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See How HCSS Telematics Is More Than Just Location Tracking

HCSS Telematics is a comprehensive GPS solution that can help you manage your entire mixed fleet.

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Drive Your Entire Company with Telematics

Send telematics data to other HCSS products to catch errors and reduce double entry

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Help Eliminate Manual Meter Collection Processes

Receive meter readings directly from your machines to stay on track with equipment maintenance.

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Draw Precise Geofences for Accurate Reporting

Create geofences that match your jobsites’ boundaries for more accurate reporting.

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Be Aware of Unusual Activities to Reduce Field Theft

Use alerts to manage fleet safety, recover stolen equipment, and increase equipment utilization.

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Improve Cycle Time

Analyze cycle times between jobs to make better driver assignment decisions.

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Manage Your Mixed Fleet in One Place with HCSS OEM Link

Receive OEM data directly from major manufacturers like John Deere, CAT, Komatsu, and Volvo.

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Use Mobile Geofences to Capture Loading and Unloading of Materials

Dynamic geofences move with a piece of equipment to provide accurate asphalt cycle time and equipment transport tracking.

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Integrate with Job Management for Accurate Hours

Pull meter readings into HeavyJob to reduce double entry, verify usage hours, and get more accurate reports of equipment hours and true-up crew-lead reported hours.

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HCSS Telematics Hardware

Reliable, Easy-to-Install Devices to Fit Any Type of Equipment in Your Fleet
HCSS Telematics Hardware - 3G OBD-II Unit


Plugin Unit for Pickups & Fleet Vehicles

Complies with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Log Device (ELD) Mandate.

HCSS Telematics Hardware - 3G Wired Unit

Wired Unit

Wired Unit for Heavy Equipment & Large Trucks

Comes with weather-resistant case, helps you remotely monitor meter readings, mileage, driver behavior, peripherals, and more.

HCSS Telematics Hardware - Satellite Asset Tracker

Satellite Asset Tracker

Battery-Powered Tracker for Non-Driveable or Non-Powered Assets

Receive reports on unauthorized movement and engine run time. Receive data from remote locations via satellite.

How HCSS Telematics Fits Into the HCSS Suite

Connect HCSS Telematics with other HCSS products to improve your job management, equipment maintenance, dispatching, and fuel management.


HCSS Data Warehouse

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  • Unit price & lump sum bids
  • Rapid estimate creation from:
    • Libraries
    • Past estimates
    • Calculation routines
    • Assemblies
    • DOT imports
    • RSMeans data (option)
    • Richardson data (option)
  • Analysis tools
  • Rapid change tools
  • Comparisons to estimate and actual production history (w HeavyJob)
  • Invitation to bid
  • Quote management
  • Cost spreading routines
  • Multiple pricing options
  • Multiple bid proposal formats
  • Electronic bid submittals
  • Budget export to accounting
  • Budget export to HeavyJob
  • RFIs (2018)
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control
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HCSS Employee App

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control


  • Simple & easy interface
  • Diaries
  • Time cards
  • Progress quantities
  • Photos
  • Materials & subs
  • Production analysis
  • Real-time cost feedback
  • Production planner
  • Needs requests
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Easy attachment to submittals, etc.
  • Instant field to office communication
  • Responsibility assignments
  • Record “As-Built”
  • Document control
  • Version control

HCSS Safety

  • Meetings
  • Inspections
  • Observations
  • Near misses
  • Incidents
  • JHAs
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Employee App

  • Simple interface
  • Clock in/out
  • Payroll hour verification
  • Equipment inspections
  • Safety observations
  • Custom items such as “not injured”
  • Multi-employee time clock kiosk
  • Upcoming schedules (w/ Dispatcher)
  • Cost code hours (2018)
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HCSS Trucking

  • Easy smartphone truck identification
  • Easy recording of loads/dumps
  • Quantity capture
  • Foremen/operators as ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks


  • Time card approvals
  • Production reports
  • Change orders
  • T&M billing
  • Forecasting
  • Pay estimates
  • Job cost reports
  • Payroll hour reports
  • Accounting TrueUp (w/ DIS)
  • RFIs (2018)
  • Submittals (2018)
  • Document tracking (2018)
  • HCSS Plans integration

HCSS Dispatcher

  • Electronic “magnet board”
  • Schedule people, equipment, materials, trucks, inventory, and small tools
  • Snapshot of past, present and future
  • True up locations v.s HeavyJob time cards
  • Driver move assignments
  • Rentals
  • Management of future “needs”
  • “Needs” import from HeavyBid
  • Foremen “needs” from HeavyJob
  • Crew export to HeavyJob
  • Dispatching report to HeavyJob
  • Show up instructions to employees

HCSS Safety

  • Inspections, near misses, incidents
  • Free safety observations for all employees
  • Leading indicator analysis from field data
  • Closed-loop follow-up process for issues
  • 1,000 standard meetings, inspections, JSAs
  • Meetings, inspections, & JSAs are customizable
  • Critical meeting topics can be pushed to field
  • OSHA reporting
  • Skills and certifications
  • Quality reports (2018)

HCSS Inspections

  • Equipment Inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Pre and post-trip inspections
  • Customized inspections
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HCSS Forms

  • Free with HeavyJob or Safety
  • Customizable mobile forms
  • PDF fillable forms
  • Autofill from time cards (w/ HeavyJob)
  • Data mining of form data (2018)
  • Workflow & approvals (2018)

Equipment Maintenance

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Work orders
  • Work order assignment/scheduling
  • Mobile mechanic app
  • Equipment repair history
  • Equipment inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Field maintenance requests
  • Automated meter readings (w/ GPS)
  • Telematics data reporting (w/ GPS)
  • Warranty tracking
  • Inventory/parts management
  • Utilization reporting
  • Idle time reporting
  • Replace or repair dashboard

Fuel Tracking

  • Mobile phone app
  • Fuel & fluid tracking
  • For fuel truck drivers, foremen, lowboy drivers, etc.
  • Transactions to/from trucks/tanks
  • Third-party fuel card interfaces
  • Fuel charged to equipment/jobs
  • Fuel analysis report


  • Mixed fleet data in one location
  • HCSS GPS hardware
  • OEM GPS data integration
  • Aggregated HCSS + OEM GPS data
  • Interface to other HCSS Software
  • Location, meter, idle time, fuel level, fault codes
  • Stolen equipment alerts
  • Geofence entry/exit logs
  • Mobile geofence reporting
  • Cycle time reporting
  • Equipment utilization reporting
  • Customized alerts:Speeding, hard braking, etc.
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  • Automation of truck tickets
  • Simple & accurate verification of loads
  • Quantity capture
  • Fewer payment conflicts & discrepancies
  • Possible elimination of ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks
  • Integration with HeavyJob
  • Broker portal with real-time reporting
  • More (2018)

HCSS eLogs

  • Driver Hours of Service (HOS) logs
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs)
  • ELD mandate compliance
  • IFTA reporting
  • Driver & vehicle history
  • Pre- and post-trip inspections
  • Same hardware as HCSS GPS
  • Nearly all state DOTs
  • Download of bid items
  • Download of average bid prices
  • Upload of bid prices
  • Some cities & counties
  • Private services such as Amtek
  • Spreadsheets
  • Budget export from HeavyBid
  • Pay item export from HeavyBid
  • Vendors & subs from HeavyBid
  • Labor & equipment hours from HeavyJob
  • Quantities from HeavyJob
  • Jobs, equipment, employees, & cost codes to HeavyJob

HCSS Telematics is Used by Some of the Top Construction Companies

Top construction companies with a wide variety of fleet sizes use HCSS Telematics to track and secure their equipment.
HCSS Safety Customer - Achen Gardner
HCSS Customer - C.J. Mahan Construction Company
HCSS Customer - Walbec Group
HeavyJob Customer - E.R Snell Contractor
HCSS Customer - Nelson & Sons Construction
HCSS Customer - Emery & Sons Construction Group
HCSS Customer - H&K Group
Reece Alet Inc.
HCSS Customer - JF Brennan
Customer - Joseph J. Albanese
HCSS Customer - Loenbro
S.T. Wooten

Case Studies

Watch videos or read articles about how HCSS Telematics has impacted companies nationwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some key questions you may have regarding HCSS Telematics or HCSS.

HCSS Telematics is GPS designed specifically for the construction industry, allowing you to track the location and performance of your entire fleet, from yellow iron and heavy equipment to tractor trailers, company trucks, and fuelers. Store all your data in one, easy-to-use location for tracking, reporting, and analysis, to ensure your equipment is being used efficiently and safely.

Purchase HCSS GPS wired or plug-in hardware or use the existing OEM GPS devices on your John Deere, Komatsu, CAT, or Volvo equipment to capture location, speed, run time, idle time, and geofence alerts, allowing you to track costs and production and know where your equipment is and how it’s being used at all times.

Integrate your HCSS Telematics data into HeavyJob to get accurate hours spent on the job and spot discrepancies between reported and used hours. Flow data into Equipment360 to schedule preventative maintenance and keep equipment history up to date, and get more accurate scheduling availability by sending location data to HCSS Dispatcher.

HCSS Telematics has four different plans with features to fit your equipment tracking needs. Plan 1 and Plan 2 include OBD-II or wired units for heavy equipment and trucks, while Plan 3 provides satellite tracking for non-powered assets. Plan 4 allows you to use the existing GPS units on your John Deere, Komatsu, CAT, and Volvo equipment to track all assets in one place.

Plan 1 includes robust cellular coverage for equipment hours and mileage reporting. Current locations are displayed on the HCSS Telematics map view, with live map auto-refresh and time-lapse movement of equipment on the map. Plan 1 automatically updates equipment hours meters and mileage and allows you to create custom equipment groups and types for reporting.

Receive equipment runtime hours and create geofences around fixed locations, as well as alerts for abnormal startup times to prevent theft or misuse.

Plan 2 includes the same cellular coverage and internal backup battery and all the features of Plan 1, with two digital inputs and increased reporting capabilities for fleet vehicles, including speed reporting, geofence entry and exit alerts, and digital input alerts.

For non-powered or non-mobile assets, or for equipment on remote sites without cellular service, Plan 3 provides satellite-only communication that pings equipment location every 12 hours. Plan 3 provides current location, equipment hours reporting, geofences on fixed locations, and equipment run-time hours.

Plan 4 is perfect for companies who have OEM GPS devices on the John Deere, Komatsu, Volvo, and CAT equipment they already own and would like to integrate that data into their HCSS Telematics system. HCSS OEM Link imports your OEM data into HCSS Telematics to allow you to track current location and equipment runtime hours, design geofences, create custom filters and templates, receive alerts, and more.

Our OBD-II units feature a 30-second, plug-and-play installation that makes them perfect for pickup trucks and fleet vehicles. This unit supports all five vehicle engine OBD-II protocols—the signaling designs used by all major vehicle manufacturers—while still providing customizable features including GPS location, ignition, geofencing, trip reporting, and events. OBD-II units feature an internal backup battery that notifies you if the device is disconnected from the vehicle, as well as a store-and-forward data function that maintains data when traveling out of cellular coverage and reports it once coverage has resumed.

Our Wired Units are designed for heavy equipment, such as yellow iron and large trucks like tractor trailers and heavy-duty pickups. They have a weather-resistant case and external antennas to remotely monitor meter readings, mileage, driver behavior, peripherals, and more.

Wired units feature a backup battery and the same store-and-forward function as the OBD-II units, with two additional digital inputs for monitoring peripherals, and work on either 12- or 24-volt systems.

For equipment that can be turned on but not driven, and for all non-powered assets, HCSS offers battery-powered satellite asset trackers that will track location, movement, and engine runtime hours and report back to your HCSS Telematics system using satellite communication. The fully self-contained devices use standard AAA Lithium Ion batteries and install quickly using a simple screw-mounted bracket, and are perfect for challenging environments due to their NEMA 4X/IP68-rated enclosure.

HCSS Telematics has plan options and hardware to fit all of your different equipment needs. Each plan is charged on a monthly basis plus hardware costs and includes unlimited user access to the website from any device with a web browser.

In Plan 1, for yellow iron and heavy equipment, wired units or OBD-II plug-in devices ping your equipment location every 4 hours to provide equipment hours and mileage, send alerts for potential theft, and create geofences around job sites.

Receive location information every 2 minutes from wired units or OBD-II plug-in devices in Plan 2. Plan 2 provides equipment hours and mileage, as well as alerts for driver speed, geofence entry and exit, and abnormal start times to ensure operators are using equipment properly and to be notified of potential theft. This plan is for on-road vehicles such as one-ton pickup trucks, mechanic trucks, fuelers, and any vehicles with an OBD-II port.

Plan 3 is designed for generators, trailers, welders, arrow boards, and other non-powered assets. The satellite asset tracker pings every 12 hours, allowing you to keep track of the location of all of your non-powered equipment.

In Plan 4, use the OEM GPS devices already installed on your John Deere, Komatsu, CAT, and Volvo equipment to import GPS data directly into the website, eliminating the need to log into multiple manufacturers’ systems for reporting data.

Your initial purchase of HCSS GPS hardware and monthly plan includes unlimited licenses. Plans start at $5/month for your OEM GPS devices or $11/month for HCSS devices, plus the cost of hardware, and are designed to work with all powered and non-powered assets in your fleet.

You should purchase hardware for each piece of equipment you want to track, as well as a monthly plan for each piece of equipment as well. You can mix and match plans to fit the type of equipment you have.

Your fleet managers, dispatchers, project managers, and owners/executives can all create logins for the website to track equipment location and usage information, with an unlimited license count to meet any size company’s needs.

HCSS Telematics sends meter readings, equipment locations, and reporting data to HCSS Dispatcher to help your dispatcher schedule and manage resources more efficiently. You can also view equipment, locations, geofences, and truck plans from HCSS Dispatcher in HCSS Telematics to sync your resource management and make it even more efficient.

Send meter readings and equipment locations to Equipment360 and receive meter readings back to automate preventative maintenance cycles and generate work orders. Eliminate double entry and verify usage hours in time cards by pulling meter readings automatically into your HeavyJob time cards.

HCSS can import the data from the OEM GPS devices already installed on your John Deere, Komatsu, CAT, and Volvo heavy equipment directly into using OEM Link. OEM Link gives you one simple place to access all telematics data across equipment manufacturers, automatically pulling in the information you would normally have to get by logging into those manufacturers’ systems and combining it with the data from your HCSS GPS devices.

Track all of your equipment on one map and receive data such as location, run time, idle time and trigger alerts. You can also run reports on each device and send data to your other HCSS software for even more integration.

OEM Link is just $5/month per unit and is simple to activate in the HCSS Credentials website.

No, anyone can activate HCSS OEM Link for the number of equipment they want.

You can activate as few or as many pieces of your equipment with HCSS OEM Link. If you’re unsure about our product, activate just a couple of pieces to test it out. There’s no contract so you can cancel at any time.

HCSS OEM Link allows you to track your entire fleet in one place to help reduce multiple logins to different manufacturers. Pulling in your telematics data and integrating with the suite of HCSS software will help drive work flows and increase efficiency for your equipment team.