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Optimizing Your Lift Truck Fleet

Rebecca Nielsen
MarCom Manager, Lift trucks

Information Insights from a Remote Monitoring System

Information is power. And in today’s data-driven business environment, the faster you can access and analyze it, the better you can optimize your operational efficiencies. With a data collection and remote monitoring system, it is possible to capture and transmit data from your lift truck fleet as it is created, so you always know what’s going on and what to do next.

Here are just some of the things a remote monitoring system can give you insight into:

  • Safety alerts
  • Machine status (moving or idling)
  • Average fuel consumption
  • Average fuel consumption per lifted load
  • Total fuel consumption
  • Engine coolant level
  • Oil pressure
  • Transmission temperature
  • Container lifting alarms
  • Traveling distance
  • Average traveling speed
  • Load spectrum
  • Total load lifted

Leveraging the Power of Data

Imagine how helpful it would be to know exactly where every lift truck in your fleet is, what it’s doing, and how much fuel it’s using. Armed with this critical data from a remote monitoring system, you can effectively manage every aspect of your fleet’s performance—from safety alerts to maintenance. Best of all, you can do it from anywhere, via your computer or mobile device.

By analyzing the data provided by your remote monitoring system, you can chart efficiency and usage metrics to help make your lift truck fleet more productive. You can increase uptime while ensuring the accuracy of picks and loads. You can generate schedules that utilize your fleet’s strengths, while identifying areas for improvement across your operations. You can even determine benchmarks for driver performance, to develop and fine-tune accountability standards. And by documenting patterns in equipment wear, you’ll be able to set predictive preventive maintenance programs that eliminate problems before they occur. Not only will this reduce unscheduled downtime and frustration, but it will also create substantial costs savings over time and improve the service life and ROI of your fleet vehicles. 

Convenience and Confidence

In addition to the bottom-line benefits of leveraging data from a remote monitoring system, you’re sure to appreciate the convenience and peace of mind it delivers, too. Because you don’t have to be on-site to keep track of your lift truck fleet, you’ll always be connected to the field and have the ability to deal with issues whenever or wherever they arise. This gives you the confidence and freedom to focus on other areas of your business that require your attention without fear of missing something.

When it comes to your business, nothing provides peace of mind like solid plans. Data from a remote monitoring system, such as TRUCONNECT® from Konecranes, allows you to make actionable plans based on sound metrics that will make your fleet run better and help you sleep better at night.