GPS Manages Machines and People

Staff | September 28, 2010

Caterpillar wheel loader with Trimble Construction Manager systemThe Trimble Construction Manager system uses GPS positioning hardware on construction assets and in Nextel phones to provide information to a secure data server. Trimble's Internet-based software displays assets in real time and facilitates management of machines and people from one graphical interface. The software has been designed to provide not just asset hours of use and location, but it also records cycle times and other production measures. Contractors can make informed business decisions regarding which assets to deploy based on efficiency and utilization. Estimated list price: Hardware cost varies; service fees are $25–$50/month.