A New York-based contractor, who had equipped his fleet's 400 heavy construction machines with telematics, trimmed his operating expenses by more than $800,000 in the first year. That included a fuel savings of $80,000 a month at one site where the system's reports revealed that seven heavy excavators were left running all day during the winter. Without the ability of telematics to monitor idling patterns, that fuel—and money—would have continued to go up in smoke.
That, in a nutshell, is the value of using telematics to weed out waste and keep contractors' equipment performing at peak levels. Armed with data that was previously either unreliable or unavailable, contractors now have a roadmap to conserve fuel, minimize equipment downtime, reduce cycle times, right-size their fleet, recover stolen machines and save money overall.
Check out my complete article in Construction Equipment on how Telematics Brings Intelligence to Machine Management.