This report marks Yengst Associates’ 17th North American Rental Equipment Industry Analysis. The rental equipment industry is cyclical in nature and relies heavily on construction and industrial spending as its source of revenue. Very large national chains compete with smaller, perhaps more agile, regional and local operations. Regional differences play an important role and can offset the size discrepancy. The ten largest rental companies, in terms of rental revenues, represented 28 percent of 2016 total industry rental revenue. United Rentals recently purchased NES Rentals, one of the top rental companies in North America with rental revenues over $300 million. URI by itself had approximately 10 percent of 2016 industry rental revenue of $47.3 billion.