Satellite technology is used routinely to locate and monitor the physical positions of trucks, railroad locomotives, and other vehicles. Now, expanded capabilities of the latest satellite-based monitoring systems not only can pinpoint location, but also provide data to help owners more effectively maintain and manage construction equipment. This article describes satellite-based applications for the monitoring of construction equipment with a focus on the benefits of this technology for both the construction equipment rental industry and public works departments. A tracking and monitoring system can enable a public works agency to better manage its equipment fleet by locating and redeploying underutilized vehicles, schedule preventive maintenance, and reduce equipment down time.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 48-50
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  • Accession Number: 00796077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2000 12:00AM