[VIDEO]Lesson Learned: One Contractor Makes Machine Idle Time Personal

Caterpillar video (1:09 min.) shows how Landon Floyd, owner of Utah’s Precision Pipeline, got his operators on board with reducing idle time in just 10 minutes

Landon Floyd, owner of Utah excavating contractor Precision Pipeline says business is good, but margins are always under pressure. He and his team never stop looking for ways to control costs.

Fleet data suggested that excess idle time was eating away at the company bottom line, so Floyd asked his operators to be more conscientious about shutting their machines down when not in use. Despite his best efforts, the message wasn’t getting through.                  

So Floyd tried an off-the-wall idea that got everyone thinking and talking about idle time. See how this creative leader had a little fun with his team and, in just 10 minutes, helped everyone get on board with the need to reduce idle time.