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