Case Studies

Reducing Costs with Smart Hub

G. A. Blocker Grading Contractor, Inc.
G. A. Blocker Grading Contractor, Inc.

Nearly 50-year-old G. A. Blocker Grading Contractor, Inc., headquartered in Oswego, IL, specializes in excavation construction within the western suburbs of Chicago. The second-generation, family-owned company was Gauge’s first client.

The Challenge

G.A. Blocker needed to gain more control of field production as it related to their inventory of earth-moving equipment, such as large, flat off-road trucks and scrapers. They asked us to help them measure the productivity of their equipment, including truck cycle times. G.A. Blocker needed a technological solution that would assist with maintenance issues and idle reduction as well as cycle counts. This would allow G.A. Blocker to better manage jobs and measure productivity.

Their Goal

Their goal was to increase field production and more efficiently managed the maintenance of their assets.

We took a leap of faith as Gauge’s first client. Five years later, it’s clear we made the right decision. With the implementation of Smart Hub, G.A. Blocker has increased productivity in the field and improved equipment management and maintenance, resulting in significant savings.

Our Solution

We implemented Smart Hub so that G.A. Blocker would know exactly where their assets where located, whether they were idle, and when their equipment was scheduled for maintenance. 

Measurable Results

Having used Smart Hub for over five years, G.A. Blocker now has full control of idle time, cycle time on trucks, and they’ve had no catastrophic breakdowns of equipment since using Smart Hub.

Installation Services

Our experienced technicians provide installation services, along with a greater level of support and training. And, we on-board your assets quickly so that you can keep your business moving.


Using industry experience spanning decades and the latest technology, Gauge has helped organizations improve the operational efficiency of their entire mixed fleets since 2009.