When fleet managers choose to adopt and optimize integrated technology solutions, the benefits become clear.
Most construction companies use fleet telematics, according to a recent survey. However, the survey found, only a fraction of those companies use data from their telematics to inform their decision-making.
That amounts to a huge lost opportunity.
After all, insights from fleet technology, such as video telematics and IoT devices, can help fleet and operations managers in the construction industry improve business efficiency and strategic decision making while boosting safety. And when fleet technology is integrated into a larger technology environment that return on investment only grows.
Boost Safety with Fleet Technology
Construction sites can be dangerous places – in 2019, for instance, the construction industry accounted for about 20% of all on-the-job fatalities in the U.S., OSHA reports. Video telematics can help increase safety on the jobsite.
Fleet managers can use in-cab and jobsite video for impactful, real-time coaching when unsafe behavior is seen. And video can also be used to recognize and reward safe driving and on-site behavior. Fostering a safety culture protects workers from accidents and protects businesses from potential legal disputes.
Increase Efficiency and Productivity through Integration
Precision is crucial to concrete contractors. Today’s technology allows drivers to easily count each rotation, measure moisture levels and keep accurate digital records to decrease human error and increase productivity. A system the integrates and connects with existing software and hardware is necessary to ensure that jobs are completed in a timely, efficient way. Having a telematics partner that integrates with software and SaaS solution providers leads to better visibility, efficiency and safety.
EROAD, for example, partners with dozens of solution providers – from TMS and dispatch software to freight visibility and fuel cards – allowing our customers to integrate fleet data across their whole operation.
IoT solutions with open APIs can both increase efficiencies and improve a company’s bottom line. While data-driven insights like real-time job status updates and driver feedback can assist in increasing productivity, they can also contribute to driver retention. By providing an accessible, simplified and unified IoT platform and partnering with a provider who offers these capabilities, fleet managers can free up drivers’ time and help them get the job done. With the use of integration friendly technology, construction fleets can go a long way toward future proofing their business, allowing them to evolve with the technology.
The Proven ROI of Technology Integrations
A 2021 study by G2, found that 45% of 1,200 surveyed U.S. fleet managers, executives, and other mobile-business professionals achieved positive ROI in 11 months or less on their fleet management solutions. Results like these highlight the true power of fleet technology and reliable integration.
When fleet managers have real-time, command-center visibility into drivers and assets, they have the actionable data and communication tools needed to increase productivity, efficiency and revenue. And when construction fleets take that a step further and combine integration capabilities with the power of fleet tech, employers and employees alike benefit with a safe work environment, a successful and productive business model and an improved bottom line – all thanks to the power of integrations.