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FLEET MANAGEMENT

// The company's concrete trucks are outfitted with GPS devices that provide truck locations and

tim Cimentos, a global material supplier.
The acquisition by Votorantim Cimentos
allows Prairie Material to achieve synergies and economies of scale.
Concrete trucks are outfitted with
GPS devices from FiveCubits that
provide truck locations and status in the
delivery cycle to the Command dispatch
software. This allows Prairie's dispatchers to know exactly what every truck
currently is doing and plan where the
truck's next delivery will be.
Prairie's customers have additional
data available to them via their smartphones and tablet or laptop computer
through Truckast. Prairie Material and
its customers can access pre-pour data
on total yards of concrete ordered, mix
details, start time and the full delivery
schedule for each truck.
Once work starts, real-time information such as when the next truck is due,
pour speed and any delivery delays is

status in the delivery cycle. Prairie Material and its clients also can access a range of data.

available. Scheduled deliveries can be
compared to actual delivery times and
pour completion times. The system even
can indicate when a concrete load was
batched, when it left the yard and how
soon it will arrive at the site. Messages
can be sent to change start times or
adjust truck spacing.
Truckast is a competitive advan-

tage. "It is fairly unique," Kron maintains. "It is starting to become more
popular, but it is not a very common
application. We use the data to track
the truck throughout the delivery
cycle and to monitor the status of the
vehicles and mechanical operations to
make sure that they are operating in the
proper manner."
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