United Rentals Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 Conference Call and Audio Webcast Invitation

Greenwich, CT - Jan 27, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), North America's largest equipment rental company, will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2004 results and the 2005 outlook with Wayland Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, and John Milne, President and Chief Financial Officer, on Monday, March 14, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The conference call will be available by audio webcast at the United Rentals website at www.unitedrentals.com, where it will also be archived.

The United Rentals Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 earnings release will be available by 7:00 am on First Call and at www.unitedrentals.com.

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, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,200 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 types of equipment 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 www.unitedrentals.com.


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