Magazine Article | July 24, 2015

GPS Data: The Key To Operational Improvements

Source: Field Technologies Magazine

By Brian Albright, Field Technologies

ABM Industries overhauls its customer-facing operations and improves technician safety.

In the highly competitive construction and facility services industries, accurate billing is critical both for a company’s reputation and its cash flow. Increasingly, GPS location data plays a large role in helping companies track their project activities and assure customers that their employees and equipment were at the right location at the right time.

The GPS fleet solution has proven to be a valuable tool for both billing and employee safety at ABM Building and Energy Solutions, part of ABM Industries Incorporated, one of the world’s largest building and facility services companies. The Building and Energy Solutions Division is responsible for mechanical, HVAC, electrical, and power generation solutions and operates a fleet of 695 vehicles across the U.S. The majority of those trucks are service vans, along with some pickups, flatbeds, and boom trucks.