The importance of e-ticketing in construction

November 23, 2021

No longer having a desk filled with paper job tickets is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the value e-tickets provide for the construction materials transport industry. Not only are e-tickets more accurate, easier and faster to fill out than paper tickets, they also provide more detailed information that changes dynamically with your jobs, increasing operational efficiencies across your fleet.

Further benefits of e-tickets have come to light during the COVID-19 pandemic with governments in some locations mandating their use to reduce contact and lessen the risk of spreading the virus. With these types of regulations becoming common place as governments take a more safety conscious approach, e-tickets are likely here to stay.

What is an e-ticket?

Much more than just an electronic replica of a paper job ticket, an e-ticket contains all the real time job information required by drivers and management to get jobs done in the most efficient manner. This information can be shared with members of the supply chain outside of your organization giving you and your business partners greater visibility into the status of jobs and helping to build trusting relationships.


What information is in an e-ticket

  • Order/job information
  • On-screen navigation -
  • To the job and back to the plant
  • To the pouring point on site
  • Works with unmapped roads, particularly useful on large new sites where road signs can be rare
  • Information from the first truck on site
  • Delivery status updates
  • Slump information
  • Sensor data
  • Batch results
  • Inspection and test results
  • Proof of delivery
  • Invoicing and payment processes 

A major limitation of a paper ticketing system is that once the ticket is printed and in the truck, any further changes cannot be updated. Drivers have to be contacted via radio or telephone, a process which isn’t always efficient and can lead to lost loads and expensive mistakes. By using e-tickets, the updates come through dynamically on-screen and the right people get the right information on time to make better, informed decisions to ensure everything goes to plan on site.

For more information about how Coretex can help you with detailed job ticketing systems, get in touch with us here.