Trackunit and United Rentals partner for data-driven telematics and jobsite connectivity
Trackunit has formed a partnership with United Rentals to provide premium telematics solutions for the United Rentals fleet. The two companies share a commitment to connecting the construction ecosystem through data-driven technology.
"Every investment we make in technology comes down to two criteria: delivering superior value for our customers today, and helping them build a successful future," said Michael Bierschbach, director of fleet intelligence and technology for United Rentals. "Trackunit has developed a best-of-breed telematics solution with a global reputation for business intelligence. We're working together to help United Rentals customers realize greater jobsite productivity, safety, cost management and informed decision-making."
Trackunit will use its OEM relationships and aftermarket expertise to install Trackunit Manager technology on light and heavy equipment in the United Rentals fleet. Trackunit Manager features keyless access control for user authentication, preventing unauthorized use of equipment. The software operates on their Iris platform and utilizes Trackunit Go and Trackunit On as mobile applications.
"Our partnership with United Rentals is focused on creating long-term value through a connected jobsite ecosystem," said Tom Valbak Aardestrup, global vice president of business development for Trackunit. "There is a growing demand in construction for efficiency at every level. Machine connectivity and actionable data are the tools that will take the industry into the future."
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Industries such as construction, mining, energy, utilities and forestry, face many challenges when it comes to tracking assets and employees. Equipment often has to be transferred between locations, or monitored while it is dormant during off seasons. Lone workers may have to travel long distances or visit multiple sites during the course of their activities. And, all of this is further complicated today with shifting supply chains and economic realities putting further strain on the bottom line.