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TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

How to Track Assets More Efficiently
BY DEBRA WOOD
FROM HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO vehicles to

power tools, contractors are keeping better track of their assets with fleet management software from Telogis, a Verizon
company.
"We all have a tremendous amount
of capital invested in our assets," says
Dee Burch, CEO of Advanced American
Construction in Portland, Oregon, a member of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of
AGC and AGC of Washington. "Having a
cloud-based, real-time ability to understand how they are being utilized and
their locations is invaluable. That's the
payoff."
Advanced American implemented
Telogis, based in Aliso Viejo, California,
several years ago and depends on it for
managing its fleet of equipment, cranes,
barges, boon trucks and vehicles. The
software identifies where each asset is
located, the need for maintenance, and
the piece of equipment's usage and utilization to ensure it justifies the investment
in the machinery.
"It's an important part of our business
and something we rely on and have found
to be useful," Burch says. "Our main focus
is on location and utilization."
Assets often can be moved around
if a contractor knows where something
needed is located. Burch can quickly
move equipment around, rather than
purchasing or renting additional equipment. That saves on costs.
Telogis standardizes reports to focus
on value points for the construction
industry. Those include driver or operator behavior, maintenance and up time,
equipment utilization, safe operations
and fuel efficiency, says Jeff Cohen, vice
president of asset and security solutions
for Telogis.
Telogis can monitor driver or operator behavior. When an operator or driver
enters the equipment or vehicle, he or
she will sign into the Telogis mobile app.
It alerts management when that person
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starts working or when management can
start billing a customer for the machinery
working at that jobsite.
The software will alert management if
the driver frequently exceeds the speed
limit, repeatedly brakes hard, idles for
long periods or drives a vehicle during
off hours.
"We take one event a step further,
and look at the driver over time to get a
trend," Cohen says. "Whatever data we
gather, we can turn into results."
Although Advanced American does not
focus on driver/operator behavior, Burch
has noticed improvements in employee
performance.
"It is well known in the company that
there is a record of where a vehicle is and
what it is being used for," Burch says.
"That has a big impact on behavior with
the vehicles and minimizing use of our
assets for personal use."
The software also offers theft protection on large and small equipment.
Metrics for tools focus on the item's availability and where it is located.

When a company knows what asset
class is causing the most problems, it can
start monitoring that class. Then it can
add other assets to the system as time
goes on.
"The biggest advantage is we are horizontal enough to deal with large enterprises and vertical enough to know what
each industry is looking for," Cohen says.
"We allow companies to grow with us."
Telogis offers a wide range of pricing
depending on the needs of the customer
and the number of vehicles and assets
included in the software package.
◆

TELOGIS
20 Enterprise, Ste 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 389 5500
https://www.telogis.com
Monthly software packages start at $29 a
month per truck and can be bundled with
other hardware and Telogis offerings,
depending on the specific needs of a
company's fleet.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - March/April 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Focused on the Future
Simonson Says
2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Span Cycles
Chapter Connection
Technology Toolbox
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover1
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover2
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 3
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 4
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 5
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 6
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 8
Constructor - March/April 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 10
Constructor - March/April 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Focused on the Future
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Simonson Says
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - 2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Chapter Connection
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Technology Toolbox
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Legislative and Regulatory News
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Member and Chapter News
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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