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drivers who are doing well and thank them
for their good driving habits," Woodin says.
The system provides an app that employees can use to monitor their progress and
the overall progress of their team, and also
compare their score to other drivers' scores.
"It's created a healthy competition between drivers for top scores,"
Woodin says.
The data helps drivers improve their
habits, and enables managers and supervisors to help them achieve those goals.
"We need to encourage them and support
the process to get better," Woodin says.
Woodin cautions that telematics systems
are useful only if fleet managers analyze the
data the systems provide, and use the data
to regularly provide feedback to their drivers.
"You need to constantly communicate
performance results with your drivers
through positive coaching," he says. "If it's
important to you, it will be important to all."
That feedback also needs to be positive
and timely, Woodin says. Discipline for poor

driving should only be used as a secondary
measure, with the primary focus on safe
driving habits and results.

Future of fleet management
In addition to measuring basic driver
behavior, telematics can provide data that
can inform fleet managers' decisions in a
range of areas, including when a vehicle
might need maintenance, how much to pay
operators or how long a specific task might
take on future projects.
Woodin believes Tilcon has only begun
to unlock the potential of its telematics
fleet management system. In addition to
monitoring things like speeding and braking,
the telematics system has a host of other
capabilities that Woodin is still exploring.
The system can track whether the driver is
wearing a seatbelt and gather pre-trip data,
among other analytics.
"There are so many things the system can
do, and it's been quite an education for me
to try to learn all of them," he says.

Some construction companies have also
begun using telematics to monitor heavy
equipment. The industry has been adopting
standards that make the use of telematics
more feasible and streamlined for heavy
equipment operators.
Tilcon has outfitted all of its larger,
over-the-road vehicles with telematics.
That includes commercial vehicles such as
tri-axle, low-bed, ready-mix and fuel trucks.
Tilcon is planning to upgrade the telematics
system on those vehicles to improve reporting with daily vehicle inspection reports
and electronic daily logs, both of which are
required by federal law and are still being
performed manually.
Woodin says that the key benefit of its
use of telematics is that Tilcon drivers are
now strongly focused on their driving performance and want to strive to do well in the
monitoring process. "They consistently pay
attention to speed limits, acceleration and
braking, which makes them a safer driver,
and us a safer company," he says.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Winter 2018

Fleet Tracking with Telematics
Don’t Let Vibration Damages Shake You
Trenching and Excavation Safety
Preventing Runovers and Backovers in Work Zones and Construction Sites
If OSHA Knocks, How Do You Respond?
Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
2018 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Dinner
Connecticut Road Builder Association Dinner
YCF Yard Goat Baseball/BBQ & Fall Membership Meeting
OSHA-CCIA-ConnOSHA Annual Safety Alliance Conference & Press Conference
A Blue Light for Safety
“If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to More Than Homeland Security
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - cover1
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 5
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - A Blue Light for Safety
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - “If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to More Than Homeland Security
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Fleet Tracking with Telematics
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 11
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Don’t Let Vibration Damages Shake You
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Trenching and Excavation Safety
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Preventing Runovers and Backovers in Work Zones and Construction Sites
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 20
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 21
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - If OSHA Knocks, How Do You Respond?
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 2018 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Dinner
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Connecticut Road Builder Association Dinner
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - OSHA-CCIA-ConnOSHA Annual Safety Alliance Conference & Press Conference
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - cover3
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