Since implementing a fleet management system from ARI and Geotab, MasTec Advanced Technologies has learned a lot about its fleet.
“The new detailed views give us broader visibility and improved operational rigor,” said Brian Santarcangelo, VP, technology solutions, at MasTec Advanced Technologies. “We can monitor who is driving each of our vehicles and know what’s happening within our operating environment in real time.”
To gain more insight into its fleet operations, MasTec Advanced Technologies went to ARI, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, for help with a solution. MasTech AT already had been working with ARI since 2012.
ARI and telematics provider Geotab developed an approach designed to meet MasTec AT’s needs and deliver added value through intuitive data collection, integration and analysis, according to ARI.
The technological integration allowed MasTec to synthesize all of its data to create a more comprehensive analysis of its fleet of 4,500 drivers and 4,300 vehicles, which travel nearly 100 million miles a year.
“The question was how we could bring different data points together and layer them to come up with a solution,” said Jeff Cole, director of strategic accounts for ARI. “The integrity of the data was critical, and Geotab’s advanced telematics systems fueled ARI’s ability to uncover efficiencies. This has allowed MasTec to do a lot of things they couldn’t do before.”
The new technological ecosystem has streamlined MasTec’s fleet operations, according to ARI. For example, instead of manually assigning a driver to a vehicle, the process now is automated based on the location of the jobsite.
“A streamlined operation with improved data translates into better workforce management and improved operations,” Santarcangelo added. “We know with certainty that technicians are spending less time behind the wheel and more time on the jobsite. We know this because we have the data.”
When an issue arises with a vehicle, people who need to be aware are alerted immediately. Plus, insights from the ARI/Geotab solutions have inspired a new safety program in which MasTec drivers are recognized for safe behaviors that others can emulate.