Road Management

Optimize haul roads to improve safety and reduce cycle times
Optimize haul roads to improve safety and reduce cycle times


Optimize haul roads to improve safety and reduce cycle times

Maintaining safe and well-designed road infrastructure in mining areas is a significant challenge due to various weather conditions and geologies. Furthermore, massive weights must be moved over roadways that were never intended to be permanent. Frequent repairs and maintenance are required to prevent, or predict, road deterioration and keep mining operations undisrupted.

Meanwhile, controlling dust emissions and any runoff into local waterways are examples of ESG considerations that directly impact investment prospects and maintaining a social license to operate. This is the case whether the operation is young or approaching its reclamation phases. Safety considerations include road widths, pinch points, inclinations, drainage, safety berms, as well as lighting and signage.

Coordinating the movement of various types of vehicles, including haul trucks, graders, excavators, dozers, light vehicles, explosives trucks, water trucks, lowboys, etc. adds additional complexity when designing or maintaining this infrastructure.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we improve road maintenance practices to extend the lifespan of our mining roads?
  2. What are the most cost-effective strategies for dust control on our mining roads, and how can we minimize environmental impacts?
  3. Are there advanced technologies, such as real-time monitoring or automation, that can enhance road management and safety?
  4. How can we optimize traffic flow and reduce congestion on our mining roads?
  5. What are the best practices for designing mining roads to accommodate heavy loads and ensure safety?
  6. What data should we be collecting about road conditions and equipment performance, and how can we use this data for predictive maintenance?
  7. How can we reduce the environmental impact of our road construction and maintenance activities, and what are the regulatory requirements we need to consider?

By implementing real-time monitoring systems, including GPS, sensors, and telematics, mining companies can begin to track vehicle locations, monitor road conditions, and gather data for predictive maintenance. Analyzing data collected from road conditions and equipment usage can also help predict maintenance needs, minimizing downtime and reducing long-term repair costs.

However, building and maintaining roads can be expensive. Balancing the need for road quality and safety with cost-effectiveness is a continual challenge that will require constant evaluation and relying on data to lead decision-making.

While data analytics tools and sensors can significantly benefit road management processes, it is only the first step. At Unison Mining, our experts can assist your team to implement the processes, management control systems and performance metrics needed to drive full adoption of data analytics tools – ensuring employees are fully onboard with new ways of working that are essential to drive these technologies.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

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Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Road Management

Design, maintain, and optimize haul roads to decrease transport time, reduce wear and tear on your fleet, extend truck lifespan, and cut maintenance costs.
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Cycle Time Management

Manage the load-haul-dump cycle to enhance your cycle management, reduce downtime, and cost per ton.
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Payload Improvement

Enhance your loading practices to maximize payload, reduce overloading, and cut down on cycle times.
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Delay Management

Anticipate and manage operational delays, keeping your production schedule on track.
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Queue Management

Implement queue management strategies to reduce wait times, allowing you to deploy your fleet when and where they're needed most.
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Fragmentation Strategy

Fine-tune your blasting strategies for better fragmentation, reduced downstream costs and increased shovel productivity.

Data & Analytics Strategy

Leverage data solutions to drive decision-making in your load and haul processes.

Dispatch Strategies

Streamline dispatch operations & processes to reap the full ROI of your systems

Dispatch Optimization

Streamline dispatch operations & processes to reap the full ROI of your systems
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Pit Conditions

Assess pit conditions accurately for effective mine planning.
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Pre-Spotting & Double-Sided Loading

Execute pre-spotting & double-sided loading techniques effectively for reduced haulage costs
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

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