A Guide to World of Asphalt 2019

When is World of Asphalt 2019?

Tracking Hours of Service in Construction

The US Department of Transportation sets rules for commercial vehicles that mandate drive-time and rest-time tracking. These figures are used to ensure drivers get enough rest while on the road. These requirements seem obvious to long haul trucking companies, but these rules also apply to the...

Best Practices for Preventing Theft on Small and Mid-Sized Assets

  In my experience, business owners in the construction industry all have issues with theft prevention.  If you find yourself in this position, know you are not alone.  Having your tools and equipment “walk away” from a job site or yard can be very discerning.  Not only does it cause a loss of...

A Guide to World of Concrete 2019

When is World of Concrete 2019? World of Concrete kicks off on January 21, 2019 for seminars and on January 22, 2019 for exhibits.  The show runs until January 25, 2019.

How GPS Tracking Works

GPS technology is so pervasive we rarely stop to think how it works. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a fascinating system serving billions of users that took decades to form. Let’s take look at how GPS tracking works and how it fits for asset tracking and fleet management.

3 Reasons Why Effective Managers Need Asset Tracking

Completing projects on time and within budget is a complex, challenging endeavor, especially if your business has several concurrent jobs spread over a broad geographic area. Asset tracking is a critical tool to helping teams control their assets. However, there is more to asset management than...

The Evolution of Vehicle Telematics: How we Got to Now

Telematics – the remote monitoring and collection of vehicle data – is nothing new. Through the use of location, speed, and engine computer data, telematics helps to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, improve coordination and scheduling, and helps with safety and compliance. With all these great...

The Challenges of High/Fast Growth Companies vis-a-vis Asset Tracking

The dream of many owners is to grow their company from a small business to one of the major players in their market, and to do it quickly and strategically. As anyone who has attempted this journey knows, it’s a lot easier said than done – especially if you don’t invest in the technology and...

Top 4 Reasons to Attend GIE Expo (and Hardscape North America)

This event isn’t just one tradeshow.  It is two!  The GIE Expo is one of the tradeshows.  Hardscape North America is the second.  They are both at the same location, which gives an attendee or exhibitor the two-for-one ability to see what is going on in the industry and to get some quality...

What is Asset Management Software?

Asset management software is a computer program or digital system that helps keep track of an organization’s stuff. That stuff can be machines, vehicles, products, or pretty much any physical item that matters in terms of cost or revenue. Asset management is needed because things - large and small...

Top 3 Reasons to Attend The 2018 Landscape Show and FNGLA

Tenna is thrilled to be exhibiting this year at The 2018 Landscape Show (booth 1079), which is presented by Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). Here are our top 3 reasons for becoming a member of FNGLA and for participating in the show.

Choosing the Right Tracking Technology

We’ve been there. We’ve lost parts, had them stolen, misplaced them so that we had to rent or order more. We’ve had heavy equipment break down mid-operation due to infrequent maintenance and lost time on the project schedule to accommodate repairs. We’ve sacrificed margin on our jobs after blowing...

Transportation Compliance and What it Means for Fleet Managers

Commercial drivers and fleet operators must comply with a number of regulatory requirements. These have strange acronyms and may seem burdensome, but in reality they largely can codify good business practices that aren’t difficult to implement with the right tools. In this post we’ll explain these...

The Evolution of Asset Tracking Usage

The basic start to today’s complex industrial asset management systems probably started with a simple question like, “Where the heck is that skip loader when we need it?” It was driven by frustrated foremen or site managers who were tired of wasting time and money conducting labor-intensive...

Asset Tracking Data Security FAQs

As industrial companies rely more and more on asset tracking information to manage operations, protecting their data becomes more important than ever. Unfortunately, computer hackers are a highly sophisticated group, often possessing skills and technologies that outstrip the capabilities of...

The Business of IoT

There’s a lot of talk these days about IoT, or the Internet of Things. But what, exactly, is IoT and what does it do?

3 Hidden Costs Construction Companies Can Prevent

There are a lot of articles that talk about the hidden costs in construction. Many of these are associated with the building of the project and are out of a contractor’s control: fees associated with the state or municipality, environmental delays, incomplete designs, unanticipated site conditions...

Industrial Asset Management – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Technology is reshaping the world of asset management (and the world at large) faster than anyone could have anticipated. To get an idea of where our industry might be headed, Tenna asked three experts to share their ideas on upcoming changes that will rock our industry in the near and distant...

Efficiency Improvement: So Busy, Too Many Screens

I chose the college I attended for many reasons, one of which was the centralization of resources it provided.  From the class buildings and recreational areas to the dorms and food halls, everything I needed was within easy reach. Not having to ride a bus or trolley or walk for 20 minutes to get...

How RFID Works

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a nifty technology with a multitude of applications in commerce and everyday life. First used in World War II by the British to track enemy aircraft, RFID has since integrated itself into our world in ways most people aren’t even aware of. For example,...

5 Tips to Keep Your Drivers Safe

 At the job site or on the road, safety should be priority #1. Keep your drivers out of harm’s way by practicing these 5 tips.

Construction Industry Challenges and Trends for 2018

Between the current economic factors impacting the construction landscape and the continuing advances in tools, materials and technologies, 2018 promises to be a very interesting year for the construction industry. As we peer into our crystal ball, here’s a quick look at the top three economic...

Asset Tracking FAQs

Digital asset tracking is growing by leaps and bounds as more companies in the construction, oil and gas and other industrial industries learn about the business management benefits of this powerful technology. These days, management in most industrial companies has a basic understanding of what...

Tracking Your Assets Live - A Closer Look

    Tenna's current Dashboard provides a view to your Assets and the Sites to which they are assigned, or "allocated," at a glance.