In the Sutton Report column of the August issue of Construction Equipment, Rod Sutton talks about how equipment managers are often left out of budget discussions because management often feels they not qualified to make important decisions. What a waste of the people who know your equipment best.
In reality, equipment managers have more insight into the company's equipment and can be an influential decision-maker on bidding procedures, profitability and many other equipment related budgets.
What equipment managers are often lacking is the data to prove their recommendations. This is where a GPS-based telematics software comes into play. With data on machine activity, maintenance schedules, costs and hundreds of other data points, equipment managers can become a central focus of budgetary decisions.