Road Ready Unveils GPS-based Asset Tracking for Jobsite Equipment

Road Ready, the telematics and connected technology provider from Clarience Technologies in Southfield, has unveiled SmartSite, a new contractor-grade GPS-based equipment tracking solution.
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Road Ready’s SmartSite tech helps contractors keep track of equipment. // Photo courtesy of Road Ready

Road Ready, the telematics and connected technology provider from Clarience Technologies in Southfield, has unveiled SmartSite, a new contractor-grade GPS-based equipment tracking solution.

The SmartSite GPS tracking solution, designed to be easy to use and engineered to withstand jobsite environments, introduces the Road Ready brand to the construction market and expands Clarience Technologies’ footprint in the industry.

“Armed with the technology that’s helped us make countless on-highway fleets more efficient, Road Ready is going ‘off road’,” says Nada Jiddou, executive vice president and chief digital officer for Clarience Technologies. “Our new SmartSite equipment tracking solution helps contractors avoid project delays and cost overruns from lost or misplaced equipment, making them more efficient and improving their bottom line.”

SmartSite customers can track and manage their assets through a simple portal, which lets a contractor view all enrolled assets in one place, improving scheduling tasks and helping to reduce overbooking equipment—a situation that might delay, or even cancel, scheduled jobs.

Assigning available assets to the next job becomes easier both when using “list view,” which provides details on each asset being tracked, or “map view,” which lets the contractor easily see available assets in proximity to the next job.

“Contractors have told us that ‘peak season’ is their critical time to earn money and keep them in the black for rest of the year,” says Mark Johnson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Clarience Technologies. “We quickly saw a way to apply our technology and create a solution for contractors to avoid situations preventing them from working at their peak, all through peak season.”

Additionally, SmartSite helps contractors react when equipment goes missing, which often means it was either delivered to the wrong job, delivered to the right job and overlooked, or, in rare cases, stolen.

In these situations, contractors can login and pinpoint the exact location of the equipment on a map, so they can get the correct assets to where they are needed. In fact, this tool is most valuable when it’s used to confirm the right equipment was delivered prior to the start of the job. This helps avoid the costly scenario of paying a work crew to sit idle onsite while waiting for the correct equipment to arrive.

The fully-plotted device is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, is fully encased in stainless steel, and attaches to a 2-gauge steel mounting plate that welds directly to the equipment being tracked.

This helps protect the device hardware from physical impacts that occur on the job throughout construction season. The device is battery powered and is designed to emit a daily location ping for eight years — which means once the tracker is installed, the system is essentially worry-free for nearly a decade.