A: Jeremy Warnick, LoJack Corp., developer of LoCate by LoJack - "LoCate by LoJack's Engine Hours function provides users with daily engine hours usage data for more effective maintenance planning, which can extend the life of equipment and helps avoid downtime due to engine failure. The system's reporting functionality creates user-defined reports to track equipment utilization and maintenance scheduling. It allows users to analyze fleet and workforce productivity, maximize equipment utilization, and get accurate, timely data to support key decisions regarding your fleet."
A: Sean Taylor, director of sales for Collective Data - "collectiveFleet allows the client to set up the maintenance schedule that fits their needs and situation. Flexibility and accountability are part of helping a fleet be as efficient as possible. With our collectiveFleet Solutions package, we can allow access to updating information with our Mobile Apps module, adding real-time connectivity from the field and the office. The technician can update the status of the work orders or meter reading through a standard web browser. Operators can also make maintenance requests through the Mobile Apps module, alerting the maintenance staff of issues with the vehicles they are operating. Indentifying problems in their early stages saves money on unnecessary repairs due to further damage."
A: Mark Bittner, Topcon, developer of Topcon Tierra - "Tierra replaces all the manual data collection that often just doesn't get done. It automatically monitors engine hours, sends an alert when maintenance is due, and provides an audit trail to let equipment owners know if the maintenance was done or not. This has a direct impact on uptime and warranty. By alerting owners to how much equipment is standing idle, Tierra can help reduce idle time by 10 percent, which can translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. In this way, the system pays for itself in months.