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United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world. Our customer service network consists of 950 rental locations in the United
States and Canada as well as centralized call centers and online capabilities. We offer approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers,
utilities, municipalities, homeowners, government entities and other customers. In 2016 and the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we generated total revenue of $5.8 billion and
$4.7 billion, including $4.9 billion and $4.1 billion of equipment rental revenue, respectively.
of September 30, 2017, our fleet of rental equipment included approximately 500,000 units. The total original equipment cost of our fleet ("OEC"), based on the initial
consideration paid, was $10.8 billion at September 30, 2017. The fleet includes:
- General construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts,
earthmoving equipment and materials handling equipment. In 2016, general construction and industrial equipment accounted for approximately 43 percent of our equipment rental revenue;
- Aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts. In 2016, aerial work platforms
accounted for approximately 32 percent of our equipment rental revenue;
- General tools and light equipment, such as pressure washers, water pumps and power tools. In
2016, general tools and light equipment accounted for approximately 8 percent of our equipment rental revenue;
- Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment, such as portable diesel
generators, electrical distribution equipment and temperature control equipment. In 2016, power and HVAC equipment accounted for approximately 7 percent of our equipment rental revenue;
- Trench safety equipment, such as trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide
rails, crossing plates, construction lasers and line testing equipment for underground work. In 2016, trench safety equipment accounted for approximately 6 percent of our equipment rental
- Pumps, primarily used by energy and petrochemical customers. In 2016, pumps accounted for
approximately 4 percent of our equipment rental revenue.
addition to renting equipment, we sell new and used equipment as well as related parts and service, and contractor supplies.
principal executive offices are located at 100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700, Stamford, Connecticut, 06902, and our telephone number is (203) 622-3131.