Tag: telematics system

Telematics is the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies, ostensibly with the goal of efficiently conveying information over vast networks to improve a host of business functions or government-related public services.

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

Weighing Options

Weighing Options

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

The Backhoe Tech Boom

The Backhoe Tech Boom

Katie Pullen, brand marketing manager for CASE Construction Equipment, says there’s an important reason why telematics is gaining traction with backhoe loaders: manufacturers have made it easier for owners to acquire and operators to use the systems.

Excavators and Robotics

Excavators and Robotics

Many owners of grading and excavation contracting companies concur: finding enough skilled employees to execute jobs continues to be difficult.

The answer to that challenge may lie in more robotic-like machines. Machines that do more on their own—without human intervention—will require fewer employees. On the other hand, robotics may even attract

Mack Trucks Is Born Ready to Serve As “Official Hauler of NASCAR”

Mack Trucks Is Born Ready to Serve As “Official Hauler of NASCAR”

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Feb. 16, 2016) – Mack Trucks and NASCAR today announced a multi-year agreement designating Mack as the “Official Hauler of NASCAR®.” Mack made the announcement during NASCAR’s DAYTONA 500 media day event. As part of the agreement, Mack provided a fleet of custom-designedMack® Pinnacle™ sleeper models spec’d

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA600-8 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA600-8 Wheel Loader

Up to 13 percent less fuel consumed, a bigger, better bucket and a smooth, quiet ride

Rolling Meadows, Ill., February 1, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA600-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this latest addition

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