Rockpile Solutions


Turning High Quality Data Sets into Actionable Steps Maximizing Profitability

Enable real time interaction between machine operators, site supervisors and back-office administrators to keep projects on schedule and budget through optimization of productivity and accurate tracking of material quantities.

Track all these automatically:

The system is quick to learn, easy to implement and fast to deploy on both your own, subcontractor, or rental equipment.

What is RPS Tracker?

RPS Tracker is a heavy civil construction focused equipment and production management system, that provides real time management information for your project’s earthworks and material placement and processing operations.


RPS Tracker connects project management to equipment, operators, materials, and contract line items to provide project coordination and supervisory oversight to daily operations.


Your operations are live in any remote location, site office or supervisor’s truck.

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RPS Tracker - Mobile

RPS Tracker utilizes a rugged tablet computer in each piece of equipment to track location and events triggered both automatically and manually (an on-screen button push).

The tablet computer is configured and installed in a few minutes per asset, making it ideal for use with in-house, sub-contract or rental equipment and especially valuable with a mixed-manufacturer fleet. Operator training is simple, you will be capturing accurate, detailed, and meaningful production information almost immediately.

RPS Tracker leverages all the inbuilt sensors and technologies of the tablet computer to provide the details required, but also to ensure that you don’t miss a load or cycle because the system was not completely set up before a load or dump occurred.

  • GPS – for event location, haul path, linear motion, and speed tracking.
  • IMU / Vibration – for Ignition On / Off and Hour Meter Updates.
  • Compass – for rotational motion sensing and bucket load counting.
  • Clock – Date and Time stamping all events.
  • Cellular – for data transmission and text messaging drivers.
  • Wi-Fi – for data transmission, text messaging and digital scale connections.
  • Bluetooth – for proximity sensing between assets and additional devices.
  • Screen – for messaging, route assignments and supplemental data capture.
  • Video Player – for driver training and task explanations.
  • Camera – to capture load, dump, and fuel tickets.

RPS Tracker – Mobile Tablets are locked down and are always “On” for RPS Tracker use only. They automatically power on when the equipment is powered and they automatically apply firmware updates when available.

RPS Tracker - Key Elements / Concepts

RPS Tracker has been created with a loosely coupled data structure that allows you complete flexibility on how you set up your operations. RPS Tracker connects data events to a digital map base using GPS locations and time so that all activities can be related to where and when they happened and how long they took to execute. While it has the concept of Projects for reporting purposes, it uses the concepts below to manage its information collection and report generation.


A user has access to the RPS Tracker System (username and password) and can be Active or Inactive. A user can be given access to one or more projects in the system. A user’s permissions determines the access to specific tasks and reports.


A project is a reporting, data management and permissions container in RPS Tracker. A project can be used to manage a specific project e.g., Walmart – Superior CO, or to manage a specific set of activities e.g., Concrete Supply to Projects in the Denver Metro Area.

Key Points
  • A Project has a Title / Name.
  • A Project has a list of users that can access the project data.


Each user has access permissions that can be assigned to specific RPS Tracker functions when they are given project access.


Routes are a way to assign tasks to equipment and control which buttons or automations are available in various locations or project boundaries. Equipment is common task assignments will be assigned to the same Route.

Key Points
  • Routes determine what actions are available to the operator and which actions are automatically performed in different locations. The route does not define a travel path or route structure but instead defines the buttons for RPS Tracker – Mobile that will be active in the location e.g., Load, Dump, Auto Load, Auto Dump, Fuel, Maintenance etc. and the behavior / supplemental details that will be collected when the button is activated (Material, Ticket Number, Photo, Weight, Fuel Quantity, Scale Reading etc.).
  • Routes can be assigned and changed with onscreen instructions using RPS Tracker – Dispatcher.
  • All Tracker events are also tied to Routes to enhance reporting and report filtering.

A location is a polygon describing a boundary (geofence) which can be an area or phase within a project (Cut zone, Fill Zone, Crusher, Batch Plant, Bridge), an offsite location (Waste Site, Borrow Site, Maintenance Yard, Corporate Office), a fueling location etc. 

Key Points
  • A location is defined by a geofence / boundary and a name.
  • Locations are used in Routes and report filters.
  • Can be used to define:
    • Specific activities i.e., Borrow, Waste, Load, Dump, Stockpile.
    • Specific materials or material selections.
    • Contract line items for reporting purposes.
    • Both load and dump activities at the same or different times e.g., Over excavation or Surcharge operations.
    • “Button options” on RPS Tracker Mobile for the driver to trigger events.
  • Can be nested and/or overlapping i.e., you can have a quarry site with three load areas each providing a different material.


“Non locations” can also provide operator options e.g., on an On Road Haul Route you may have Fuel locations, Rest Areas, Maintenance facilities that they want to use along the way that may be important to capture events.


Equipment is an asset that you want to track. Equipment can include on / off road vehicles or machines that are part of your project / client delivery process. As equipment performs tasks, Tracker monitors and collects its activity data. Equipment is assigned a Haul Category to simplify reporting on desired types or groups of equipment.

Key Points
  • Typical equipment includes:
    • On Road Haul Trucks
    • Off Road Haul Trucks
    • Maintenance Vehicles
    • Lowboys (equipment movement)
    • Scrapers
    • Excavators
    • Dozers
    • Wheeled Loaders
  • Assets can be grouped into categories for reporting purposes e.g., 777 Trucks, 740 Trucks, Scrapers, Lowboys, Maintenance Vehicles, Pickups, “Leased Trucks” etc.
  • Engine hours can be set per equipment item and tracked using Engine vibration monitoring by the inbuilt IMU / vibration sensor in RPS Tracker – Mobile.
Haul Categories

A Haul Category is a grouping of equipment that will be used for reporting processes and associating similar equipment. Common examples are Haul Trucks, Leased Trucks, Wheel Loaders, Excavators, etc.

The category could be used for

Key Points
  • Can be based on:
    • “Type of Equipment” e.g., 777 Rock Trucks, 740 Off Road Trucks, On Road Trucks.
    • A specific Type of Operation / Use e.g., Maintenance Vehicles, Equipment Movement – Lowboys.
    • A sub-contractor’s fleet of equipment.
    • Rental equipment.
  • Can be associated with one or more Haul Profiles that define the volume / load for different haul scenarios (on road loading, off road loading, overload, half load etc.).
  • Each Haul Profile is assigned an animated 3D model to represent that equipment while viewing on the map.

A Driver is a person that operates equipment. Typically, a driver may be permanently or temporarily associated with an asset. Communication and route management with drivers via in-built onscreen messaging is a key part of the RPS Tracker – Dispatcher application.

Key Points
  • Equipment Events are also associated with the Driver making search/filtering by Driver important in all reporting:

    • All asset events.
    • Working hours, equipment operation / movement.
    • Number of loads / dumps.
    • Volumes moved.
    • Cycle times.
    • Miles driven.
    • Speeding events – who, where, when.
    • Fuel – bulk and purchased fuel events.
    • Equipment non-activity and break periods.

Native, manufactured and purchased Materials for the project can be defined using the Materials Manager and all Loads/Dumps can be tagged with the material, its volume and estimated weight.


Key Points
  • Material quantities can be reported in cubic meters, cubic yards or converted into metric or imperial tons. 
  • All load / dump cycles can have a material so that accurate volumes by material can be reported for any given period and/or location.
  • Material selection can be automated (associated with a location or a “load button” on RPS Tracker – Mobile) or manually selected from a prescribed list of available materials at that location at load time.
  • Material quantities can also be associated with contractual line items for reporting purposes.
  • Materials can be loaded, hauled, dumped, stockpiled, processed, borrowed, and wasted.
  • Every load of material has a paired load and dump location allowing it to be precisely tracked e.g., for environmental cleanup projects.
  • Materials can also have a “Tested” setting allowing for a process step check e.g., at a stockpile location prior to processing, placement, or disposal operations.
  • Vendor- or plant-provided Load and Dump tickets can be imaged and stored with the event.
  • Material filters can be applied to all reports in RPS – Tracker.

Proximity is used to make connections between assets so that more detailed information can be captured about an event and how those two pieces of equipment interacted. Proximity is captured in one of two ways.

Key Points
  • Asset to Asset Proximity – this method uses wireless device-to-device technology to determine when two assets are working closely to each other e.g., an Excavator or Wheeled Loader and a Haulage Truck. 


For example, this allows the loader operator to flag the material currently being loaded, trigger a load event in the nearby truck filling the load event with the date/time, location and material just loaded – all with no actions needed by the truck driver.


Events form the core of all collected RPS Tracker data – position, movement, speed, assigned route, driver changes, load/dump data, engine on/off etc. Event data is collected and summarized every 5 seconds to enable pinpoint exact times and locations where events occurred.

Key Points

An event can be triggered by

  • An engine On / Off (monitored by equipment vibration).
  • A Location Entry / Exit (Crossing a Geofence boundary).
  • Equipment Movement – linear motion or rotational motion (excavators).
  • A button press on RPS Tracker – Mobile by a Driver – Load, Dump, Fuel, Maintenance.
  • A timed event – Machine has been in this area for XX seconds = Auto Load / Dump Event.
  • Proximity event – Machine is close to this machine for XX seconds = Load Event.
  • Speeding event – Machine is moving faster than speed threshold set for reporting.
  • Route / Change events – equipment was assigned to a new route, driver acknowledged change, new route was started, Haul Profile Selected, Driver Changed etc.
Maps & Overlays

Default map views from sources like Digital Globe, Google Maps and Bing Maps is typically out of date, especially once you break ground on a project. 

Ortho photos from drone flights on construction projects are now common and can provide up to date ortho photos that provide more current context to a project. 

Various linework overlays from design files can provide huge value giving more context to map view.

RPS Tracker has a very rich, flexible way of adding custom background maps and overlays. The administrator determines which map views/overlays are on by default for all users and which can be manually selected by when that additional context is helpful.

Also, map folders can be date/time stamped versions such as drone flights enabling the user to view the most current but easily switch to previous surveys or flights when a historical view is needed.

Finally, all source detail is maintained as you zoom into a location creating crip views of multi-gigabyte source files. 

Event Tags

Event tags are supplemental data that can be associated with events that are used when generating reports to group reporting elements together. Event Tags can be grouped into categories for simplified data management. 

Tags can be used to

Key Points
  • Load Tagging – Group load events into key project activities including Demolition, Topsoil Strip, Cut, Over-excavation, From Stockpile, Borrow, From Utility Trench, From Process, Asphalt Batch Plant, Concrete Batch Plant, Crusher.
  • Dump Tagging – Group dump events into key project activities including Topsoil Respread, Fill, Surcharge, To Stockpile, Waste, To Process, To Asphalt Paver, To Concrete Paver, To Utility Trench etc.
  • Subcontractor Activity Tagging, for billing, productivity, and cost reporting.
  • Supplier Activity Tagging – group events by supplier for purchased materials or materials that you manage through your locations, for billing, productivity, and cost reporting.
  • Client Activity Tagging – group events by the clients that you are working for, for billing, productivity, and cost reporting.

RPS Tracker Capabilities / Key Functions

RPS Tracker provides key workflows suited to use by a variety of personnel on your projects from company owners to project managers, plant managers, operations supervisors, and project engineers.

The RPS Dispatcher provides a 3D live overview of your project, selected routes and selected assets and their activity. It also provides the equipment manager with the ability to retask an asset i.e. change it’s routing or to send messages to the equipment operator.
Key Points
  • 3D Overview of all assets and project activity
  • Quick review of assets activity today
  • Provides age of reporting per asset (cellular / wifi outage areas)
  • Quick access to an assets Travel Journal for detailed activity analysis
  • Send text messages to operators
  • Change routes for assets
  • Map Layers provide current aerial imagery and key project linework
Travel Journal

The RPS Travel Journal provides a detailed analysis of an operator or assets activity over a selected date / Time Range. Journals provide real time or high speed playback of the equipment movement with exact path and events. Clicking on the path will show the date/time the equipment was at that location and how it arrived/departed that point.

Key Points

The equipment manager can review any of the following:

  • Load / Dump pairs in relation to key project locations (e.g., Quarry, Dump Zones, Stockpiles, Crusher Plants etc.).
  • A track plot of haul routes used.
  • Entry / Exit events at key locations to review activity timing (load time, dump time, haul time etc.).
  • Engine accumulated hours.
  • Miles driven.
  • Load and Dump Counts.
  • Purchased and Bulk Fuel events.
  • Off, Working vs Idling/Waiting activity.
  • An accelerated playback of activity with exact time and location.
  • Can jump to a detailed event report for in depth analysis.


The Detailed Events Report provides a spreadsheet style review with an optional supporting map view of activity events that can be filtered by:

  • Date / Time range.
  • Event type (Load, Dump, Entry, Exit, Fuel, Engine On / Off, Bucket Load (Excavator), Route Assignment etc.).
  • Tags – RPS Tracker has a free form tagging that can be applied to any event at any location to provide additional filter controls e.g., by Project, By Work Process, By Client etc.
  • By route(s)
  • By activity location(s) within a route
  • By equipment (one or more equipment assets)
  • By driver(s)
  • By material(s)
  • Can also be limited by a specified free form geofence area.


Map showing Load and Dump Locations


Detailed Event Report


Map View Showing Dump Locations


Map shows distribution of dump events – dump locations are dynamically linked to their partner load event so you can accurately track where material came from and was finally placed or stockpiled.


Map View Showing Load and Ignition Events


Map clearly shows distribution of load out locations.

All report data can be exported to Excel, CSV, PDF and can be copied to the clipboard for use in other applications. All data can be bulk edited to correct for in field mistakes and omissions or to incorporate other data e.g., 3rd party supplier tickets.

Equipment Snapshot

The equipment snapshot is designed to provide a rapid overview of equipment activity for any selected day on any selection of routes and for any category of equipment.

Key Points

The snapshot provides:

  • By asset reporting – sorted by where you should be focused: lowest performance at top.
  • Operating hours during the day (start, end, breaks, shift changes).
  • Moving vs Not moving (or wait time) analysis.
  • Load / Dump events.
  • Speeding events (over a threshold speed).
  • Key dashboard metrics per asset – miles driven, loads / Dumps, speeding events.
  • Double click anywhere on timeline do launch into RPS Tracker’s detailed Journal and position to that exact time.
Deep Location Anaylsis

Once you have captured data over a reasonable period, you can start to look at the data in a more detailed way to evaluate overall performance and equipment allocations to projects, or project activity line items.

Equipment Focused Reporting
Project Focused Reporting

Key Points

The deep location analysis tool provides:

  • Equipment or Project focused results.
  • Analysis of the time that selected equipment has spent in selected locations / projects.
  • Analysis of the time that the equipment was in motion (linear (trucks, scrapers) or rotational (excavators) movement vs not in motion and the overall efficiency of the asset.
  • Analysis of the Load and Dump activities and associated times inside and outside the selected locations.
  • Analysis of unaccounted / unreported time for each asset – this can be caused by devices being switched off, disconnected from power source etc.
    • Knowing if you could be missing data is critical so RPS Tracker not only reports on data that exists but also flags any time ranges where potentially important equipment data is missing.
Cycle Time Reports

The Cycle Time Report analyzes all the Load and Dump activity for a selected route, selected assets and selected drivers. The report allows the omission of cycle times greater than a specified length to eliminate overnight or overbreak hauls to keep your reporting meaningful and accurate.

Key Points
  • Activity is broken down into cycle parts i.e., Load to Dump, Dump to Load, Load to Load and Dump to Dump to allow for the fact that assets will likely be running haul cycles between different locations throughout the workday.
  • Minimum, average, and maximum cycle times and cycle distances are provided in summary form.
  • Each cycle summary can the clicked to show all load or dump pairs that were used in that calculation so you can have confidence with how the reports were calculated.
  • By seeing the supporting data you can see if there are any anomalies or outliers that could be skewing your reporting.
  • All reports can be exported to PDF, Excel, CSV or copied to the clipboard for use in third party applications.
  • Specific routes between locations can be analyzed.
Statistics Reports

The statistics report provides an analysis of a selected project / route, a selection of equipment and or operators over a given period with or without event tags and by material to provide a summary of.

You can “Rotate” the report summary to see breakdowns by Route and Material, Driver and Route and Material and Route depending on your current focus of material vs driver performance vs stats by task.


Key Points
  • Load Count.
  • Load Volume.
  • Load Weight (optional).
  • Dump Count.
  • Dump Volume.
  • Dump Weight (optional).
  • Bucket Loads (Where excavator loading, and proximity is enabled).
  • Bulk Fuel.
  • Purchased Fuel.
  • Maintenance / Outage hours.
  • Mileage.
  • Drill through reporting on any reported item is available – takes the selected item and builds the Event report filter and displays the event report.
Cycle Planner

Before you start work on a load / dump operation, it can be helpful to test out different equipment mixes on the cycle using the RPS Tracker – Cycle Planner tool. This allows you to  

Key Points
  • Define a load location and a dump location.
  • Define the haul path between the locations. 
  • Load the cycle with loading assets (quantity and type)
  • Load the cycle with haulage assets that have design speeds (loaded and unloaded) and capacities. 
  • Load the cycle with approximate load and dump times. 
  • Run a 24-hour simulation to analyze expected cycles, loads, dumps and expected bunch ups and associated production loss with that mix of equipment on that planned cycle.
  • Adjust the equipment mix or load / dump times or equipment speeds and re-run the analysis.
  • In a few minutes, you can get a good estimate of the best way to run the planned haul(s) before you start committing equipment to the project.
Work Orders

RPS Tracker Work Orders provide the ability to incorporate surface design data and survey information from drones, scanners, or traditional survey methods into the RPS Tracker solution to track volume movements using surface-based calculations.

Key Points

Work Orders provide the ability to:

  • Create a task / activity that you want to track.
  • Load an initial surface, design surface and any survey surfaces to progress.
  • Compute the cut / fill volumes between selected surfaces.
  • Assign the number of workdays / work hours per week for the task.
  • Assign expected productivity metrics to determine a schedule end date.
  • Track the Work Order progress in 3D against the planned schedule and see when you are ahead, on track or falling behind schedule.
  • Produce volume burn down charts.
  • Visualize the surfaces in 3D and review cut fill maps and quantity changes.
  • Use work orders to check and validate the volumes computed using RPS Tracker cycle and load counting methods.

System Updates

All system updates are managed and loaded remotely to avoid down time and management overhead.

Customer chooses when updates get pushed.


Cellular Plans leverage accumulated data pool for low cost monthly service provision.

RPS Tracker – Mobile stores and forwards data on Internet connection to ensure no data loss.

Optimized Data

5 second optimized data updates on all tracked assets to minimize data plan consumption for lower operating costs.

System Updates

All system updates are managed and loaded remotely to avoid down time and management overhead.

Customer chooses when updates get pushed.


Cellular Plans leverage accumulated data pool for low cost monthly service provision.

RPS Tracker – Mobile stores and forwards data on Internet connection to ensure no data loss.

Optimized Data

5 second optimized data updates on all tracked assets to minimize data plan consumption for lower operating costs.

RPS Tracker Price Calculator

Cost / Asset / Year Cost / Asset / Mth Total Cost
RPS Tracker Mobile ** $1295 N/A
RPS Tracker System $500
RPS Tracker 0.5GB Cellular Data Plan $156
Annual Support Agreement $3,500
Total Cost
** RPS Tracker Mobile is for Hardware (ie. Tablets, Brackets, Cables, ect) and is a one time cost for each asset.

Tracker Training and Consulting

Eliminating manual processes and optimizing efficiency in reporting and ticketing

RPS Tracker provides a wealth of data on your operations. But gathering data is only the first step.

In order to make this data work you need to have a clear picture of the value you want from the system and an internal champion to ensure the data gets effectively implemented.

Goals of our Training and Consulting Service:

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