FleetDirector is also utilized to help manage the company's fleet of 52 field support trucks. Dispatchers can see the location, speed and travel direction of vehicle in real time. Knowing the distance and estimated arrival times at various jobsites helps coordinate maintenance activities while keeping tight control over out-of-route miles. Visual reference points, known as landmarks, appear on the dispatcher's screen as an additional aid in providing directions to drivers.
All vehicle operating data is recorded and made available in a wide range of management reports. The reports may be tailored to individual drivers,
for sub-fleets of all equipment assigned to a specific job, or broken out in any number of other ways. According to Mr. Welch, having accurate information on total jobsite activities - what equipment, how many hours on the project, total fleet miles logged to support a project - is a valuable tool when estimating similar projects or supporting additional cost claims.
Triple B Services has come a long way since its founding in 1996 when Keith and Kevin Burke put out $638 worth of signs promoting basic dozer work such as clearing lots. Today, Triple B has 335 employees and is closing in on annual revenues approaching $80 million.
According to Mr. Welch, the company's success has been achieved with a combination of hard work, dedicated personnel, owning modern top-quality equipment and employing the widespread use of technology products like Teletrac's FleetDirector system.