United Rentals Opens Trench Safety Branch in Indianapolis, Indiana

Greenwich, CT - May 31, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest trench safety rental branch in Indianapolis, Ind. The branch, located at 1725 Wales Avenue, will provide customers with underground construction equipment rentals, sales and service and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Indianapolis and the surrounding metropolitan area are experiencing tremendous growth in both residential and non-residential construction," said Lance Palmer, Midwest district manager for United Rentals' trench, pump and power region. "We are pleased to participate in this thriving economy through the opening of this trench safety equipment rental location."

The new location will rent the latest technologies in trench shields, shoring systems, slide rail systems and steel crossing plates, as well as a broad range of confined space products and other trench safety equipment. United Rentals also offers delivery service, 24-hour emergency response service and professional safety training for customers.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different 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, Conn. 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 

Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246