United Rentals Improves Routing and Vehicle Utilization

Background: United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world with an integrated network of 896 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces.

Challenge: Replace and deploy hundreds of outdated handheld devices used for route optimization.

Solution: Barcoding, Inc.’s Deployment Project Management Services, Samsung S5s handhelds, equipped with OtterBox® cases and mobile device management (MDM) software.

Result: Successfully replaced 2,500 handhelds across North America and minimized downtime to improve efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity.

“Barcoding is a company that is ahead of its time. Their project management team really worked to understand our needs and oversee a company-wide device upgrade, while making suggestions along the way. They go above and beyond what we consider acceptable.”
―Mark Moss, Systems Analyst, United Rentals

“For United Rentals, creating a synchronized timeline was extremely important. Ensuring all the pieces fell into place at the appropriate times was essential for a successful implementation―from installation of the proper equipment in their trucks, to guaranteeing delivery of the mobile hardware to the right location at the right time.”
―Diane Gordon, Project Manager, Barcoding, Inc.

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