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.

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.

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.

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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 that let your drivers see their progress.
  • In-cab display that alerts drivers about how they are performing in real-time.
  • 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.

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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.

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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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