Mining and Construction

FMS enables safety and efficiency on the job in construction, mining and remote operations anywhere on the globe.

Many construction projects such as road and bridge improvement are located in remote regions where only satellite communication equipped GPS tracking systems are useful. Likewise mining operations may have no cellular communications unless these have been installed by the mine owners. Combining GPS fleet tracking and two-way satellite communications vastly improves the productivity of operations.

Operational Savings

mining_truckFuel consumption is one of the largest expenses in these industries. Lower fuel costs can be achieved by a combination of speed control, idle time reduction and elimination of unauthorized use, whether after hours or during work hours. Additional benefits can be achieved as a result of these operational changes including lower insurance costs and reduced liability.

Labor Management

Cost savings through more efficient use of resources is also meaningful in the Construction and Mining industries. Unauthorized or unexpected overtime billing and misuse of working time can be detected and eliminated by comparing location and work status. Padded overtime is prevented and job costs reduced. Driver behavior adjustment through policy enforcement reduces on the job vehicle use for private business and the use of company vehicles to make trips after hours or over the weekend.

Competitive Advantage

More productive construction and mining operations can lead to more efficient project completion and lower bid prices on new projects. Higher customer satisfaction and improved safety are important factors when bidding against low ball proposals and will usually justify themselves.

FMS client Mining applications and benefits are highlighted below.


Feature Benefit Business Value
Fleet Fuel Conservation
Speeding Alerts Speed Reduction Lower Fleet Fuel Costs
Idle Time Thresholds and Alerts Idle Time Reduction Lower Fleet Fuel and Maintenance Costs
Speeding Alerts within a Boundary Speed Reduction in Specified Zones of Variable Layout Compliance with Natural Resource and EPA Mandates
Unauthorized Use Detection Improved Productivity, Lower Vehicle Use Reduced Liability, Insurance Costs and Fuel Use
Fleet Labor Management
Electronic Timecarding More Precise Time Management More Precise Data, More Efficient Gathering, Eliminate Paper
Location and Employee Work Status Matching Eliminate Overtime Misappropriation Lower Cost of Operations
Theft Deterrent and Detection Reduced Loss Due to Theft Lower Capital Expense