How Wright Paving has Utilized FleetWatcher

 

Earthwave confidently made an unforeseeable job happen for Wright Paving Contractors. This Tennessee-based company soon realized FleetWatcher was an essential asset concerning their daily activities. We had the privilege to learn about Wright Paving's journey with FleetWatcher and the positive impact built on this family business. 

Wright Paving Contractors first discovered Earthwave through a cold call. Wright Paving decided to dive into FleetWatcher when the Tennessee Department of Transportation required electronic ticketing. The estimator of Wright Paving, Grady Wright IV, mentioned, "If we hadn't found Earthwave, you know, successfully implemented it and worked with them, then we would've missed out on the interstate job". This led them to connect with Earthwave's team and implement FleetWatcher's functionalities. This company soon realized the accuracy and efficiency of E-Ticketing which swiftly eliminated their former problems with collecting tickets from each division. 

Topics: Load Cycle Analysis Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing Materials Management Solution

FleetWatcher Offers Help for Companies Looking to Improve Behavior of Drivers

 

Earthwave Technologies' FleetWatcher telematics platform monitors four key "safe driver" metrics, allowing companies to track and amend driver behavior. 

This GPS-based platform captures vehicle data from either the FleetWatcher App or from an in-vehicle device. It simplifies safe driver programs by focusing on four key metrics - vehicle speed relative to posted speed limits, fast starts, hard braking, and hard turns. This data is reported continuously and can be used to assign a numeric or letter grade to drivers, who can then be commended or counseled for their performance. 

Whether required by insurance carriers or as company policy, FleetWatcher customers using this feature have reported significantly improved driver grades when this is added to their safe driver programming. Here's how it works. 

Topics: Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution

Earthwave FleetWatcher Executive Scoreboard Feature

 

The FleetWatcher Real-Time Executive Scoreboard feature serves as a scorecard for the Materials Management System (MMS), allowing users to see key performance indicators (KPI's) in an easy to understand format on their phone, tablet or computer. 

  • Provides real-time view of tons per hour by crew or truck, feet per minute, cycle time, trucking cost per ton and more
  • Color coding shows at a glance which metrics need corrective action 
  • Total tons loaded automatically compared to shift times to show users if they are ahead of schedule or behind 
  • Metrics can be graphed to quickly show performance over time 
  • Users can select KPIs to display and change them as desired
Topics: Construction telematics Load Cycle Analysis Fleetwatcher

FleetWatcher Captures OEM Machine Data with No Hardware

Onboarding of Earthwave Technologies popular FleetWatcher telematics platform is fast and easy since it captures data from OEM telematics systems with no additional hardware required.

Data from each piece of equipment within the fleet, regardless of manufacturer, class, or size, is seamlessly integrated into the FleetWatcher platform, with no labor costs.  With a clear view of all fleetwide assets, managers can better allocate equipment to enhance utilization, slash idle times to save fuel and equipment value, streamline maintenance, and more.

Earthwave’s Construction Management Solution was developed specifically for the “yellow iron” heavy construction industry and is ideal for off-road construction projects of all sizes and types.

Topics: Construction telematics Fleet Management Fleetwatcher

Earthwave's FleetWatcher Display Allows Users to See KPI's

Earthwave presents its FleetWatcher real-time executive scoreboard functionality, a scorecard for its popular materials management system (MMS), which allows users to see key performance indicators (KPIs) in an easy-to-understand format displayed on their phone, tablet, or computer. 

In real-time, users can view their tons per hour by crew or by truck, feet per minute, cycle time, trucking cost per ton (TCpT) and more. Color coding shows at-a-glance what metrics need corrective action, as KPIs are automatically measured against estimated benchmarks. Metrics shaded in green are meeting their targets, yellow shading indicates those to monitor and red shading shows underperformance. 

 

Topics: Wireless Fleet Management Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution

Telematics Tackles Details to Enhance Efficiency for Atlanta Asphalt Contractor

They say that the devil is in the details. For a company that has been around since 1923 and employs more than 700 employees, E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. has a lot of details to deal with every day.

The family-operated company based in Atlanta, Ga., performs a variety of transportation construction jobs from Augusta to Macon and northern Georgia including roadway work, structural bridge work and asphalt paving and sales. On any given summer day, E.R. Snell is dispatching 150 to 200 asphalt trucks, a vast majority of which are third party truckers.

In handling their daily trucking, Executive Vice President Jared Snell knew there had to be a better way to manage the mountain of details that impact his company’s operations. Thankfully, he was right, and in an innovative telematics platform, they found a way to handle the details and exorcise their demons.

Topics: Construction telematics Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing

Earthwave Technologies shows Construction Management System features at World of Concrete

Earthwave Technologies has featured a pair of fleet maintenance tools in its FleetWatcher portfolio during World of Concrete 2022: Construction Management Solution (CMS) and Escalating Idle Alert. These features aid in improving efficiency through data collection and analysis.

Construction Management Solution

FleetWatcher's popular Construction Management Solution (CMS) collects data from all construction equipment assets, regardless of class or manufacturer, and presents the maintenance due report with color coded entries providing "at a glance" status. Built specifically for the heavy equipment industry, this unique telematics platform shows equipment that is within 36 hours of its required maintenance in yellow, and any equipment at or past its maintenance due date in red. This allows fleet maintenance managers to better schedule in-shop personnel and service trucks in the field. Unlike OEM telematics which require separate logins for each brand, and present information differently, FleetWatcher works across all fleet equipment with a single login and presents the data in an easily understood format which can be shared with all applicable personnel via cell phone, tablet, or computer. FleetWatcher CMS is ideal for heavy construction contractors of all types and sizes.

Topics: Construction telematics Idle time reduction Fleetwatcher Construction Management Solution

Earthwave FleetWatcher Construction Management Solution (CMS)

 

The FleetWatcher Construction Management Solution (CMS) collects data from all equipment assets regardless of class or manufacturer, and presents the maintenance due report with color-coded entries for "at glance" status. 

  • Shows equipment within 36 hours of required maintenance in yellow and any at or past due date in red
  • Works across entire fleet with a single login and data can be shared via cell phone, tablet or computer
  • Escalating Idle Alert proactively informs managers when equipment has been idling for too long
  • Suitable for heavy construction contractors of all types and sizes 
  • Collects specific and customized data delivered through a Daily Snapshot in the specific format users select
  • Reports available online or in MS Excel format with over 20 reports and hundreds of filtering options available 
  • Also tracks multiple data points including cycle times, productivity and downtimes, equipment utilization and under utilization, project status, budgets, shop costs, rental expenses, trends and behaviors and more 
  • Integrates with all major management programs including accounting, estimating, invoicing and more
Topics: Construction telematics Fleetwatcher Devices

How Jon M Hall Implemented FleetWatcher

Before signing on with FleetWatcher, the team at Jon M. Hall was looking to reduce idle time and increase production. They knew a telematics software would help them improve operations but there was a concern that learning how to navigate a new system would be time-consuming and difficult to implement. 

Topics: Reducing Fuel Costs Idle time reduction Fleet Management

FleetWatcher Anti-Theft Features Thwart Thieves, Locate Stolen Equipment

A breadcrumb feature shows the machine’s location activity in real-time and every minute if the machine is being towed, and the info is available from a browser or a mobile device.

FleetWatcher, a telematics platform from Earthwave Technologies, includes features to prevent theft and aid in equipment recovery. Its GPS technology allows users to see where any piece of equipment is at any given time, while an included proactive unauthorized use feature alerts user if equipment is started after hours.

Topics: Fleet Management