System Alerts: How They Can Help Your Oil and Gas Business

There is no shame in needing a reminder to help you stay on track. Most of us wouldn’t wake up on time each morning if we didn’t have an alarm. In fact, we use alerts for many of the things we do. When cooking, a timer goes off, and when our gas tank is low, a light goes on. So why should the workplace be any different?

In the oil and gas industry, there is a constant need to “stay on track.” There are deliveries going out and coming in at a steady pace. Drivers spend long hours on the road, tanks are emptied and refilled multiple times per day, and the stream of new jobs seems endless. Amidst this chaos, even the slightest mishap can delay operations.  If you miss a routine maintenance check-up, you could be stuck with a mechanical breakdown that’s costly to repair, and unauthorized stops and equipment use contribute to avoidable ware and tear or misplaced machines.

When using software solutions such as equipment tracking, dispatching or maintenance, businesses have the opportunity to set up custom notifications and alarms ensuring that maintenance isn’t missed, unauthorized use doesn’t happen, HOS regulations are not violated, tanks never get too low and much more.

There is no shame in needing a reminder now and then. It could mean the difference between thousands of dollars in equipment repairs and spending nothing at all. Are you using telematics system alerts in your business?

With telematics system alerts, you can:

  1. Set up landmarks to see when and where people are stopping with company equipment
  2. Establish geo-fencing  with alarms for when a machine moves out of a designated area, preventing unauthorized equipment use
  3. Track the volume of tanks with notifications when it gets too low or too much is taken out
  4. Avoid HOS violations with alarms for nearing the end of driving time or on-duty time
  5. Maximize equipment use with insight into excessive idle times
  6. Schedule preventative maintenance with alerts, weeks, days or hours in advance
  7. Instant alerts when jobs are updated
  8. Receive low battery updates
  9. See when a driver/truck fails inspection

There is no shame in needing a reminder now and then. It could mean the difference between thousands of dollars in equipment repairs and spending nothing at all. Are you using telematics system alerts in your business?