When it comes to heavy materials, safety is key. Considering the fact that an average fully-loaded mixer truck exerts 66,000 pounds on the slab, the importance of safety cannot be overstated when it comes to Concrete transport. This is where data becomes paramount. Ensure the safety of your Drivers, Trucks, Clients, Community, and don’t forget about your reputation with iStrada!
First things first – Fleet maintenance is costly and unpredictable. Using digital DVIRs, ready-mix producers can switch from being reactive to proactive with fleet maintenance, saving significant money on truck repairs while improving driver safety. iStrada requires drivers to fill out a DVIR at the beginning and end of their day, which are fully customizable and the reports can be easily accessed by maintenance crews at any time, anywhere using the online cloud-based portal. With the use of iStrada’s DVIR functionality, fleet maintenance crews can easily identify problems before they happen which in turn will save significant time, money, and resources.
In addition to DVIRs, lots more information is generated in the concrete production and delivery process that is collected, managed, and shared with many people. iStrada offers a cloud-based eTicketing solution for proper documentation in place of paper-based systems to improve the tracking, archiving, and exchange of this information. eTickets optimize workflows and improve safety by decreasing interactions between workers, construction equipment, and traffic.
iStrada offers a GPS Snail Trail feature to improve transport safety. With the snail trail feature, users can identify if routes are optimized and highlight suspicious activities, allowing the reduction of mileage and fuel costs by making routes more efficient. In the event that a specific delivery route requires further review, each way point in the snail trail provides additional information, including the vehicle’s status, date and time, ticket status, direction of travel, vehicle speed, and any stops made. Client found something suspicious and started asking questions? With iStrada, you’ve got answers.
Has your vehicle been held up on site for a while and you’d like to charge for the waiting time? With iStrada, that’s not a problem. iStrada’s data is as accurate as the user is. If a driver doesn’t manage to tap when they begin pouring, yes that will complicate determining the exact waiting time, but with sufficient review, it is still achievable.
Concrete producers are taking advantage of the iStrada GPS/truck-tracking software now offered as a turn-key solution with Mobile Device Management (MDM). MDM is used to supervise, regulate, and secure drivers’ tablets to ensure that everything runs smoothly. With the implementation of MDM, iStrada comes installed and ready-to-use with your desired number of tablets, and complete control over drivers’ permissions to access apps and data on their devices. It might be less expensive to lose a mobile device than it is to lose the data accessible by that device – Data loss can cost substantially more. Data theft through malware and phishing attacks also pose a significant threat to companies. Cyberattacks can always be a threat to mobile devices and one cannot predict them. With MDM, businesses can add another layer of security to their employees’ mobile devices, protecting their data in the process.