Automatic job statusing allows ready-mix truck drivers to focus on the road and getting to and from work sites as efficiently as possible. This is important in an industry where time matters, especially with big jobs where continuous deliveries are needed.
In the past, drivers would update paper job tickets at every stage of the job and manually communicate with dispatch informing them where they were in the delivery cycle and the estimated time to their next destination.
Today, IoT technology allows everyone in the construction materials supply chain see job status information in real time, as it is automatically updated at every stage of the cycle. Dispatch can see where every truck is, allowing them to utilize assets more efficienctly. Organizations can deliver more product per man hour, reduce waste and build trust with clients by sharing critical information as a job progresses.
In addition to job status information – such as location, begin/end pour, loading and time on site – EROAD’s IoT vehicle hub, CoreHub, wirelessly connects to sensors to gather data for operators to make informed decisions.
The EROAD Drum Rotation Sensor sits flush on the drum of a ready-mix truck, counting rotations, direction and speed, giving insight into the state of the concrete in the load and allowing drivers to make necessary adjustments while on the job.
EROAD’s Universal Tag Sensor facilitates the collection of even more data, bringing it together on a single platform:
- Water Add Sensors record and report water levels for quality control and audit purposes.
- Hydraulic Temperature Monitoring Sensors monitor trends used for preventative maintenance on truck’s hydraulics
- Hydraulic Pressure Sensors measure resistance to the drum turning giving visibility into the viscosity of the ready mix inside
- Washout Sensors let you see when the on-board water system is being used to clean the truck, see the time spent between pouring, washing the truck, and then leaving site.
By having all this information on one platform, dispatch can easily optimize deliveries on a day-to-day basis, using fleet resources as efficiently as possible. Accurate slump data is available for the whole job, verifying that the concrete delivered meets the requirements of the job. Custom built construction dashboards can be used to view data over specific time periods and make wider business decisions to improve total ticketed, reduce losses from wait times, improve utilization and more.