Decision making when looking to rent forklifts or materials handling equipment is no longer dictated by the age of a machine. Customers these days want to know the ins and out of its usage, the overall health of the equipment and how it will perform for them. The only way to provide that kind of in-depth information is through the implementation of telematics systems.
Improved Fleet Visibility
Every business wants to get the most out of their machines and tools, and forklift rental companies are no different. Through installing telematics, they can gain considerably more insight into their existing fleets with increased visibility to equipment location, truck utilisation and the general health of their forklift trucks, including being notified of any faults or impacts that have occurred to the machines.
This information is key to providing the best possible customer service to those renting the fleet, as well as providing the rental company with peace of mind that they fully understand the condition of their vehicles and have full control over their operations.
Having equipment that operates excellently and without interruption for customers should be a priority for any rental company. Making sure your fleet is running at the highest productivity levels can be ensured through the use of systems like the Forklift iQ360 and Fleet iQ360. Scheduled maintenance notifications and regular safety checks not only mean improved operational safety, they also reduce equipment downtime and the costs associated with it for both the rental company and their customers.
Built in GPS gives rental companies the ability to track the location of their trucks in real-time, maintaining full visibility of their fleet so no trucks are misplaced, which tends to be a common occurrence. Not only this, but our systems can track the condition of the rental fleet, receiving damage notifications when impacts take place. This is particularly useful when charging customers for any damage incurred on the fleet during their rental contract period.
As many rental operations include a mixture of different types of equipment, brands and models in their fleet, being able to use one telematics system for their operations reduces the potentially complex challenge of monitoring all of the equipment accurately and effectively. To combat this, we have developed our telematics systems to be completely transferable, meaning you can move them from one rental fleet to another regardless of their specifications.
One issue that rental companies face, particularly when fleet contracts have ceased, is the unauthorised usage of their trucks. Our telematics systems have been developed with driver access controls that only allow licensed, qualified and trained drivers to operate the vehicles; with the added feature of rental companies being able to limit this and remotely stop any access to the fleet altogether.
Why wouldn’t you consider telematics!
Forklift telematics are an ideal cost-effective solution to enable rental companies to gain a better picture of their entire rental fleet. Being given the ability to monitor the precise location and utilisation of the vehicles in a rental fleet with our telematics technology can help businesses to manage their customer demand, increase workplace efficiencies and sustain a return on their investment. For more information please contact us here.