How we help construction & heavy equipment companies

Organisation is key to any construction project. Getting workers, tools, vehicles and countless other vital equipment in the right place at the right time can feel like it takes military precision. GPS Tracking helps you take back control. Help improve productivity, minimise downtime, and promote the safety of your drivers, vehicles and assets at all times.

Organisation is key to any construction project. Getting workers, tools, vehicles and countless other vital equipment in the right place at the right time can feel like it takes military precision. GPS Tracking helps you take back control. Help improve productivity, minimise downtime, and promote the safety of your drivers, vehicles and assets at all times.

Less downtime, more bottom line

The question of maintenance in the construction industry concerns not only the longevity of vehicles and equipment, but is also one of safety. With GPS tracking in place, however, construction managers have peace of mind that all vehicles are in optimum condition. Not only can GPS tracking monitor any behaviours that could damage vehicles – such as harsh breaking or acceleration – but with handy maintenance alerts set by time or mileage, fleet and site managers can easily stay on top of routine servicing.

Keep drivers safer, keep vehicles secure

Construction vehicles can be big, heavy and costly. Bad habits such as speeding, harsh acceleration and harsh braking not only puts your drivers at risk, but other road users too. Monitor these metrics with GPS tracking and coach on better driver practices to keep you drivers, your vehicles and your reputation safer.

And with costly equipment comes increased chances of theft. Plant vehicle theft is estimated to cost the UK Construction industry some £800 million each year* - set alerts to inform you as soon as a vehicle is started at an unauthorised time or driven in a restricted location. And if your assets do go missing, recover them quickly through the GPS location.

*Source: Construction National

All your equipment on one screen

You probably run different brands of equipment, which means logging on to different systems for equipment reports. AEMP is a common standard for reporting supported by several manufacturers including Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere and Volvo. It means you can monitor, manage and report across a mixed equipment fleet with just one login and deliver near real-time reports on engine hours, idle time, theft, unauthorised use or maintenance alerts.

And the more uptime on the vehicles, the more profit on the bottom line. Through a combination of the benefits – improved efficiency, better productivity, reduction of theft and so on – construction companies can potentially lower operating costs and, in turn, increase profits. And that’s not all. Tracking important events, such as idling time and harsh acceleration, can also reduce fuel waste.

Don’t waste time wasting time

As well as allowing construction managers to optimise routes, GPS tracking can boost efficiency by automating time-consuming site admin. As site arrival and departure time is logged automatically, GPS tracking eliminates the need for manual job tickets and timesheets – resulting in more accurate billing and stress-free payroll.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of GPS to the construction industry is in its ability to make the complex simple. GPS tracking takes the headache out of a host of processes – such as logistics, payroll, maintenance, job pricing and more – to give construction managers greater control and greater peace of mind.

Features

Every asset. One login.

Our exclusive OEM partnerships, AEMP compatibility and flexible hardware options means you can have all your fleet assets tracked on a single screen.

Reduced fuel costs

Monitor and reduce fuel waste by cutting down on idling, harsh driving, unauthorised vehicle use and inefficient routing.

Improved asset ROI

Better visibility into where and how often your vehicles, trucks and equipment are being used. Redeploy, relocate, or realise unused or underused assets.

Theft protection

Constructions sites are regular targets for thieves. Active GPS tracking can trigger instant alerts, while improving asset recovery.

Accurate maintenance

Automated tracking of engine hours and diagnostics improves the accuracy of your maintenance schedule, while preventing unnecessary servicing.

Unauthorised use

Monitor vehicles and equipment (including non-powered) around-the-clock for unauthorised use to cut down on unchargeable time or side jobs.

Capacity planning

Monitor payload capacity to make sure all your trucks are being fully utilised. Minimise unnecessary trips while staying within legal limits.

Accurate billing & contract bidding

With verified GPS data, see exactly how much time is spent on a job, both equipment and personnel. Use accurate data to bid on new work more profitably.

Productive teamwork

Safety and productivity increase when a supervisor is on-site, and with group tracking you can easily report on how your crews are being managed.

Reduce wear & tear

Use advanced diagnostic sensors to monitor usage, such as excessive engine load, that can shorten the life of your equipment.

Protect against false claims

Defend your team against false liability claims by verifying their location, safe driving or vehicle movement with accurate GPS data.

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