EROAD, a fleet performance management company, and the Bulk Construction Materials Initiative, a cloud-based software for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials company, are enabling industry-relevant customer-centric solutions.
Current initiatives include integrating EROAD’s Drive application with BCMI’s dispatch system, supporting business critical insights, and improving efficiency and transparency for ready-mix fleets.
EROAD’s and BCMI’s teaming approach toward exploring opportunities for integrated and complementary solutions offers a range of potential benefits for drivers, back-office teams and fleet managers.
Advantages include greater visibility of the status and location of assets, loads and materials for users across the ready-mix supply chain, supporting opportunities for better communication, streamlined workflows and overall fleet management.
The Synergy of BCMI and EROAD Technologies
“By joining forces with BCMI, we are positioned to deliver unparalleled value to our shared ready-mix customers by aiding with plant-to-site visibility, turning complex data into actionable information, streamlining workflow, enhancing efficiency, and ultimately, driving greater business success. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and providing cutting-edge solutions that empower fleets to navigate the challenges of modern-day logistics,” EROAD Chief Data Science Officer Dean Marris said.
The Drive app by EROAD is compatible with Android-based tablets installed in the cabs of ready-mix concrete trucks equipped with CoreHub, EROAD’s telematic gateway device.
Job ticketing details and supporting information are sent from BCMI’s dispatch platform to the tablets running EROAD’s app.
Following this, auto-status updates and log-in details are exchanged between BCMI and EROAD for logging and analysis purposes.
The Drive app also facilitates the seamless sending and receiving of text messages, visible on drivers’ in-cab tablets and within BCMI’s dispatch system.
Features Customers Can Look Forward To
- Greater Efficiency – The transmission of data and information across the EROAD and BCMI systems, reducing the need for drivers to engage with multiple hardware and software systems, while also eliminating the need for double entries in disparate applications.
- Enhanced Driver Communication – Capabilities for streamlining job workflow and sending of messages from dispatchers directly to drivers’ tablets keeping them informed of critical updates about their assets and loads.
- Added Functionality –Unlocking access for users to relevant data insights from both EROAD and BCMI platforms, without having to toggle between systems.