Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 59
More than 6,000 companies utilize
NexTraq's solutions throughout the United
States and Canada.
to a dispatcher sitting in fleet headquarters. NexTraq marries robust information
with the ability to understand it. "At the
end of the day, it's not all about data,"
Sharma observes. "It's the insight the data
provides. Fleet owners already have a lot
on their plate. In order to make their life
simpler, one of the key goals is to make
our solution easy to use."
NexTraq believes it has achieved that
goal. Customers frequently note that NexTraq's telematics solutions are easy to use
and simple to understand. The data behind
it may be complex and robust, but the company distills it into actionable information
that can lead to reduced fuel consumption,
faster delivery times and more completed
jobs or stops each day.
NexTraq's systems may be easy to learn
and use. However, NexTraq provides
in-person and online training to teach
managers and drivers how to effectively
use the technology.
NexTraq provides its solutions to a wide
range of customers, from small companies
with only five trucks, to massive fleets with
10,000 vehicles and even construction firms
looking to track the location and usage of
equipment on a job site. Not every solution
applies to every client, so NexTraq's sales
team learns every customer's requirements
and then works to develop a solution that
fits their specific needs. "Every customer is
unique," Sharma says.
Although NexTraq may be synonymous
with GPS fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, the construction industry has been one of the company's growth
areas in recent years. Contractors need to
keep tabs on where their heavy equipment
is in the field at all times. NexTraq's satelliteand cellular-based asset-tracking solution
can help contractors not only locate their
equipment, but schedule jobs around
the closest available concrete pourer or
earthmover to maximize its use. There are
also intrinsically-safe options for customers
who have assets in hazardous areas. "Those
are the insights that you can provide to the
customers to take maximum advantage of
the solution," Sharma explains.
NexTraq can also turn smartphones
and tablets into time clocks, allowing
workers to punch in without having to go
to the field office first, eliminating wasted
travel time. Additionally, when a crew
is dispatched to a jobsite, the system can
notify them, via job details, about what
More than 6,000 clients utilize
NexTraq's solutions in the United
States to better manage jobs.
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