Heavy Equipment Tracking
- Automated Asset Management
- Save Hours of Time
- Works in the Toughest Environments
With our geofence tool, you can quickly draw a virtual boundary around any important location—job sites, your company’s parking lot—and the app will automatically record all of your pieces of heavy equipment and assets entering or leaving that zone. Use them to automatically monitor the comings and goings of your fleet. Make sure your heavy equipment isn’t being hoarded by your Supers.
When you GPS track your heavy equipment, you’ll get a text alert from us if it moves when it shouldn’t. Other ClearPathGPS clients have been able to watch suspicious movement in realtime in our portal and communicate this information to police over the phone. Thieves caught. Equipment recovered. Peace-of-mind restored.
Your heavy equipment works in the toughest environments, which means your GPS equipment tracking hardware should, too. Our TTU heavy equipment tracking units boast a weatherproof IP66 rating and are built to US military shock and vibration standards. You’ll be up and tracking fast with their simple 3 wire install, plus there’s no external antenna to wrangle. The battery is backed up for unpowered operation and accepts both 12 and 24 volt systems. Tow mode theft alerting with 10-minute tracking makes sure your heavy equipment stays right where it belongs…or can get recovered quickly.
Ignition summary, engine hours, and periodic maintenance reports help ensure that your equipment stays in tip-top shape. Our customer success team will help you custom-tailor your reports and alerts so that you have actionable data to improve your business.
If you run a construction company, you likely have a hoarder or two lurking on your job sites. They may not have garbage or food strewn all over their homes, but they probably have heavy equipment that your other Supers could be using on other job sites gathering dust instead of racking up the engine hours.
Whatever the reason for hoarding – no incentive to let the tool go, capped charges, project stoppages/delays – it can do serious damage to your bottom line. One way to solve the problem is to start GPS tracking your heavy equipment.
1) Period of Time Charging
Geofence your job sites and start using period-of-time charging. This will incentivize your PMs and Supers to return the equipment to the yard as quickly as possible.
2) “General Wear” Fees
Even if you’ve capped the charges for holding the equipment on a job site for the entire project, GPS heavy equipment tracking makes it possible to charge for the equipment based on engine hours. You can define the point at which the equipment is used more than the allotted number of hours and start charging for general wear/maintenance.
3) Preventative Maintenance
Define a period of time after which your assets have to be returned to the yard for maintenance to help you extend your equipment’s life span.
4) Project Timelines
Because your project leaders are likely money (bonus) motivated to get their projects wrapped up as quickly as possible, this can make asset hoarding really attractive to them. However, for business owners, every hour that equipment is not being used when it *could* be means lost revenue. GPS heavy equipment tracking tells you where your equipment is and what their use looks like can make movement between nearby jobsites much more streamlined.
5) Project Stoppages
If you’re tracking mileage and/or hours used and when, you can keep track of when assets are sitting idle and react appropriately. (Better yet, if you realize you’re starting to rack up engine hours again after a project stops, you can resume billing the client.)
These are just a few ways that heavy equipment hoarding can really hurt your business…and GPS tracking can help. If you’re not GPS tracking your assets, equipment, and vehicles yet, what’s stopping you? Our industry-leading service and support team at ClearPathGPS can help you custom-tailor our system to fit your company’s needs and start padding your wallet instead of the alternative.
In a study cited by Trucks.com, at a price point of $2.50 a gallon, even a measly 1% in fuel savings can save fleets an annual total of $400 per truck in fuel costs. FuelEconomy.gov of the U.S. Department of Energy estimates fuel savings to be anywhere between $0.25 and $1.00 per gallon if drivers drove sensibly instead of aggressively.
Equipment tracking software monitors driver behavior that can contribute to fuel wastage, including:
Armed with the above data, you can issue the appropriate warning and even schedule crash courses on fuel economy for erring drivers. Emergency braking or aggressive driving can also speed up tire tread wear, and equipment tracking software helps you spot and call out such behaviors. Not only that. With a fleet management system, you also get service alerts for vehicle maintenance.
Instill employee accountability and increase productivity with heavy equipment tracking software, which logs driver inefficiencies that will cost you money if left unchecked, such as:
When you start monitoring your heavy equipment usage, your drivers would have second thoughts about cheating on their time cards or wasting company time/resources. Plus, if you know exactly which pieces of yellow iron are on jobsites vs. in the yard, you can create a new revenue stream by renting out equipment that’s gathering dust.
Provide real-time engine hours reports to customers. With the data that fleet management systems collect in real time, you can provide customers with proof of service when customers question an invoice, saving you money (and a headache)!
With GPS monitoring software, a piece of equipment that’s moving with the engine turned off could indicate that the equipment is being towed. With real-time gps trackers that update every 30 seconds and installation that prevents tampering, a heavy equipment tracking system is your best bet against theft. After all, one hijacked piece of heavy equipment can quickly set you back thousands in goods and capital equipment.
Risk management is crucial for any business – much more so for small businesses managing both a fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment. If the initial cost of investing in a monitoring system is giving you pause, think about the ROI you’ll get in the long term. If you need help figuring out if equipment tracking software is right for your business, call us today for a demo and quote request.