January 6, 2021

ICYMI: December at EquipmentShare

In 2020, EquipmentShare focused on our enduring goal of solving contractors’ problems with technology-driven solutions. None of us could have predicted the unique challenges 2020 presented, but these challenges offered us the chance to rise to the occasion. Our teams continued to deliver equipment and materials to jobsites across the U.S., offer helping hands through difficult moments, and innovate beyond a demanding year and into a promising future.

EquipmentShare Track’s improvements included Time Cards, an employee scheduling and time tracking app, and a host of insightful fleet reports that help contractors make data-informed business decisions. EquipmentShare Rent yards nationwide added new equipment to their fleet, including industrial tools and oil and gas equipment, while lending a hand in their communities.

As 2020 came to a close, we continued to innovate and grow. Check out five new EquipmentShare locations, some impactful EquipmentShare Track updates and see how we spread a little bit of holiday cheer—just in case you missed it. 

EquipmentShare Opens Five New Branch Locations

Last month, we were busy gearing up for the new year and new customers! In December we opened five new locations out West. Find a location near you and “like” each location’s Facebook page (linked below) to keep up with EquipmentShare! 

California

EquipmentShare – Los Angeles

EquipmentShare – San Diego

We’re so excited to be entering the SoCal market with two new locations! Our Los Angeles and San Diego locations are up and running and ready to show you a better way to rent equipment and manage your fleet with technology. With the addition of these two locations, EquipmentShare now has four locations spanning the California coast.

In the LA or San Diego area? Come check us out! Or you can always call 1-888-80-RENTS to get connected with a local representative.
EquipmentShare – Los Angeles is located at 15495 Arrow Blvd Fontana, CA 92335.

EquipmentShare – San Diego is located at 2590 Main Street Chula Vista, CA 91911. 

Colorado

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EquipmentShare – Fort Lupton (North Denver area)

EquipmentShare now has two locations serving the Denver metro area! Double the locations, double the fleet, double the great service!

Stop by our new Fort Lupton location at 15549 Highway 52 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 or call 1-888-80-RENTS to contact a local representative. 

Nevada

EquipmentShare – Las Vegas

We’ve touched down in the City of Lights! Las Vegas saw one of the largest construction employment gains from 2018 to 2019 so we’re especially excited to be in this ever-growing city. Visit us at 412 E Gowan Rd North Las Vegas, NV 89032 or contact a local representative by calling 1-888-80-RENTS.

Texas 

EquipmentShare – SW Houston

Our third Houston metro branch is now open! With this new addition, we can serve our customers faster, offer more fleet and provide even better service in the sprawling Houston area. Come check us out at 6811 McHard Rd Houston, TX 77053 or call 1-888-80-RENTS.

Be on the lookout for a bucket-load of new EquipmentShare locations coming in 2021! We’ll keep you updated here and on our social media accounts on the exciting destinations the gear is headed. 

EquipmentShare Track Updates of the Month
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Product Update #1: New Interactive Fleet Utilization Dashboard in EquipmentShare Track

Why is it important? This update provides Managers and Owners with an overview of the asset runtime and usage over a given period of time. Users can learn more about real asset utilization, compare vehicle to equipment utilization, see the average utilization percentage and runtime for their fleet and more! 

How can I use this now? The new Fleet Utilization Dashboard is available under the Reports dashboard by searching “Analytics.” The Fleet Utilization Dashboard’s behavior is similar to the Fleet Management Dashboard (released in November 2020). For more information on using common functions such as downloading data, scheduling the dashboard or troubleshooting visual load issues, see the Using Fleet Management Dashboard.

Product Update #2: Allow Users to Update Purchase Order on an Invoice in EquipmentShare Track

Why is it important? Customers now have the ability to change the assigned Purchase Order to an invoice in EquipmentShare Track. This update allows customers to gain better control over their billing and conveniently manage their own invoices by assigning an existing PO or creating a new one.

How can I use it now? To update an invoice’s Purchase Order, select “Dashboard” from the left menu of EquipmentShare Track, select the “Invoices” tab across the top, then select the invoice from the table to open the invoice. On the top right, click the “Change” button under Purchase Order. The Add or Edit Purchase Order screen will display. Make your changes and select “Save.”

EquipmentShare Builds Holiday Cheer Throughout Communities

Last month, EquipmentShare locations across the nation got into the holiday spirit and focused on giving back to their communities. Check out how a few of our locations and EquipmentShare headquarters spread holiday cheer this season: 

Sacramento, Calif.  

In December, the EquipmentShare team in Sacramento, Calif., held a holiday toy drive benefiting the Firefighters Burn Institute. The Firefighters Burn Institute is a Sacramento nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, resources and recovery programs to burn victims. The toys collected were given to children in the program. On Dec. 21, the Sacramento team got to deliver the bounty of toys. Check out the pictures below! 

Topeka, Kan.; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Columbia, Mo. 

A few of our branch locations participated in food drives to benefit their local food banks over the holidays! EquipmentShare branches in Topeka, Kan.; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; and Columbia, Mo., set out excavator buckets in their lobbies for employees and customers to fill with non-perishable food items. On Dec. 21, each location donated its collection of food to their local food banks right in time for the holidays. 

EquipmentShare Headquarters in Columbia, Mo.

On Dec. 18 and 19, EquipmentShare headquarters held its first drive-thru holiday light show, “Santa’s Work Crew Powered by EquipmentShare” in Columbia, Mo. We asked attendees to donate to two local organizations, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri  and the Voluntary Action Center

Over the two nights, a total of 1,462 lbs. of food was collected for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and $4,000 donated to the Voluntary Action Center’s Holiday Family Program! We’re thankful for the generosity of all of the holiday light show visitors. 

Check out the Santa’s Work Crew Powered by EquipmentShare highlight video below to get a glimpse of the magic!  


No Child Hungry by EquipmentShare Distributes 200 Meals to Students and Families

The No Child Hungry by EquipmentShare program has supported students and families in our community since the beginning of the pandemic in March. We worked with the teachers and staff of Muriel Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., to distribute special holiday meals to students and families in need during the holiday season.

On Dec. 23, we were grateful to give 200 Christmas meals to local families to enjoy with their loved ones over the holidays! Each family was given enough food to feed a family of four, which included a whole turkey, bread, milk, eggs and some special holiday side dishes to make the meal extra festive. Even Santa joined to spread a little extra cheer!


U.S. Marine Corps Trainee Reunited with Family at EquipmentShare Holiday Light Show

EquipmentShare Project Manager Bobbi Malone knew her kids’ Christmas wouldn’t be complete without their older brother, Sincere. Sincere has been away from home at training camp for the U.S. Marine Corps the last few months. 

With help from his mom, Sincere was able to surprise his siblings on Dec. 18 at EquipmentShare headquarters’ holiday light show. Hear Bobbi and Sincere’s story and watch the surprise, heartfelt reunion below! 


Welcome Home Presents the "EquipmentShare Room" Following Veterans Day Fundraiser

On Dec. 3, EquipmentShare’s partners at Welcome Home deemed room #111 the “EquipmentShare Room.” The room acts as a safe place for veterans experiencing homelessness in the central Missouri area to rest.

Welcome Home is a nonprofit veteran organization located in Columbia, Mo. They offer housing to veterans experiencing homelessness as well as critical resources and services to help veterans overcome the various hardships they may be facing. The EquipmentShare Room is one of 32 rooms that serve as transitional housing for veterans. Learn more about Welcome Home and its services here.

EquipmentShare hosted a week-long fundraiser during the week of Veterans Day and the efforts resulted in $20,000 donated between Welcome Home and Hire Heroes USA

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