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