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Opus Stewart Weir Case Study

Opus Stewart Weir offers engineering, environmental and geomatics consulting services and has led local surveying and infrastructure projects across the continent for over 100 years. Through dedication and innovation, they rise to the challenge of any engineering or infrastructure project.

CHALLENGES

Growth in the past 20 years for Opus has been substantial and fueled in part by growth in the Oil & Gas sector across Western Canada. The number of engineering and survey crews in the region quadrupled along with growth in vehicles and equipment to support it. A priority for Opus was keeping crews safe in often remote locations and adverse weather conditions. Many of Opus’s clients require adherence to safety policies to win contracts. 

Vehicles are primarily heavy duty pickups with decks for quads for remote work. With safety as priority, Opus wanted to ensure that drivers were maintaining reasonable speeds and the reputation of the company was safeguarded.

SOLUTION

Opus selected Titan GPS powered by Certified Tracking Solutions to track their vehicle fleet. The Alberta-based team systematically addressed their needs and worked diligently with partners to integrate the Titan GPS tracking system.

RESULTS

Opus uses the Titan GPS solution extensively to keep track of crews. Geofences were set around camps, worksites, and expected routes. Alerts are then used to notify crew supervisors of safe arrivals and departures.

The leadership team are proponents of using the power of the system to its full extent to assist management of fleet operations. Slowing down the fleet and minimizing dangerous driving behavior to enhance further safety, save on fuel costs, and extend the life of fleet assets is a current priority initiative. Speed and aggressive driving data are reviewed within the Titan GPS reports and managed with individual drivers and teams.

“How’s my driving?” tailgate decals are used to invite the public to inform them of inappropriate driving behavior. Opus takes all calls seriously as the company reputation is a top priority. With Titan GPS, every call is handled with confidence knowing that each incident can be verified and dealt with accurately.

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