Top 5 benefits of equipment tracking on construction sites

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Top 5 benefits of equipment tracking on construction sites

The jobsite is the hub of every construction company. It’s where equipment works – and it’s where tools break down. It’s where jobs get done – and where accidents put staff at risk.

That’s why any equipment tracking solution should have a strong worksite management component. Managers can’t physically be at every site at once. But could-based equipment tracking meets managers where they are. Whether they’re working from the office or at home, it reveals every job site’s safety, security, and project status.

Here’s how equipment tracking simplifies remote worksite management:

1. Prevent theft with automated alerts

According to the National Crime Information Bureau, up to $1 billion of equipment is stolen every year. Even relatively cheap equipment on a construction site, like a $4,500 generator, will eat into profits if it’s stolen. When a $100,000 loader or excavator is lost, profits disappear.

That’s one of the most crucial ways that equipment tracking helps manage job sites. Users create digital borders around any and all their sites, then assign specific pieces of equipment to specific areas. Whenever a piece of equipment is taken out of its assigned borders, automated text and/or email alerts are sent to approved users. To put it simply – the minute that a piece of equipment is at risk of theft, its owners know.

FleetUp’s tracking devices are concealable, so thieves won’t realize equipment is being tracked. And FleetUp’s devices continue to update GPS location no matter what, so users can report and recover stolen goods. Don’t lose profits to theft – prevent theft with equipment tracking.

2. Get the most out of every piece of equipment

Even putting aside theft and loss concerns, equipment is one of the biggest costs in any construction company’s budget. These high-price assets are expensive to operate, to transport, and to maintain.

Equipment tracking reveals which worksites are getting the most out of their equipment – and which worksites are sitting on idle equipment. If one site needs a loader, it only takes a few clicks to find the nearest loader that’s available. If one underused piece of equipment costs more than it’s bringing in, tracking will provide the data that proves it.

3. Send clients accurate invoices

Precise invoices help both construction companies and their customers. The builders win because they’re able to bring in revenue every minute they’re on the job. The customers win because they’re not overcharged.

Equipment tracking shows users exactly how long equipment was being used on each job site. If the site’s first device was turned on at 6:15 am and the last device was turned off at 4:30 pm, account managers will know exactly how much to charge their clients – and won’t lose a single penny due to subjective time estimates.

4. Prevent unauthorized equipment use

With multiple crews on multiple sites, it’s impossible to always be sure that the person who holds the keys can be trusted. Sometimes, young employees might finish their shift and want to drive the pickup truck to the nearest bar before happy hour ends.

Equipment tracking catches and flags this behavior. If equipment is turned on during off hours, automated email and text notifications are sent to approved supervisors. If supervisors suspect an employee of using equipment improperly, they can check recorded data history to see when and where equipment was used in the past.

5. Manage multiple jobsites from any remote location

FleetUp’s equipment tracking software can be accessed from any desktop or mobile device. Using one map, managers and supervisors can check the current status of all of their current projects, seeing what’s running smoothly and what problems need immediate attention.

FleetUp’s advanced tracking technology does more than keep equipment secure and job sites running smoothly. It also monitors engine health in real time, tracks staff safety, and automates time-consuming back office tasks including payroll reporting. It’s the most efficient way to keep multiple sites running smoothly, 24/7.


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