All archived posts related to the suite of telematics solutions available on Pedigree Technologies’ OneView platform and its other integrations.

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.

SmartSite Key Features

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.

Unleashing The Power of Analytics for Fleet Managers

Key Benefits of Data Analytics for Fleets

Efficiently managing a fleet of vehicles can be a complex and challenging task. Fleet managers have a variety of components to prioritize from maintenance, driver safety and performance, cost and budget to regulatory compliance. Utilizing data analytics can revolutionize operations, enabling fleet managers to make informed decisions, enhance operational efficiency, and improve overall business performance.

Key Benefits of Data Analytics for Fleets

Data analytics empowers fleet managers with real-time insights into their fleets. Fleet management software integrated with data analytics provides a centralized platform to monitor vehicle location, route progress, and critical metrics. This visibility allows managers to optimize routes, identify potential bottlenecks, and reroute vehicles, when necessary, ultimately reducing fuel costs, enhancing delivery timelines, and increasing customer satisfaction.

The ability to predict and prevent vehicle breakdowns is a game-changer for fleet managers. Data analytics enables the implementation of predictive maintenance strategies by analyzing historical performance data and identifying patterns of wear and tear. With this knowledge, managers can schedule proactive maintenance, reducing unplanned downtime and increasing the longevity of their fleet.

Data analytics provides valuable insights into driver behavior, helping fleet managers identify unsafe driving practices such as harsh braking, speeding, or excessive idling. Armed with this information, managers can implement driver training programs, incentivize safe driving practices, and address concerns promptly. Safer driving not only reduces the likelihood of accidents but also leads to lower maintenance costs and insurance premiums.

Managing a fleet can be a substantial financial burden, but data analytics can significantly alleviate this pressure. By analyzing fuel consumption patterns, vehicle utilization rates, and maintenance costs, fleet managers can identify areas of inefficiency and implement cost-saving measures. Optimal routing, right sizing the fleet, and improving fuel efficiency contribute to substantial savings over time.

Adhering to various regulatory requirements is essential for any fleet operation. Data analytics can streamline compliance management by providing accurate and up-to-date records of driver hours, maintenance activities, and vehicle inspections. Staying compliant avoids penalties and fines but also fosters a positive reputation and trustworthiness in the industry.

Data-driven insights empower fleet managers to make strategic decisions that align with the organization’s long-term goals. By analyzing historical data and performance trends, managers can identify opportunities for expansion, understand market demand, and optimize fleet deployment. Data analytics can also help with evaluating the performance of new vehicles or alternative fuel technologies, enabling managers to embrace sustainability initiatives.

Pedigree Technologies’ OneView platform collects location and diagnostic data directly from your assets, allowing you to analyze data through reports that can run live or automated on a regularly scheduled basis. Visualizing that data with configurable dashboards gives you a comprehensive picture of anything from performance stats, maintenance schedules, vehicle performance to load numbers. For example, drivers can see their personal driver scorecards and watch their safety scores improve. With OneView, managing fleet-wide goals for cost improvements, efficiency increases, and safety improvements is all at your fingertips.

Data analytics has revolutionized fleet management by providing visibility and actionable insights into various aspects of fleet operations. From real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance to cost reduction and compliance management, the impact of data analytics is undeniable. Fleet managers who harness the power of data-driven decision-making position themselves for success in a fiercely competitive industry. Embracing data analytics is not just an option; it’s the road to achieving operational excellence and driving sustainable growth in the transportation sector.

Ready to learn how to implement data analytics into your operations? Reach out to the Pedigree team.

Enhance Fleet Performance and Safety with Driver Scorecards

Benefits of Driver Scorecards

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.