Taking Flight: How Drones are Boosting Efficiency and Profit

Lower labor costs. Faster results. Accurate data. Mastering these three things leads to profits. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), outfitted with surveying software hold the key boosting efficiency and profitability. From monitoring stockpiles, to tracking jobsite progress, to inspecting infrastructure, drones offer you the ability to work better.


Whether you’re an aggregate company measuring piles of various materials or a grading contractor monitoring progress on large project, drones deliver real-time data that can help you make decisions with confidence. Coupling an aerial perspective with advanced software allows you to accurately gather measurements and cache hundreds of data points in minutes. Removing the human element – with includes many factors, including the chance for errors – is also a massive boost to efficiency.



Inspecting roofs, bridges, and other hard-to-access structures is both complicated and dangerous… for a person. For a drone, it’s business as usual. Without the need for expensive safety equipment and training, a drone can accomplish a thorough inspection of just about any structure in a single flight, and do it in 4K clarity. In addition to time savings, safety increases exponentially as the only people required to perform the job can remain safely on the ground.


Fast Results

Not only can a drone perform surveying jobs in a fraction of the time as a manned survey crew, it can also produce data in an instant. As soon as the drone completes its flight path, you can remove the memory card and begin uploading the data. No more calculations or reports to wait for. The software does it all, does it right, and does it fast.


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Have a job a few miles away? What about a few states away? Drones are an efficient way to monitor progress of jobsites from the comfort of your office. High-resolution photos and data-driven progress reports captured by drones provide clear and accurate updates of jobsites. Information that is valuable both on site and in the office.


About RMS:
Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) is a distributor of construction and mining equipment with sales and support operations throughout the Upper Midwest. RMS is a multiline dealer, representing the best brands of construction equipment in the industry, including Komatsu, KPI-JCI, Epiroc, Sennebogen, Gomaco, LeeBoy, Roadtec, and Bomag.

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Mike Sill II, CEO

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