Running a dumpster rental company means keeping up with your inventory because it is the lifeblood of your business. Whether you rent dumpsters by the month or daily – you need a way of keeping up with them that is easy to use, works in real time, and makes it easy to check in and check out. With cloud-based asset tracking software and QR codes, you are able to know where each and every dumpster is located, at any given time.
The unique problem that dumpster rental companies face is that not every dumpster location is easy to find just by an address. And if you have a lot of dumpsters that are rented out, you have many to keep up with and let's face it, using spreadsheets or log books just won't cut it especially when some are at business locations, some may be at construction sites, and others are at homes being moved out of or even demolished.
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GPS Tracking is the Answer
One of the best things about asset tracking software and QR codes from GoCodes is that each of the patented labels feature GPS tracking. This means whether you are not sure of a remote location or you have a dumpster not returned on time, you can easily track its location and know exactly how to find it. This is particularly helpful for tracking dumpsters that are not returned at all, which as you know happens from time to time.
For instance, you have rented a dumpster that is going to a new construction site that is remotely located. Keeping up with all of the locations of your inventory is hard enough without trying to find where it is at in a new area that may not even have street signs yet. This is where the GPS tracking is a lifesaver. By using an easy-to-use mobile app or just the touch of a few keyboard keys, you are able to pull up the serial number, name of what it is you are tracking, the address, and it shows on the map where it is so you can easily find it by following the location. This is perfect for not only knowing where everything is but helping to curb theft since you have complete transparency on where your equipment is at all times.
Delivery Drivers Need to be Able to Scan and Update in Seconds
Delivery drivers are very busy and have an important job to do. Any solution they work with needs to be very fast and easy-to-use. That way they can keep on schedule and provide the best customer service to your customers. Traditional asset tracking solutions often include a vast set of powerful features that are designed to meet the needs of customers across hundreds of diverse industries. This often means the software and apps contain a bewildering range of menus, features, settings and configurations. All of this can translate into delivery driver frustration, time-delays and ultimately abandonment of the software completely. The best solutions are able to combine speed and simplicity of use along with powerful features that work behind the scenes and do not hinder drivers in their daily routine. GoCodes understands this challenge and provide the fastest and most easy-to-use solution available. In fact a delivery driver can scan and update the location of a dumpster or storage unit in less than 5 seconds from beginning-to-end!
Need directions? The best mobile apps include easy-to-view driving directions from the drivers' current location to the dumpster location, saving time and money in the delivery and collection process.
Office Oversight, Scheduling and Reporting made Easy
Most storage unit or dumpster rental companies schedule the units and manage the workload from a central office. This makes it crucial that the software solution keeps one accurate version of the data that's easy to view and customize based on your needs. As a manager or administrator, you need to be able to instantly answer customer questions like 'when will my unit be picked up.' etc. So the software solution must allow for quick searches, updates and reports based on your needs.
Integration is Seamless
We know that no one wants to have to replace all of their old codes with new ones which is why we made sure that you don't have to. Instead, our updated Android and iOS barcode scanner app now scans traditional and other types of barcodes so the integration is simple, seamless, and a speedy process. In fact, it is so easy to use that you do not even have to download software and you do not have to have special equipment to use it. It is enabled with smartphone barcode scanning and works perfectly with a computer, tablet, or laptop.
Rugged Metal Tags Set the Stage for Success
No matter how good your asset tracking software is, it's worthless if the way you identify each of your dumpsters or storage units does not stand up to years or outdoor use, facing elements like snow, salt, direct sunlight and rain to name only a few. So it's crucial that your solution includes GoCodes rugged metal tags that are easy to see and scan and are guaranteed to last for years in the most challenging work environments. These tags are so tough, we specify them for use in the oil and gas exploration industry, mining and civil engineering applications. Because they are included in the total GoCodes solution, you don't have to work with another organization to arrange for their manufacture and shipment. You also benefit from not having to import the serial numbers into the software. They are all ready there – thanks to GoCodes.
Streamline Inventory Audits
Auditing your inventory has never been easier or faster. Simply use your smartphone to scan the QR code labels and quickly complete your audits so you can focus on other important issues – especially when in business, time is money. Get rid of your spreadsheets and logbooks and inventory faster than ever before. Know where your dumptsers are on the property as well as those that are rented out and maybe even spread out across the county.
We've designed our system to be intuitive and make your life easier when renting equipment. Try it out with our free trial so you can see for yourself how easy it is to use and how integral it is for your equipment rental business or contact us with any questions you have.