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

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

FleetWatcher Customers Achieve Dramatic Idle Time Reduction


You Know It Idles, But How Much Does It Idle??

As we talk with construction companies from across the country, most don't know how much their equipment idles. Some have an idea that their equipment idles too much. Others don't even suspect that idle is a problem for them. However, in 15 years of working in the industry and gathering company data, we see that most companies have idle times across their fleets that average above 50%. 

Topics: Idle time reduction

Earthwave Technologies Improves Fleet Management to Increase Profits

IMPROVE FLEET MANAGEMENT TO INCREASE PROFITS
Today the construction industry is in essentially the same place as the U.S. manufacturing industry was in the early 1990s - trapped between the declining margins of a competitive environment and a lack of the efficient processes needed to grow. In the early 1990s, manufacturing used the same basic methods and processes for planning, tracking, producing, shipping and selling products that had been in place since the 1960s. Paper and human reporting were everywhere. Critical data arrived to decision makers desks too late to be useful. Operational control was more black magic than science, and communications was glacially slow.

Topics: Construction telematics Idle time reduction Fleet Management Case studies