Hamilton-Hinkle Paving Utilizes Real-Time Mobile App for Paving

Hamilton-Hinkle Paving Company located in Georgetown, Kentucky, is a full-service paving contractor that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial paving. Mike Butler has been with the company for just over 10 years and is a Project Manager/Estimator. Hamilton-Hinkle came onboard with FleetWatcher two years ago and uses it primarily to track their materials delivery to and from the jobsite, monitoring specifically their plant production and truck locations without, as Mike notes, “having to call the asphalt plant multiple times a day”. 

Just recently, they also began using it to deliver e-tickets to the Kentucky Department of Transportation during COVID-19. “I was very pleased how easy the set up was to get this started, all our setup was done over the phone with plant and quarry personnel. The Earthwave Technologies staff were very responsive and made setup easy for us. The KYTC inspectors have been able to get their information on their phones using the app and website and I have not had much feedback from DOT personnel so far which tells me it's working. I have only had one call with an issue that was corrected within 1 hour. That’s pretty amazing customer service!

Does Mike and his team have a favorite feature? “Probably our favorite feature is tracking material loads and plant production in real-time on the app. Our foreman has fallen in love with being able to pick up his phone and know immediately how much material he has out, where it is on the road, and when his last load is coming to the jobsite. He lets me know quickly if the app is not working for some reason, which is not often.”

How has the customer experience and support been? “ I would give service and support a 10 out of 10.  I have not had a problem so far that was not able to be corrected and fixed quickly at that. Just today I was experiencing a problem with making my jobs inactive on the Fleetwatcher website. I contacted Adam and Matt by email and within an hour the problem was fixed. You can’t ask for better service than that.”

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Mago Embraces E-Ticketing with FleetWatcher in Kentucky

Family- owned since 1951, Mago Construction Company, LLC., headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, has asphalt plant and rock quarry locations throughout the state. They specialize in hot mix asphalt and cold mix asphalt; aggregates; road construction and asphalt paving services. 

Greg Reinert has been a part of the Mago team since 1981 working as an IT Consultant where he assists with initial implementation of new technology. Greg was a part of FleetWatcher’s integration when they onboarded it in July 2019 due to a contract request for a KYTC (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) job. After the pilot was finished they became a customer and primarily use it for e-ticketing, having done a few DOT jobs since. 

What was the initial implementation and training like? “As with all new systems we ran into a few glitches, but had great support from Earthwave. I think everyone found it easy to use. Service and support is unsurpassed. The other day (early morning 7 a.m.), I emailed Sonia to see if she would call me later for a couple questions, within minutes she had responded to my email and we were on the phone. Everyone at Earthwave has been easy to work with and are always willing to provide a level of support that is hard to find.”

Where are they at with integration currently?  “We have all 9 asphalt plants integrated and the DOT will use FleetWatcher as the primary tool to get ticket information. Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak we have been unable to fully implement FleetWatcher in our hauling fleet but even with partial implementation we believe it will help us get more efficient use of our resources.”

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GPS Technology Can Improve Paving Operations

Originally published in ForConstructionPros

To keep track of the trucks, their maintenance and their productivity, Simon Contracting uses FleetWatcher Materials Management System

Topics: E-Ticketing Materials Management Solution

E-Ticketing 101

No more paper load tickets. No more collecting and compiling. No more reports to complete. Just real-time load ticket data available for the plant and paving crew managers alike, all while improving operational efficiency and safety. 

Topics: E-Ticketing Paperless Tickets Materials Management Solution

E-Ticketing more Important than ever during Social Distancing

During these uncertain times, the construction industry is still considered an "essential service" but that means social distancing will still need to be observed as much as possible. Many contractors still use paper tickets at the scale house, but hand-offs will likely look different for quite a while. With more and more states requiring the use of Electronic Ticketing, now is the time to consider investing.

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Top 3 Reasons Your Company Should Consider Industry Trade Shows

For twenty years, Earthwave Technologies has been attending a variety of construction trade shows throughout the country. In 2019 Earthwave attended & exhibited at over 30 different industry trade shows. With the advent of technology, some might think trade shows are a thing of the past, but we beg to disagree. 

Topics: Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing Paving Associations

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Pilots E-Ticketing Solution

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet used Fleetwatcher's E-Ticketing solution on two research projects during the 2018 paving season in an effort to investigate the effectiveness of the electronic ticketing process in combination with both intelligent compaction and infrared temperature monitoring.  The two projects were KYTC's initial attempts to begin developing a system wherein the majority of material monitoring is done electronically, allowing a KYTC inspector to focus on a more visual inspection of the material being placed.

Topics: Earthwave Technologies Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing Kentucky Transportation Cabinet KYTC ATS Construction

Fleetwatcher's E-Ticketing Solution on Display at 2019 TRB Conference

Earthwave Technologies will be promoting it's flagship Fleetwatcher solutions for Materials Management and E-ticketing at the Transportation Research Board's 98th annual meeting to be held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from January 13-17, 2019.  The conference is the largest event in North America for US DOT and State DOT Officials and addresses topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. 

Topics: Earthwave Technologies Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing TRB Live! TRB Paperless Tickets

E-Ticketing Solution Remains a Hot Topic within DOT Circles

E-ticketing, an electronic means of producing individual scale tickets and providing material haul summaries for state-funded roadway projects, continues to evolve and gain traction among state highway transportation officials and HMA contractors.  

Topics: Earthwave Technologies Iowa DOT Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Alabama Department of Transportation Iowa Department of Transportation North Dakota Department of Transportation Pennsylvania Department of Transportation VDOT PennDOT ND DOT ALDOT

Iowa DOT Uses Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing Solution with Norris Asphalt

 

Topics: Earthwave Technologies Load Cycle Analysis Paving Operations Iowa DOT Norris Asphalt Fleetwatcher E-Ticketing