Lewis Tree Service, a utility vegetation management services company, is deploying Spireon’s FleetLocate software.

With over 4,000 employees throughout the eastern U.S., Lewis provides services for utilities and governments, specializing in everything from vegetation project planning to ongoing maintenance, as well rapid-response emergency services.

“With such a massive network of people, vehicles and assets, Lewis Tree Service needed a solution that would help optimize their operations, improve utilization and support their commitment to safety and quality,” said Rich Pearlman, director of product management, Fleet Services Group at Spireon.  “FleetLocate will provide them with real-time business intelligence that gives them full control of their entire operation.”

The collaboration will focus on supporting the Lewis Tree Service Corporate Intelligent Vegetation Management strategy, Spireon said. That program is an initiative focused on leveraging technology across all operations. It will include installing 3,600 FleetLocate devices in Lewis Tree Service’s trucks, off-road vehicles and a variety of powered equipment such as chippers.

“Switching to Spireon’s FleetLocate helps us use technology down to the crew level to improve operations,” said Robert Polka, director of fleet services at Lewis Tree Service. “Insights we pull from the data generated will lead to actions that improve safety for our crews, better utilize of all our mobile assets, and result in the best customer service we can provide.”