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Maintenance Request Helps Earle Asphalt Increase Wrench Time

August 1, 2016
Equipment /

Maintenance Request, a new feature in Equipment360, lets you report equipment issues from the job site or the shop. This web app feature saved Brian Cooper, Project Manager for Earle Asphalt Company direct dollars and time almost immediately.

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6 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment Management Software

If you’re trying to decide whether using fleet management software is the right move, you’re not alone. Buying equipment management software can mean spending a nice chunk of change and asking your team to change the way they work. On the other hand, managing your fleet digitally can help increase productivity and make your employers happier.

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Are You Worried About Electronic Logging Compliance?

December 11, 2015
Equipment /
elogs /
trucking /

Electronic logging devices are a hot topic of conversation among construction and transportation companies right now. This is due to new governmental regulations that will affect both long- and short-haul drivers as they work to become compliant with the law over the next two years.

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Heavy Construction Equipment Needs Special Attention in Colder Weather

November 18, 2015
Safety /
Equipment /

While you’re worried about keeping your employees warm and safe during winter construction work, there’s another part of your job site that requires extra attention.

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New research grant seeks to alleviate crane accidents

October 20, 2015
Safety /
Equipment /

Cranes are an essential part of many large construction projects. They allow for the movement of material and equipment to areas otherwise out of reach. Unfortunately, the basic technology underlying crane operation has not changed much in recent years, and it may be costing workers their safety.

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Drones show potential in safety applications

October 7, 2015
Safety /
Equipment /

It seems you can't go more than a few days without hearing about the latest incident involving a drone, the catch-all term for remote-controlled miniature aircraft at the center of debates on technology's effect on privacy and public safety. Stories about accidents in football stadiums, during tennis matches and in backyards now routinely make front-page news, and have made what many still consider hobbyist toys fuel to a firestorm of public and political outcry.

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Are phones unsafe in the workplace?

August 6, 2015
Safety /
Equipment /

As the uses for mobile devices continue to expand, attitudes may shift as well. While there is still great concern regarding the use of mobile devices, whether it be phones or tablets, on work sites, there are also viewpoints highlighting the efficiency that these modern tools are introducing to the industry.

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The Equipment Blog: The GPS Vending Machine

April 23, 2015
Equipment /

Over the years as a Regional Sales Manager at HCSS, I’ve taken a lot of calls from customers wanting to talk about adding HCSS GPS units to their fleet. I love talking about GPS because I’ve seen firsthand the tremendous return on investment available through my work with the AEMP and through the relationships I’ve built with fleet managers during my years as Product Manager of Equipment360 and FuelerPlus. Many companies using HCSS GPS have saved hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in the first couple of years of their implementation, and their stories always get me excited.

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Study Shows How GPS, Dispatching Software Can Improve Efficiency

April 20, 2015
Equipment /

Think you've got dispatching and location tracking handled? Software Advice, a company that offers insights on dispatch software, wants you to know the issue might be bigger than you think.

Whether your a heavy civil construction company dispatching multiple crews, vehicles and pieces of equipment to jobsites across the state, or you're a service provider whose employees visit multiple locations each day, punctuality and communication are key factors for repeat business. A recent Software Advice survey of consumers and business operators shows the impact implementing dispatching software with GPS-enabled capabilities can have on streamlining operations and improving punctuality.

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The Equipment Blog: AEM/AEMP Telematics API Standard, Version 2.0

April 6, 2015
Equipment /

My name is Stuart Falknor and I’m a Regional Sales Manager here at HCSS. Many of you may know me from my previous role as the Strategic Product Manager for Equipment360 and FuelerPlus, a title I held for almost four years. Even though I’ve recently changed titles and roles, I’m still very involved with Equipment360 and FuelerPlus and passionate about helping our customers manage their shop and fleet resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.  

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