Aggregates Manager

October 2013

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ATIONS Trucking ILLUSTRATED Efficient ate, make ratios, the you'll be be on the the types 2 Keep loadout roads in good condition The condition of roads to and from loadout can have a huge impact on how quickly trucks can get in and out of the quarry. Some quarries choose to pave the roads, but that isn't necessary, as long as you make sure they are kept in good condition and free of rocks and potholes. This will help speed up the loadout process and protect customer trucks from incurring damage. 5 3 OUR EXPERTS Automated silos can speed up loading Automated silos can help speed up the loading process, especially if they have scales beneath them. A truck can load to the proper weight without any guesswork. If the truck is equipped with an RFID tag, it can be directed to the proper loadout silo, load its material to the correct weight, and receive its ticket on the way out, all without the driver having to leave the truck or speak with someone in the scalehouse. Multiple ticketing lanes allow for heavy traffic Multiple lanes at the scalehouse make it easier to handle heavy traffic flow so that trucks don't have to wait in line for a ticket. Even better is the inclusion of express lanes, without scales, to allow trucks with RFID tags to expedite the ticketing process. RFID tags are pre-loaded with the customer's information — name, material to be loaded, and the weight limit of the truck. The tag is scanned as the truck enters the quarry and the driver is directed to the correct silo for the desired material where he loads to the proper weight. The tag records the weight and, when the truck enters the express lane, the tag is read again, and the driver is presented with a ticket. Stu Russoli is product marketing manager – construction with Mack Trucks, Inc. He has been with Mack for 29 years working in a variety of capacities, including senior product planner, electrical designer, sales engineer, and product planning feature manager. Russoli holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. Kirk Fuller is plant manager for Lehigh Hanson's Bridgeport Quarry near Chico, Texas. He joined the company in 1989 and moved to the aggregates side of the company in 1995, working as plant manager over Lake Bridgeport Quarry. In 2006, Fuller assumed the plant manager role over the Chico plant. Mike Sabo is an owner/ operator truck driver based in Perkiomenville, Pa. He owns a Mack truck and handles most of the maintenance himself. Sabo has been driving since 1985, hauling aggregate exclusively for Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. (H&K Group) out of its Douglassville Quarry. October 2013 OperationsIllustrated_AGRM1013.indd 21 9/18/13 3:23 PM

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