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BlueLine Rentals turns to OEM fitted telematics

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Apr. 4, 2018 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division has started delivering off-the-line machines equipped with ELEVATE, their telematics solution for off-highway fleets, and BlueLine Rental is their North American launch customer. This new telematics solution has already started to see its way into construction rental yards on a variety of Skyjack equipment.

“ELEVATE is a project we’ve been living and breathing for the past year and to see such a positive reception from rental companies, and to be able to provide them with an immediate impact, is extremely rewarding,” says David Swan, product manager of technology and innovation at Skyjack.

The first company in North America to receive ELEVATE equipped machines is BlueLine Rental. As a long-standing Skyjack customer, BlueLine seized the opportunity after hearing Skyjack’s approach to telematics. BlueLine is confident in the benefits that can be provided by this solution and they have ordered ELEVATE on all Skyjack units for 2018. The solution includes two mobile-first apps, ELEVATE ON and ELEVATE GO, which will enable BlueLine personnel to digitally access critical fleet data directly from the field.

“At BlueLine Rental, we believe in working with each of our OEM partners on technology, as OEMs play an important part in successfully integrating telematics into the rental industry. Skyjack’s approach to telematics will be industry-leading, solidifying our decision to include ELEVATE on all of our Skyjack machines going forward,” says Rob Blackadar, vice president of operations at BlueLine Rental.

The adoption of telematics with a mobile first approach is an example of a leading practice offered by ELEVATE, which bolsters rental companies’ commitment to pragmatic technology, and improves business processes. ELEVATE provides the actionable insights companies need, and the measurable benefits they’ve been looking for in an off-highway telematics product. Skyjack has found a way to provide value to their customers using ELEVATE, whether it’s a DC scissor lift or a telehandler.

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