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Q&A With Mick Gore from Gore Earthmoving


Gore Earthmoving is an Australian-owned, Goondiwindi-based company, operating in the farming, mining and civil contracting sectors. Under Mick Gore's leadership, the family business has built a solid reputation of efficiency and professional performance across a number of rural and civil construction projects. These include irrigation development and maintenance, road construction, pipe laying, water supply and delivery, vegetation control, large earthworks, feedlot developments and stock dams.

Given this diverse project scope, Mick was looking for a tracking system that would enable increased driver and machine productivity, as well as something that would help better manage servicing scheduling and maintenance planning. We sat down with him to find out how Navman Wireless' technology assists in doing so.

Q What were the biggest challenges faced by your organisation?

A. Our biggest issue was effectively managing the diverse range and vast areas of our projects. With such a comprehensive fleet of vehicles we wanted to ensure that our assets were being fully utilised. We required more detailed and accurate reporting of vehicle movements. We needed a solution that was going to give us increased visibility of our assets and how they were being used, as well as the ability to refine our maintenance and management processes.

Q How have the Navman Wireless solutions helped address these challenges?

A. By moving away from old rocker clocks and implementing a GPS fleet management system, we were able to maximise visibility and better manage the scheduled servicing of our fleet. The implementation of Navman Wireless' Qtanium 350 allowed us to address the issue of driver and machine productivity, allowing us to monitor our fleet under the most demanding and remote conditions.

The fact that the data from Navman Wireless system is transmitted via satellite means we now have instant access to information from vehicles working in remote worksites. We can track the work-versus-idle time much more efficiently which has enabled us to better manage work flows and down times, without having to rely on reports from machine operators.

In addition to tracking vehicles, the Navman Wireless driver ID system allows us to monitor the movements of our staff, enabling the development and execution of efficient shift work planning and managing driver productivity.

Q What kind of results have you experienced?

A. Within six months of implementing Navman Wireless' solutions our company has seen a significant rise in productivity across all areas of the business. Navman Wireless' systems have given us the ability to generate accurate and timely accounts of all our equipment's activity which is paramount when we have vehicles working in remote worksites.

Monitoring work-versus-idle time with instant alerts via satellite has allowed us to improve driver productivity and safety across our fleet, which has resulted in an increased quality of service to our clients. By improving the level and control of accuracy in the preventative maintenance of our entire fleet, we have been able to ensure that up to date maintenance remains a high priority for all our vehicles.

You can read the Gore Earthmoving case study here.

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