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Operating a fleet can be expensive and, fuel tends to be one of the largest costs for organizations to manage and control.

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Transportation accidents encompass 40% of all workplace deaths and is thus the leading cause of job fatalities. Employers within this sector (and anywhere fleets are involved) should be cognizant of their duty to ensure the safety of their drivers and put appropriate measures in place.

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Telematics and the need for ELDs have made it infinitely easier for fleet managers to collect data. However, the amount of data received on a daily basis can feel overwhelming. So, the question is: how do you know what’s most important?

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At the end of July 2018, we switched off MiX Assist and moved over to the MiX Help Centre, powered by Zendesk.

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23 May 2018; Beame, a brand by MiX Telematics, announced plans to roll out its first Enterprise Development based, mobile fitment centre which will be exhibited at the South Africa Bike Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix from the 25 – 27 May 2018.

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Richard Gifford, CIO at logistics giant Wincanton, is taking his firm on a journey: his aim is to create a digital supply chain and develop what he calls the 'Internet of Transport'. Gifford, who became CIO at the firm in April 2017, is already making progress towards that destination, creating a new business strategy through digital transformation. "Just take some pragmatic steps forward and don't be afraid of failure. Fail fast, learn from the things that don't go as expected, adjust and move on," says Gifford.

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There is a lot of buzz in training circles about Gamification. In case you're not familiar with the term, it’s taking something that isn’t typically a game – for instance, safe driving techniques – and adding an element of competition in order to incent a behavior change. Typically, this is done within a peer group, so drivers are competing against each other, either individually or within a team.

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On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

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Driver incentives is often overlooked by fleet managers but it is a vital component in the process of creating a safe, efficient fleet.

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Assets shouldn’t play second fiddle to your fleet as their management is equally important to your company remaining efficient and profitable.

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MiX Telematics, alongside Mobileye and Seeing Machines, hosted a webinar to teach fleet managers how to turn data into tangible results.

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MiX Telematics channel partner, Continental Italy, has seen significant success by making telematics a large part of their sales. Around 80% of their sales currently focus on telematics with tachograph sales taking up the remaining 20%.

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07 September 2017
We chat to Gavin Lancaster, Operations Director at MiX (Europe), about his cycling career and his recent epic race.

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Earlier in the month, the House Transportation Committee attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. At the time, there was speculation that the event could end up delaying or repealing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD mandate set to go into effect on December 18.

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The term “big data” has been roaming the halls for a while now. It’s a phrase used to describe large volumes of data, both structured and unstructured, generated on a daily basis. But it’s not the volume of data that counts. You can have all the data in world, but it’s what you do – or can do – with that data that makes the difference.

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The New Year has arrived with a bang – and, with it, the countdown to December 2017, when commercial motor carriers will be required by law to have implemented Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

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In the U.S, in-cab video is more commonly available as a third-party offering. What this means for fleet managers and owners is that they have to invest even more to use another telematics provider’s software to sync this visual evidence.

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From monitoring customers in a supermarket to keeping tabs on traffic congestion on major highways, video surveillance is used to great effect across the world. So why shouldn’t it be used in the road transport industry to survey driver behavior and effectively improve road safety?

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Integrated in-vehicle recording systems have been proven to save fleet owners and managers plenty in time and money – but the biggest benefit affects the drivers themselves: in-cab video can help prevent accidents and save lives.

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29 September 2016

Know someone who points out all the little mistakes you make when driving? Annoying, right – but what if it makes you a better driver in the long run?

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The clock is ticking away as the deadline for the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate inches closer. Fleet managers and drivers are being urged to get their ducks in a row and pick an electronic logging device (ELD).

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Not all electronic logging devices (ELDs) are made equal and it's vital that you choose one that meets all the specifications set out in the ELD Mandate/Final Rule if you want to be compliant and avoid being fined.

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If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times over: don't wait until the last minute to become ELD Mandate compliant. The earlier these electronic logging devices are installed, the better – especially as the process of doing so and training the appropriate employees will likely take longer than expected.

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02 August 2016
Yes, you must use electronic logging devices (ELD) to comply with the ELD Mandate. And, yes, you will have to invest quite a bit of time and money in transitioning to an ELD system that fulfils all the regulations outlined in the FMCSA’s Final Rule. But, as we’ve said in an earlier post, there are plenty of benefits that come from moving from paper and pen to web and wireless technology.

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With the deadline for the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate Final Rule just around the corner, we’ve set out your journey to compliance in six straightforward steps.

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