Join the American Rental Association

The American Rental Association (ARA) is dedicated to advancing the equipment and event rental community. As the international trade association for the industry, ARA is a business partner that’s committed to your success.

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Benefits of Membership

 
Education & training

Our all new RentalU gives you access to training videos for everyone at your rental operation.

 
The ARA Show

ARA’s tradeshow is the only place to network and learn with rental industry professionals like you.

 
Risk Management

ARA offers industry-specific insurance and safety resources to our members.

 
Marketing

Consumer awareness and workforce development are our priority. We want to help you connect with your customers.

 
Consumer Research

Gain valuable market insight gathered directly from contractors in heavy and residential construction.

 
ARA Rentalytics™

The rental industry-specific economic forecasting tool is a subscription service offered to ARA members.

 
NER

Register your equipment with the National Equipment Register, a national database designed to protect you in the occurrence of theft.

 
Caucus & ARAPAC

ARA’s presence in Washington supports pro-business candidates.

 
Consumer Research

Gain valuable market insight gathered directly from contractors and DIY consumers.

 
PDEP

We know driver safety is a priority for you. Enroll your employees in our Professional Driver Education Program.

 
RentalHQ

Upload your product offerings to join RentalHQ, a website where consumers search for rental equipment.

 
Ready to Rent Tags

Streamline your equipment safety program and keep your service records up to date with these tags.

 
CERP

The industry’s only professional certification, the Certified Event Rental Professional program, will elevate your business and employees.

 
Consumer Research

Gain valuable market insight gathered directly from professional event planners and DIY party planners.

 
Events & Tents

Join us for a day dedicated to party and event rental professional education at the ARA Show.

 
PDEP

We know driver safety is a priority for you. Enroll your employees in our Professional Driver Education Program.

 
Access

Associate members have the opportunity to learn more and connect with general members.

 
ARA Rentalytics™

The rental industry-specific economic forecasting tool is a subscription service offered to ARA members.

 
Exhibit

Every year, thousands of members attend the ARA Show. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet them.

 
Rental Management

Advertise your message to the right audience in this award-winning industry publication.

Membership FAQs

  • How do I become a member?

    Companies involved in the equipment and event rental industry...

    Companies involved in the equipment and event rental industry may apply for memberhip online or download an application or call us at 1-800-334-2177.
  • What is the difference between general and associate membership?

    General members are rental operators who rent...

    General members are rental operators who rent equipment to the end user. Associate members are manufacturers and suppliers who sell equipment and/or provide a service to the rental industry/channel.
  • Are there different membership levels?

    Yes, ARA general membership is dependent on your company's...

    Yes, ARA general membership is dependent on your company's rental revenue. Please give us a call at 1-800-334-2177 to learn more.
  • How often do I need to renew my membership?

    ARA membership remains active for a full twelve...

    ARA membership remains active for a full twelve months. You will begin to receive membership renewal communicatios 60 days from your expiration date. Many members choose to set up auto-renew in order to continue enjoying ARA member benefits without interruption.
  • Do I have to be a member to attend The ARA Show?

    You do not need to be a member in order to...

    You do not need to be a member in order to attend The ARA Show. Simply be able to prove you work in and/or support the rental industry. However, ARA members receive preferred pricing and access to additional events at The ARA Show, as well as hundreds of free products and services year round.

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The American Rental Association (ARA) is dedicated to advancing the equipment and event rental community. As the international trade association for the industry, ARA is a business partner that’s committed to your success.

Join now