New MCS features aim to make delivering rental equipment easier

MCS Rental Software has released two new features designed to help rental firms efficiently get equipment out to customers.

Without the check-out process, MCS said rental companies would typically have picked the equipment to be shipped from the depot but wouldn’t necessarily know what exactly was loaded onto a delivery vehicle. This is made even more challenging to keep track of when using third-party haulage companies.

With the new combination of MCS Third-Party Transport and Check-Out, this process is described as ‘easily trackable’ with a clear record of what equipment is where at all stages of the rental journey.

Nick Thomson, MCS sales director, explained, “MCS Check-Out is a great feature for transport managers to see exactly what has been loaded onto a vehicle for shipping, especially for rental companies where a different team member has picked the equipment to who is loading it for delivery. It can slot into each business’ processes differently, but we have also introduced specific extensions to fit specific practices. For instance, making the Check-Out feature mandatory meaning personnel cannot move onto their next job without completing the process first.”

MCS Third–Party Transport, meanwhile, enables hirers to manage third-party transport deliveries and collections via a mobile app. Third-party haulage drivers can capture delivery signatures and take photos that will be instantly available.

Further features of the app include the latest what3words integration, making it easier to navigate to a precise 3x3m location, which MCS revealed can be especially useful for finding specific locations on large construction or event sites.

Nick Thomson added, “Busy driver schedules are now more efficient while also improving customer service, with clear locations meaning customers receive their equipment on-time and to the right location.”