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

Making a Case for Third-party Telematics to Manage Construction Fleets

Telematics has become increasingly popular within the heavy equipment industry, with virtually all manufacturers offering their own version. OEM telematics typically gather data such as engine temperature, rpm, fuel, pressures and fault codes. The data is available through a login unique to that brand of machinery, thus requiring the owner to log in separately for each brand of equipment owned. 

Topics: heavy equipment maintenance Idle time reduction Fleet Management

FleetWatcher Escalating Idle Alert Slashes Equipment Idle Times

Equipment and operator idle time is a major problem in the construction industry. Industry research indicates that off-road assets average an hour of excessive idle per machine per day, at a cost of roughly $50 per hour (including fuel, services and depreciation). Aggregate that across a fleet and the numbers are staggering.

Topics: heavy equipment maintenance Idle time reduction Fleet Management

K-Five Construction’s Plans for Improvement in 2022

K-Five Construction has been a long-time customer of FleetWatcher. The Illinois-based paving company decided to integrate with software back in 2015 when they were looking for an efficient way to manage their fleet in real-time. The K-five team has since been able to easily monitor the delivery of materials to and from job sites and ensure that the company’s production runs as smoothly as possible.

Topics: E-Ticketing

IDOT Uses E-Ticketing

Electronic Ticketing (e-Ticketing) solutions are growing increasingly common among construction companies and transportation agencies around the country. These paperless ticketing systems provide a means to track materials and tonnage verification while also preventing worksite hazards and lost tickets. 

Topics: IDOT