The Benefits of Equipment Tracking Systems
Jesse Long is the Director of Finishing Group and Fleet at Procon, a commercial and industrial concrete contractor that provides high-quality, turnkey construction services. Jesse has been with the company for over 18 years, previously serving as a General Superintendent. He has received numerous certifications from Somero Enterprises, NRMCA, and the American Concrete Institute.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Jesse Long shares how he got into the fleet, tool, and equipment management sector
- How Jesse prioritizes safety and receives more accurate cost reporting at Procon
- Jesse’s process for keeping track of small tools — and charging for lost tools
- Determining which equipment to buy versus rent
- Is an equipment tracking system worth it?
In this episode…
Are you losing or damaging tools on job sites? Or are you looking for a better way to keep your fleet in order? An equipment tracking system may be just what you need to keep costs down and increase productivity.
As Procon’s fleet grew, safety was a big concern. After installing dash cams and GPS tracking systems, they were able to keep up with state inspections, registrations, and maintenance — all while lowering their fleet’s accident rate. Additionally, losing tools on job sites was a hefty (and common) expense. To incentivize better management of tools, Procon put a system in place to assign tools to each job site, have a superintendent sign off, and bill the site for any lost tools. So, how have these systems impacted the company, and how can you put similar processes in place at your organization?
In this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill talks with Jesse Long, the Director of Finishing Group and Fleet at Procon, about improving your business by effectively tracking equipment and materials. Jesse shares how specific systems have enhanced the flow in his company, their steps for accurately billing tools, and the pros of renting versus buying equipment.
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