Tenna Tracks Entire Fleets
BY Jolene Pierangeli
Tenna’s customized fleet management solutions aim to eliminate yard hunts and unnecessary purchases, while improving use and reducing downtime.
Contractors constantly have vehicles, heavy equipment, mid-sized assets and small tools moving from the shop to the yard and from job site to job site. Contractors may purchase or rent more assets than necessary, simply because they don’t have a way to manage assets and minimize idle hours without leaving any crew ill-equipped for the job.
That’s why the team at Tenna, Edison, New Jersey, has brought together more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry to create a single, centralized solution that enables construction companies to efficiently manage their entire equipment fleet, from heavy equipment to hand tools.
“Construction companies manage their number one cost center, labor, very carefully,” said Austin Conti, CEO and Co-Founder of Tenna. “However, their second largest cost center, equipment and tools, still poses challenges to most contractors.”
Conti’s experience managing projects for his family business illustrated just how difficult fleet management can be. “Utilization, maintenance, just knowing where something was was a constant battle for us,” he said, “and this rings true for most contractors.”
Tenna uses GPS, cellular, Bluetooth Low Energy and QR technologies coupled with its unified platform to deliver actionable data for every asset in a contractor’s fleet. First launched in 2015, Tenna has updated its Tenna One Platform with a more intuitive user interface with expanded features.
“We’ve taken notes from customers and the construction market,” Conti said. For example, he continues, “Many people we talked to wanted something smaller, so we’ve released a new GPS tracking family.” The TennaMINI is a small, ruggedized GPS tracker that is available in solar and battery, with a battery life of up to seven years.
Other updates include Tenna’s utilization reporting feature, which enables users to view utilization by asset both collectively across a mixed fleet and drilled down to a very micro level for a single piece of equipment.
With this data, Tenna enables its users to see equipment use to identify items that may be underutilized (or overutilized), which helps the contractor effectively assign equipment, plan maintenance, and save money on unnecessary purchases and rentals.
Combined with state-of-the-art tracking devices, Tenna’s updated platform can process data from “thousands of projects and millions of assets to drive billions of individual decisions to better manage your equipment fleet.”
For more information, visit www.tenna.com.