One of the big challenges in renting out heavy equipment is ensuring that the equipment is able to perform to the customer’s expectations at all times. When problems arise, such as sudden mechanical failures, it’s important to identify and fix the issue as quickly as possible to avoid causing issues for the renter.
GPS tracking for rented heavy equipment can help with this by providing remote diagnostics. Take, for example, refrigerated trucks. If the power flow to the trailer is interrupted, the refrigeration will fail and whatever temperature-sensitive materials inside will be damaged. By identifying these power failures quickly, you can alert the renter of the problem so power can be reattached before irrevocable damage is done.
Additionally, if there’s an engine failure in a piece of earthmoving equipment, you can spot that problem and quickly send out a repair crew or replacement piece of equipment to minimize the client’s downtime.
You can even share your GPS data with renters to help them see how their GPS-tagged equipment is being used in the field—helping them make their operations more effective and efficient.
This helps you create happier renters who are more likely to keep renting from you in the future!