LBX to use GPS tracking device from ATS

LBX, maker of Link-Belt equipment, has chosen ATS Asset Tracking to provide its vShepherd line of GPS products and services for LBX’s excavators. vShepherd merges Internet, cellular and global positioning technologies to form a system for asset protection, fleet management and theft recovery. LBX plans to install vShepherd in selct models within its leasing program. The company says this will save Link-Belt distributors time and money, as they will be able to locate equipment at any time, plan and schedule maintenance and get hour meter readings of engine run times. The FleetReach feature of vShepherd will allow distributors to view a weekly report showing the status of an entire fleet and highlighting which machines need immediate service.