What is Fleet Management?

Vehicle fleet management embraces an integrated approach to telematics that offers far more than viewing your vehicles on a map.

By combining basic telematics with additional tools or enablers, fleet solutions deliver actionable intelligence to solve complex vehicle- and driver-related problems.

A fleet management solution with in-cab video can help identify and improve poor driver behavior – the leading cause of crashes and fatalities on our roads.

The same solution with journey management can help optimize routes and driving habits, resulting in savings of up to 15% on fuel.

Where non-motorized assets are concerned, a fleet solution helps to monitor the locations of assets, thereby reducing theft and increasing utilization.

In the U.S., an integrated ELD (electronic logging device) solution can facilitate compliance with the ELD Mandate and save fleets thousands of dollars in safety-related claims.

The Complications of Operating a Fleet

We wish it were otherwise, but it’s true: all over the world, fleets operate in highly-regulated environments full of risks and complex challenges. 

We can’t change that, and neither can you. Telematics, however, can help ease the burden of these risks and challenges, from high fuel consumption to driver safety concerns and costly maintenance requirements. How, you ask?

Let us explain. 

What is Telematics?

Vehicle telematics is a system of on-board hardware and software working together to gather, store and transmit information – or data – about vehicles and drivers.

What are the Benefits of Fleet Management?

Effortless Fleet Management with Tangible Results 

  • Improve fleet safety
  • Improve fleet efficiency
  • Ensure fleet compliance
  • Improve driver and fleet security

How Fleet Management Features Improve Fleet Safety:

  • Monitors and records driving behavior such as speeding, hard braking and acceleration, idling and more with advanced on-board computing and, online information and tracking portal
  • Generates customizable reports with data collected to see where and when drivers engage in risky driving behaviors
  • Provides 24/7 access to reporting for anytime analytics and review
  • Gives real-time light or sound feedback and notifications to drivers via in-cab displays when pre-defined parameters are exceeded
  • Records footage via an in-cab video solution to see what occurred before, during and after any incidents on the road
  • Heightens safety awareness and personal responsibility amongst drivers using driver performance apps
  • Offers the opportunity to provide training and, reward and incentive programs by using vehicle and driver data to create accurate scoring

 

Customer Quote

Ever since we started using MiX Telematics’s solutions, we have seen a reduction in the number of accidents since 2015, year-on-year, and an improvement in our incident rate overall.

Nabeel Sheikh, Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services

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What Does Fleet Efficiency Mean for your Business?

MiX Fleet Manager is all about maximising the efficiency of your business.

How Fleet Management Features Improve Fleet Efficiency:

  • Monitors and reports on fuel-wasting behaviors including, but not limited to, speeding, excessive idling, sudden acceleration and hard braking. 
  • Tracks vehicles en route, in real-time, to manage routes 
  • Provides scheduling and licensing reminders to reduce vehicle downtime 
  • Adds flexibility to fleet management by offering job assigning while vehicles are on the road to accommodate customers on the fly 
  • Relays accurate activity timeline to illustrate whether vehicles are being utilized appropriately and timeously 
Customer Quote

The MiX Telematics fleet management solution gives us a window into our fleet's performance and assists in out total cost of ownership models.

Richard Sucking - Fonterra Fleet Services Technical Manager

Telematics Fleet Management Solutions for Your Industry

  • Public Transport

    Public Transport

    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.

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  • Oil and Gas

    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.

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  • Transport and Distribution

    Transport and Distribution

    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.

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  • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)

    Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)

    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.

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  • Rental and Leasing

    Rental and Leasing

    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.

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  • Government

    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.

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  • Mining

    Mining

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

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  • Construction

    Construction

    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.

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  • Emergency Services

    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.

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  • Security

    Security

    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.

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  • Utilities

    Utilities

    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.

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    How Fleet Management Features Improve Fleet Compliance:

    • Equips your fleet with the ability to be fully compliant with any regional driving requirements 
    • Logs driver hours electronically – lessening paperwork, user error and potential for interference 
    • Automatically records and reports on trips, and places it online for easy access and review
    • Transfers data to enforcement officers where needed with little to no effort on the part of the fleet manager 
    • Offers driver input two-ways with identification plugs and alerts where compliance requirements are not met 
    • Connects devices directly to vehicle engines to capture data in action, ensuring every hour and trip is regulated and accounted for
    Customer Quote

    Safety is Archrock’s top priority, and MiX Telematics 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

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    • Borg Manufacturing

      Case Study

      Based in New South Wales, Australia, Borg Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of decorative wood panel surfaces and made-to-order kitchen cabinet doors and benchtops. Despite being an extremely successful operation, Borg was aware of a high rate of unsafe driving and vehicle rollovers – especially in deliveries that took vehicles over hills and through forests. Airco, a MiX Telematics channel partner based in Sydney, recommended MiX Fleet Manager, a fully integrated fleet management solution that would help to meet the company’s safety, efficiency and compliance needs.

    • Triunfo Concebra

      Case Study

      When Triunfo Concebra, a Brazilian-based highway concession company, required a more efficient and less costly way to manage their busy fleet of 300, they turned to the MiX Fleet Manager Premium solution. This sophisticated solution has been closely monitoring both vehicle- and driver-related activities, which has led to, among other things, an impressive decrease in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and road accidents.

    • Reading Buses

      Case Study

      Reading-based bus operator, Reading Buses, chose MiX Fleet Manager, and saw fuel- and driving-related results in nine short months.

    • Praxair

      Case Study

      The MiX Telematics system that Praxair chose provided peace of mind, as well as the ability to monitor compliance with its strict driver codes in real-time.

    • Itamaracá Transportes

      Case Study

      Itamaracá Transportes from Brazil chose MiX Fleet Manager Premium to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions through more efficient driving.

    • Bogestra AG

      Case Study

      German bus operator BOGESTRA AG chose MiX Telematics to help save fuel, reduce carbon emissions and create a more comfortable journey for their passengers.

    How Fleet Management Features Improve Fleet Security:

    • Provides historical and real-time tracking of mobile and fixed assets 
    • Reports timelines and information streams online to tell you when assets are unaccounted for, where higher than usual fuel or electricity consumption and more 
    • Builds personalized communications networks through electronic tagging, beacons and geofencing 
    • Offers in-depth asset details on an easy-to-access online platform for increased visibility and risk management 
    • Supplies driver identification tags to protect assets from unauthorized usage and restrict drivers to pre-defined vehicles 
    • Links owners of identification tags to driving violations and driving violations to offer opportunity for intervention based on correct information
    Customer Quote
    I am very happy with the service we received from in terms of technical and client support. I like that we have dedicated technicians and that technical support times are always good.
    Peter Lehman, Director of Mozzie Cabs

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    Vehicle Fleet Management 101

    What is fleet management? Simply put, it is the optimization of risks, costs, and efficiency in fleet operations. Fleet managers are in charge of reducing risks, controlling costs, and maximizing the profitability of fleets. Although the definition may seem simple, the job itself is not.

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    Challenges Faced by Fleet Managers

    When you manage fleets, drivers, schedules, and costs, you face many challenges. That's where MiX Telematics comes in. We provide technology and software solutions to help you reduce costs, improve driver safety, reduce risk, increase productivity, and schedule preventative maintenance to minimize downtime. Our solutions put information at your fingertips, so you can solve problems quickly.

    More Fleet Management Benefits

    The advantages of fleet management telematics also include savings in fuel costs, increased productivity, and improved customer service, to name just a few. Let's explore these benefits:

    Improved Customer Service

    With MiX Telematics, you can use fleet management to improve your customer service. Using our GPS tracking solution, you can make sure your drivers stick to their schedules and routes, so they get to every appointment or make every delivery on time. If something goes wrong, with the visibility we give you, you can send the vehicle that is closest to a job, while rerouting other drivers, so that they all get to your customers more quickly.

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    Reduce Fleet Fuel Costs

    Fuel accounts for a big chunk of any fleet's budget. Using a GPS tracking solution can reduce fuel costs by approximately 10%. Our tracking solution alerts you to how often specific vehicles are idling and overall idling across your entire fleet. You can monitor performance, track improvements, and educate your drivers on why they should reduce their idling time.

    In addition, with our GPS tracking solution, you can optimize your fleet's routes, reducing total miles driven. With MiX Telematics, we put you in the truck with your driver. You can see their location and their destination in real-time and monitor the traffic and the weather. With this information, you can improve your total fleet efficiency and reduce fleet fuel costs.

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    Eliminate Theft and Waste

    With MiX Asset Manager, you track and locate your assets in real-time, preventing potential theft and misuse of your trucks. You can find them wherever they are with a live information stream, or see where they've been over time with trip replays and records of distances traveled and previous events. You can even view asset diagnostics, such as signal strength and battery status, and export a list of all active assets. You can also track assets such as cable stock, generators, bins, ladders, and more.

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    Reduce Fleet Labor Costs

    One of the biggest problems fleet managers face is driver retention and turnover. This often happens due to disciplinary issues, such as poor driving or too many accidents. With MiX Telematics, you can put in place a training system that helps your drivers improve and reduces fleet labor costs and turnover.

    Using GPS tracking data, you can help your drivers drive better and create a safety culture for your fleet. This can decrease insurance premiums as well as reduce driver turnover.

    No matter why you are implementing driver training – to improve safety, manage risk, or increase driver job satisfaction – your fleet's profitability increases when you use a consistent, relevant driver training program. Your tucks last longer, repair costs will lower, crash risk will reduce, and driver turnover will decrease.

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    Reduce Maintenance Costs

    Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to reduce maintenance costs over the lifetime of your vehicles. MiX Telematics takes the guesswork out of maintenance scheduling. You can easily automate the process to send alerts when it's time for maintenance for each vehicle. That way, you can schedule your maintenance ahead of time and won't be surprised by sudden breakdowns. This will help keep your trucks on the road and not in the shop.

    Our telematics solution gives you access to engine diagnostic data such as fuel usage and fill-ups, odometer readings, engine temperature, oil pressure, RPM, idling, exact engine hours, and more. This makes your maintenance schedules more accurate, so you can avoid paying for service on lightly used vehicles and neglecting vehicles that need servicing more often.

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    Savings from Fleet Tracking Telematics

    A vehicle fleet management solution from MiX Telematics has many benefits. You will know the exact location of each vehicle so you can meet deadlines and your customers' expectations. You can also reduce operating expenses by optimizing your drivers' routes, leading to reduced fuel use and overtime costs. Fleet managers can change routes in real-time so that their drivers can avoid traffic, construction, and accidents, saving time, and reducing downtime.

    Many organizations rely on fleet managers to control costs, maximize profitability, and mitigate risks of their fleet vehicles. As a fleet manager, you touch every aspect of fleet operations. Our fleet solutions help you save time and money while increasing efficiencies. Contact us today to discuss further advantages of a fleet management system for your business.

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