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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new safety regulations for all truck drivers in the US, including ready mix drivers, which will be effective December 18, 2017 and will require documentation and reporting of compliance records by all drivers. The new regulations will monitor the driver’s overall hours of service.
Surface Tech’s TRKR-MOBILE e-tool will not only meet all reporting requirements for the new FMCSA regulations, but also offers enhanced safety functions.
“TRKR-Mobile offers a one-stop solution for ensuring transparency with the new regulations, as well as reducing the overall risk of construction defect claims and improving site safety,” said Bryan Goerger, VP/GM, Concrete Products. “In addition to these benefits, the app is easy to use. The TRKR-Mobile app communicates seamlessly with DOT to report the necessary information with minimal effort.”
With TRKR-Mobile, the driver must go through a safety checklist before completing a delivery. Pre-programmed mileposts for safety requirements are clicked off for documentation. The driver also has the ability to record video, photos and notes to further document the job site experience. Weather data is captured automatically at start, site arrival and completion of delivery. Tracking of the load from plant to site is also a geo-recorded documentation fed to the backroom platform.
TRKR-Mobile ensures that the driver records are up to date. All of the required details such as driver’s licenses and required eligibility stats are maintained. If a contractor, all licensing is also kept up to date. The data is synced into the platform, allowing verification via the digital platform rather than by device alone.
For more information on TRKR-Mobile and other beneficial software solutions, visit http://surface-tech.com/concrete_platform_2017/cmplync/. For further information on the FMCSA regulations please visit http://www.theconcreteproducer.com/how-to/fleets/drivers-hours-of-service-rules_o.
Take an opportunity to Test Drive the Revolutionary New E-platform for the Concrete Industry
Every three years, early March brings one of the largest gatherings in the construction industry to Las Vegas - the CONEXPO - CON/AGG Convention. Surface Tech will be a part of this exciting event and attendees will have the opportunity to demo its revolutionary e-platform.
“The e-platform is more than your average order fulfillment software,” said Steve Santa Cruz, President, Surface Tech. “Our platform helps improve margins, improves customer relations and streamlines processes right from the very start of a project and is designed to fit the unique needs of the concrete industry. This is in addition to the numerous other benefits the e-platform offers such as documentation and safety compliance, logistics improvements and overall increased transparency.”
The e-platform works to unite processes unique to the concrete industry (from engineering, specifications, estimating/delivery through placement, testing and back-end practices) and includes three modules focused on e-content, e-commerce and mobile applications.
Through the use of these modules, clients will see opp//surface-tech.com/landing-page-asmbl/vortunities to increase margins, enhance efficiency, reduce construction defect claims, and improve job safety.
The glitz of Las Vegas set the stage for Surface Tech’s unveiling of its groundbreaking e-platform at the Wynn Encore Las Vegas during the World of Concrete trade show event.
Attendees at 2017 World of Concrete were invited to see first-hand the rollout of the e-platform tooklkit.
“Many likened it to Uber or Amazon for the concrete industry,” said Bryan Goerger, Vice President/General Manager of the Concrete Division. “The excitement for this tool and how it will reinvent the concrete industry was contagious. I lost count of how many times we heard the word, ‘wow!’.”
The three components of the platform, TRKR™, CMPLYNC™, and ASBML™, were shown through a series of demos over the course of three days.
ASBML™, a module of the e-platform and first for the concrete industry, simplifies and enhances the bidding process for concrete contractors and estimators while providing engineers, designers and owners e-content to use for specifications to benefit from by selecting concretes that offer distinctive performance characteristics.
The TRKR™ module eliminates many of the common jobsite and administrative challenges faced in the concrete industry today including ordering, delivery, measuring job site performance, billing/collection and more. Contractor orders through the supplier are kept up to date in real time and provides an added layer of transparency.
CMPLYNC™ is a Mobile App that is an active compliance management system which improves jobsite & transportation safety, and reduces the risk of construction defect claims.
“The industry is excited about this relevant and groundbreaking technology that will result in increased profitability and efficiency across the industry,” said Steve Santa Cruz, President, Surface Tech. “We are looking forward to the next phase of implementing our E-Platform and are motivated by the excellent feedback we received from industry peers at World of Concrete.”
The just-released Surface Tech digital platform, which empowers concrete manufacturers and contractors with interconnectivity, incorporates three major modules: CMPLYNC™ (mobile app for compliance and safety), TRKR™ (e-commerce) and ASMBL™ (e-content). In this article, we’ll provide an overview of CMPLYNC, a solution that actively manages compliance and safety issues.
CMPLYNC is a mobile application built to address and streamline compliance and safety issues. The app improves job site and transportation safety and mitigates the risk of construction defect claims.
With CMPLYNC, the driver must go through a safety checklist before completing a delivery. Pre-programmed mileposts for safety requirements are clicked off for documentation. Driver also has the ability to record video, photos and notes to further document the job site experience. Weather data is captured automatically at start, site arrival and completion of delivery. Tracking of the load from plant to site is also a geo-recorded documentation fed to the backroom platform.
CMPLYNC ensures that the driver records are up to date. All of the required details such as driver’s licenses and required eligibility stats are kept up. If a contractor, all licensing is also kept up to date. The data is synced into the platform, allowing verification via the digital platform rather than by device alone.
CMPLNC allows the capture of any notable issues from plant to site delivery and the actual pour. By having this important information documented, the supplier and contractor will have a more robust defense should a claim be made in the future.
Although the Surface Tech software program has predicted the concrete strength needed on a project and specified the recipe used to make the concrete, when the driver delivers the product to the site, the contractor asks that more water be added. This changes the consistency and creates a different performance level than planned, diminishing the product’s strength. Documentation is necessary, not simply accommodation.
The driver delivers the product to the site, but the weather conditions are not good for pouring. However, pouring is ordered. To back up the auto-weather feeds, the driver takes photographs and videos on site and records notes, capturing the situation and delivering to the platform. This real-time data is instantly shared with the supplier via the program.
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