Posted June 8, 2020

Ahern Companies partners with Trackunit for telematics

Ahern Companies that includes the largest independently owned rental company in North America and the XTreme and Snorkel MEWP lines has selected Trackunit® as its telematics platform partner.

Owned by Don F. Ahern, the Ahern Family of Companies includes Ahern Rentals, the largest independently owned rental company in North America, Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel high-reach equipment and a global distribution network, including Diamond A Equipment in the United States and Ahern International brand dealerships in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Spain.

“We conducted an expansive search of more than 14 telematics providers, including a multi-month pilot scheme. At the conclusion of the study, our telematics committee selected Trackunit as our telematics partner. Our requirements are expansive because we encompass rental, manufacturing and distribution, and we resolved that Trackunit was the best-suited to the needs of our customers. With the integration points to our existing ERP software suites, we expect to be able to recognize the full value of the Trackunit platform across the family of companies.” says Ahern.

Trackunit will be deployed across the Ahern Rentals fleet within the next three years, and new Xtreme and Snorkel lifts will be assembled with a Trackunit-compatible connection for customers who wish to install the telematics. This will become available in late 2020, and rolled out across the global manufacturing footprint by model type with OEM branded dashboards. The Trackunit telematics solution will also be available on products sold through the Ahern Companies distribution channels, including Diamond A Equipment and Ahern International.