Using GPS tracking devices for construction equipment provides your field operations with many benefits that positively impact your bottom-line, from increasing equipment utilization and productivity to keeping all of your key players on the same page at any given time.
One of the benefits of construction equipment asset management that is often an afterthought – but arguably the most important – is safety. Here are the three easy-to-implement ways an asset tracking solution from Geoforce can help you protect your equipment and your people while running a more efficient operation:
1. Manage Maintenance and Inspection Tasks
Keeping your operators safe and your valuable equipment in optimum working condition is critical. A full picture of maintenance and inspection tasks for all your assets makes sure that critical repairs and certifications aren’t missed.
An asset tracking system purpose-built for field operations, such as Geoforce’s Track and Trace solution gives you the ability to proactively manage equipment maintenance in an easy-to-use application. Know which maintenance and inspection tasks need to be done with a click of a button. Safer equipment = safer construction operations.
2. Monitor Unauthorized or Off-hour Usage
Reduce unauthorized usage of equipment that could lead to potential liabilities and affect the safety of your construction operations. By using Geoforce’s Track and Trace solution and highly ruggedized asset tracking devices to generate utilization and telemetry reports, you will gain greater visibility over your equipment’s location and usage – including unauthorized or off-hour usage. This will arm your operations with the knowledge it needs to ensure construction equipment is only being used by the right operators at the right times
3. Track Your Stolen Equipment
Theft doesn’t happen frequently, but when a high-value piece of equipment goes missing – it can be devastating. Not only can you face unintended job delays and lost revenue, but also increasing insurance premiums or even loss of coverage. Having up-to-date visibility of the location of construction equipment not only means that you can check to make sure your assets are in the right place, but also that you can see when they’re not. You’ll be able to see, at a glance, which equipment is currently in use or when equipment can be routed to the next project or construction site. Without a full-picture of your assets, equipment might be more easily misplaced and stolen equipment might go unnoticed – until the moment it’s needed.
In the event that a piece of equipment isn’t where it should be, GPS asset tracking devices can be used to help law enforcement track and retrieve stolen equipment. In addition to lowering your insurance costs, theft recovery or loss prevention measures will arm you with the knowledge of how your operations could better protect your equipment and help you identify existing safety and security inefficiencies.
Make Geoforce Your Workhorse
If you’re thinking about implementing GPS tracking devices for your construction equipment, make sure it’s paired with smart asset tracking software. Geoforce Track and Trace solutions and rugged GPS asset tracking devices give construction operations the data and metrics you need to make sure it’s the workhorse you’re missing.