Monthly trade magazine features news and information for owners and managers of dealerships and rental companies, with topics addressed in the magazine including product and service development, strategic planning, technology trends, marketing, social media, education, professional development, human resources, and employee training. Digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Construction Equipment Magazine
Monthly magazine provides news and information for equipment professionals, with special features including the "Annual Report & Forecast" which looks at recent market trends and the outlook for the industry and the "Top 100 Products Report" which recognizes products that represent an advance in technology, a new product line, a significant improvement, or increase competition within a category.
Annual Report & Forecast
Annual report provides forecasts for various sectors of the construction industry (e.g., home building, non-residential, transportation, water infrastructure), and also offers insights on recent market trends and the forecast outlook for the construction equipment market based on a survey of fleet managers. Digital edition of the report is available online as a supplement to the January issue of the magazine.
Bimonthly publication provides news and information for rental company owners and managers, with special reports including the "State of the Industry Report" which analyzes factors affecting the rental market and contractors who rent and the "Aerial Industry Report" which queries industry leaders with regard to their expectations for the year ahead. Current and archived issues are available free online.
State of the Industry
Annual report analyzes key trends and factors affecting the rental market and includes summaries of survey responses from contractors, distributors, and rental companies regarding size of rental fleets, rental volume trends, expected changes in rentals, and how much rentals would need to increase for contractors to consider buying instead of renting. Report is available in March issue of the magazine.
Monthly newsletter provides insights on value trends for construction equipment along recent auction results, with products covered including general (e.g., aerial, telehandlers, support, light and medium earthmoving), heavy earthmoving (e.g., excavators, articulated trucks, wheel loaders, crawler dozers, motor graders), and other (e.g., forklift trucks, truck tractors). Sample issues are available free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual financial survey allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other AED distributors, with survey results reported by sales revenue, primary line of business (e.g., under 100 hp, over 100 hp, specialized), market region length of season (e.g., short, moderate, long), level of profitability (typical, high profit), and rent-to-rent rental emphasis (e.g., none, low, moderate, high).
Annual compensation survey provides base salary, additional compensation, and total compensation data for AED distributor members, with job positions covered by the survey including sales manager, service manager, used equipment manager, used equipment salesperson, shop mechanic, and field mechanic. Introduction and selected excerpts from the most recent report can be viewed free online.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, branch manager, service manager, parts manager, sales representative, heavy equipment mechanic, and diesel mechanic, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Leibherr Group, Komatsu Mining Corporation, United Rentals Inc., and Sunbelt Rentals Inc.