Mohawk Materials

KeepTruckin gives Mohawk Materials' executive team real-time visibility into their fleet's operations anytime, from anywhere.

Location
Oklahoma & Kansas
Fleet Size
30
Type
Sand & Concrete Supply

"We wanted something more streamlined. The KeepTruckin Fleet App gave our plant managers the ability to track our trucks while they are out in the field."

Key Points:

  • Live tracking in the KeepTruckin Fleet App gives executives real-time location data
  • Mohawk saves thousands per year by consolidating GPS tracking, driver safety, and ELD compliance into one place

With facilities across Oklahoma and Kansas, Mohawk Materials produces and delivers high-quality concrete and sand for the surface prep, coatings, and construction industry.

Wes Beck is the company’s Logistics Coordinator and oversees the company’s fleet operations, including GPS tracking, ELD compliance and safety. As a manager and commercial vehicle operator, Beck understands how crucial technology can be with providing necessary visibility to run efficient operations. With their warehouses in remote locations, Mohawk Materials needed a solution to manage ELD compliance, track their vehicles, and understand driver safety—without being tied to an office desk.

In February 2020, Beck and Mohawk Materials decided to switch from PeopleNet to KeepTruckin for ELD compliance, real-time GPS tracking, and driver safety needs. 

Here’s how KeepTruckin saved Mohawk thousands per year, increased visibility into their operations from anywhere, and maximized efficiency for better customer relations. 

Consolidated systems

Beck’s team had originally planned to use PeopleNet to manage ELD compliance and fleet tracking. Unfortunately, PeopleNet’s tracking feature only updated the location of their vehicles in 30-minute intervals. Due to the fast-paced nature of their work, this was unacceptable, causing Beck to find a separate fleet tracking solution. This meant another app to train employees on, another monthly bill to pay, and a separate source of data from their ELD compliance.

When Beck found KeepTruckin, he was ecstatic to hear that our system not only makes it easy to manage compliance, but the fleet tracking feature works beyond his expectations. Now Beck can cut out Mohawk Materials’ extra fleet tracking service which ran them $500 a month and replace PeopleNet with KeepTruckin—an all-in-one tracking, driver safety, and ELD compliance solution.

Increased fleet visibility

Beck’s team can’t wait 30 minutes—or even 5 minutes—to get vehicle location updates. A delay like that could cause major backups further down the supply chain.

With KeepTruckin’s upgraded GPS tracking system that updates vehicle locations as fast as every 2 seconds, Beck’s team can track inbound vehicles and start preparing the outbound load for that driver. Without this real-time tracking, wrong shipments might be prepared or drivers will arrive at a location and nothing is ready.

The best part? KeepTruckin comes with a Fleet App, which allows the same tracking functionality that you’d get on your office computer right on your or tablet. This allows field managers at Mohawk Materials to stay on top of their operations while they’re on the go, without having to run back to the office for updates.

Beck also uses KeepTruckin’s location history feature to track how long his employees are at a certain location. If one of their drivers is at a facility for over two hours, Beck can charge for the extra time. The location history feature shows exactly how long his drivers were there, making invoicing simple and indisputable.

And with KeepTruckin’s AI-powered Smart Dashcams, Beck has real-time visibility into driver safety events on the road to help with coaching and exoneration evidence.

Streamlined operations

By consolidating systems and using real-time tracking, Beck’s team is operating on a new level. “Before, my plant managers would have to call to ask where the truck is and would have to wait 30 minutes for the next refresh to give an update,” says Beck. “Now, they don’t have to call me at all. They can check right on their phone and find out where that truck is.”

This has significantly reduced Beck’s workload while also saving countless hours for his team in the field.

With the Fleet App, Mohawk Materials now has the advantage of being able to access critical operations data from anywhere. “It’s KeepTruckin in the palm of my hand,” says Beck. 

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