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.
Fuel 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.
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.
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.