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4 ways telematics can optimise your mixed fleet

Existing heavy equipment telematics capabilities are not being used to their full potential. Through the automation of collecting telematics data, mixed fleets can benefit from increased efficiency. Read how telematics can be used as a competitive advantage with mixed equipment fleets.

It’s challenging to stay ahead of the rapid advancement of technology, especially when you work in a sector like construction or the rental industry. In short, telematics will help you reduce costs while maximising company profits - read on to see how.

1.  Technology will do the work for you

Running a profitable construction company entails having the right equipment, materials and people together on the jobsite simultaneously, and the logistics to make that happen is time consuming. 

A connected telematics solution gives you the insight needed for optimal planning by consolidating data from all fleet assets into one single interface, meaning you know the status of every single tool, equipment, vehicle and machine in real time.

Leverage your data 

  • Easy to run profitable projects
  • Cost savings – less fuel no hardware
  • Maintenance control - less downtime
  • Asset tracking made easy
  • Verify working hours
  • Overview of assets within a project
  • Use data for a replacement strategy

2.    Collecting data into one unified view

Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate the stress of switching between platforms and using multiple logins? By using a solution that delivers a unified view with one login, it is easier and faster to get an overview of all company assets in one map. Now you will get easy access to daily updates on driver performance, asset location, maintenance, fuel use and idling on all company vehicles and machinery.

Brand neutral platforms like the ABAX Smart Connect can be used as an add-on to the in-depth OEM data. Most operators and fleet managers will benefit by using both a brand neutral platform. For example, ABAX Smart Connect is ideal for a quick daily overview and user friendly reports, while machine administrators can still log into their OEM platform to gain deeper insight into the machine like error codes and diagnostics for repairs.

3. Asset tracking side by side with your fleet

There are other types of assets that aren’t technically part of a fleet, but are no less crucial to projects like excavator buckets, power tools, generators and pumps. If assets like that are left behind at a site or get misplaced, it will delay your project.

Fortunately, fleet managers can track these assets in the same platform as the main fleet. Depending on the size of the asset, there are multiple solutions available such as long term battery devices and Bluetooth tags that can fit your need.

4. Data will help you keep the engines running

Scheduled reports will allow you to shift from reactive fixes to proactive maintenance. The data pulled from your mixed fleet will give you a great insight to plan for upcoming maintenance and repairs, which creates a competitive advantage by keeping your largest investments fully operational.

Higher availability of equipment through optimised servicing, as well as a more efficient use of the machinery, helps your operation become more productive and profitable on every project.

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