industrial, and traffic and barricade equipment dealers, covering California, Nevada and Arizona. Their past experience working many years for Multiquip, JLG and Grove and past ownership of an independent rental company give them the knowledge to provide you with the right product to meet your requirements and the ability to help you get after-sales technical support quickly to maximize product performance and uptime.
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In Memory of Michael Stevens
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Michael Stevens on June 28, 2016. Michael was living in Phoenix, Arizona at the time. He was born August 11, 1947. A long-time CRA member, Mike served on the board of directors from 1977 through 1992. He held all positions on the executive committee, including president, during his last seven years on the board. He will be missed.
Dale Blackwell, CRA executive director
Love It or Shove It Equipment
Rob Soper
994 Kaiser Road
Napa, CA  94558
(707) 975-3258
Patricia Sarris, CRA chairman of the board, announced the results of the recent board elections. Officers elected to a one-year term are: John Grill, president; Jeff Roberts, vice president; Rusty Parr, treasurer; and David Dworschak, secretary. Directors elected to serve a three-year term, beginning July 2016, are Kathryn Mitchell, Alex DuBose, Richard Briggs, Kali Sarris and Paul Peterson. Elected to serve a one-year term as associate directors are: John Frantz, Arlen Stringfellow, Allen Buck, Jim Grasse and Luis Torres. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our newly elected officers. Their dedication and hard work are most appreciated!
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Health practitioners are noticing increased incidences of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) due to smartphone or tablet use. Using a smartphone or tablet for extensive reading can force users to hold their arms and wrists in awkward positions for long periods of time. In addition, the small screen size often makes users slump over the screen to see it better, causing strain in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. And finally, relying on thumbs to type for extended periods can cause "BlackBerry thumb." In this repetitive strain injury, overuse and awkward positioning cause the tendons at the base of the thumb to become inflamed. The following exercises can help energize the body and relieve muscle tension, which may reduce the risk of RSIs. You can train employees to do these simple exercises and encourage them to do them periodically throughout the day.
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Thank you to the generous Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF) contributors listed below.

Les Sumpter, A Rental Connection
Dale Blackwell, Aba Daba Rents
Alan White, Ace Rentals 
Bud Folkers, Action Rentals LDJ, Inc.
Randy Leis, Apex Rentals
Rusty Parr, AV Party Rentals
Tony Beringer, Baker Rental & Sales
John Cannon, Best Trailer, Inc.
Brad Thomas, BJ’s Rentals 
Jeff Roberts, City Rentals 
John Wetherholt, Fagan High Reach & Equipment Co.
Matt Crawford, Far West Rents & Ready Mix
Eric Smith, First Capitol Auction, Inc.
Joel Nevens, Jomar Table Linens, Inc.
Victor Lewis, Lewis Bros Rental Co.
Marvin Kuisu, MK Equipment Corp.
Paul Peterson, Oasis Equipment
Dennis Wells, Quality Equipment Rentals
Rodney Duncan, UCC Rental & RV
Mike Wiest, Wiest Rentals & Sales

For information on how you can donate to RSIF, which helps provide scholarships to CRA members, employees and their children, visit the RSIF page on the CRA website.
Both the city of Los Angeles and the city of San Diego have passed minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinances that go considerably beyond the California State law requirements. These ordinances cover not only employers located in those cities but also include employers whose employees go into and work in those jurisdictions, even on a very limited basis. If your business is located in either one of these jurisdictions or if you have employees who work in those jurisdictions,  your minimum wage and paid sick leave policies will likely need to be revised to comply with these new laws. For further information, contact our employment law counsel Peter Sloan at 949 585 0192 or psloan@sloansp.com.
A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have created another barrier to construction of new, affordable housing is likely dead for the year following the recent legislative deadline for policy committees to meet and send bills to the next stage of the process. SB 1318 (Wolk; D-Davis) inappropriately leveraged necessary affordable housing in order to solve infrastructure issues with the consequence that the housing won’t be built by imposing requirements on water or wastewater districts to serve certain communities first. The bill prohibited the expansion of water or wastewater service to new development until all disadvantaged communities in and around the existing providers had been served.
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In a recent article, Joel Fox, editor of Fox & Hounds and president of the Small Business Action Committee, noted that the California Air Resources Board started a controversy last week in suggesting that the board could push the cap-and-trade deadline for funding greenhouse gas reduction programs past its 2020 end date by executive fiat. Many Republicans disputed this, stating that this is not the way the law works, and they are backed up by an opinion from the Legislative Counsel’s Office. According to the opinion, "The act does not authorize the Governor or the ARB to establish a greenhouse gas emissions that is below 1990 level and that would be applicable after 2020."
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Governor Jerry Brown, issuing an ominous appeal on climate change, spoke at a climate change conference in Vatican City on July 21, 2015, saying the world may already have "gone over the edge" on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction. Brown, speaking at a summit of mayors from around the world, increased his already-high profile on climate change, working to coalesce support for carbon reduction policies ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December. Pope Francis, who organized the conference after the release of his encyclical on climate change, told the group through an interpreter that he has "great hope ... that a fundamental basic agreement is reached" among global leaders.
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Due to the EIA conference, there was no feature article for "This Week in Petroleum" for the week of July 13. The conference presentations are now available. Click on "Learn More" to see the full report.
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The small off-road engine (SORE) category consists of off-road, spark-ignition engines below 25 horsepower, including small utility equipment, lawn mowers and weed trimmers. This category does not include compression-ignition engines, watercraft or recreational vehicles. The following includes general information regarding small off-road engines and ARB's SORE program: Small Off-Road Engines Fact Sheet and Certification Guidelines – online access to relevant certification documents for manufacturers.

What's New: May 13, 2016 - Draft changes to the SORE evaporative emission regulation.
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Owners or operators of portable engines and certain other types of equipment can register their units under the Air Resources Board's (ARB) Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) in order to operate their equipment throughout California without having to obtain individual permits from local air districts. The following sections will assist you with the PERP registration process and present facts on the Portable Diesel Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM).

New! Please review the Regulatory and Enforcement Advisory and its related Q&A regarding the upcoming amendments to the 2017 and 2020 Portable Diesel Engine ATCM fleet average emission standards.

New! Please fill out the Engine Usage Survey Template to assist PERP staff in building an emissions inventory for portable diesel engines operating in California.
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This page is a convenient place to get all the needed information about the Diesel Rule QuickGuide, financial assistance, where to get filters, Multi-Regulation Summary (MRS), Factsheets and upcoming deadlines.

New and Trending: Mobile TruckStop goes live, small business trucks receive $10,000 loans, diesel filter requirements, low use and low mileage work truck option clarification, all-new off-road zone goes live, diesel compliance classes and webinars, diesel rule quick-guide walkthrough.
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On July 26, 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted a regulation to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from in-use (existing), off-road, heavy-duty diesel vehicles in California.

A fleet average calculator for small fleets has been made available for public use. The small fleet average calculator is for small-sized, off-road fleets (2,500 or less total horsepower) and covers all compliance years. The calculator is available here. Fleet owners utilizing the calculator are advised to first read the User Guide in order to familiarize themselves with the calculator.
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The regulation requires diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Lighter and older, heavier trucks must be replaced starting Jan. 1, 2015. By Jan. 1, 2023, nearly all trucks and buses will need to have 2010 model year engines or equivalent. The regulation applies to nearly all privately and federally owned diesel-fueled trucks and buses and to privately and publicly owned school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.
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This area of the Off-Road Mobile Sources website pertains to off-road, large spark-ignition (LSI) equipment greater than 25 horsepower, including farm, construction and industrial equipment, powered by gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other alternate fuels. Typical applications that use LSI engines include forklifts, specialty vehicles, airport service vehicles, large turf-care equipment, portable generators and a wide array of other agricultural, construction and general industrial equipment. The U.S. EPA has sole authority to control new farm and construction equipment under 175 horsepower.
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The ARB's Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program were adopted into law in 1988 to control excessive smoke emissions and tampering from heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses. The regulations Title 13 CCR, sections 2180–2189 for HDVIP and Title 13 CCR, sections 2190–2194 for PSIP, which govern these programs, were last amended in 2013.

The HDVIP program requires heavy-duty trucks and buses to be inspected for excessive smoke and tampering and for engine certification label compliance. Any heavy-duty vehicle traveling in California, including vehicles registered in other states and foreign countries, may be tested. Tests are performed by ARB inspection teams at border crossings, CHP weigh stations, fleet facilities and randomly selected roadside locations. Owners of trucks and buses found in violation are subject to minimum penalties starting at $300 per violation.
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The Truck and Bus Regulation will reduce diesel-exhaust emissions from privately owned and federal government diesel trucks and buses. Privately and publicly owned school buses have different requirements and do not need to be reported. This CARB site has the Truck Regulations Upload and Compliance Reporting System (TRUCRS).
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In December 2011, major amendments to the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation became effective. The changes to the regulation are reflected in the fact sheets, advisories and answers to frequently asked questions, available on the Knowledge Center for the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation web page. Categories of information found on this page include: Requirements in Effect Now; Enforcement and Regulatory Advisories; Free Training Seminars; and Frequently Asked Questions.

Requirements in Effect Now - Enforcement and Regulatory Advisories
Advisory 377: Limits on Idling
Advisory 378: Dealer/Seller Disclosure
Advisory 391: Written Idling Policy
Advisory 394: Reporting Vehicles
Advisory 12-02: Annual Reporting for Large Fleets Due March 1, 2012
Advisory 12-08: New Labeling Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2013
Advisory 12-25: On-Road Vehicles with Two Engines Were Required to Report by March 1, 2012 (This is an updated version of the old advisory 12-02 B)
Advisory 14-1: Enforcement of the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation (Revision of Mailout# MSC 13-25)
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from everyday activities, such as buying an item at a store, watching a movie in a theater, enjoying a meal at a restaurant, etc. To meet the goals of the ADA, the law established requirements for private businesses of all sizes that went into effect on January 26, 1992 and continue for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. If you own, operate, lease, or lease to a business that serves the public, then you are covered by the ADA and have obligations for existing facilities as well as for compliance when a facility is altered or a new facility is constructed. Existing facilities are not exempted by "grandfather provisions" that are often used by building code officials. CRA recently asked members to respond to a survey about their experience with ADA requirements. Here are their responses.
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Jerome Nehus from LA Party Rentals in Van Nuys, CA is the winner of the July Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Jerome!

EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.

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