Gallagher Asphalt Sees Immediate Results Using Fleetwatcher

Repeat Job Provides Comparison Data and $60,000 to the Bottom Line!

Gallagher_night_paving_crewWhen the management at Gallagher Asphalt made the decision to purchase Fleetwatcher, they expected immediate results. So when a "repeat" paving job was kicked-off, management knew this would be an opportunity for a good comparison.

"Each year, a village near Chicago paves several roads, typically taking 5-6 weeks to complete. We did this job last year and were doing what was essentially the same job this year - same number of streets, same mix, same distance, same bid. The only difference was having Fleetwatcher installed," says Jonkman. 

The result? Last year, Gallagher finished the job $60,000 over budget on trucking costs. This year, the company finished $500 under budget!

"Fleetwatcher's Material Delivery Solution allowed us to identify inefficiencies and make changes. In real-time, we were able to see when drivers were taking longer routes to the job or driving in clusters, thus producing bottlenecks at the plant and/or paver and extending cycle times. As a result, this tends to drive up the number of trucks we need to complete the job. However, by modifying their behavior, we reduced the number of trucks required to deliver the same amount of asphalt," said Jonkman. 

Seeing the savings of $60,000 on just one job has easily reinforced to Jonkman and the other managers at Gallagher Asphalt that they've made a great investment with Fleetwatcher. 

For further information on Earthwave Technologies' Fleetwatcher and the benefits it can deliver to fleets both on-road and off, please contact Larry Baker at 317-218-6102 or email to

About Gallagher Asphalt: Founded in 1928 and now in its third generation of family management, Gallagher Asphalt has paved or resurfaced literally thousands and thousands of miles of pavement, under some of the country’s most challenging conditions. With state-of-the-art, high capacity plants strategically positioned in key south suburban Chicago locations, Gallagher effectively and efficiently services commercial and industrial customers throughout more than 3,000 square miles.

About Earthwave Technologies: Earthwave Technologies is a provider of telematics solutions exclusively for the heavy equipment contractor. Our wireless fleet management system, Fleetwatcher, is used to help construction contractors get a better look at their fleet and help them reduce idle timecut fuel and equipment costs, see cycle time and count, and track fleet location and activity. To help with these areas Fleetwatcher provides reports for our customers to easily read the data and develop a plan to address any problems these reports may highlight.



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