By Ken Calvert, director product support systems, Komatsu America Corp.

Off highway machine telematics have been around for more than 10 years and many fleets may have yet to embrace the technology. The purpose of this presentation is to encourage and stimulate attendees by presenting a case that the adoption of telematics is progressing at a normal rate and that figuratively speaking, “the train is yet to leave the station”. Supporting this argument will be two case studies: The first is a summary of the “No Idle” Initiative and management’s role in affecting change. The second is a production study of a metallurgical coal mine and again with management as a change agent.