When we think of GPS, we generally consider mobile devices located on the dashboard of a car directing the driver with turn-by-turn directions. But navigation is only one aspect of GPS. GPS tracking is a very valuable business tool for building companies, as it is frequently used for all kinds of assets that are worth monitoring, like generators and compressors.
A little GPS monitoring device is installed on the asset, this is a process in which normally takes about 15 minutes. These tracking devices are typically very rugged and protected from all elements. This quality management system can handle a broad array of temperatures and demanding working conditions. Typically the GPS device will utilize the equipment’s power, yet it can also be installed to use its own power supply. The monitoring device is then wired to the gear (where applicable) so information such as; when the motor is started or stopped could be monitored. There’s absolutely no limit to the different gear metrics you could track, as long as it is a wiring system that the monitoring device can relate to. The unit is registered with a GPS monitoring program, such as Telogis Fleet™. This information then identifies the unit, so it can be recorded so the perfect signs are matched to the right piece of equipment. This equipment appears on the dashboard of the GPS monitoring software revealing its location and current status (e.g., idle, off-duty, moving, etc.)
How can a fleet supervisor use the monitoring info?
When a fleet supervisor overseas a lot of assets, reading each status update for each piece of gear would require a ridiculously long time while accomplishing very little. This is where GPS tracking will make sense, as it can comprehend a large amount of information being generated by the GPS asset tracking system. GPS tracking includes a one-screen dashboard that pinpoints all the resources on a map. From that point, a supervisor can zoom in on a specific advantage for more detail or to communicate with the operator. Data that is relevant to them would be to configure customized business rules. Here are a couple of examples demonstrating how exceptions and customized alarms make sense of the massive quantity of GPS tracking data that’s collected.
Hours of support
– Legislation may require that a crane operator may only work for a maximum of 10 hours each day. This permits you to ensure that your crane operators are complying with relevant HOS rules and maintaining your site legal.
Safe driving rates
– Some forklifts become dangerous when pushed over a certain speed. A manager should know if they’re being driven dangerously so employees can be given proper training to lessen the provider’s liability and protect its security record. A customized alert can be installed for a specific vehicle and an email sent whenever there is a speeding incident.
Complying with building working hours
– You’ve got a contract to build a new building in a distant city. Your business is required by local city legislation to only work at certain days and times to prevent disrupting the regional residents. It is very important for your company to follow these conditions to avoid bad publicity, expensive fines and increase the odds of future work in the region. While the town is located several hundred miles off you need to track the fleet’s activity carefully to be sure they’re complying with the city’s requirements. With GPS tracking, you can set all of the vehicles, machinery and other equipment operating on the website that have to adhere to the allowable working hours into one team.
GPS tracking offers historical data as well which may help with accurate billing, and time sheet confirmation. Data is also used for future planning, including breaking new tasks to keep track of maintenance, or to receive notifications when licenses or insurances need renewing. GPS tracking has invaluable skills, which can be and managed easily.
GPS tracking means reassurance, and it is tough to put a price on that.