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Your Yellow Iron Fleet Data is Valuable — How Well Are You Tracking It?

 For companies that rely on heavy equipment and machinery, keeping track of where gear is and how well it’s performing is essential. But in the era of Big Data, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to telematics and . . .

Meeting Customer Expectations in the Amazon Age

Whether your operation is B2B or B2C, there’s no denying that customers — what they know and what they expect — have changed a lot in the past decade. Thanks to Amazon, most consumers now assume everything from tracking . . .

10 Best Practices To Improve Safety Around Heavy Machinery

Most people working around and with heavy machinery and equipment — construction, mining, agribusiness, etc. — already have a healthy respect for the multi-ton gear, but accidents still occur. With injuries and . . .

Paper Forms Are Ruining You — No Really. Here's Why.

The tech explosion of the last ten years has radically altered possibility for almost every aspect of work and play. Cloud computing, smartphones, powerful AI and ever-increasing processor speeds have transformed . . .

How Winter Wreaks Havoc On Heavy Equipment And What To Do About It

For heavy machinery and equipment operators and the fleet managers who oversee both, winter can be an especially trying time. Besides the less than optimal conditions in which to work, unforeseen maintenance and safety . . .

How to Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the Gear You Already Own

Every farmer, fleet manager, construction foreman and mining company VP knows that getting the most out of the machines you already own isn’t just ideal; it’s essential. Also essential? Getting the most you can out of . . .

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How to Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the Gear You Already Own

Every farmer, fleet manager, construction foreman and mining company VP knows that getting the most out of the machines you already own isn’t just ideal; it’s essential. Also essential? Getting the most you can out of . . .

7 Warning Signs Excel is Holding Your Equipment-Based Company Back

    With the rise of smartphones and near universal internet and wireless access, there’s been an explosion of apps and cloud-based software that can purportedly do everything from improve your marriage to predict the . . .

HME Fleet Management in Trying Times: 5 Tricks for the Heavy Machinery and Equipment Professional

Fleet management has long been a complex job, but these days its complexities have begun to sprout their own sets of complications. With the Dodge Outlook Report predicting further construction deceleration through . . .

10 Best Practices To Improve Safety Around Heavy Machinery

Most people working around and with heavy machinery and equipment — construction, mining, agribusiness, etc. — already have a healthy respect for the multi-ton gear, but accidents still occur. With injuries and . . .

Your Yellow Iron Fleet Data is Valuable — How Well Are You Tracking It?

 For companies that rely on heavy equipment and machinery, keeping track of where gear is and how well it’s performing is essential. But in the era of Big Data, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to telematics and . . .

How Construction Project Managers Can Leverage M2M For Big Gains — Part 2

Technology’s evolution, from the standpoint of its users, has been anything but smooth and predictable. Fax machines and landline telephones transformed communication only to start gathering dust in the wake of email . . .

Paper Forms Are Ruining You — No Really. Here's Why.

The tech explosion of the last ten years has radically altered possibility for almost every aspect of work and play. Cloud computing, smartphones, powerful AI and ever-increasing processor speeds have transformed . . .

How Construction Project Managers Can Leverage M2M For Big Gains — Part 1

Construction project managers, whether they’re working on large capital construction projects or smaller jobs, tend to focus on three, overlapping concerns: delivering the project on time, delivering it at or under . . .

4 Reasons Preventive Maintenance is Key When Gear’s Your Bread and Butter

Ask a fleet manager the secret to success, and the answer will depend on what’s going right or wrong when you pose the question. Some days and projects hum along without a hitch. No one gets hurt. Nothing breaks down. . . .

How Construction Firms Can Win the Future

(This post was originally published on LinkedIn.) According to a McKinsey & Company report from 2016, the world needs a $57 trillion infrastructure spend through 2030 to keep up with GDP. The same report also highlights . . .

Using GearJot’s Forms to Transform Reporting, Data Gathering, Preventive Maintenance and More

GearJot’s Forms’ strength is in its simplicity. Fully customizable and intuitive, it’s a tool that everyone on your team can learn to use effectively in a short amount of time, improving compliance, safety, . . .

Communicating in Code — How to Get IT and the Rest of Your Company on the Same Page

Once upon a time, running a construction or mining company involved little more than the work directly related to building, digging, hammering, extracting, nailing, trenching and the like. Machinery was powerful. . . .

How Winter Wreaks Havoc On Heavy Equipment And What To Do About It

For heavy machinery and equipment operators and the fleet managers who oversee both, winter can be an especially trying time. Besides the less than optimal conditions in which to work, unforeseen maintenance and safety . . .

What is GearJot?

(Originally published September 30, 2015. Reprinted here with slight edits.) GearJot is a collaborative fleet and asset management application. Watch this video for an introduction to fleet management with GearJot.

Intro to GearJot

(Originally published January 19th, 2018.)

Meeting Customer Expectations in the Amazon Age

Whether your operation is B2B or B2C, there’s no denying that customers — what they know and what they expect — have changed a lot in the past decade. Thanks to Amazon, most consumers now assume everything from tracking . . .

Using GearJot's Tasks to Smooth Operations and Improve Fleet Management

The truism, “Work smarter not harder,” has never been more achievable than it is now — at least on the surface. Thanks to powerful computing available on personal mobile devices and widespread wireless internet access, . . .

Getting Started Tutorial

(Originally published January 19, 2018.)

GearJot Supports the AEMP Telematics Data Standard V1.2

(Originally published October 5, 2015. Reprinted here with slight edits.) We are pleased to announce that the GearJot API supports the AEMP Telematics Data Standard V1.2. Please click the link below to review the AEMP . . .

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