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How to Use Location-Based Analytics for Decision Making

  • July 11, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Location data is an increasingly important part of business intelligence. Companies use trend analysis to determine where to open new franchise locations or factories based on local economies, demographics and other factors. Recently, maps with up-to-date geographic information system (GIS) data, coupled with real-time intelligent vehicle telematics, have enabled location-based analytics down to the extremely …

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How Your Workflows Benefit From Intelligent Jobsites

  • June 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Construction jobsites are getting smarter. From cell phones to connected equipment to virtual reality, implemented technology is streamlining processes, helping utilize resources more efficiently and making these areas safer. However, many of the solutions work with only one department, such as accounting or maintenance, and do not communicate with each other. This lack of integration …

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Stolen Construction Equipment Recovered in the Carolinas

  • May 17, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
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North and South Carolina are not usually top states for major construction activity. However, as their population and economies grow so does the construction activity. A 2017 report indicates that the region has a healthy to strong forecast for growth in construction starts. The increase in projects means more heavy equipment is in use. Thieves …

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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The article also notes that technology-enabled platforms will and are disrupting existing industry and operating structures. The benefits of this next development stage are clear. Improved productivity, …

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Roadside Inspections with an ELD: A Checklist

  • February 23, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The FMCSA ELD mandate went into effect in December 2017, and regular enforcement will begin April 1, 2018. With very few exceptions, truck drivers are subject to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HOS) rule and must have either an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or an automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) installed. The good news is …

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Customize Your IoT Solution to Fit Your Operations

  • February 20, 2018
  • Brian Burda
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The IoT industry is booming, and big data is a major factor in that growth. You’ve invested in a connected solution for your business to operate it more efficiently and stay competitive. To get the most value out of those system elements, you need to collect and use the data resourcefully.  Software is the tool …

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Stolen Construction Equipment: Stories of Unauthorized Rentals

  • February 13, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Heavy construction equipment theft affects rental companies too. Sometimes equipment isn’t returned or a renter provides fraudulent information on the contract. Of course, the theft of rental assets occurs on the jobsite. The 2016 LoJack Corporation Study on Construction Equipment Theft includes rental thefts and recoveries. Download it here. For rental companies, a combination of …

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3 Tips To Protect Your Construction Assets

  • January 26, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Heavy construction equipment fleets are some of the most valuable assets on a jobsite or a company’s lot. These machines are great resources, yet they do not come without some risks. There is the chance of not having the right equipment, breakdowns or even theft. The result is usually lost time, productivity and revenue. Here …

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How Much Does a Heavy Equipment Breakdown Cost You?

  • November 29, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Construction projects require good management to be successful. Project managers must deal with any number of problems that occur in the regular day-to-day organized chaos of a project site. Unexpected equipment breakdowns are one of those problems. In addition to impacts on project timelines, there is the expense of replacement equipment rental, repair or replacement. …

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Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

  • November 15, 2017
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 5 minutes
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As the 2016 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report notes, thieves like to target construction’s heavy equipment for parts, resale and even their own use. It is very lucrative given the average replacement costs for towables to wheeled and tracked loaders range from $11,309 to $77,404. For contractors, not only do they have to replace …

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