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Telematics and GPS Solutions for Heavy Construction

Construction equipment software and hardware solutions that helps track your assets and sends telematics data to other management software.

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See How HCSS Telematics Is More Than Just Location Tracking

HCSS Telematics is more than construction equipment tracking and management software. It is a comprehensive GPS solution that can help you manage your entire mixed fleet.

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

Over-the-Road GPS Unit

Plugin Unit for Pickups & Fleet Vehicles

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

Wired Unit

Wired Unit for Heavy Equipment

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

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.

Heavy Equipment GPS Unit

Plugin Unit for Heavy Equipment

The Heavy Equipment GPS unit plugs into a standard 9-pin connector and is designed specifically for heavy equipment. It is resistant to high reverberation and can support a high voltage, and it installs in less than 30 seconds

What is Electronic Logging?

HCSS offers an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution designed specifically for construction companies to stay in compliance with Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and improve operations.

Key Benefits:

  • Meet DOT regulations with a simple, low-cost, FMCSA-Compliant mobile app.
  • Track Hours of Services, DVIRs, and IFTA reporting.
  • Track driver behaviors, avoid violations, and conduct inspections.
  • Automatically comply with FMCSA regulations including ELD reporting and engine synchronization requirements.
  • Add electronic logs to your HCSS GPS-enabled vehicles for just $5 per month per driver.
  • Instantly connect the mobile app to your vehicles using Bluetooth LE technology.

DEVICE OPTIONS | Android tablet, smartphone, and iOS

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.

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YOUR BUSINESS


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Estimating & Bidding

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HeavyBid

  • 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
Field Management
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HeavyJob

  • 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
  • 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
Project Management & Job Costing
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HeavyJob

  • 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
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control
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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)
Dispatching & Scheduling
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HCSS Dispatcher

  • Electronic “Magnet Board” Scheduling of people, equipment, materials, trucks, inventory, and small tools
  • Snapshot of past, present & future
  • True up locations vs HeavyJob timecards
  • 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
Safety, Quality, & Skills
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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 the field
  • OSHA reporting
  • Skills and certifications
  • Quality reports starting in 2018

Inspections

HCSS Inspections

  • Equipment Inspections
  • Field Equipment Inspection Data
  • Drive Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Pre and post-trip inspections
  • Customized inspections

Forms

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HCSS Forms

  • Free with HeavyJob or Safety
  • Customizable mobile forms
  • PDF fillable forms
  • Autofill from Time Cards (w HeavyJob)

Fleet Management

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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
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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
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Telematics/GPS

  • 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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Trucking

  • 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)

DOT & Other Interfaces

D.O.T. & Other Interfaces

  • Nearly all state DOTs
  • Download of biditems
  • Download of avg. bid prices
  • Upload of bid prices
  • Some cities & counties
  • Private services such as Amtek
  • Spreadsheets

Payroll & Accounting Interfaces

Payroll & Accounting Interfaces

  • Budget export from HeavyBid
  • Payitem export from HeavyBid
  • Vendors and subs from HeavyBid
  • JD Edwards (custom)
  • Labor & equipment hours from HeavyJob
  • Quantities from HeavyJob
  • Jobs, equipment, employees & cost codes to HeavyJob
Accounting Systems
  • Viewpoint family
  • Dexter & Chaney
  • Sage family
  • JD Edwards (custom)
  • CMIC (custom)
  • Foundation
  • Explorer family
  • Quickbooks
  • PeachTree
  • Most Others

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HCSS Telematics is Used by Some of the Top Construction Companies

Top construction companies with a wide variety of fleet sizes use HCSS construction telematics software to track and secure their equipment.

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What Our HCSS Telematics Customers Are Saying

Meet some of the people who use HCSS Telematics equipment tracking software and find out how it’s making their lives easier.

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.

What are the different plan options for HCSS Telematics?

There are a number of different plan options with different hardware types to fit all of your different equipment needs so you can track all of your equipment, no matter where it is. Each plan is charged on a monthly basis plus hardware costs and includes unlimited user access to the HCSSTelematics.com website from any device with a web browser.

Plan 1

Wired units or OBD2 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. Plan 1 is designed for yellow iron and heavy equipment as well as two-ton trucks and heavier.

Plan 2

Receive location information every 2 minutes from wired units or OBD2 plug-in devices. 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 OBD2 port.

Plan 3

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. Equipment hours are available with a wired add-on installed on assets that can be turned on but not driven.

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 HCSSTelematics.com website, eliminating the need to log into multiple manufacturers’ systems for reporting data. Data is updated as often as the manufacturer releases information.

Learn more about the different HCSS Telematics plan features »

How many HCSS Telematics licenses should I buy?

Your initial purchase of HCSS GPS hardware and monthly plan includes unlimited licenses.

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, such as Plan 1 for any yellow iron or heavy equipment, Plan 2 for all fleet vehicles, and Plan 3 for any generators or arrow boards you own.

See the feature differences in HCSS Telematics plans »

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

Learn more about the different HCSS Telematics plans »

HCSSTelematics.com can be accessed on any device that has a web browser. You can even access the data from your OEM GPS devices already installed on your John Deere, Komatsu, CAT, and Volvo equipment through OEM Link, which allows you to view all equipment in one place without having to log into multiple manufacturers’ systems.

Pricing is customized to each customer.

Does HCSS Telematics work with other HCSS software?

HCSS Telematics goes beyond location tracking by interfacing with other HCSS products and your own business software to help you manage equipment and maximize efficiency and productivity.

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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 HCSSTelematics.com to sync your resource management and make it even more efficient.

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Automate preventative maintenance cycles and generate work orders by sending meter readings and equipment locations to Equipment360 and receiving meter readings back from the shop management software as well.

HCSS Telematics can also help improve your payroll and billing when you export data to a Microsoft Excel file and import it directly into your company’s accounting system. This helps you capture accurate equipment hours while reducing double entry or errors.

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Do I need to be an HCSS Telematics customer to use HCSS OEM Link?

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

How many pieces of equipment should I activate?

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.

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