Technology

Tablets Expand Capabilities

Following the successful implementation of its JobDocs© and SL Expenses© software on handheld devices, Roadmark has now migrated its processes to the larger tablet devices. This has provided a number of upgrades, including instant, in-the-field display of production reports and scanning of receipts to support expense reporting. It has also upgraded e-mail contact between crew chiefs and the office and provided a platform for meeting expanded DOT requirements. For example a recent VDOT contract requires a specific table reporting format that was easily incorporated into the existing tablets. This will allow immediate, legible, visible reporting and easy communication with the VDOT inspector as well as the home office. Roadmark continues its commitment to be on the cutting edge with technology capabilities to support its core mission of safety, quality and reliability
“ELD and GPS – Acronyms for the Future”
“While most of us are now familiar with GPS (Global Positioning Satellites), its range of uses continues to expand. Mapping, truck and equipment locations and Motor Fuel Tax information have become standard practice. But new rule making by the Federal Motor Carrier Agency has added a new TLA (Three Letter Acronym) that will shortly affect all CDL drivers and drivers of interstate trucks of more than 10,000 pounds. The use of an ELD or Electronic Logging Device will become mandatory within 2-3 years. These devices will replace paper drivers’ logs and will require direct connection to truck engines. They will include GPS capability and eventually will permit inspectors to directly download log information during roadside inspections.
Staying ahead of the curve, Roadmark will begin implementation of this system during 2013 and expects to be fully paperless for CDL logs by the end of 2014. By adding electronic DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Records) we can bring maintenance issues to the attention of superintendents on a daily basis even though our trucks are dispersed across hundreds of miles. This adds to our safety capabilities and helps insure that our employees are operating safe vehicles on a daily basis.

Constructech Vision AwardRoad Marking Company Wins Constructech Vision Award 

Carol Stream, Ill. – Aug. 20, 2010 – Road marking company, Roadmark Corporation was recognized by Constructech magazine as a winner of the 2010 Constructech Vision Awards last evening.

Held at the conclusion of the fifth annual Technology Day conference, the awards were presented during a dinner and ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg hotel.

The Constructech Vision Awards honor companies that have realized the advantages of applying innovative technologies to their everyday businesses as well as the technology enablers that have helped them achieve their goal. Any company involved in residential, commercial, and heavy construction, professionals in all trades, architectural and engineering firms, corporate owners, facility management companies, government agencies, and land developers were eligible to enter for the 2010 Constructech Vision Awards.

“All of this year’s winners are exemplary companies from the construction industry, across multiple vertical segments,” says Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Constructech magazine. “Their effort to remain innovative at a time when so many companies are cutting costs, at the expense of seeing the overall picture, is remarkable. I do hope the effort they have put forth will encourage more companies to follow their lead.”

The winners of the 2010 Constructech Vision Awards are:

Heavy/Highway/GC
Gold: Roadmark Corporation Microsoft