Regardless of the size of your construction company, you have equipment you can’t afford to lose, often sprawled across multiple job sites. Installing GPS trackers on your vehicles and equipment will help your crews use heavy machinery more efficiently and help keep your assets secure.
Strengthen your security
GPS trackers also give you peace of mind about theft. If one of your company vehicles or pieces of equipment is ever stolen, your tracker will lead law enforcement straight to your vehicle, so it can be recovered swiftly. Using GPS features like creating boundaries, you can receive mobile alerts the moment your vehicle leaves a job site or another designated location, so you’ll know the moment a theft occurs.
To keep your jobs on schedule and under budget, you need to reduce the time your equipment spends sitting in traffic. GPS trackers will help you consistently navigate fast, reliable routes to each site. As you monitor which vehicles need to be where and how frequently they move, you’ll also be able to make more informed decisions about where your equipment and employees will be put to the best use.
By using GPS trackers, you’ll always know where your equipment is and how long it’s been on a job site. You’ll have a bird’s-eye view of your job sites and machinery, so it’s easier to see the big picture and direct your employees and equipment to where they can be most effective. Some GPS trackers also give you valuable diagnostic data, so you can improve fuel efficiency, optimize downtime due to maintenance and repairs, and reduce wear and tear on your vehicles.
Construction sites are dangerous enough as is. You shouldn’t have to worry about your employees taking risks behind the wheel. The right GPS tracker will help you enforce safe driving habits and hold your drivers accountable by recording their acceleration and brake force, speed, and other data points that can illuminate where drivers may be putting too much emphasis on doing a job quickly rather than safely.
The Spytec GPS platform
Once you install a GPS tracker, you can monitor it in real-time using the Spytec GPS platform. This straightforward, intuitive software lets you see all your trackers at once, and you can use convenient filters to hone in on the data you want. You can access the software with a computer or via mobile, so whether you’re in the office or on the go, you can always monitor your crews.
The best GPS trackers for construction equipment
For construction companies, there are two main GPS trackers we recommend: the OBD Tracker and the GL300. Each of them provides an excellent balance of affordability and functionality, but which one is right for your company will depend on what you’re most focused on.
The OBD connects to your onboard diagnostics (OBD) port and gives you access to helpful engine-related data. It’s perfect for companies that want to maximize their vehicle’s efficiency and encourage safe driving habits.
Some employers want their GPS tracker to be more discreet, and for that, we recommend the GL300—our best-selling GPS tracker. This smaller, battery-powered model can be attached under the hood or beneath the chassis of your vehicle. We also have a full suite of accessories for this model, so you can extend the battery life to up to six months, install it in a protective case, and adapt it to meet your needs.
Choose the GPS tracking system that’s right for you