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The Power of a SmartSite

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Transform Your Mixed Fleet Operations with Smart Technologies

Smart technologies are revolutionizing the way projects are managed and executed for job sites in a variety of industries. Embracing a seamless integration of advanced digital solutions, companies are now unlocking a new era of efficiency, productivity, and safety. From real-time asset tracking and automated equipment management to intelligent worker monitoring, this transformative use of smart technology is reshaping the job site/yard landscape, creating SmartSites.

What is a SmartSite?

A SmartSite utilizes cutting-edge technologies and sensors to manage the operations and assets on a job site or in a yard across industries, including construction, oil and gas, equipment rental, and manufacturing. SmartSite sensors can monitor both low-cost Bluetooth tags and cellular trackers, providing back-office visibility into all assets and equipment, not just ones equipped with GPS. Integrating the sensors in your yard or site is simple because the Bluetooth signals can be picked up by trackers installed in vehicles, smart phones, and no-install solar gateways. The data collected from sensors is used to streamline operations, increase productivity, reduce costs, minimize risks, and improve the overall project outcome. These sensors are easy-to-install and cost-effect, transforming manual processes of managing asset-intensive yards or sites into one uniformed machine.

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Key advantages of implementing smart technologies at your location

Manual on-site inventory practices are time-consuming and prone to human error. By using GPS devices and Bluetooth tags within your job site or construction yard, you can mitigate these challenges. A SmartSite can not only confirm if the vehicle, asset, or attachment is available for use, but can help find its location. This allows you to make informed decisions by knowing which vehicles, equipment, and attachments are entering, leaving, and remaining on site.

By using the yard move status, drivers can avoid inaccurately inflating their driving time logs and only counts against your On Duty, Not Driving time.

Optimizing equipment utilization is crucial for maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing costs. Some simple SmartSite solutions can automatically sense motion, vibration, or on/off triggers to determine usage while other devices can gather sophisticated idling, fuel consumption, and diagnostic trouble code data. By analyzing asset utilization patterns, businesses can identify underutilized equipment, streamline workflows, and make informed decisions about fleet size, maintenance schedules, and resource allocation.

SmartSites use the latest and most discrete GPS trackers and Bluetooth tags making them easier to hide and harder for thieves to detect. If an asset or attachment leaves the site during an unauthorized time, you can be alerted immediately. Simple sensors are used to indicate door and gate access and cameras can be installed to record suspicious movements.

Companies with mixed fleets or asset-intensive operations are using smart technologies to revolutionize their business providing enhanced visibility into their assets and data. SmartSites use a variety of technologies, asset gateways, GPS devices, and Bluetooth tags, to streamline inventory management, reduce manual errors, improve safety conditions for workers, and maximize operational efficiency. With a SmartSite’s advanced technology, businesses gain a competitive advantage by harnessing the power of real-time data and automation in their day-to-day operations.

Want to learn how a SmartSite could be beneficial for your business? Contact our knowledgeable Pedigree team.

Enhance Fleet Performance and Safety with Driver Scorecards

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Benefits of Driver Scorecards: Identifying Safe Drivers, Establishing Goals, and Taking Proactive Action

In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency and safety are paramount for fleet operations. It is crucial for businesses to have a comprehensive understanding of their drivers’ performance. This is where driver scorecards come into play.

Driver scorecards are capable of providing valuable insights into driver behavior, safety measures, and the overall performance of a fleet. By utilizing driver scorecards, businesses can identify areas for improvement, set performance goals, and foster a culture of safety and efficiency. Let’s explore the benefits of driver scorecards and highlight some real-world examples of their successful implementation.

arrow Identifying Safe Drivers and Coaching Opportunities
Driver scorecards offer fleet managers a clear view of which drivers consistently exhibit safe driving behaviors. Managers can detect safe drivers by observing key metrics like compliance with traffic regulations, braking patterns, and adherence to speed limits. Simultaneously, scorecards help pinpoint drivers who require additional coaching or training to enhance their safety performance.
arrow Establishing Fleet or Team Goals
Driver scorecards facilitate the establishment of fleet or team goals related to safety, efficiency, or other performance parameters. By defining specific objectives and tracking progress through scorecards, businesses can ensure consistency across their fleet operations. This enables managers to align their drivers’ performance with the company’s overall objectives and optimize the fleet’s performance accordingly.
arrow Proactive Corrective Actions
Visibility into driver scorecards empowers drivers and managers to take proactive measures to address any safety or performance concerns promptly. Drivers can self-assess their performance and make necessary adjustments to prevent safety issues from going unnoticed. Managers can provide timely feedback, implement corrective actions, and prevent potential incidents that could have severe consequences.
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World Examples From Our Customers:

Oil company reduced fuel usage and enhanced safety. One customer utilized their scorecards to monitor fuel usage and incentivized their drivers to improve their fuel consumption. This approach resulted in decreased speeding incidents, contributing to improved safety scores. By aligning the scorecards with specific performance goals, they fostered a culture of efficiency and safety within their fleet operations.

Transportation fleet implemented scorecards to analyze hours of service utilization. A transportation fleet examined their data to identify drivers who underused their drive time, leaving potential earnings on the table. This utilization scorecard allowed them to address the issue and maximize the productivity of their drivers.

Driver scorecards play a vital role in enhancing fleet performance and safety. Businesses can gain valuable insights, set goals, and promote a culture of safety and efficiency. With their configurable nature and real-world success stories, driver scorecards have become an indispensable asset for fleet managers.

Want to learn more about how driver scorecards can help optimize your operations? Reach out to the Pedigree team.

The Future of Trucking is Dual Dash Cams

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Dual Dash Cams are Transforming the Industry for Safer, More Efficient Operations

Dual dash cams are having a significant impact on the trucking industry by revolutionizing the way truck drivers operate their vehicles and how their activities are monitored. Dual dash cams are designed to record both the interior and exterior of the truck, providing a comprehensive view of the driver’s behavior and the road conditions around the vehicle.

Here are some of the ways that dual dash cams are transforming the trucking industry:

blog arrow Improving driver behavior: With the help of dual dash cams, trucking companies can monitor the behavior of their drivers and provide feedback to improve their driving habits. This includes monitoring speed, acceleration, braking, and other behaviors that can impact safety and fuel efficiency.
blog arrow Enhancing safety: Dual dash cams can also help to enhance the safety of truck drivers and other road users. By recording both the interior and exterior of the truck, they can capture any accidents or incidents that occur and provide valuable evidence in the event of an investigation.
blog arrow Preventing fraud: Dual dash cams can also be used to prevent fraudulent insurance claims or false accusations of accidents. The footage captured by the dash cam can provide irrefutable evidence of what happened in the event of a dispute, which can save trucking companies time and money.
blog arrow Reducing costs: By monitoring driver behavior and enhancing safety, dual dash cams can also help to reduce costs associated with accidents, repairs, and insurance premiums.

Overall, dual dash cams are revolutionizing the trucking industry by providing valuable insights into driver behavior and road conditions, enhancing safety, preventing fraud, and reducing costs.

Are you ready to upgrade your camera system to include both forward and rear-facing cameras? Connect with us to learn how Pedigree Technologies can support you and your fleet safety with CameraView™, a plug-and-play bi-view dash camera solution.