January 30, 2019

2018 Year in Review

year in review

For the first EquipmentSharings newsletter in 2019, we took a look back at the previous year — and it was quite the year! We grew, we learned and we’re excited to continue helping you work smarter in the new year. Here are a few words from EquipmentShare President Willy Schlacks on where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

Friends, clients and supporters,

At EquipmentShare, the end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments, changes, and obstacles we faced each day. It’s a time to appreciate our growth: new team members; new rental yards; and new products to better solve our customers’ problems. It was a huge year for EquipmentShare, so it’s only right to reflect on how we've changed in the past 12 months.

Here’s what we packed into 2018:

Some crazy growth
We added 9 new rental yards this year and now serve 15 markets across the nation. We welcomed 254 employees into the EquipmentShare family in 2018 alone.

Track capabilities expanded
We continued to build on our industry-leading technology, Track telematics, to help you get more work done. Here's how we improved Track in 2018:

  • We introduced the connected Sentry Keypad that allows only authorized users to access machines using unique access codes.
  • We added the Digital Work Orders feature to Track, eliminating paperwork and streamlining the work order process.
  • And we rolled out Track Camera, including live stream access in the Track app. Users can install Cameras in the cab for surveillance, use on the dashboard as a dash cam or a combination of the two.

  • Connected Sentry Keypad

    sentry keypad

    A brand refresh
    As EquipmentShare grew over the past year, we saw an opportunity for a fresh take on our branding. In July, we debuted a modern version of the EquipmentShare gear, an updated font and dropped the “ES” from ES Track.

    Our new look is a reflection of our customers: they’re driven, insightful construction professionals using modern tech solutions to get more work done and learn about daily business operations. We’re appreciative of the continual support and constructive feedback from our customers that enable our nonstop innovation in the telematics space.

    Out with the old…

    …and in with the new!

    A better way to Own
    Owning equipment got easier in 2018, thanks to the introduction of EquipmentShare’s one-of-a-kind Own program. The hassle of equipment ownership often outweighs the benefits, especially when machines are underutilized. Own eliminates the hassle by handling all the logistics. We’ll maintain, rent out and store your machine until you need it. Learn more about how we’re changing what it means to Own equipment.

    Community involvement
    The people behind the scenes at EquipmentShare aren’t just driven to make an impact in the construction space and work hard. They also care about making positive changes in their own communities.

    In November 2018, we started EquipmentCare, our company community service and outreach program. This holiday season, our employees donated 124 hours of their time volunteering locally. EquipmentShare employees also donated more than $1,000 to several charitable organizations in just a few weeks. We’re proud of our team for going beyond their daily responsibilities to make a difference in others’ lives.

    Gaining industry knowledge at conferences
    When it comes to growing EquipmentShare, we want to hire the best people and build out the best teams. But we also want to grow in expertise and industry knowledge. In 2018, we learned a lot and showed others what we have to offer by attending and showing at ConExpo and the American Rental Association Show.

    What's ahead for EquipmentShare
    We’re coming at 2019 strong. We’re rapidly growing and adding intelligent, ambitious members to the EquipmentShare family every day so we can give better serve contractors and construction companies across the nation. Want to be a part of the team? See what openings are available in your area.

    Over the course of 2019, we'll continue to build upon our industry-leading technology for our customers and further enhance all facets of their EquipmentShare experience. We have exciting goals to achieve and product updates to make that we look forward to sharing with you.

    Thanks for being a part of our journey thus far. We’re ready to keep solving your problems in 2019.

    — Willy Schlacks

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