ARA, IPAF Join Up for Rental Research Project

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is working with the American Rental Association (ARA) on an project to gather specific data on the powered access industry.

Under the agreement, six questions specifically on powered access have been included in the construction segment of the ARA/Rental Management 2008 State of the Equipment Rental Industry Survey. Respondents will only be directed to these questions if a certain percentage of their revenue comes from powered access.

The same questions are the same as those that IPAF included in a similar statistics project with the European Rental Association. The results will enable benchmarking between the North American and European markets in terms of penetration, fleet size, and buying intentions.

“Partnering with IPAF and including the section on powered access adds a new dimension to the ARA survey and enriches the findings,” said Chris Wehrman, CEO of the ARA.

Preliminary results of the ARA-IPAF survey will be announced at The Rental Show in Atlanta in March 2009. IPAF will publish the IPAF Access Market Report.

All information collected remains confidential. Business and personal information will not be sold or used for marketing purposes. Survey results will be presented only in aggregate form.

All US-based access rental companies are encouraged to take the survey. A link to the survey can be found at www.ipaf.org and www.awpt.org.