Telecom Fleet Management

Telecom Fleet Management Solutions

When your business keeps people connected and communicating, staying connected with your workforce is crucial.

In a business that involves contractors and employees working together on numerous job sites, you need to stay connected with your team. You also need insight into how your team is performing. It's time to let your data work for you.

In a business that involves contractors and employees working together on numerous job sites, you need to stay connected with your team. You also need insight into how your team is performing. It's time to let your data work for you.

A MiX Telematics GPS fleet management solution can help you:

  • Increase visibility into the location of all vehicles and assets
  • Centralize data on assets along with deployment information for each asset
  • Build a safety culture that reduces risks
  • Improve reporting and billing
  • Automate lifecycle management of assets and vehicles
  • Enhance visibility into maintenance, driver behavior, asset utilization, and customer history
  • Reduce vehicle theft, recover assets faster, avoid asset misuse, and improve utilization with geofencing

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How Telecom Fleet Management Improves Customer Service

The performance of your fleet and your ability to deliver consistent, high-quality, and on-time customer service directly impacts your business' reputation. When your job is to ensure that your customers are always connected, even a small delay can make a big impact. With MiX Telematics, you can manage your telecom fleet in such a way that it is on time, on the road, and keeping your customers happy and satisfied.

Benefits of Geofencing

Geofencing gives you the ability to put a virtual parameter around your vehicles in a real-world geographic area. You can set up alerts, so you'll know when your vehicles enter or exit this area you have defined. Geofencing can help you optimize your vehicles' routes and know when they are on track. It also helps prevent vehicle theft and speeds recovery of stolen vehicles by letting you take quick action.

Increase Productivity and Efficiency

With a telecom fleet management solution, you can lower your labor costs while increasing the productivity and efficiency of your fleet. You'll know where your vehicles are in real-time and quickly reroute them if necessary. You can quickly reschedule to reduce wait times and keep your scheduling on track, so your team arrives as expected, saving your customers time and annoyance.

Improve Fuel Costs

Fuel costs for your fleet can be hard to control. After all, you don't set the prices. But, you can improve your fuel costs by reducing things like excessive idling, aggressive driving, speeding, and harsh braking. All these things cause your vehicles to use more gas than they should. MiX Telematics gives you visibility into your drivers' behavior and helps you give them the training they need to drive more economically.

Route & Dispatch Optimization

With telecom fleet management software, you can optimize your routes and trips to make them more efficient. Rather than driving too fast, you can make sure your drivers take the fastest route. In addition, you easily plan their route so that all their jobs are in the same vicinity. By doing this, you can make sure they reach their jobs on time and also save gas. You can also help them avoid traffic or construction by rerouting them in real-time if needed or if they are lost. With more efficient routing and dispatching, you can serve more customers in the same or less time.

Improve Driving Behavior

If your drivers exhibit aggressive or dangerous driving behavior, not only does it waste gas, but it also increases the odds of causing a crash. With a telecom fleet management system, you can easily monitor aggressive behaviors such as speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, distracted driving, and more. You can set in-cab alerts that tell your drivers when they engage in unsafe or dangerous behavior and give them the chance to self-correct in real-time.

Driver Training Programs

It's one thing to change a driver's behavior in real-time, but you can go further. You can create a driver training program that helps your drivers improve and build better driving habits. You can use gamification to rank and score their performance, and let them see how each one's performance compares to other drivers.

Proactive Vehicle Maintenance

When your vehicles breakdown and are kept off the road, you lose time and money. Regular maintenance will keep them running well and reduce breakdowns. But keeping track of all your vehicles' maintenance schedules can be a challenge. With MiX Telematics, you can automate this process by setting up alerts that tell you when maintenance is due based on time or vehicle mileage. Since the telematics device is hooked up to your vehicles' engines, you can also set alerts based on engine metrics, so you'll know about any problems before they get worse and cause an unexpected breakdown.

Improve Asset Utilization

With telematics, you can track your assets' movements by the minute, know which route they are taking, record how long they are at each location, and more. This lets you measure real vehicle usage against usage reported. Using this information, you can improve the overall utilization of your fleet.

Improve Safety and Save on Insurance

Better driving habits will lead to fewer accidents and improved overall safety for your fleet. This helps keep vehicles and teams on the road working instead of in the shop being repaired. Some insurance companies will lower premiums when they know you are using asset tracking and geofencing. 

You may be able to reduce your insurance premiums by improving your security measures and minimizing risk. If your team drives more safely and gets in fewer accidents, you won't have to claim costly repairs. 

Often, when insurance providers are aware that you use asset tracking and geofencing, it can lead to lower insurance premiums and reduced deductibles because of the increased security.

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FAQs about Telecom Fleet Management

  • How does telecom fleet management help improve productivity?

    By tracking vehicle usage, driver behavior, fuel consumption, idling, and more, you can see trends and take steps to mitigate any negative ones. You can ensure each team member has everything they need to do their job efficiently. You'll know that your vehicles are where they should be, and not sitting idle somewhere when they should be elsewhere. You can monitor utilization and idled time to make sure productivity is optimized.

  • How does geofencing help my telecom fleet?

    Geofencing lets you put a virtual perimeter around a physical location. You can then set limits for authorized hours of use and be alerted when vehicles and equipment enter or leave the geofencing perimeter.

  • How can telematics help with customer retention?

    Customer retention is a challenge in any industry, but especially so for the telecom industry. Telematics help you send technicians where they are needed, in the event of a disruption in service. Real-time location tracking lets you improve routing, reduce idle time, make service calls faster, and increase productivity. You can reach more customers more quickly.

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Small Fleet Management & Tracking

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Small Fleet Management

Fleet solutions for small fleet owners

Fleet management plays an important role in any business with five or more vehicles. There are so many moving parts involved, such as finding and retaining drivers, scheduling vehicle maintenance, reducing excess idling and speeding, accurate record-keeping, and more. Your fleet has all the issues of a larger fleet, with some unique challenges tacked on.

Small fleet tracking solutions by MiX Telematics

Just like larger fleets, telematics for small fleets can address their unique challenges and help keep their business running.

Small fleet managers often choose a telematics solution to:

  • Manage driver behavior to reduce accidents and improve fuel efficiency.
  • Track their vehicles to estimate on-time arrivals along scheduled routes and stops.
  • Locate vehicles within a yard to facilitate servicing and licensing procedures.
  • Plan maintenance to extend vehicle lifespan and reduce downtime.
  • Real-time communication with drivers to keep operations running smoothly.

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Challenges Faced by Small Fleet Owners

Most small fleets consider increasing costs as their biggest challenge. No surprise there. Fuel costs, insurance, and vehicle maintenance are just a few things that take a bite out of your budget. Sometimes the list seems to go on and on. And with many small fleets, you are probably juggling more roles than any one person should in order to keep your business running smoothly.

Small Fleets That Can Benefit from MiX Telematics Fleet Management

  • Landscaping companies
  • Pest control companies
  • Plumbing companies
  • AC & Heating repair and installation companies
  • Solar Panel installation companies
  • Food truck companies

Small fleet management isn't easy. To keep things running smoothly, you have to juggle roles and tasks such as new job estimates, billing, purchasing new equipment, advertising, hiring, payroll, and more. Fleet tracking and reliability should be the least of your worries. However, keeping your fleet running efficiently can be challenging when you lack data visibility.

Using methods like paper and spreadsheets to manage and keep track of your small business fleet takes more time and effort than you have to spare. These outdated systems create communication bottlenecks and often make the information hard to find and compare, which causes excess downtime and unnecessary expenses.

One of the most important aspects of managing your fleet is controlling your bottom line. When you can't easily track and analyze your fleet data, it's hard to know your fleet's actual total cost of ownership (TCO). Without this number, you may end up making critical errors in your fleet operations.

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Benefits of MiX Telematics for Small Fleet Management

To track vehicles, reduce downtime and control costs, you need a robust management system in place. One that is intuitive and easy to use, so that it saves you valuable time and effort. At MiX Telematics, we give you the tools to make the unseen, seen. And with that improved visibility and information, you are more in control.

Small business fleet managers benefit from using MiX Telematics fleet management software to manage and track every aspect of their fleet. Our software lets you automate processes, keep all the data about your fleet in one place, easily track operating costs, and generate reports that let you analyze your data for better results. Optimizing your small business fleet and automating processes with the help of software frees up valuable time for you to focus on improving your bottom line. Here are four ways a small fleet tracking system can help your business.

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Improve Your Small Fleet Fuel Efficiency

Clocking in at approximately 60% of a fleet's total operating cost, fuel can put a huge dent in your budget. It can be challenging to pin down why fuel costs are so high since fuel prices are generally volatile and fluctuate due to a variety of factors, leaving you at the mercy of the pump. This is a reality all fleets must deal with.

With Mix Telamatics, you can automatically measure your fleet's fuel use accurately. You can then receive a report that lets you see how much fuel your fleet uses overall and drill down to fuel use by driver. You'll see who is speeding, idling excessively, accelerating too rapidly, and other factors that affect fuel usage. This allows you to take action to improve the fuel efficiency of your fleet.

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Reduce Driver Turnover with Small Fleet Maintenance

Driver retention and turnover is a persistent problem in fleets of all sizes. One of the main reasons for this is disciplinary issues. With MiX Telematics you can reduce these problems and reduce driver turnover in your fleet. Once hired, training is key to driver retention. Using the small fleet tracking data provided, you can help drivers improve, creating a safety culture and decrease insurance premiums, and keep your drivers happy. Making drivers better at their jobs will lower their stress levels on the road, increase job satisfaction, and reduce driver turnover.

No matter if you are implementing driver training to manage risk, improve safety, or increase job satisfaction for your drivers, your fleet's success increases when you use a consistent, relevant driver training program. Your crash risk will go down, vehicles will have a longer lifespan, repair costs will lessen, driver turnover rate will decrease, and company reputation will improve.

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Improve Your Small Fleet Maintenance

When you buy a car or truck for your fleet, it is important to understand the TCO. One of the most significant factors in TCO is vehicle maintenance. The cost of maintenance will increase over the life of the vehicle, a factor you have no control over. But, you can control the quality and consistency of maintenance. Our small fleet telematics software can automate this process so that your fleet vehicles receive regular and effective maintenance.

This not only saves you money, but it also saves you time. You can pre-schedule your maintenance so you don't have to worry if a mechanic is free, and you can prevent one part's wear and tear from affecting another part.

You can also collect data on your vehicles to use when making your next purchase. You'll see trends of failure in particular types of vehicles and parts. If you notice a part wearing out too quickly, you'll have documentation for your warranty claim. You can develop preventative and predictive maintenance strategies that can save you money.

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Small Fleet Driver Accountability

Enforcing accountability for your drivers with a telematics system is like driving with your eyes shut. If you don't have visibility into your drivers' behavior, you can't maintain standards or enforce a driver policy.

MiX Telematics gives you visibility into your entire fleet operations. It lets you know exactly where your vehicles are. No more calls for location updates, estimated times of arrival, or their current routes. It's all there for you with just a few clicks.

Sending drivers on the most optimized route is a significant factor in accountability. Being able to analyze and optimize routes is another one of the ways small fleet telematics can save you time and money. The data you get lets you hold drivers accountable for their routes, alerts them to traffic and road hazards, and, as mentioned, saves on fuel costs.

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"We rely heavily on MiX Solution to help us keep tabs on our vehicles and staff, and to ensure everyone is driving safely."

- Bobby Frisch, co-owner of Frisch & Sons, Demolition, Excavation, & Landscaping

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Food Delivery

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Fleet Solutions for the Food and Beverage Delivery Industry

The food and beverage delivery industry, as well as food truck fleets, are competitive industries. Getting a competitive edge is a requirement of running a successful fleet. MiX Telematics can give you that edge, helping you deliver faster than your competition.

Landscaping trucks served by landscaping fleet management software

Whether your company delivers food and beverages to grocery stores or is comprised of food trucks for special events and regular lunch routes, your food delivery fleet management needs can be handled efficiently with MiX Telematics' fleet management solutions.

  • Real-time monitoring of driver behavior
  • Food delivery route optimization
  • Detailed reports on driver utilization
  • Driver training and scoring improvement
  • Lower fleet maintenance costs
  • Better fuel efficiency and lower costs

Our food delivery and food truck fleet management solutions give you the management tools you need to keep your food and beverage delivery trucks and food trucks running on time, while keeping up with proper maintenance.

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Benefits of Telematics for Food, Beverage, and Food Truck Fleets

With the data and information you need just a few clicks away, you can improve driver safety and avoid accidents, evaluate maintenance and upkeep of your vehicles, manage your fuel spend, and improve your customer service.

One of the best ways to change poor driving habits in your fleet is to provide relevant, ongoing training. This can reduce or even eliminate the risks encountered by fleet drivers. MiX Telematics fleet management solutions for food trucks and food delivery services gives you an essential tool for driver training. In addition to tracking driver performance, it can help your drivers learn and retain knowledge.

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Improve Driver Safety and Avoid Risks

Your trucks and your drivers represent your business to your customers, which makes their performance an essential part of your operation. Unsafe and reckless drivers can have negative consequences for your business, such as causing accidents that raise your insurance premiums.

Manage Vehicle Maintenance

When you buy a truck for your fleet, you know that maintenance costs will increase over the vehicle’s lifetime, and ultimately affect the total cost of ownership (TCO). While age is a predictor of maintenance costs, another predictor is the quality and consistency of maintenance. That’s why it is vital for fleet managers and owners to minimize these costs as much as possible.

Installing telematics is one of the best ways to ensure that your vehicles receive regular maintenance. By automating the process, you will receive alerts that help you schedule your maintenance and avoid unexpected repairs that keep trucks out of service.

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Manage Fuel Spend Better

Fuel costs are one of the trickiest things to manage for your food delivery fleet. They often represent about 60% of a fleet’s operating costs. And, they can be challenging to control since fuel prices fluctuate based on a variety of factors that are out of your control. With Mix Telematics, you can closely monitor your fleet’s fuel consumption and take action to reduce it. We can monitor your fleet’s fuel consumption and package the results in reports that make it easy to digest and analyze. You’ll be able to see the big picture and drill down to see each driver’s fuel usage.

Improve Customer Service

With the tools for better food delivery route optimization, you’ll be better able to serve your customers. Your trucks will be on time or even early. You’ll know ahead of time if there is traffic, construction, or other delays and can instantly reroute your trucks. If one of your trucks is in an accident or delayed, you can send the nearest truck and optimize all your trucks' routing to maintain your schedule. Deliveries will be on time, and your customers will be happy.

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Stay in Compliance with Regulations

Keeping your food and beverage or food truck fleet in compliance with regulations is more important now than ever. Lack of transparency and accountability can result in severe fines and penalties that can harm your business and your reputation. MiX Telematics offers a range of products and services that help you comply with the difficult health, safety, and environmental (HSE) regulations. You can schedule compliance activities and follow-ups. All your compliance information can be accessed at a glance through your dashboard, and you can generate reports on hours logged, driver behavior, and more.

With MiX Telematics, you can increase your fleet’s safety, reduce fuel consumption, lower the frequency of vehicle maintenance, and remain in compliance with Health and Safety standards. With the increased visibility we give you, you’ll save time, effort, and money.

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How much does it cost to start a food truck?

The popularity of food trucks has risen in many cities, mainly because of their relatively low operating costs. Although they require far less investment than a brick-and-mortar location, they still need some investment. The costs vary from state to state, depending on licenses, permits, and other fees.

How do I reduce my food delivery fuel costs?

With MiX Telematics' food delivery fleet management solutions, you can track and monitor driver behaviors such as harsh braking, speeding, and excessive idling, which can help reduce fuel costs. In addition, you can optimize your routes so that your fleet runs more efficiently.

How do I reduce accidents?

By tracking and monitoring your drivers, you can develop training programs that help improve driver safety and minimize the occurrence of accidents.

How do I track my assets?

With MiX Telematics, you can easily track and locate your assets at any time. You’ll know exactly where they are and how they are being used, thus preventing potential theft and misuse.

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Landscaping

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Lawn Care & Landscaping Fleet Management

Lawn care fleet management software is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather an essential tool for managing daily operations, improving efficiency, reducing costs, reducing risks, and increasing revenue. MiX Telematics can help you increase your fleet’s productivity with real-time tracking, geofencing, and live data streaming.

Customized landscaping fleet management solutions by MiX Telematics can help your fleet run smoothly and safely.

We give you the tools you need to do what you do best: serve your customers.

Landscaping trucks served by landscaping fleet management software

A MiX Telematics solution provides fleet managers in the Landscaping industry:

  • Real-time driver and vehicle monitoring that reduces fuel costs.
  • Driver performance scoring and targeted driver training that helps improve driver performance.
  • GPS verification of vehicle locations that lets you know where all your vehicles are.
  • Reduce downtime and lost hours with on-board technology that lets you track assets.
  • Improve vehicle maintenance with electronic service and licensing alerts.
  • Get better vehicle usage with robust reporting to compare actual and expected usage.
  • Boost fleet efficiency with pre-defined geo-fences, pre-defined for area and time periods.

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“We rely heavily on MiX Solution to help us keep tabs on our vehicles and staff, and to ensure everyone is driving safely.”

- Bobby Frisch, co-owner of Frisch & Sons, Demolition, Excavation, & Landscaping

Lawn care GPS fleet tracking in actionWhy choose MiX Telematics as Your Landscaping Fleet Management Solution?

Sending the right vehicle and crew to the right location is the core of your business. This requires knowing where all your drivers are, which ones are available, and which ones are nearest. Shorter trips make your fleet more efficient, which, in turn, translates into more visits each day, happier clients, and more revenue. As simple as that may seem, there’s a lot that goes into running lawn care fleet management.

Challenges facing lawn care fleet management

Although the landscaping business is booming, it faces many challenges. The top three being fuel costs, labor costs, and vehicle acquisition and replacement. A misalignment of any one of these can take a big bite out of your business’s bottom line.

How MiX Helps Cut Down Costs for Landscaping Fleets

If you are wondering how you can cut costs in your landscaping business, consider fleet tracking solutions from MiX Telematics. When you are running a business, every cost matters, and it may not take much – extra fuel costs here, extra time spent at a job there – to blow your budget. With Mix Telematics fleet tracking solutions, you can cut costs where it counts.

We can help you reduce excess fuel usage, optimize your routes so you don’t waste gas, and keep your technicians on time so you please your customers, and get more referrals. In the landscaping business, everything counts, and there is no room for error. We get that, and we help you make sure your fleet runs smoothly. We get your trucks and technicians where they need to be when they need to be there.

  • Boost Your Fleet’s Productivity with Data Insights

    MiX Telematics fleet management software gives you the tools you need to make informed and timely decisions that improve your fleet’s performance and boost its productivity. We’ll help you get the right person to the right place at the right time with the right tools.

  • Efficiently Manage and Utilize Assets

    Our telematics solution can help you improve the utilization of your assets in numerous ways. You can track your fleet’s movements minute by minute, see which routes are being taken, keep track of how much time is spent at each location, and establish actual vehicle usage. You get the information you need to know, whether -

    • Your drivers are taking the most effective routes
    • You’ve sent the closest driver to the closest job
    • Your drivers are taking too long do a job or stopping too long at specific locations
    • Your equipment or vehicle usage is optimized
  • Manage Driver Hours Accurately

    Fleets of any size must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service regulations. This regulation governs the daily and weekly driving hours of anyone operating a commercial vehicle. By electronically monitoring driver hours and logs, telematics can help you determine the length of breaks your technicians take and how long they’ve worked in a specific area. You can reduce overtime and timesheet fraud as well as improve your fleet’s efficiency.

Landscaping Fleet Management Benefits

One way to improve lawn care fleet management is through GPS tracking and telematics. That’s where MiX Telematics comes in. We can help you decrease your fuel costs, decrease your labor cost, and reduce excessive wear and tear that leads to vehicle replacement. Our telematics solutions help you increase accountability, an important factor in addressing the top challenges of the landscaping industry.

  • Tracking Truck Performance

    Unexpected truck repairs can put part of your business on hold. Preventative and predictive maintenance keeps every truck up and running on schedule.

    Preventative and predictive maintenance can help you:

    • Schedule maintenance ahead of time so your trucks are serviced on your schedule with no unexpected breaks in usability.
    • Identify trends in the performance of your trucks or parts that can help inform your future vehicle purchases.
    • Support for warranty claims if a part wears out too quickly per the manufacturer’s recommendations. You’ll have proof to back up your claim against the warranty.
    • Prevent a cascade of failures if one part’s damage or wear and tear leads to another part failing.
    • Monitor repairs and maintenance to ensure vehicles are repaired and maintained correctly.

    Time passes quickly when you are managing a lawn maintenance fleet, and before you know it, it’s time for vehicle maintenance or replacement. Electronic monitoring and alerts keep your maintenance on schedule so you won’t have a truck out of commission unexpectedly.

  • Track Fuel Consumption

    At 60% of a fleet’s operating costs, fuel consumption can take a huge bite out of your company’s budget. While you cannot control fluctuations in fuel costs, you can control driver behavior that negatively impacts your fleet’s fuel consumption by:

    • Reducing excessive idling
    • Reducing speeding
    • Eliminating personal or unauthorized vehicle use
    • Minimizing overloading of vehicles
    • Optimizing the use of vehicle and non-vehicle assets
    • Improve maintenance and repair of vehicles
    • Reduce air conditioner or heater use
    • Reduce fuel wastage for non-vehicle assets such as generators

    There are many ways you can improve the fuel consumption of your fleet and spend less on fuel. The more fuel you save, the more money you save, and the more you can increase your profitability. But you can’t do it unless you track it. That’s where MiX Telematics comes in. By tracking your driver’s behavior with telematics data, you can improve it.

  • Risk and Safety Reports

    Poor driving is the number one cause of accidents and crashes. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) driver error causes approximately 94% of crashes. This makes reducing poor driving behavior vitally important.

    Poor driving behaviors include:

    • Speeding
    • Hard braking
    • Harsh accelerating
    • Not wearing a seat belt
    • Texting while driving

    With MiX Telematics, you can get a detailed report on the behaviors your drivers engage in the most as a group and broken down by individual drivers. The report includes the severity of specific behaviors, such as how far over the speed limit a driver goes and how often. This information helps you make driver training decisions to eradicate these behaviors and improve the overall safety of your fleet, thus reducing risks to your business.

    And after you’ve implemented training, you can use reporting to evaluate driver improvement and use it to motivate or reward your drivers.

  • Optimize Routes

    Optimizing your route can help reduce fuel consumption and wear and tear on your vehicles, while improving fleet efficiency. Even more importantly, it keeps your drivers on time and your customers happy.

    • Saves time by sending drivers to jobs that are close together.
    • Ensures drivers take the best routes to their destinations.
    • Lets you reroute to avoid traffic, poor road conditions, and excess idling.
    • Gives your drivers enough time to get to their job locations, reducing incidents of speeding.
    • Organizes jobs by route for each driver, so they stay within a specific area.

    By optimizing your routes and scheduling drivers to the right routes, you can save on fuel costs, maintenance due to excess wear and tear, and save time for your drivers.

  • Asset Tracking

    Do you know where your trucks are? To keep your lawn maintenance business running smoothly and profitably, you need to know where all your vehicles and assets are, whether they are stationary or on the move.

    With MiX Telematics’ advanced asset tracking for lawn care fleets, you get a real-time view of where your trucks are and which driver is behind the wheel. You can see information relating to driving direction, speed, ignition status, driving violations, and more. Live information streams let you proactively monitor events and send messages to and from the drivers in your fleet.

    Optional services, add-ons, and accessories include:

    • Video recording
    • In-cab navigation
    • Jobs and messaging
    • Satellite communication
    • Driver engagement
    • Hours of Service (HOS)
    • Journey management

Landscape fleets of all sizes can benefit from a telematics solution that helps them keep track of driving hours, overtime, reduce crashes, and improve asset tracking. If your fleet faces any of these challenges, it may time to think about a MiX Telematics software solution. You can choose from easily self-installed hardware and software to more complex feature-rich solutions customized to your needs.

FAQs about MiX Telematics
for Landscaping Fleet Management

  • How do I reduce my fuel costs?

    By tracking your drivers’ habits such as harsh braking, excessive accelerating, speeding, and idling, you can reduce their fuel consumption and your fuel costs. With route optimization, you can ensure your routing and scheduling is efficient, saving on time and fuel costs so you can service more customers on time.
  • How do I reduce accidents?

    Most accidents are due to human error. No one thinks they are a terrible driver, and even if they do, they don’t think their actions will cause an accident. But carelessness is dangerous to your drivers and your business. MiX Telematics tools help your drivers learn to change their behaviors. It assists you in tracking the performance of your drivers, so you know who needs training, and once they’ve received it, whether or not they are improving.
  • How do I track my assets?

    MiX Asset Manager helps you manage your assets with an automatic, electronic registry of your assets, their status, and where they are. You can locate and track them on a map in real-time or historically. This improved visibility and control dramatically reduces the cost of not knowing where your assets are. It also helps you optimize deployment and utilization as your assets move to different worksites.
  • How will I get insights to manage my fleet?

    We offer robust reporting that lets you review and analyze your data in detail in dynamic and customizable formats. You can see truck movement, locations, trips, and usage as well as scoring, fuel, traffic violations, and cost analysis reports.
  • Do I have to download software?

    No, you do not have to download software. An on-board computer collects and transmits vehicle and driver information hosted in a top-tier data center. Your data is accessible online or with a mobile app for Android or iOS.

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Public Transport

Tools to ensure your bus and coach fleet runs efficiently and safely.

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Fleet Solutions for the Public Transport Industry

Having a reliable telematics solution to monitor both drivers and vehicles enables bus operators to manage their performance when it comes to safety and efficiency. MiX Telematics customers, for example, are saving an average of 10% on their fuel costs.

According to ABI Research, the emergence of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and smart city initiatives mean that more and more public transport operators are turning to, and implementing, telematics technologies to keep up with changing requirements.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Public Transport Industry

Among other features, operators choose a fleet management solution to:

  • Monitor driver behaviour to improve fuel efficiency and reduce accidents.
  • Ensure the safety of their passengers.
  • Locate their vehicles to determine on-time arrivals along predetermined routes and at scheduled stops.
  • Locate vehicles within a yard to facilitate servicing and licensing procedures.
  • Monitor vehicles’ trip durations as well as drivers’ working hours.

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Bus & Public Transport Fleet Management Software

Tools to ensure your bus and coach fleet runs efficiently and safely.

  • Improve fleet safety

  • Improve fleet efficiency

  • Improve driver and fleet security

We help you maximize the efficiency of your bus fleet.

Public Transport Fleet Management Solutions

When public safety is in your hands, you need a bus fleet management solution that keeps your passengers safe, your drivers on time, and your buses running. Managing buses and coaches across numerous routes efficiently and effectively has become a challenge. Creating a route and a schedule, knowing where your vehicles are at any given time, making sure your drivers use safe driving practices, and reducing fuel and maintenance costs are some of the many issues you face everyday. Add to that, managing employees and meeting regulatory mandates, and you have more than a day's work in front of you.

MiX Telematics harnesses modern technological advances to develop smart fleet management solutions for all of these challenges. We save you time and money, so you have more of both. 

Get Key Insights into Your Public Transport Fleet's Performance

The MiX Fleet Manager Premium software platform keeps track of all the action: where each vehicle in your fleet is, how your drivers are driving, how much fuel your fleet is using, and when buses and coaches in your fleet need maintenance. It's packed with features to help bus fleet management, and it's completely secure.

The rising cost of fuel has a significant impact on fleet businesses. But with MiX Fleet Manager Premium, not only can fuel consumption be monitored and reduced by up to 15% in some instances, but behavioral aspects relating to efficient and safe driving can be detected and corrected thanks to advanced reporting and analytics.

Buses and coaches that are driven well will perform better and need less maintenance. MiX Fleet Manager Premium gives you the tools you need to monitor, manage and improve driver behavior. This will increase not only the efficiency but also the safety of your fleet.

Getting the most from a fleet of buses is another major concern. Activity timelines are a great way to illustrate usage patterns and help boost fleet efficiency. In addition, the ability to manage service and licensing schedules with automated reminders will make sure your drivers are in compliance.

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Benefits of MiX Telematics for Bus Fleet Management

When you are in charge of public transport fleet management, tracking your vehicles is just the beginning. You also need immediate access to meaningful information about your drivers and buses in real-time. MiX Fleet Manager Premium does just that. This end-to-end solution gives you all the tools you need to keep your fleet running safely and efficiently.

  • Advanced Tracking

    Advanced Tracking gives you a real-time view of where each bus is located and which driver is behind the wheel. It also tracks safety behaviors, such as speed, driving direction, ignitions status, driving violations, past trips, and more.

  • Proactive Monitoring

    Proactive Monitoring lets fleet managers get information from live streams, see event information, as well as send and receive messages and better monitor priority trips.

  • Robust Reporting

    Robust Reporting lets bus fleet managers review and analyze data in dynamic and customizable formats, including movement, location, trip, utilization, driver scoring, fuel, event violations and cost analysis.

Optional Services, Add-Ons, and Accessories include video recording, in-cab navigation, jobs and messaging, satellite communications, driver engagement, hours of service, and trip management.

How MiX Fleet Manager Premium Works

The MiX Fleet Manager Premium solution gives you unlimited access to information about your vehicles and drivers, with a host of features, tools, and reports to help maximize return on investment (ROI). These solutions include sophisticated on-board computer, which collects and transmits valuable vehicle and driver data. This data is hosted in one of several top-tier data centers, and information is accessible online or via a mobile app (for Android or iOS).

  • MiX Vision Smart Camera Technology

    MiX Vision smart camera technology gives you footage of what happened before, during, and after an event such as a crash or an accident. You'll know if your driver's behavior contributed to the incident. You can use this information to help reduce risky behaviors or prove that it wasn't your driver's fault.

    • Tamper-proof, in-vehicle road-facing and infrared driver-facing camera captures road and driver views on video.
    • Optional external cameras give you a more complete picture.
    • On-demand high-quality video available for review when needed.
    • Event-triggered video option lets you choose which events are automatically recorded.
    • Sound captured on all videos with time, date, speed, and RPM displayed.
    • High-resolution video of the previous 72-hour period. Available upon request.
    • Live streaming from a total of 8 cameras available.
  • MiX Journey Management

    • Fully integrated extension of MiX Fleet Manager Premium to manage risk.
    • Flexible journey approval process based on the risk rating of driver, environment and assets.
    • Tracking system that automatically monitors journeys and vehicles.
    • Real-time notifications about route deviations, vehicle location, and status updates.
    • Electronic road hazard assessment checks potential hazards and stores information for future journeys.
    • Automated compliance checks on driver licensing and certification.
    • Robust reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and visualization of data.
  • MyMiX™

    • Driver scoring and ranking to keep track of driving habits.
    • Scores available for one driver across multiple vehicles.
    • Drivers can review events such as speeding or harsh braking on a map.
    • Fleet managers can message one or all drivers at any time.
    • Fleet managers can review driver login activity to monitor engagement.
    • Task management platform that lets you assign and send jobs to drivers on the go.
  • MiX Ribas®

    Working in conjunction with MiX Telematics GPS Tracking Devices, MiX Ribas helps drivers improve how they drive. It gives drivers real-time feedback so they can change their behaviors as they drive. This helps you manage the performance of your drivers and vehicles, reduce fuel use and carbon emissions as well as accident rates.

    When mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard, the RIBAS® device utilizes five LED symbols:

    R = Ride Comfort

    I = Excessive Idle

    B = Harsh Braking

    A = Harsh Acceleration

    S = Over Revving

    You can customize the device’s configuration so that the alerts it provides are the most effective for your drivers.

    Our solution consistently demonstrates the following savings:

    • 20-80% Reduction in accident rates
    • 35-85% reduction in speeding
    • 10-25% improvement in fuel economy
    • 40-65% reduction in depot & location idle down
    • 85% reduction in harsh braking
    • 85% reduction in harsh acceleration

    Benefits of MiX RIBAS

    • Driver behavior improvement -- Instant feedback allows drivers to change their behavior before an unfavorable event is recorded.
    • Improved fuel efficiency – our customers achieve fuel consumption savings from 10-25%.
    • Reduced maintenance costs – as driver behavior improves, undue wear and tear is reduced, thus maintenance costs are lower.
    • Improved environmental regulatory compliance – with less excessive idling time, your fleet’s carbon footprint will be reduced, keeping you in compliance with environmental regulations.
    • Reduced accident rates and severity – with fewer speeding and harsh braking incidents, your drivers have fewer and less severe accidents, saving lives and money.

Service for Life from MiX Telematics

When it comes to bus & public transport fleet management, Mix Telematics gives you a host of services that go beyond the technology, implementation and troubleshooting to get you up and running quickly. Our relationship only begins when you choose MiX Telematics. We'll be with you through thick and thin.

Our Service for Life means just that. It covers implementation services, data-capture service, expert and helpful support services, and benefit realization services, all designed to make sure you get the most out of your investment. We do more than pay lip service to giving you safety and value, we live it.

Our subject matter experts are trusted industry advisors providing you with the hands-on expertise you need to take your business forward. With decades of experience across the business world, MiX has the necessary in-house expertise to advise you throughout the contract.

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Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas customers reduce risk, lower accidents and operate more efficiently when using MiX Telematics solutions.

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Oil and Gas

MiX Telematics has partnered with customers in the Oil and Gas industry for over a decade. During this time, we have become experts in developing products and services that enable operators to comply with QHSE regulations specific to their industry and region.

Customized solutions by MiX Telematics enable Oil and Gas companies to run smooth operations and ensure the safety of their workforce. Drivers, for example, are equipped with tools to enhance their driving style, which in turn reduces the number of accidents.
 

Fleet Telematics Solutions for Oil and Gas

Our reliable and cost-effective solutions incorporate functionality that includes:

  • Compliance monitoring like Hours of Service and IFTA State Line Crossing
  • Real-time driver behavior monitoring
  • Driver identification and driver scoring
  • Trip and vehicle utilization reports
  • Consultancy, including risk assessment and road safety strategy development
  • Targeted driver training including defensive driver training
  • Oil and Gas customers affiliated to MiX Telematics include JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Qatar), Qatar Shell, Schlumberger, and Basic Energy

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Why Choose MiX Telematics as Your Gas and Oil Fleet Management Solution?

  • Improve Safety
  • Reduce Risk
  • Increase Efficiency

We understand the oil and gas industry and have solutions for your unique needs.

Challenges Facing Oil and Gas Fleet Management

The challenges facing oil and gas companies today put added emphasis on reliability, safety, efficiency, and cost. At MiX Telematics, we understand how oil and gas fleet tracking can impact your bottom line. Oil and gas fleet tracking involves everything all fleets need, with an added layer of safety and security.

  • Driver safety
  • Compliance with ELD mandate
  • High vehicle use
  • Demanding, dynamic schedules
  • Strict performance standards
  • Vehicle maintenance

At MiX Telematics, we understand those issues and have solutions that can give you peace of mind about how your fleet is operating.

Minimize Fleet Downtime

Downtime for your fleet is much too costly for your business. Helping to reduce, and even eliminate the chances of downtime, oil and gas fleet tracking hardware and software can alert you to factors that might affect your fleet, such as:

  • Weather conditions
  • Difficult terrain
  • Traffic issues
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Driver behavior

MiX Telematics for oil and gas fleet management can help you keep track of all your drivers and vehicles, alert them and you to complications such as road hazards, weather conditions, and schedule changes all in real-time.

In addition, MiX Telematics can help you monitor the condition of your vehicles and your drivers' habits to minimize downtime.

  • Get updates on your vehicles' conditions
  • Help you develop better routes for trips
  • Inform you of traffic conditions wherever your vehicles are
  • Recommend better driving practices
  • Report speeding, harsh braking, and excess idling
  • Communicate in real-time with your drivers

Savings on Fuel Expenses

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One of the main reasons fleet managers are turning to fleet management systems, regardless of the size of their fleet, is the significant savings they get in fuel expenses. By tracking fuel consumption across trips, analyzing road conditions and driving trends, MiX Telematics helps you find the causes of fuel wastage in your fleet. You get a detailed picture of your fleet's daily trip expense trends. You can use this information to create a plan to reduce or eliminate unnecessary expenses.

Tracking these factors can help you reduce fuel expenses and root out other unnecessary expenses:

  • Trip duration
  • Number of stops
  • Acceleration rate
  • Idling time
  • Road and traffic conditions
  • Driving behavior
  • Location and route

Better Driver Communication

It is not uncommon for oil and gas production to involve several different facilities from the extraction site to the refinery to final product delivery. Your fleet may be spread between several locations at the same time. In these instances, communication is essential. With MiX Telematics, you can keep in touch with your fleet wherever they are.

  • Drivers can communicate with each other and fleet managers
  • Fleet managers can communicate with all drivers at once
  • Warnings and notifications can be sent to managers and drivers

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Stay on Top of Your Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance keeps your vehicles on the road longer and your drivers safer. But, keeping track of and inspecting hundreds of vehicles across oil and gas fields is almost impossible for fleet managers. These vehicles run long distances and travel through different terrain, often rugged, that takes its toll on them.

But, in such a volatile industry, safety definitely comes first, and cannot be compromised in any way. MiX Telematics fleet management system monitors the maintenance and upkeep of the health of your vehicles. It reports on their status so that you can schedule the appropriate maintenance on the right schedule.

Oil and Gas Fleet Safety and Risk Management

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Oil and gas fleet risk management is all about safety. Oil and gas fleets often operate in rugged, difficult terrain. Safety hazards can pop up unpredictably, which means you have to take precautions to make sure your working environment is safe. With an oil and gas fleet management system from MiX Telematics, you can be sure you will get increased safety with no compromises on efficiency. In addition, you'll get alerts on safety policies and compliance regulations for different vehicles and jurisdictions. That's a win-win for everybody.

  • Live stream information on events and messages to and from your drivers
  • Real-time alerts on hazardous weather conditions
  • Real-time view of a vehicle's position and which driver is behind the wheel
  • Information on driving direction, speed, driving violations, and past trips
  • Hours of Service (HOS) solution to staying compliant with FMCSA's design, performance and technical specifications
  • Status of wear and tear on vehicles in your fleet
  • Driver scoring, fuel use, event violations, and cost analysis reports
  • Location, movement, utilization, and trip reports

MiX Telematics fleet management software reduces instances of negligence and alerts you to hazardous conditions that put your fleet operation at risk. Our electronic logging device (ELD) was specifically designed to manage and maintain your oil and gas fleet's compliance with the HOS rule by tracking your drivers' RODS electronically, making paper logbooks obsolete.

ELD Mandate for Oil and Gas Risk Management

As an oil and gas fleet manager, you have a unique challenge. Your fleet must comply with the ELD mandate, but you also need a solution that is built for your industry. ELDs fitted by MiX Telematics meet those requirements.

  • Secure and tamper-resistant
  • Location data captured at ignition, when the engine is turned off, whenever the vehicle moves, and at least every hour
  • Connected and synced to the vehicle's engine
  • Grid/graph format displays driver information as it changes throughout the day
  • Errors and malfunctions within the HOS system detected and recorded automatically
  • Data transfer to enforcement officers via USB, when needed

We make complying with the EDL Mandate as painless as possible. In addition, you get many benefits such as:

  • Reduced paperwork – according to the FMCSA, an ELD can save drivers 19 hours a year by eliminating the paperwork involved in filling out a RODS. It also eliminates the need to keep paper logs.
  • Better planning capability – since you can instantly find your drivers' status whenever you need it, you can better plan their time and their routes.
  • Lower crash rates – drivers who use electronic logs have measurably lower crash rates than those who don't use electronic logs. This also includes preventable crash rates.
  • Compliance made easy – when drivers and businesses comply with the ELD mandate, they can take advantage of other electronic compliance solutions such as the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).

MiX Telematics Case Studies

The oil and gas industry has unique issues, and we understand them. See what our satisfied customers have to say.

Total Marketing and Services Case Study

Total Marketing Services chose MiX Telematics because we had the capacity to handle their fleet of 4,500 vehicles. Since implementing our solutions, Total Marketing and Services has experienced a 17.54% reduction in harsh acceleration and severe braking events as well as a reduction of 88.89% in speeding.

Archrock Case Study

"… unquestionably helped us identify and reduce or eliminate unsafe driving behavior – leading not only to significant dollar savings but also helping to improve our overall safety profile."

-  Grady Kelly, Senior Manager: Asset Management, Archrock

Archrock saw an 8-12% increase in monthly fuel economy and more than 12% in annual fuel economy (2017).

Praxair Case Study

"To integrate safety and economic driving to reduce fuel cost and CO2 emissions is a fantastic approach in terms of corporate responsibility."

- Joachim Walter, Praxair

CGG Case Study

"We have not recorded any accident for which we have been held responsible for several years, our drivers are more focused and consequently perform better."

- Grégory Niellez, Director of Land Operations for CGG

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The first step in delivering security as a service is to ensure your own operation is secure. And running your business efficiently is also no longer just a luxury.

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Fleet Solutions for the Security Industry

Fleets operating in the Security industry rely heavily on vehicle telematics systems to streamline their operations, lower business risk and improve the service they offer to their customers.

G4S in South Africa, for example, were able to lower risk around the delivery of security codes for the vault and doors on their vehicles. The codes only become available to drivers upon arrival at a customer site – in real-time – meaning the window of opportunity in that part of their supply chain was vastly reduced.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Security Industry

A MiX Telematics solution provides fleet managers in the Security industry with a way to: 

  • Boost security measures.
  • Streamline communication.
  • Optimize routes.
  • Increase vehicle utilization.
  • Reduce fuel consumption.
  • Offer better protection to their drivers, customers and the wider public.

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Mining

Customers in the Mining industry face unique challenges. MiX Telematics offers the tools they need to stay safe, efficient and compliant.

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Fleet Solutions for the Mining Industry

Fleets operating in the Mining industry face unique quality, safety and compliance challenges on a daily basis – in addition to needing to operate efficiently.

Specifically, they require protection for their wide range of vehicles and machinery as well as for those that operate these assets.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Mining Industry

Customers like Unitrans, operating in Southern Africa, benefit from MiX Telematics fleet management solutions in the following ways:

  • Real-time visibility of their fleets. Enhanced safety and security.
  • Increased vehicle utilization.
  • Decreased maintenance costs.
  • Reduced accidents and costs related to accidents.
  • Decreased fuel consumption.
  • Improved customer service levels.

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Emergency Services

Fire and ambulance services as well as the police rely on our systems to manage response times, optimize fleet utilization, and ensure the safety of all people involved.

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Fleet Solutions for Emergency Services

In an emergency, a fleet that operates safely and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death. MiX Telematics provides customers dispensing emergency services with solutions to react to a situation as fast as possible.

Be it a breakdown due to a flat tyre, or a life-threatening situation like a vehicle collision, Emergency Services rely on telematics systems to get them to where they need to be quickly, safely and effectively.

MiX Telematics solutions enable fleet managers to keep an eye on the location of vehicles and drivers, while being able to dispatch job information and route emergency workers to where they need to be. Reports allow for the analysis of response times as well as time spent on site.

 

Fleet Solutions for Emergency Services

In addition, fleet management technology can help to:

  • Reduce fleet running costs and stay within budget.
  • Improve two-way communication.
  • Keep drivers safe.
  • Improve the way in which emergency workers respond in critical situations.

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Government

Successful government departments rely on telematics systems to improve fleet utilization and ensure compliance with regulatory and environmental legislation.

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Fleet Solutions for Government

Government and public sector agencies are under relentless pressure to cut costs, while retaining a high standard of service. These challenges can and are being met within Government fleets through the adoption of vehicle telematics systems, as offered by MiX Telematics.

Fleet vehicles typically account for a large part of a Government agency’s annual budget. For that reason, they have begun looking for ways to optimize fleet utilization while ensuring that they comply with existing and new regulatory and environmental legislation.
 

Fleet Solutions for Government

Vehicle telematics systems, like those developed by MiX Telematics, offer unique features, such as:
  • Mobile workforce management.
  • Routing capabilities to dispatch drivers more efficiently.
  • Alerts and reports for driving violations, and subsequent corrective action.
  • Driver ID keys to prevent unauthorized behavior and false claims.
  • Fuel usage reports.
  • Carbon emission calculation and reduction.
MiX Telematics has customized solutions for various customers in this industry, including Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council in South Africa and PAEW in Oman.

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Utilities

The world’s natural resources have never been under more pressure. Nor have Utilities companies, whose role is to deliver these to consumers in the safest, most efficient way possible.

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Fleet Solutions for the Utilities Industry

Delivering water, electricity, gas and related services to the mass population is no small feat. Utility companies are acutely aware of the high-value of their loads and have a strong sense of responsibility in transporting and providing services for the delivery of these resources.

MiX Telematics partners with companies in the Service and Utilities industry to help them manage their businesses efficiently and safely. Electricity provider Eskom in South Africa, water authority PAEW in Oman, along with a number of Oil and Gas companies in North America, the Middle East and Australia, are examples of customers who partner with MiX Telematics to manage their safety, efficiency and compliance goals.

In a highly competitive marketplace, these companies face the constant challenges of rising fuel prices and high costs associated with government regulations and customer compliance.

Fleet Solutions for the Utilities Industry

Our solutions help these businesses to:

  • Track and protect their vehicles, drivers and high-value high risk loads.
  • Improve customer service through things like more on-time deliveries.
  • Reduce their fleet sizes.
  • Better plan routes and optimize fleet utilization.
  • Lower fuel and fleet operating costs.
  • Improve safety levels and lessen overall risk.
  • Alter driver behavior and implement training and incentive programs.
  • Adhere to strict and changing government and customer compliance demands.

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Benefits of MiX Telematics for Utility Companies

As a utility fleet manager, you face unique challenges. Whether you manage a fleet of repair trucks for plumbers or electricians, or the fleet of a major electrical utility company, the diversity of your fleet and your equipment is like no other industry. With mounted devices and mounted equipment needing repairs, utility fleet management is a demanding job. Mix Telematics fleet management solution gives you the reliability and control you need.

Traffic delays, service delays, and accidents all impact performance. Even more importantly, your customer's expectations aren't met when your daily schedule goes off the rails. If you don't have the information you need in-the-moment, you won't be able to make the best decisions for your fleet and your customers.

Types of Utility and Repairs Companies That Benefit from Fleet Management Software

If you have a fleet of at least five trucks or other vehicles, we have a fleet management system for you.

  • Roofing companies

  • Plumbing companies

  • Electrical repair companies

  • Solar panel installers

  • AC & heating service and installation companies

MiX Telematics Gives You Real-Time Data

Utility fleet telematics gives you real-time data that help you analyze vehicle usage and develop a strategy to lower expenses and be ready for surprises before they happen. Getting data in real-time is one of the benefits of utility fleet telematics. Having this information helps you make informed decisions.

  • Improve the management of your utility fleet resources.

  • Reduce fuel costs by reducing excess idling, harsh braking, and speeding.

  • Capture information useful for proactive maintenance.

  • Reduce insurance premiums with improved safety.

  • Reduce costs with safety and maintenance improvements that keep vehicles on the road longer.

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Benefits of Vehicle Tracking

With GPS vehicle tracking, you know which trucks are in which neighborhoods. You can make split-second decisions on who to send to emergency calls, change routes and schedules in an instant. In addition, when you can see where your trucks are on a map, you can help any driver who becomes lost when sent to unfamiliar areas. This helps them stay on time and keeps them from speeding or working overtime to make up for lost time.

Driver Management and Training Telematics Tools

Without a doubt, risky driving increases the chances of accidents. Human error is the reason for approximately 90% of accidents. In addition, poor driving can cause wear and tear on your trucks and other vehicles that can increase your utility fleet's maintenance costs.

With MiX Telematics, you can keep track of your drivers' performance and help them improve. Our utility fleet telematics tools that identify and improve poor driver behavior include:

  • Driver engagement app

    Driver engagement app that let your drivers see their progress.

  • In-cab display

    In-cab display that alerts drivers about how they are performing in real-time.

  • In-cab video

    In-cab video that shows you what happened before, during, and after an accident to help you prevent accidents. and determine fault for insurance claims.

With our driver management and training tools, you can reduce your accident risk, keep your vehicles better maintained for a longer lifespan, lower repair costs, and improve your bottom line.

Maintenance and Diagnostics Benefits

When you buy a vehicle for your fleet, it is essential to know what you spend during its lifespan. This is where the total cost of ownership (or TCO) comes into play. TCO is the cumulative cost incurred from acquisition to disposal of the vehicle. Acquisition cost, operating costs, depreciation, and more are a few of the variables used to determine TCO. However, one of the most expensive variables is the cost of maintenance.

Importance of Reduced Ownership Costs

As a vehicle ages, it will require maintenance more often. However, another predictor is the quality and the regularity of maintenance during the lifetime of the vehicle. That's why it's important to reduce ownership costs as much as possible.

Preventative and predictive utility fleet management software can help you:

  • Schedule your maintenance so that you don't have to wait for an emergency appointment if a truck breaks down.

  • Identify performance trends for your vehicles to inform future purchasing decisions.

  • Keep records of maintenance to use if you need to file a warranty claim.

  • Prevent increased wear and tear caused by one part wearing out and affecting another part.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I reduce my utility fleet fuel costs?

    By tracking driver performance, your drivers will not only drive more safely, but because of a reduction in excess idling, speeding, and unauthorized stops, they'll use less fuel. In addition, with MiX Telematics, you can pre-plan their route so that it is more efficient and fuel cost-effective.

  • How do I reduce accidents?

    With our utility fleet management software, you can supercharge your training to improve overall fleet safety. You can keep track of who is improving and who isn't. With real-time alerts, your driver can reduce their speed and avoid hazards.

  • How do I track my assets?

    With MiX Asset Manager, you can locate your assets on a map in real-time or see where they've been over time. You can even track assets such as generators, cable stock, ladders, bins, and more. This can reduce the costs of not knowing where your assets are and either overusing other assets or needing to replace lost ones.

  • Can I use fleet management software if I only have five vehicles?

    Absolutely. We have solutions for fleets of all sizes.

  • How can fleet management software help my business?

    Improving asset control and visibility can reduce costs and optimize deployment and utilization.

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Construction

MiX Telematics offers systems that enable the monitoring of construction vehicles and their drivers in real-time.

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Construction Industry Telematics Fleet Solutions

In Construction, there will always be a demand for quicker project completion, greater fleet efficiency and more protection. This, coupled with the added burden of maintaining expensive equipment, makes it crucial to pursue smart solutions in order to remain profitable.

MiX Telematics offers systems that enable the monitoring of construction vehicles and their drivers in real-time.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Construction Industry

Telematics for the construction industry provides a number of benefits:

  • Reduced fuel consumption, thanks to the ability to monitor and correct driver behavior as well as the behavior of those operating machinery.
  • Enhanced machine utilization, by being able to compare actual usage with expected usage.
  • Increased productivity, thanks to on-board technology that enables the tracking of assets.
  • Improved safety compliance, through Hours of Service functionality among other valuable features.
  • Better security, through GPS asset tracking to prevent theft and misuse.
  • Improved maintenance, with electronic service and licensing schedules.

In addition to the obvious features, like determining a vehicle’s location, locating machines and obtaining fuel consumption reports, fleet managers also benefit by being able to create geo-fences. These limit vehicles and machinery to certain pre-defined areas within certain time periods – features that are guaranteed to boost fleet efficiency, safety and security levels.

Be sure and review our whitepaper on asset management software for construction here. Contact us to learn more about the many cost-saving benefits of telematics in the construction industry.

 

 

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Transport and Distribution

Customers in Transport and Distribution rely on MiX Telematics to optimize fuel economy, safeguard their vehicles and drivers, and improve customer service.

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Fleet Solutions for the Transport and Distribution Industry

With rising fuel prices, globalization and increased competition, fleet managers in the Transport and Distribution industry are looking to telematics system providers for a sustainable way to defy tough market conditions.

 

Fleet Solutions for the Transport and Distribution Industry

MiX Telematics offers solutions that can not only boost fleet efficiency, but help to simplify everyday processes. This is achieved through sophisticated on-board and mobile technology with features that allow fleet managers to:

  • Improve communication.
  • Optimize routes.
  • Monitor and improve driver behaviour.
  • Manage fuel consumption.
  • Handle jobs and messages in real-time.

For customers like ASD Metals in the United Kingdom, Fonterra Milk Collection in New Zealand and Clover Logistics in South Africa, these features are often responsible for significant cost savings achieved through optimized asset utilization, lowered fleet maintenance costs, tightened regulatory compliance and – very importantly – improved service levels.

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Rental and Leasing

Rental and leasing companies rely on MiX Telematics to boost customer service, efficiency and safety.

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Fleet Solutions for the Rental and Leasing Industry

Having a clear view of vehicle locations, information on mileage, and insight into how vehicles are being driven enables Rental and Leasing operators to boost their performance. Better service and more efficient operations help customers to save costs and lessen business risk.

By understanding the needs of a leasing company and their end-customer, MiX Telematics has identified some key features of interest to the industry.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Rental and Leasing Industry

These include:

  • Objective, transparent odometer (mileage) reporting.
  • Integration into back-end systems, through secure web and mobile applications.
  • Trip and vehicle utilization reports.
  • Driver identification.
  • Tracking and stolen vehicle recovery.
  • Vehicle error and trip reports.

Fleet management tools developed by MiX Telematics have long been relied on by Rental and Leasing businesses. Proven results boost the bottom line, facilitate sustainable improvement and add value to existing service offerings.

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Fast moving consumer goods

The ability to locate vehicles and optimize delivery schedules using a telematics systems is key to the success of fleets operating within the FMCG industry.

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Fleet Solutions for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry

Customers like SPAR in South Africa and PepsiCo in Egypt have the unique challenge of transporting perishable and breakable goods – often across long distances and to tight schedules.

Being able to locate vehicles and loads, while optimizing delivery schedules, is therefore key to enabling the success of fleets operating within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.
 

Fleet Solutions for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry

MiX Telematics solutions form an integral part of these fleet operations, helping to: 

  • Track vehicles, drivers and loads in real-time and historically.
  • Optimize routing, often for multiple vehicles.
  • Monitor driver behavior with a view to reducing fuel usage and accident rates.
  • Minimize wastage and damage to goods.
  • Reduce business risk and improve safety.
  • Improve service levels.

For FMCG, where keeping tabs on stock is vital, another important consideration is the security of goods in transit. MiX Telematics systems not only provide customized real-time alerts for violations, but hardware to record incidents and recover stolen vehicles *. 
* In South Africa.

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