Skyjack introduces its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized telematics solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets.
“Building a connected fleet isn’t a new concept dreamt up by Skyjack. Traditional on-road fleets such as trucking companies have been using telematics for decades now. These products have worked well for on-road but those features and that cost model simply doesn’t work for off-highway fleets,” says David Swan, product manager at Skyjack. “We’ve identified the most important data from our machines and focused on delivering value from every model that we build from scissor lifts to telehandlers.”
Skyjack’s Elevate solution is powered by Trackunit, thanks to the partnership that began in October 2017. A key goal of the partnership has been to meet an increasing demand for machine connectivity from OEMs and to support the connected fleet goals of Skyjack’s customers.
“At Skyjack our whole philosophy around telematics is that we incorporate our customers’ telematics goals into our goals. They have ideas about what they can get out of a connected fleet and we’re taking that information and building a solution based on those needs and those requests,” explains Swan.
Trackunit has been providing telematics solutions specifically for off-highway and construction rental fleets for more than a decade. Working hand-in-hand with Skyjack, they’ve developed both off-the-line, and retrofit solutions to add Elevate to new, and existing off-highway fleets. A key differentiator between Elevate and other off-highway products is a focus on flexibility and the dynamic needs of Skyjack customers’ rental fleets, the company says. Trackunit’s existing ecosystem allows customers to hit the ground running with integration for their entire fleet.
Elevate follows a mobile-first philosophy. In a fast-moving environment with a wide variety of roles, any solution needs to go beyond just telematics. Skyjack has embraced mobile applications that help elevate safety, productivity and utilization for rental companies. Through the use of the Elevate ON and Elevate GO apps, powered by Trackunit, Elevate provides an integrated solution for entire fleets and it’s a solution that follows Skyjack’s philosophy of being "simply reliable." This means rental companies are able to get measurable benefits and actionable insights, all while streamlining their existing business models.