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Risk assessment and the essentials of a telematics policy

Region: Africa, Australasia, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America
Benefit: Compliance

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. 

Safety, Compliance

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Six Steps to using Gamification To Incent Safe Driving

Region: North America
Benefit: Safety

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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Building the future of retail with the Internet of Transport

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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New MiX Van

MiX Telematics announces adding more of its Mobile Maintenance & Installation vans to its North American fleet to support clients across the West coast. The Mobile Maintenance & Installation van is operated by MiX Certified Master Technician, Bryan Harrison, who performs custom installation and routine maintenance services, as well as quality control and advanced training of the MiX Telematics partner network. All mobile, on-site services are provided to MiX customers, regardless of fleet size.

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Floods and Freight Ð Journey through Detroit

Weeks ago, Detroit flooding turned roads into rivers making logistics difficult for companies that rely on the regionÕs highways to ship goods. Years ago this situation would have created impossible problems for truckers and haulers, but with modern technology, drivers can now avoid trouble spots and minimize the weatherÕs financial impact.

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Automotive Industries interviews Charles Tasker

MiX Telematics, a global provider in fleet management and telematics, recently signed a strategic agreement with Equitel in Colombia, to further their business footprint in Latin America. This was an important step for the company as they strengthen their position as a global player with a huge product portfolio that includes all levels of vehicle telematics.

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Unexpected benefits of using in-cab video in your fleet

Many people will say that the main benefit of in-cab video is increased fleet safety. Of course, this is very much true. In-cab video allows you to track and monitor drivers on the road to ensure that their behavior is safe and does not increase the risk of crashes. It also gives you the opportunity to see what safety measures to put in place when a crash does occur by reviewing video footage. No more second-hand information.

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How in-cab video technology improves fleet safety

According to data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017. Of these crashes, 4,237 were fatal and 344,000 resulted in injuries1. The impact of fatalities and injuries related to crashes can be overwhelming. Not only does it decrease the safety of your fleet but it can also have an impact on efficiency and costs.

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3 Key factors for choosing the right trailer tracking solution

Keeping track of moveable assets is imperative for any fleet business. As such, trailers form an important part of this type of business and aspects such as understanding where your assets are at any given time, how often they’re being used and whether your cargo is being unloaded on time and in the right place, are tantamount to the effective running of your business.

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Still haven’t moved to ELDs? Here’s what to expect when you do

Region: North America
Benefit: Compliance

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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Will the ELD mandate be delayed?

Earlier in the month, the House Transportation Committee attached a directive to this yearÕs 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 AdministrationÕs (FMCSA) ELD mandate set to go into effect on December 18.

Compliance, ELD

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The hefty price of non-compliance

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 Ð especially as the process of doing so and training the appropriate employees will likely take longer than expected.

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ELD for efficiency

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 FMCSAÕs Final Rule. But, as weÕve 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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Benefits of the Mandate

The road to the passing of the FMCSA's ELD Mandate Final Rule hasn't exactly been smooth Ð in fact there have been plenty of bumps and obstacles. And this is why there is still so much uncertainty about the actual benefits of using electronic logging devices.

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