Knife River creates new FleetWatcher Position to Manage their Operations

Knife River, headquartered in Bismarck, ND is one of the top 10 aggregate, ready-mix and sand and gravel producers in the nation. Since purchasing the first aggregate company in 1992, Knife River has become one of the fastest-growing aggregate and construction companies in the central, southern and western United States. They have acquired nearly 70 companies located in 14 states and are licensed to perform work in many more. Their core business lines include aggregate, asphalt, ready-mix concrete, liquid asphalt and cement.

Topics: Testimonials & Quotes Materials Management Solution

2 Common Fears in Moving to a Fleet Management System (from a Sales Rep)

Moving to a fully integrated fleet management system can be a little overwhelming upfront for dispatch managers and fleet managers. Many companies already have some sort of system in place, most commonly a GPS or tracking-based system, but what if your company wants to do more than that like monitor KPI’s or integrate with your scales? How complicated is the integration to switch over? What are the options? 

Topics: Paving Operations Materials Management Solution Construction Management Solution

Learn how Delta Asphalt Moved to a Paving Management System with FleetWatcher

Delta Companies Inc., headquartered in Cape Girardeau, MO, traces its origins back to the 1920s when Edward F. Regenhardt and William H. Harrison formed a partnership to build roads and crush rock for local construction projects. Today, it is a major Midwestern site development and highway contractor, specializing in asphalt paving and road construction materials with locations in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. Delta’s services include site development; aggregate materials; hot-mix, cold-mix, and warm mix asphalt; airport construction; liquid asphalts; asphalt emulsions; and more.

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Learn how The Shelly Company Reduced Their CPT by 18%

  As FleetWatcher enters it's 20th Anniversary in 2020, we want to take a moment and highlight one of our loyal customers and share how their operations have improved since implementing our software.
 

The Shelly Company is Ohio’s leading limestone, concrete and asphalt paving company with more than 90 locations, servicing 81 of 88 counties in the state. The Twinsburg location has been using FleetWatcher just under 8 years and Chris Tomasch has been a part of the implementation since the very beginning. Chris is a Logistics Manager, overseeing the delivery of one million tons of asphalt and three million tons of aggregate every year.

Chris notes the changes he has seen: "We have excellent visibility of our fleet. We are able to identify any trucking issues in real-time allowing us to respond accordingly. FleetWatcher gives us accurate performance data which we can use for determining truck demand, reducing wait times and managing brokers. With the implementation and improvements in visibility of FleetWatcher we have reduced our cost per ton 18% over the past 4 years."

What is his favorite feature? "The best feature is the new “Quick Edit” feature of the shift tickets.  We are able to make fast, accurate adjustments with minimal effort. With the mobile app we have been able to better control last load outs, reducing the need to send trucks back to the plant to hold. Being able to track a job from a phone or I-Pad significantly reduces the time spent calling to find a truck."

What has their customer service experience been like? "Every time I reach out with a question or concern I get a response quickly, usually same day. Just this week I had 5 new trucks set up and none of them were tracking. I contacted Nik to see if he could determine the issue. I had a response in 10 minutes and was able to get them tracking. It’s also very helpful when their team makes a site visit, it gives our team a better understanding of the function and tools we need to be successful.

"There are many choices of GPS tracking programs available. FleetWatcher is very user-friendly and allows us to do more than just see where our trucks travel. We are able to set the parameters we want, to gather the data we need in a format we can use." 

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Customer Wolf Paving Featured in ForConstruction Pros

Great article in ForConstructionPros.com featuring our customer Wolf Paving Company. 

Ask many asphalt paving companies what they struggle with and we bet more than a few will say consistent product quality. The potential for this is low, but a risk that contractors take when they rely on other companies to produce mix for their paving operations. This is why Wolf Paving chose to invest in not one, but two asphalt plants for their business. Read the entire article here: https://bit.ly/2PDPe3r

Topics: Materials Management Solution

What does FleetWatcher's Executive Dashboard Tell You?

    Although most of the reports in the FleetWatcher software are designed to provide real-time,              actionable data to operations, the Executive Dashboard summarizes daily information for use by        company management.

     As seen below, the following appear on a daily summary report:

  1. Total Loads, Tons
  2. Target Tons, TPH-Crew
  3. TPH-Truck
  4. FPM Paver
  5. Cycle Times

    Color coding helps users focus on areas of the operation that may need further explanation and the graphs show the Total Tons of Materials per Shift and the Total Distance Paved per Shift.

    This is just one of the many features of our Materials Management Solution
Topics: Materials Management Solution

New Customer Boh Brothers Construction Finds Success with FleetWatcher

Based and founded in New Orleans, Boh Bros. Construction Co. is a family-owned, third-generation company that has completed thousands of heavy civil, industrial, and marine construction projects throughout the Southeast United States since 1909. They began a pilot with FleetWatcher in July of this year and just recently came on board as a new customer. How did they decide to invest in FleetWatcher? James Breland, Operations Manager of their Asphalt Department notes: "The market for asphalt work continues to be very competitive in our area, and we continuously search for ways to help optimize our operations. We were looking for ways to improve our hauling costs, and after many meetings with the FleetWatcher team, we felt FleetWatcher’s Material Management Solution (MMS) would be the right tool to help us do this."

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Scale Ticket Integration 101

Scale Ticket Integration is something we reference a lot around here. We thought it would be helpful to speak to CS Manager, Matt Jordan about the benefits the Customer Success team has seen when customers use the software correctly. 

Topics: Materials Management Solution

Visit Earthwave Technologies at an Upcoming Event Near You in 2019

Earthwave Technologies will be attending several events as exhibitors and/or presenters to highlight its latest solutions for Materials Management, Construction Management Systems and E-Ticketing. 

Our telematics software services help construction companies and paving contractors manage their equipment with real-time, actionable information on location, status, track, cycle times, engine parameters and driver/operator information. Contact us to schedule an online demo to learn more.

Check out our list of upcoming events below.  We look forward to seeing you!

Topics: Paving Operations Materials Management Solution Paving Associations