Managing a construction fleet presents unique challenges. Not only do you have to deal with the headaches of managing a fleet of vehicles, you have to abide by specialized rules from unions and from legislation – and worker safety is always a concern.
With the help of Synovia Solutions GPS tracking, it’s a lot easier to protect your people and your investment, whether you’re building a structure or a road.
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The data you get from tracking the activity of your construction equipment will give you the ability to monitor and optimize usage, and to maintain your vehicles safely and efficiently. Don’t ask. Know. Here’s how —
Laws and regulations can restrict the number of hours a day an operator can work on a machine, or the time of day in which construction work is allowed. GPS monitoring allows a manager to monitor stop and start time for equipment use, so you know when your crews are active – and whether they should be.
Despite the harsh working conditions of a construction site, our systems are designed to work in the harshest of environments, any time of day. We transmit info in real-time over cellular networks, keeping you on track with up-to-the-minute details.
A large part of your role as operations or fleet manager involves finding ways to save your company money. GPS tracking for construction equipment gives you the power to significantly lower your fleet’s fuel costs by keeping tabs on vehicle fuel economy, engine idling and driver performance.
Is an employee’s aggressive driving style leading to terrible gas mileage? Is another one of your workers eating up several hours per month idling? With Synovia Solutions, you’ll know.
Synovia Solutions can also tie directly to your payroll system, so you can easily manage the number of hours your employees work while eliminating paper time tracking methods, leading to a reduction in unwanted labor expenses – including overtime costs.
In addition to protecting workers from exhaustion from working unnecessarily long hours, GPS tracking can ensure that equipment is being used safely at all times. Speeding and reckless driving can be monitored and if incidents occur, you can handle them swiftly and safely.
GPS telemetry also bolsters your insurance protection. If a worker takes a company vehicle off-site for non-work related reasons, you might not be fully protected if an accident occurs – particularly if a passenger who’s not an employee is injured. With GPS, you can ensure that company vehicles stick to company use.
Tracking the amount of time your equipment is active is only one way you can use GPS technology to mitigate maintenance issues. Engine diagnostics and early warning fault codes combine with active time tracking to give you a better idea of when problems may arise – so you can fix them before they create preventable vehicle downtime or worse, ruin a project.
GPS tracking also helps you extend the life of construction vehicles and equipment, saving money. If vehicles are consistently driven too fast, too hard, or on damaging surfaces, it can reduce later resale value and force you to replace them sooner. Knowing how vehicles are being used allows you to better manage operators to ensure safe and efficient driving habits are observed.
On a job site, sometimes your equipment doesn’t end up where it’s supposed to be. Things disappear, whether they’re stolen, forgotten or simply left at the wrong site. When that happens it can take a while to get everything straightened out – and that means unnecessary delays. With GPS asset tracking you know where every piece of equipment is when you need it. Also, with our easy-to-use geo-fencing tool, you can be alerted when the asset tracker either enters or exits designated areas.
And with a built-in battery that lasts for five to seven year, our GPS solutions aren’t just for equipment with an engine. Don’t ask: “Where are my compressors, trailers or storage boxes?” Know.