One of the biggest challenges contractors face is getting the most out of every dollar invested in heavy equipment. Measuring fleet utilization has always been a tricky science, but the more precisely a business can track each machine’s contributions to their bottomline, the better their return on equipment investments will be.
The construction fleet looks very different today than even just five years ago. Today, automated equipment is completing tasks, drones are collecting data, and trucks are more connected than ever before. Going forward, this trend will continue, with fleets becoming smarter and safer, offering greater opportunities to improve productivity at the jobsite.
From the skies, to the roads, to the jobsite, a construction fleet should be designed to keep workers safe. With new, advancing technologies, anything that moves on a construction project can be equipped with systems to ensure greater safety.
With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, many IoT (Internet of Things) companies are making some big announcements that focus specifically on fleet and road safety. The question remains: will these advances lead to greater safety for construction—both on and off the jobsite?
Keeping up with changes to code, worker safety, and environmental guidelines can be challenging for construction companies. Enter the IoT (Internet of Things).
Construction industry insiders can expect to see more deals on upgrading their equipment and fleets in 2016.
Battery-electric vehicles, as industry insiders know, are on the road to worldwide growth. This is evidenced by the announcement by New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, relating that a cleaner, greener fleet is yet another step toward necessary sustainability goals, including an 80% reduction in all emissions by 2050.
Trimble, www.trimble.com, Sunnyvale, Calif., has introduced a mobile solution designed to simply the responsibilities faced by fleet and field service organizations, such as complying with DOT (Dept. of Transportation) hours of service regulations and driver vehicle inspection requirements.
Did you ever notice that when a new technology is introduced there seems to be pushback or hesitation as to whether or not it has real sustaining value?
Is GPS (global positioning system) tracking really beneficial for construction?