Third Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast

Greenwich, CT - Oct 12, 2004


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter results and 2004 outlook on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at the United Rentals web site at

The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call at, Thomson/CCBN's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson's password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in North America, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 47 states, seven Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,300 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 500,000 rental equipment units with a total original cost of $3.7 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Additional information about United Rentals is available at

Chuck Wessendorf
VP, Investor Relations and
Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7318