MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's impossible to solve a problem you don't know exists.
Upon integrating its technology with telematics provider Geotab to create an environment in which its all of its systems were able to communicate seamlessly with the ARI® fleet management system, MasTec Advanced Technologies, a communications and infrastructure installation division of MasTec, quickly learned a lot more about their fleet.
"The new detailed views give us broader visibility and improved operational rigor," said Brian Santarcangelo, VP, Technology Solutions at MasTec AT. "We can monitor who is driving each of our vehicles and know what's happening within our operating environment in real time."
To advance their insights and operations, MasTec AT went to ARI, the leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, with whom they had been working since 2012, for help with a solution. ARI and telematics provider Geotab worked to develop an approach that would meet MasTec AT's needs and deliver added value through intuitive data collection, integration and analysis.
The technological integration allowed MasTec to synthesize all of their data to create a more comprehensive analysis of their 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. For example, instead of manually assigning a driver to a vehicle, this process is now 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. With the data they started collecting, MasTec AT also was able to enhance their driver safety program to focus on the behavior of their drivers. Insights from the ARI and Geotab solutions are helping to fuel a new safety program at MasTec whereby drivers are recognized for safe behaviors that others can emulate.
ARI, a Holman company, has revolutionized fleet management with technology that enables organizations around the world to realize new levels of efficiency and value by leveraging the power of data through the ARI insights® portal. Founded in 1948, ARI, now the largest family owned company in the industry, has continuously uncovered new ways for fleet managers to translate their fleets' data into decreased costs and improved driver safety. ARI manages more than 1.4 million vehicles in North America, the UK and Europe and, together with its strategic partners, 3 million vehicles worldwide. Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, ARI has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune magazine five years in a row. Learn more at www.arifleet.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Geotab securely connects commercial vehicles to the internet, providing advanced web-based analytics to better manage your fleet. Geotab's open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with a company's other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing more than 1 billion data points a day, Geotab leverages big data and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes. The company's products are represented and sold worldwide through its Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.
About MasTec, Inc.
MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of communications, energy and utility infrastructure, such as: wireless, wireline/fiber, satellite communications and customer fulfillment activities; petroleum and natural gas pipeline infrastructure; electrical utility transmission and distribution; power generation; and industrial infrastructure. MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries. The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com. The Company's website should be considered as a recognized channel of distribution, and the Company may periodically post important, or supplemental, information regarding contracts, awards or other related news on the Presentations/Webcasts page in the Investors section therein.