How a Connected Jobsite Maximizes ROI on Telematics
November 15, 2019

Fleet tracking is enabling construction companies to further improve productivity, reduce waste, and streamline the jobsite. This technology is sometimes referred to as telematics, which are changing how construction companies manage people, materials, and equipment resources. The benefits for construction firms are endless, but there’s one key thing that all these benefits hinge on: your Internet connection at your jobsite.

Telematics, Data, and Connectivity

One of the things that can stand in the way of adopting telematics is an unreliable Internet connection. To leverage the data collected from your telematics, your jobsite needs reliable connectivity, whether that’s cellular, Wi-Fi, or satellite.

According to CEO of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals, Stan Orr, “The more connected the jobsite, the more efficient they will be.”

One of the largest roadblocks over the course of a construction project is efficiency. You’re spending thousands on technology that’s designed to improve your productivity and speed the timeline of your build, but it’s wasted money if you can’t connect. So what should you do?

First, figure out how much bandwidth your jobsite will require. Then, find a reliable company that is well-versed in construction jobsite connectivity. We think we might be able to help with that. Chat with us.

Telematics and Resources

Moving materials is a critical day-to-day task that happens multiple times per day, leaving a lot of room for error. Having the right materials in the right place helps improve the timeline and project management flow.

When it comes to things like:

  • Route planning
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Driver behavior
  • Resource insights

having telematics proves particularly useful. Knowing where your materials are being used and for how long on each project helps you better allocate them in the future, as well as timing and coordinating. Having all this insight enables companies to improve workflow and focus on managing tasks at a larger, perhaps more complex, scale.

Telematics and Equipment

Not only do telematics improve the flow of materials in and out of jobsites, but they are incredibly useful for tracking and analytics on equipment. Whether you’re:

  • Renting or owning
  • Wanting to know how long a vehicle sits idle
  • Curious about how long it takes in transit
  • Wondering which drivers need to be retrained on proper driving procedure
  • Wanted to track a vehicle’s location at all times,

having insights into how to get the best performance and life from your machinery helps allocate resources, budget, and planning.

With telematics, equipment can:

  • Be tracked from site to site
  • Be secured when left alone through GPS reporting
  • Reduce hiring costs on operations by knowing when and how long you’ll need machine operators for
  • Reduce the hours of use
  • Improve travel time
  • Improve maintenance schedules and frequency
  • Ensure regulation standards are being met
  • Help better distribute your resources

Think your jobsite could be better connected? Check out how we’ve expanded our skillset by working with DeWALT.


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