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2016 Trade Show Letters of Intent

Posted on 4/23/2015

Attention 2015 Exhibitors!

The deadline to submit letters of intent for 2016 CRA Regional Trade Shows is April 30, 2015

If you have not already done so, fill out the letters for the shows you wish to exhibit at and submit them to the CRA Head Office by fax to 1-905-643-3999 or email to

Any booths not renewed by filling out and submitting this form will be made available to all CRA Associate Members for use at the 2016 Shows. Please note this is only a letter of intent and not a contract. Contracts will be sent out at a later date & you will be given 30 days to complete your booth application and submit it. Failure to do so will result in your booth space being made available to other members.

2016 BC Regional Trade Show Letter of Intent

2016 Atlantic Regional Trade Show Letter of Intent

2016 Prairie Regional Trade Show Letter of Intent

2016 Quebexpo Lettre d'Intention d'etre Exposant

2016 Quebexpo Letter of Intent

See how you compare; be rewarded for your participation

Posted on 4/8/2015

To see how you are really doing, you need to compare yourself with others in your industry. You can do that by participating in the Cost of Doing Business Survey. This confidential survey is easy to complete and provides so much benefit to your business.

For instance, just for completing the survey, you will receive:

  • A FREE Cost of Doing Business Report.

  • A FREE personalized Company Performance Report.

  • FREE industry benchmarking data, including key financial ratios.

Plus, by participating by the April 30 survey deadline, you could be eligible to win $1,000.

Participate today

It all starts by taking part. There are three ways to do that:


  • Complete the paper survey that was mailed to yoU

Fill out the general questions in Part 1, provide your contact information and submit that along with your financial statements to Industry Insights via mail at P.O. Box 4330, Dublin, OH 43016 or fax at 614-389-3816.

Take part today. Have questions? Contact ARA Member Services at 800-334-2177.

CRA Ontario Upcoming Meeting - April 15th, 2015

Posted on 3/31/2015

CRA Ontario's final meeting of the year is on April 15th at Rentquip Canada in Woodstock. Come out and help them celebrate 40 years of service and commitment to the rental industry.

CRA Ontario will also be holding their annual board elections at this meeting, with positions open for 1st VP, 2nd VP, secretary and associate director. If you haven’t already put your name forward to volunteer, please consider doing so, or at the very least, come out and vote for your favourite candidate!

For the open house, doors will open at noon. At 6:00 pm, the CRA Ontario social hour kicks off followed by a barbeque pork and chicken dinner. 

Click the following link for the registration form: CRA Ontario Meeting - April 15 2015

Submit completed registration forms by faxing attention Dale Brinklow to 705-286-3150 or email before April 10th, 2015

For further information on the election please contact Colin Wilson at 613-547-4400 or

CRA Ontario: Do you have questions for regulators?

Posted on 3/16/2015

CRA Ontario has arranged two panel discussions to take place during the 2015 Conference and Product Exposition.  Each will feature panelists from the various regulators.

Have your questions ready, representatives will be on hand from:

  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Ministry of Labour
  • York Regional Police: Auto/Cargo Theft Unit
  • Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
  • Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
  • City of Guelph, Building Inspector
  • National Equipment Register
  • CRA Insurance Program

All panel discussions and seminars are included with registration for the 2015 Conference and Product Exposition

More information about this event can be found here.

Click here for registration form

Prairie Regional Trade Show

Posted on 3/11/2015

Dear Rental Store Members,

This is a quick reminder to all that the Prairie Regional Trade Show takes place this Saturday, March 14th 2015 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon!

Join us on Friday March 13th for CRA Saskatchewan's Social Event at the Radisson Hotel! 

Find full details and the registration form at

Looking forward to seeing you in Saskatoon!

CRA Head Office

Rental Equipment Thefts in Ontario

Posted on 3/6/2015

To all valued CRA Members:

We would like to bring to your attention that in the past month, two incidents of theft from two separate rental stores have occurred in Ontario in which the delivered equipment went missing. We would recommend that you thoroughly follow your policies & procedures in regard to identification to avoid any unfortunate incidents of this nature. 

Keep your eyes and ears open.

CRA Head Office

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