In seeking ways to reduce fuel costs, leaders in the construction industry turn to the benefits of cloud-based workforce and asset allocation and planning technology.
More than fuel efficient vehicles
Although, top providers of modernized fuel-efficient construction equipment recognize that reliable service and efficiency requires more than an improved engine combustion chamber. It’s about incorporating clever innovations in product design and structure. This means that engineers now craft equipment that incorporates automated machine-to-machine and machine-to-infrastructure functionality and communication capabilities. It’s a process that joins the features of wireless communication to the technology of an effective asset allocation and planning technology. In this new age, machines communicate one with another. Thus the critical profit-point of equipment fuel efficiency is better managed, engaged and resourced.
Fleet Optimization At The Core Of Reduced Fuel Consumption
Several major equipment developers are already conducting extensive tests aimed to calculate the full potential of integrated fuel saving technology. Although core focus is on aggregates and articulated quarry haulers, the technology is far from limited in scope. Current projects monitor expenses and fuel consumption as loaded haulers travel from excavator to crushing site. Test measure performance based upon a variety of drivers, speed ratios and idle times. On-board systems collect and store the information.
Main conclusion from all tests is simple: Most construction companies fail to optimize site activity. They routinely function without structure. Haulers travel according to the whim of the drivers, who often rush to reach site wherein they then sit in senseless idle. Too often, equipment travels at maximum speeds only to burn excessive fuel while waiting to unload. It is a waste of money and fuel.
Add Scheduling software
Besides fuel efficient equipment, a lot of fuel is spilled by using unoptimized scheduling processing. Modern age integrated asset allocation technology effectively helps construction contractors:
- Increases unit safety
- Improves unit productivity
- AND helps reduce unit fuel consumption.
New technology aims to establish better communication between operators and jobsites. And by reducing excess equipment speeds and idle times, your company can not only reduce fuel consumption but can also decrease on excess and unnecessary equipment wear and tear.
How Cloud-based Workforce & Asset Allocation & Planning Technology Improves The Process?
Modern age engine monitoring technology helps reduce fuel consumption. Integrated monitoring hardware and software adds even more cost savings. Installed cloud-based workforce and asset allocation and planning technology can help bring all the records, information and personnel into a single unified unit.
Some of the benefits of using a reliable data management system include:
- Eliminate excessive paperwork
- Reduce idle time by eliminating fieldworker interactions – no more coming to the office to deliver safety forms, timesheets and loading details
- Store documents in an easily accessible but protected electronic database
- Enables drivers, when appropriate, to take vehicles home, thus saving extra driving.
- Ensures that all machine pre-start forms are delivered electronically.
- Tracks and ensures that equipment maintenance schedules are fully satisfied
- Automatically accounts for downtime
- Enables rapid sharing of information from quarries, to haulers, to crushing sites.
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