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Why Your Fleet’s Fast Starts & Stops Matter

  • June 28, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Why Fleet Driving Matters

Summertime means more people are out and about – off from school, taking vacation, working around the house, etc. Fleet drivers need to be vigilant when they are driving, as they are your company. Driving a business vehicle isn’t always easy. Fleet transportation typically has a logo on the side, which means greater visibility on …

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How Your Workflows Benefit From Intelligent Jobsites

  • June 08, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Smart Construction

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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Calculating Driver Risk: The New How for UBI

  • February 28, 2018
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  Usage-based insurance (UBI) paired with vehicle telematics is an evolutionary step over traditional risk rating methods for insurance underwriting.  Instead of pricing insurance coverage based mainly on age, credit score, address, occupation and other variables, telematics enables UBI, which can augment the rating factors above and deliver much more insight into the individual driver’s …

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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 1
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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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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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Plan for Safe Fleet Driving this Winter

  • January 31, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Winter road conditions present safety challenges that fleet managers can address through planning, tracking and driver training. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), “24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.” Your fleet operations depend on consistent performance from both your …

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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
Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

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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