New Construction Products May 2017 - Page 6

NCP INDUSTRY NEWS ARI Introduces the ARI Vehicle Replacement Prioritization Tool ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets to more than 2 million vehicles worldwide, has empowered fleet managers with direct, online access to data vital in deciding the best time to replace a vehicle with the ARI Vehicle Replacement Prioritization Tool®.  This new technology from ARI helps companies gather and analyze data from their fleets to create a ranked list of which vehicles in their fleets should be replaced first. Customizable for each client, the analysis takes into consideration factors important to the operation of each fleet, prioritizes the replace- ment needs of the entire fleet and recommends the order of replacements that optimize total cost of ownership.  The ARI Replacement Prioritization Tool analyzes eight criteria, including age, mileage, maintenance expenses (for the last year and over a vehicle’s lifetime) and total downtime. It also accounts for how important a vehicle is to the operation of the company. For example, critical vehicles like a crane or a specialized work truck without a back-up would be prioritized in the system. It also takes into consideration the lead-time for replacement and the availability of like-kind rentals in the ranking process. • Mack Trucks WheresMyConcrete App Now Available Mack Trucks announced today that WheresMy- Concrete, a cloud-based and telematics-connected dispatching, analytics and customer service tool, is now available for Mack ready-mix customers seek- ing improved asset visibility, dispatch efficiency and real-time data identifying exactly where a concrete load is in the delivery process. Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2017. “WheresMyConcrete helps Mack’s ready-mix customers better track vehicles, while also offering analytics to improve operational performance, enabling the more efficient management of their trucks,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction prod- uct manager. “This tool gives managers information in real-time, helping eliminate the potential for unnecessary downtime on the job site.” WheresMyConcrete, a new addition to Mack® Fleet Management Services, provides real-time data for concrete mixer fleet dispatchers, improving transparency and service to customers, as well as providing critical analytics designed to help improve operations. Utilizing Mack’s factory-installed GuardDog® Connect integrated telematics platform, WheresMyConcrete is available on Mack truck models equipped with a Mack engine, including the Mack Pinnacle™, Granite®, TerraPro® and LR models. GuardDog Connect is standard on these Mack models. WheresMyConcrete can be tailored to ready-mix customers’ needs, including those who need only GPS tracking of their trucks. • 4 New Construction Products • May ‘17