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Old 11-13-2013, 08:20 AM
altima04 altima04 is offline
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Mowing lists help

Howdy guys! Just joined this site wanting to gain more knowledge about everything and seems like i chose well, most of you guys seem like you know your stuff.

One thing that i have had a lot of trouble with forever has been my mowing lists. We mow an avg of 200 homes/week during peak season and i wanted to know what do you guys use to put them in order by area? Do you guys have a computer program you would recommend? I have my ways but they are ancient, i want to know how modern companies nowadays create their lists without stress.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:43 AM
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Mowing lists help

nextraq.com Is great for dispatching and routing your jobs efficiently.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:15 PM
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nextraq.com Is great for dispatching and routing your jobs efficiently.
Thanks for that info, i called them up and they gave me a demo, everything was great except the price, 40/truck/month, i have a fleet of 20 trucks, its too much for me to spend on.

Anything else for a better rate? Anyone heard of Service Autopilot? I am going to look into them next but wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them?
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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200 Homes a week with 20 trucks?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:49 PM
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200 Homes a week with 20 trucks?
Thats not all we do...
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:56 PM
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Great!.... then you wouldn't need the service for all of your trucks! Just get it for your 3 or 4 mowing rigs. Should pay for itself.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:03 PM
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We use service autopilot
And have nextraq on our trucks.
Each serves a different purpose. Autopilot helps greatly with invoicing and scheduling, routing also.
Nextraq provides the ability to know exactly where the trucks are. We have a report every day with route and stop info. Provides proof if needed of being at a site etc. other info it provides is things like engine on or off and stationary
Or moving.
We determined with reports that trucks were idling when should have been off.
One truck was running all day about 130 hours a month.once it was addressed fuel usage was cut in half. The savings in fuel alone paid for three months of subscription.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:19 PM
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We use service autopilot
And have nextraq on our trucks.
Each serves a different purpose. Autopilot helps greatly with invoicing and scheduling, routing also.
Nextraq provides the ability to know exactly where the trucks are. We have a report every day with route and stop info. Provides proof if needed of being at a site etc. other info it provides is things like engine on or off and stationary
Or moving.
We determined with reports that trucks were idling when should have been off.
One truck was running all day about 130 hours a month.once it was addressed fuel usage was cut in half. The savings in fuel alone paid for three months of subscription.
Wow, both huh, interesting. I need to do more research then.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:18 PM
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