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Pest Control Fleet Management

When fleet operators are properly equipped, the result is a guaranteed increase in profitability.

Gain insight into your fleet's movements and solve your business challenges with MiX Telematics fleet management solutions. Make decisions based on real-time information and empower your fleet with fleet management tools that put you in the driver's seat.

pest control fleet management & tracking services

Pest control fleet managers have a lot on their plates, we get it. Keeping track of vehicles, maintenance, personnel, regulatory compliance, and budgetary concerns makes for a more than full day. A MiX Telematics GPS fleet management solution can help you:

  • Build a culture of safety and reduce risks.
  • Reduce fuel costs with real-time vehicle and driver monitoring.
  • Create targeted driver training programs that get results.
  • Track your vehicles with GPS verification.
  • Prevent theft of assets of all kinds—mobile and fixed.
  • Improve your vehicle maintenance with electronic alerts.
  • Increase fleet efficiency with geo-fences pre-defined for areas and time periods.
  • Optimize your fleet with improved routing and predictive maintenance.
  • Make informed decisions based on data from robust reporting and advanced telematics.

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Why Choose Mix Telematics as Your Pest Control Fleet Management Solution? 

Your pest control business pays expenses every day that you may think are just the cost of doing business. Sure, things like payroll and fuel costs will always be there, but do they have to be so high? Here are some ways using fleet management software can impact your bottom line.

Benefits of Pest Control Fleet Tracking from MiX Telematics

From improving the efficiency of your fleet to improving your billing, pest control fleet tracking can help your pest control fleet perform at its best. You can improve response times, keep track of employee hours, and improve service to your customers by telling them exactly what date and time to expect them. And, if one of your drivers runs into a delay, you can quickly reroute another without disrupting your customer's schedule.

Improve Efficiency

GPS vehicle tracking provide valuable data on driver behavior. You can pull historical data and real-time information to find out:

  • How long a specific team is at specific spray sites?
  • What is the average time your drivers are on the road?
  • Are your pest control specialists going from job site to job site?
  • How long does it take most teams to do the job efficiently?
  • Do your team's timecards accurately represent their work?

These are just a few of the insights pest control GPS fleet tracking gives you. You'll know about delays in real-time and be able to reroute the closest team so that your customers are not inconvenienced.

Reduce Speeding Incidents

Your vehicles are branded and your employees most likely wear a uniform with your logo on it. They represent your company while they are on the road and on the job. They often drive through residential neighborhoods. Do you worry if they are speeding? Insecticides and high-speed travel don't mix.

When your trucks drive at unsafe speeds, they run the risk of getting in a dangerous accident and damaging your reputation. Even if they don't get into an accident, you don't want your company to be known as the one with a truck full of chemicals speeding through a residential area, possibly endangering the community.

With MiX Telematics, you'll know when and where your drivers are speeding. You can set the system up to alert you when dangerous speeding and other activities occur. You can also set up in-cab alerts, so your drivers know to reduce their speed to a safer level.

Reduce Excess Idling

Pests thrive in warm, muggy environments. It's often hot, humid, and uncomfortable. Are your drivers using their vehicles to keep cool and idling when they shouldn't be?

With MiX Telematics, you can find out if any vehicles are idling excessively on a regular basis. Reducing excessive idling can help reduce your fuel costs and save you money. While it may seem like just a few dollars here and there, over time, reducing excess idling throughout your fleet can add up to significant savings.

Customer Validation

GPS fleet tracking for pest control companies lets you verify the exact time a vehicle arrived at a site and the exact time it left. You can set up reports that tell you the activities of each of your vehicles, so you will know who went where when. You will be able to validate that jobs were completed and streamline your billing.

Using historical data available from fleet management software, you can verify for your customers the date, time, and how long your specialist was at their residence or business. You can easily pull a detailed stop report for any vehicle in your fleet and get all the information you need to clear up a customer dispute. Using this information for billing also makes the vendor-customer relationship stronger and more trusted. You can put your customers at ease when they know you have a system in place to validate the accuracy of invoices before they are charged.

 

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Fuel Savings

One of the main things pest control fleets spend on is fuel. And often, fuel spend is determined by fuel prices, over which you have no control. But, you can control the fuel efficiency of your fleet, and reduce your overall fuel costs. By reducing things that waste fuel, such as speeding, rapid acceleration, excess idling, inefficient routing, unauthorized usage of vehicles and assets, and other driving behaviors, you can lower your fuel cost. We've already covered how fleet tracking software can help reduce speeding and excess idling. In much the same way, it can help reduce other unsafe and costly driving behaviors.

Ensure Payroll Accuracy

Because fleet tracking software gives you insight into each specialist's workday and eliminates inflated of false timesheets, you can use fleet tracking software to ensure payroll accuracy. You'll be able to track excess stops, detours from the approved route, and even monitor when some equipment is used. By accurately monitoring when your pest control specialists start and end their day, you can reduce labor costs.

By monitoring and reviewing electronic time logs, you can allocate resources based on actual, real-time insights, significantly reducing overtime. If a customer requires emergency service late in the day, you can send over a team member based on the amount of hours they've logged and their current location. This prevents sending over a specialist who is farther away or too close to going over their maximum hours. You will be less likely to have overtime hours on your payroll, your customers will be happy with your prompt service, and you won't be wasting fuel unnecessarily.

Improve Driver Safety

When drivers engage in risky behavior, it increases the risk of crashes. And that's especially dangerous when they are driving a vehicle full of chemicals. With telematics, you can manage risky behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, and harsh braking. In-cab audio and visual alerts can be set to let your drivers know they are violating a safety parameter and to give them a chance to correct their behavior. Ranking and scores can be assigned and used to provide the appropriate training.

You can use the assigned scores to create a gamification training program. You can give drivers access to their scores, information about their risky behavior on the road, and their ranking on a leaderboard. When they see how they stack up against other drivers, their ranking can incent them to do better. When they see their ranking go up or down, it makes improvement or lack of improvement much more real, and therefore the consequences will also seem more real.

Improve Fleet Utilization

By tracking hours, arrival times, departure times, travel time between customers, stop duration, and the time a driver is inactive, you can improve how efficiently your fleet operates. All of this information can tell how long it takes for jobs to be completed, if there are delays, and where detours or stops have been made for personal errands. You can also track whether or not a driver is lost due to a lack of route knowledge. You can use this information to determine if any drivers are being underutilized.

Proactive Vehicle Maintenance

Your vehicles are your lifeline. If they are not in good repair, your fleet is going nowhere. Proactive vehicle maintenance can keep your vehicles on the road longer and reduce instances of unexpected downtime. Other benefits include:

  • Proper maintenance so your vehicles run better and longer.
  • Regular maintenance is less expensive than unforeseen repairs.
  • Reduction in fines due to safety violations, since there will be fewer or none.
  • Well-maintained vehicles use less fuel.
  • Fewer breakdowns and accidents due to engine or brake failures will increase overall fleet safety.
  • Reduced downtime and productivity losses due to unexpected breakdowns and repairs.
  • Improved customer satisfaction when you keep more vehicles active on the roads.
  • Improved performance when you choose the time for repairs, after hours, or during slower times.

With telematics, you can create a proactive and preventive maintenance schedule. You can set up mileage- or time-based maintenance alerts so that you can schedule maintenance at a convenient time that doesn't impact operations. In addition, because telematics hooks up to your vehicles' engines, you can get an alert if there is an emerging problem and fix it before the vehicle breaks down.

Trip Management

When you provide a service to customers, you need to know exactly what jobs are being done, who is doing them, and how much time they spend on them. The best and most effective way to get this information is to make activities more visible and to put processes in place to keep your employees accountable.

MiX Telematics task management solutions can help you monitor trips from beginning to end. In addition, you can communicate with your drivers and team members about their next stop and give them any special instructions or changes if needed. Features may include:

  • GPS vehicle tracking
  • Paperless job dispatching
  • Location of and assignment of the closest employee to a job
  • Notifications on route deviations and progress
  • Completed task tracking
  • Two-way messaging
  • Remote data capturing
  • Turn-by-turn navigation

With MiX Telematics, you can customize a system to your needs. And it's easy. No software to download and no complicated hardware set up. Just an on-board computer that collects and sends driver and vehicle information to a top-tier data center. You can access your data online or with a mobile app for iOS or Android. Simply install your device, login to the app, and you're ready to begin.

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GPS Fleet Tracking

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GPS Fleet Tracking 

The Complete Solution for Fleet Tracking   

For today’s fleet operators and managers, it’s crucial to not only track vehicles but also to have immediate access to meaningful information about drivers and vehicles at all times. MiX Telematics gives you an end-to-end solution with all the tools you need to manage a highly effective and safe operation.

MiX Telematics offers you unlimited access to information about your vehicles and drivers, with a host of features, tools, and reports to help maximize return on investment.

The solution comprises of a 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).

Our customers from around the world agree: whatever the goal – be it to save fuel, improve safety, increase utilization, or enhance customer service – MiX Telematics provides guaranteed and significant results.

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Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking with MiX Telematics

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are so ubiquitous these days that many people have forgotten what the initials stand for. They are used almost

daily and forgotten the minute you leave your car.

Once reserved for military applications, the GPS fleet tracking device became available to the public in the 1980s. GPS devices are routinely used by drivers who value their accuracy and adaptability to all weather conditions. The advantages of GPS tracking for fleets of all sizes are even more significant.

 

Reduces Fuel Costs

A fleet GPS tracking device helps you map out more efficient routes and use less gas. In addition, with the ability to monitor and improve driver behavior, you can reduce speeding, excess idling, and unnecessary stops. These are all behaviors that can waste fuel.

Optimize Your Vehicle Resources

GPS fleet tracking lets you monitor the performance and location of your fleet vehicles in real-time. It gives you accurate information on fuel use, driver behavior, excessive idling, and the exact location at any give time. When you have all the information available about your fleet’s performance, you can focus on problem areas that will increase revenue for your business.

Lower Insurance-Related Expenses

Many insurance companies consider GPS tracking systems to be an asset to efficient fleet management. In many cases, fleets with GPS tracking systems on their vehicles can reduce insurance premiums. This is attractive to insurance companies because vehicles can be accurately and quickly tracked. Fleet supervisors and managers can get alerts when vehicles stray from their expected routes, making it easier to recover stolen vehicles and other assets. And, because GPS systems provide driver behavior data, it encourages drivers to act more responsibly when using company vehicles.

Reduce Maintenance Costs and Downtime

Your GPS system can be set up to alert you when routine maintenance is due. You’ll know which vehicles need tire rotations, oil changes, or other routine maintenance. This lets you stay on top of regular maintenance and extend the life of your fleet vehicles. You can schedule your maintenance in advance, and reduce unexpected breakdowns that keep your trucks off the road and leave your customers in the lurch.

Make Your Customers Happy

Your customers expect faster delivery as well as the flexibility to suit their timelines and needs. When you equip your fleet with GPS tracking, you can quickly make informed decisions that improve customer service. By knowing where all your vehicles are in real-time, you can alert your customers to any changes or let them know precisely where the driver is and when they will arrive.

Manage Your Drivers Better

When drivers know they are being tracked, they are more likely to drive well. GPS tracking lets you see who is a repeat offender and proactively train them to drive better, thus reducing accidents. And if there is an accident, you can use GPS tracked data to prove your driver was not at fault.

Increase Reliability

As a fleet manager, you must constantly manage vehicle performance and customer expectations. Your business would suffer if your customers found you unreliable for providing the expected service at the expected time. A GPS fleet tracking system gives you real-time tracking information that helps you make efficient scheduling decisions that keep your fleet on time, and your customers satisfied.

Plan Routes Efficiently

Your drivers often travel in areas that they are unfamiliar with, so having correct directions is paramount. With a GPS system, they can plan their route before they hit the road. They get step-by-step directions for their entire route. This keeps them from getting lost and keeps everyone safe. They’ll also be alerted to accidents or traffic and can find alternative routes to help keep them on time.

Know the Location of Your Vehicles

A fleet tracking system helps you monitor the location and road activities of your fleet. Using satellite technology, you can communicate with your drivers, so you’ll know if one encounters a problem or if you can assign extra trips to a driver if they finish their scheduled route early.

Locate All Your Assets

Owning or managing a fleet involves the risk of misuse and theft. After-hours and geo-fencing alerts let you know when a vehicle has traveled outside a boundary or is being used when it shouldn’t be. This could mean theft or unauthorized use by an employee.

Avoid Accidents

Timely alerts can help your vehicle avoid accidents. Your GPS tracker can notify you through email or SMS, even if no one is actively monitoring the system. You’ll know about any emergencies right away and can take the appropriate action.

Improve Financial Management

The data you get from a GPS tracking system helps you prepare profit and loss statements for any month with an accurate allocation of resources to manage the fleet. 

Better Time-Card Verification

If you pay drivers by the hour, a GPS tracking system gives you accurate information on when your drivers start their day and when they end it, based on information directly from their vehicles. You can match reports from your system against their time cards to make sure not just that they are actually working the hours they indicate on their time cards, but that they are paid only for those hours.

Reduce Paperwork

Your GPS system will automatically track all the data and analytics in a convenient format and store it so that you can use it when you need it. This gets rid of unnecessary paperwork and improves the efficiency of fleet managers, dispatchers, drivers, and bookkeepers. Reports can be run on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as well as by driver.

Easy-to-Use

GPS tracking software collects and stores information related to vehicle performance and management, including speed, trip distance, driver behavior, and more. All this information is available to you with a few clicks of your mouse. Simply install the fleet tracking device, download the app, or access through your computer, and you’ll be on your way.

 

MiX Telematics System Features

gps fleet trackingWith MiX Telematics, you can closely monitor and manage driver behavior and vehicle performance. Within minutes of installation, you can track your fleet, monitor your drivers’ behavior, and reduce the time and money you spend on vehicle maintenance, fuel costs, payroll, unauthorized vehicle use, and more.

No Surprise or Hidden Fees

You pay one flat subscription fee and a low shipping and handling fee. No extra cost for installation or value-added services.

Choice of Installation Options

We can ship the fleet tracking device to you for DIY installation, or you can have a professional installer come to your business to install it for you. It’s your choice.

Keep All Your Data in One Place

An intuitive dashboard gives you insight into fuel efficiency, trips, events, costs, utilization, and more.

Reduce Fuel Consumption

You’ll be instantly notified when a fuel-wasting event occurs, including over-revving, speeding, and excessive idling so that you can take immediate action.

Manage Vehicle Health

You can reduce wear and tear on your fleet’s vehicles by improving poor driver behaviors. You can also set up service and licensing reminders to keep your fleet running smoothly and avoid late fees.

Prevent Time Theft

You can set up geo-fences that let you verify your driver’s shift details such as work sites they’ve visited, their home, and popular lunch spots.

Optimize Payroll

Keep better track of trip classifications, eliminate erroneous payments for unauthorized trips with geo-fencing, and make payroll more accurate.

Increase Utilization

By tracking and monitoring your fleet’s vehicles and drivers, time spent in specific areas and routes can be used quickly to see if resources are being over-used or under-used. 

How to Get Started

Getting started with MiX Telematics is quick and easy. All you have to do is:

  • Sign up
  • Choose your subscription
  • Pay

Your device will be shipped to you, simply register, install, and go. Or choose professional installation, and an installer will contact you to arrange a time.

Advantages of Using MiX for GPS Fleet Tracking

By combining telematics with additional tools, our fleet management solutions give you actional information to help you solve complicated, driver- and vehicle-related issues. We can help you reduce the risks and challenges of running a fleet, from high fuel costs to driver safety to costly maintenance and repairs. With a fleet GPS system with on-board hardware and software working together, you’ll have 360-visibility on all the vehicles in your fleet.

Types of MiX Telematics GPS Tracker Devices

No matter what type of asset you need to track, we have a GPS device for that purpose. Whether you are tracking five vehicles or 500+ vehicles, we’ve got you covered. Simply choose the one you want, purchase it online, install, and you are on your way.

MiX Fleet Manager – offers you unlimited access to information about your drivers and vehicles with tools and reports to maximize your return on investment (ROI). It includes a sophisticated on-board computer that gathers and sends valuable data about your drivers and vehicles.

MiX Asset Manager – tracking and locating technology that can be used to track a variety of assets. You can choose from a tracker for assets with a dedicated power source, a wireless, battery-operated tracker for assets with no power source, and a wireless locator for non-powered assets.

Fleet Trackers for All Applications

Our GPS fleet trackers have been used for fleets as small as five vehicles to as large as 4500, from landscaping to oil and gas industries. Our customers have seen reductions in harsh braking and acceleration events, reductions in excessive speeding, and reductions in excessive distances driven.

See What Our Customers Have to Say

"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

“One of the upfront benefits that surprised us was how much more efficient our routes became. While having the means to successfully reduce speeding, our drivers also finished their deliveries much more quickly. Our delivery efficiencies have gone up almost 40%.”

-- James Clancy, President, Avita Coffee

“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

MiX Telematics Solutions

Alerts/Notifications

Asset Tracking

Asset Activity Tracking

Asset Location Tracking

Asset Audit Trail

Asset Check-in/Check out

Driver Management

Historical Reporting

Mobile Tracking

People Tracking

Real-Time Tracking

Routing

Status Tracking

Territory Management

Vehicle Tracking

Competitor

Alerts/Notifications

Asset Tracking

Asset Activity Tracking – no

Asset Location Tracking – no

Asset Audit Trail – no

Asset Check-in/Check out – no

Driver Management

Historical Reporting

Mobile Tracking

People Tracking – no

Real-Time Tracking

Routing – no

Status Tracking

Territory Management

Vehicle Tracking

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Trailer and Equipment GPS Tracking

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Trailer and Equipment GPS Tracking

When fleet operators are properly equipped, the result is a guaranteed increase in profitability.

The importance of telematics and GPS tracking for fleet vehicles is clearly recognized, and you may already be looking at or have a fleet management system. But what about your non-vehicle assets? Assets such as trailers are just as valuable as driver and vehicles, and often harder to keep track of.

At MiX Telematics, we know that your trailers are just as important, and the same rules should apply. Our solution? MiX Asset Manager. Simply install the GPS trailer tracking device, and you will know the whereabouts of all your assets on all your jobs.

A fleet equipped with GPS trailer tracking devices

MiX Asset Manager gives you superior GPS fleet tracking for trailers that is easy to install and use. Unlike manual systems, with MiX Asset Manager, you get automatic, electronic registry of your assets, their statuses, and their location so that you can:

  • Find and track them on a map both historically or in real-time
  • Manage their service intervals and odometer readings
  • Bill more accurately if you rent out these assets

This improved control and visibility can dramatically reduce the costs of not knowing where your trailers are at all times. You won’t have to call around to see where they are. In addition, you can use the information to help to optimize their deployment and utilization.

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GPS Trailer Tracking Device Cost-Savings

Asset tracking is not new, but advances in technology have made it much more accurate and much more useful. It’s never been easier to track and protect your trailers from theft and other events that may keep them out of service and negatively impact your business.

  • GPS tracking to locate lost or stolen trailers
  • Increased visibility to reduce risk of trailers assets being stolen
  • Automatic tamper alerts let you know when an event occurs
  • Set service intervals and odometer readings to reduce maintenance costs

Benefits of GPS Trailer Tracking

MiX Asset Manager is designed to suit all kinds of assets, including trailers. This makes it the obvious choice for businesses such as construction, transport & logistics, utilities, landscaping, and more. Being able to locate, track, and manage your trailers translates into many tangible benefits for your business.

Reduced risk

With better visibility and insight, your risk of losing or having a trailer stolen is reduced. MiX Asset Manager lets you set tamper alerts and then replay your trailer’s movements, the distances it travels, and other events that may cause damage to it.

Maximize revenue

Knowing where your trailers are at all times, and when they are available, can help to improve planning, efficiency, and utilization.

Minimize costs

MiX Asset Manager devices are easy to install, and you will see little-to-no downtime at all. In devices that are battery operated, the batteries have a good lifespan and require no maintenance. With these devices installed on your trailers, you can also reduce the costs of manually checking where each one is.

Streamline processes

The solution offers the functionality to manage various aspects relating to an asset’s day-to-day running by electronically capturing asset details, service and licensing information, and fuel entered.

Quick Recovery Rate

Everyone, even your most reliable, trusted, and responsible employees make mistakes. When these mistakes result in a loss of your business’s property, they can end up costing you money. GPS trailer tracking devices do more than just show you where your property is.

By installing a GPS tracking device on your trailers, you will know if they are moved when they shouldn’t be or when they move outside a geographic boundary or geofence that you define. If these events occur, you will be alerted by email, text message, or another preferred method. This lets you quickly identify your trailer’s theft and let the authorities know exactly where it is, and if it is on the move, making the chances that your trailer will be recovered undamaged much more likely.

We do more than show you where your trailers are, we give you improved visibility and peace of mind. By alerting you to potential theft, fraud, or misuse, these devices do more than assist in the recovery of lost trailers, they help keep them from getting lost in the first place.

Monitor Usage and Location

When your trailers are on the road, it isn’t easy to track mileage. Using GPS tracking for trailers allows you to monitor driver activity, speed, distance, and mileage traveled by your trailers. This gives you information you can use to find ways to reduce labor, conserve fuel, and cut costs. It also helps you to bill clients more efficiently.

Protect and Monitor Trailers with GPS

Do you worry about your trailers and the equipment they contain? You are not alone, vandalism and theft of unattended equipment occur all too often, costing you time and your business money. Every business that uses trailers knows the risks of leaving them unattended, where they may be stolen or used without our permission. With MiX Asset Manager, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly where your trailers are and knowing that you will be alerted of any unauthorized use.

The power of a trailer GPS tracker puts you in control of your non-mobile assets. Imagine what you would do if your trailer was stolen and you had no way to find it. Chances are, it would be stripped, painted, and the VIN number removed before you had a chance to do anything about it.

With a trailer GPS tracker, you will know almost immediately that something is amiss. That is the beauty of this new technology. You can get the alert, call the authorities, and find your missing trailer all through your mobile phone or desktop.

Designed to monitor and protect your trailers, our GPS trailer tracking device gives you a cost-effective, reliable tracking solution for any size and type of business. You can protect your valuable trailers and gain visibility into their movements with live streaming. You can review historical GPS data and see where you can increase efficiency and utilization.

And because MiX Asset Manager can be accessed from your phone or desktop, you can get the information you need wherever you are. You won’t be tied to your desk or have to continuously monitor your smartphone. By setting up geofences and alerts, you get real-time updates about your assets. Let the system do the work, so you don’t have to.

Types of Businesses That Utilize Trailer Tracking

No matter the size of your fleet, MiX Asset Manager can help you keep track of your trailers

  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Handyman
  • Tile and Flooring Installation
  • AC & Heating Repairs
  • Transport and logistics
  • Utilities

Types of Trailers That Can Be Tracked

Our GPS tracking devices can be easily installed on all types of trailers, including:

  • Flatbed trailers
  • Enclosed trailers
  • Equipment trailers
  • Open auto trailers
  • Specialty trailers

No matter the size of your fleet or the type of business you have, MiX Telematics has the flexibility to adapt to your business’s size, needs, and requirements. We can customize a solution that improves the security of your assets.

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MiX Now

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MiX Telematics is Trusted By

MiX Now is a trusted solution for fleet management

Why do you need fleet management software?

  • Save time and money
  • Optimize your payroll
  • Manage vehicle health

All in one easy-to-use dashboard.

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What is fleet management software?

Keeping a fleet of vehicles on track and on the road is complex and challenging. Fleet management software provides the solution. You can reduce costs, maximize time on the road, improve performance, and stay in compliance with government regulations – all with one centralized, easy-to-use fleet software package.

The right fleet management software will:

  • Keep your fleet organized
  • Coordinate vehicles in your fleet from a central location
  • Keep your fleet operation running smoothly

No matter how many vehicles are in your fleet, MiX Now makes it easy to manage vehicle health, save money on fuel, monitor unauthorized vehicle use, optimize your payroll, and more. Your drivers will be more efficient, and you won’t spend as much time worrying about your fleet.

Knowing where vehicles are at any given time reduces your stress, adds hours back into your day, and helps you sleep at night.

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Think your fleet is too small for fleet management software?

At MiX Now, we have solutions for every size fleet. Just because your fleet is small, doesn’t mean your needs are any less complicated or urgent. You have the same headaches and issues, sometimes even more of them, as larger fleets. Our goal is to make sure you get the same benefits from your fleet software as companies with bigger fleets do.

The process is easy. Sign up online, and we’ll send your devices immediately. Plug them into your vehicles, set up your profile, and you are done. You’ll get instant notifications about your fleet on your mobile device or computer, so you can keep track of your fleet wherever you are.

Benefits of fleet management software

MiX Now fleet management software works hard, so you don’t have to. We keep track of everything in one convenient, easy to use, intuitive dashboard.

Save time and money

MiX Now saves you time and money – your two most valuable resources. By reducing fuel use, improving vehicle health, optimizing payroll, and making your fleet more efficient, you get significant savings and increased productivity for you and your business.

Quick and easy setup

Don’t worry about fooling around with complicated hardware and software setup, MiX Now makes it easy. Once you’ve selected your subscription and paid online, we’ll ship your devices. You can install them yourself or choose to have them professionally installed. Once installed, login to the app, and you are good to go.

Payment transparency

Our uncomplicated fee structure is completely transparent. You pay one flat subscription fee, one shipping and handling fee, and you are done. No extra costs for installation or other services. (Messaging and data rates may apply.)

Easy-to-use dashboard

MiX Now gives you an interactive dashboard that makes it easy to see the information you need. You’ll find stats on fuel efficiency, events, costs, trips, vehicle use, and more. The single-view layout presents the information in a way that is both detailed and intuitive.

Reduce fuel usage

Poor driving directly impacts how much fuel your fleet uses. Consider this: idling can use up to a half-gallon of fuel an hour. With MiX Now, you get instant notifications about fuel-wasting activities such as speeding, excessive idling, and over-revving, allowing you to take action steps immediately.

Improve vehicle health management

In addition to saving fuel usage, improve driving behavior that eliminates speeding, harsh braking, over-revving, and excessive idling to reduce wear and tear on your vehicles. This means less maintenance on your vehicles and more savings for your business. With MiX Now, you can also set licensing and service reminders to keep your vehicles running efficiently and keep your fleet in compliance.

Prevent time theft

Research indicates that 25% of workers exaggerate the time they spend on shift 75% of the time. MiX Now lets you easily validate drivers’ shift details by setting up geo-fences for locations such as work sites, popular lunch spots, or a driver’s home. You can choose to get notifications when drivers enter and exit these specific locations.

Optimize your payroll

Correct, efficient, and accurate payroll depends on accurate reporting of driving hours, especially over time. Our logbook and geo-fencing functionalities make this easy and accurate, eliminating paying for unauthorized trips.

Increase vehicle utilization

If you’ve ever wondered if you have the right amount of vehicles on the road at certain times, we can help. Mix Now tracks and monitors drivers and vehicles, how much time they spend in certain areas, and the routes they take. With this information, you can easily see if and where resources are being either underutilized or overutilized.

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Market trends for fleet software

No matter the size of your fleet, if you are working without a modern, comprehensive fleet management software, you are losing money. Delaying the implementation of fleet software will cost you more long-term than the short-term costs of purchasing and installing a system now. We’ve broken down the ways you can save.

Fleet management software return on investment (ROI)

Industry-wide, companies have quickly seen ROI from their fleet management software. Your specific ROI will depend on your numbers, but the following areas have been measurably impacted.

Improved driver safety and reduced liability – you can proactively monitor behavior that increases the probability of driver-caused accidents.

Improved fleet utilization and efficiency – you get metrics on how each vehicle is being driven and balance vehicle utilization with the capacity to reduce wear and tear.

Reduce Labor Costs – with fleet management software, you can see a the history for a specific vehicle, such as trips taken, stops, idling events, and more. It’s an easy way to see how efficient workers are with their time, and where they can improve.

Reduce time spent on administrative tasks – eliminating manual record-keeping and optimizing the dispatch process, fleet software eliminates hours of administrative time often spent on these tasks.

Keep your costs low with MiX Now

Telematics software tracks a lot of data—and that data can account for a lot of money saved. In fact, many organizations are already seeing significant cost savings from integrated fleet technology, with lowered fuel costs, lowered accident costs, reduced labor costs, and reduced downtime due to better preventive maintenance. In addition, these companies often see lower insurance premiums due to improved safety. And software expenses are tax-deductible, so you can even save on the cost of the system itself. Keeping costs low with fleet management software can give your organization a competitive edge.

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COVID-19

How MiX Telematics is helping the world to keep moving forward during COVID-19

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis the world is currently facing, we want you to know that we are prepared and that our technology is helping you to keep your business sustainable in these challenging times. The health and safety of our own staff, our customers and partners is paramount.


Part of MiX Telematics’ mission has always been to make the world safer with the help of our technology. This has now come into focus even more sharply as we consider how this technology can not only prevent individuals who drive for work from getting into life-threatening crashes but also how our mobile solutions can help the world to keep moving forward.

The cloud

All of your data is stored in our top-tier data centers. No matter where you find yourself at this point in time, you have 24/7 access to important information about your drivers’ whereabouts and movements. Our SaaS software platform and value-added services will continue to be available and managed by our loyal employees to ensure you continue to have access.

Remote management

You can manage your drivers remotely at all times, thus minimizing physical contact. If you want to communicate with your drivers, you can do so using our driver-focused apps (and, of course, all other technology at your disposal). Our online dashboards are updated in real-time, so you can plan ahead and assign jobs accordingly without ever having to meet in person. Your drivers, in turn, can manage their jobs and check their performance by using our apps. In addition, drivers are notified via in-cab technology of any behavioral or maintenance issues while they’re on the road.

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Contingency Plans

We want you to rest assured that MiX Telematics have put contingency plans in place to guarantee that our services will continue to be stable and available so you can still meet your business requirements during this period of uncertainty. Customer services will be maintained throughout.

MiX Telematics is also continuing to manufacture products and making every effort possible to deliver on orders and communicate proactively should any issues arise.

With regards to our employees, we have taken the following immediate measures to keep them safe:

  • Established a pandemic response committee comprising the most senior executives from across the globe, who meet regularly to leverage advice from the WHO and CDC as guidance.

  • Provided continuous information and general tips about the importance of hand washing, staying at home if feeling ill, self-quarantining if you have travelled, etc.

  • Running an employee education program via the MiX Learning Centre (MLC) to share key COVID-19 information.

  • Suspended non-essential employee travel, both international and domestic.

  • Instructed all staff to leverage technology and conduct meetings using virtual tools.

  • Requested employees to work from home as a further precaution.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the situation is changing daily. MiX Telematics are committed to supporting our staff, whilst maintaining effective business operations as far as possible. Our focus will continue to be on safety and maintaining service delivery excellence to our customers worldwide.

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Glossary

MiX Insight Agility Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with the MiX Insight Agility solution.

  • Driver scoring

    Driving behaviors – such as speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, harsh cornering and more – are scored individually and then combined to produce the overall driving score. The algorithm incorporates a number of factors and each factor is weighted by the level of risk it poses.
  • Ranking

    Using total daily or weekly driver scoring, drivers are sorted from best to worst in each category. This helps fleet managers determine which drivers require training and what type of training should be offered.
  • Driving event

    This refers to unwanted driving behaviors (such as speeding), unplanned activity or activity taking place outside of a predefined area.
  • RAG scoring

    Driver scoring based on the RAG system. Scoring is assigned to drivers based on the number of Red, Amber and Green alerts they receive across a specific time period. That total is then used to determine which drivers require training based on how many offences have occurred, the type of offences and how risky the behavior is.
  • RAG system

    Using Red, Amber and Green LED status lights on an in-vehicle display, drivers are alerted on how they are performing on the road. Green means the driver is doing good (no driving events are occurring), Amber shows that the driver is close to committing an offense and Red means that the driver has offended.

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Installation Guide

Installation Guide

Get Started

How it works

Getting started with the MiX Telematics self-installation couldn’t be easier. The device simply plugs into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port – you don’t need any special tools or accessories, so you can do it all yourself without the help of a professional installer!

First, register your device

Once you’ve received your device, you need to link it up to your vehicle using the MiX Telematics web interface. Follow these easy steps

Register a device on the web

Note: you can add your device using the web interface as soon as you receive the list of IMEI numbers in the shipping confirmation email.


1: Locate your OBDII Port

Check the area around your dashboard (the port is typically installed within three feet of the driver).

2: Device installation

Plug the device into the port. Push to ensure it is connected securely.

3: Drive off

Turn on the ignition and start driving to complete the installation process.


What's next?

Once these steps are complete, you can log in to MiX Telematics and start setting up your alerts.

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Installation Guide

Get Started

How it works

Getting started with the MiX Telematics self-installation couldn’t be easier. The device simply plugs into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port – you don’t need any special tools or accessories, so you can do it all yourself without the help of a professional installer!

Device installation

  • MiX Telematics - Locate your OBDII Port

    Locate your OBDII Port

    Step One:

    Check the area around your dashboard (the port is typically installed within three feet of the driver).

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  • MiX Telematics - Device installation

    Device installation

    Step Two:

    Plug the device into the port. Push to ensure it is connected securely.

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  • MiX Telematics - Drive off

    Drive off

    Step Three:

    Turn on the ignition and start driving to complete the installation process.

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Add your vehicle to MiX Fleet Manager Essential and link your device

The self-installation of your devices simply means that you need to plug the device into your vehicle's diagnostics port and start driving. As simple as that!

The on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port gives access to vehicle information (diagnostics) that is made available in a standardized form. If you need help in locating your on-board diagnostics port, read more here. If you want to see a demonstration of how to plug the device into your vehicle, click here

You need to link your device to an asset (e.g. car, truck, etc.) so that the system knows which asset it is tracking. Do this by first adding an asset in MiX Fleet Manager and then linking it to the unique number on your device, by simply capturing the number in the asset screen in the system.  

Note: you can add your device using the web interface as soon as you receive the list of IMEI numbers in the shipping confirmation email.

Follow these easy steps to get started:

1 Sign in to MiX Fleet Manager
2 Click Monitor.
3 Under Fleet Admin, click Assets
MiX Telematics - Fleet Manager Setup
4

Add a new asset by clicking the  MiX Telematics - Create located in the top right-hand corner as shown below.

5

Enter the required fields. You can add the fields marked with a red asterisk(*) and go back to complete the detailed information laterRead more here if you need help with the rest of the fields. 

6

Click Save, then select the configuration group that matches the model number on the box that your device was received in. The selection box can be found below the registration number field. 

7

Click Save and wait for the new Mobile device settings tab to appear at the bottom of the list.

8

Click on the Mobile device settings tab.

9

Enter the IMEI number, as displayed on the device or the box it was received in, in the Unique identifier field. 

10

Click Save.

MiX Telematics - Add an Asset

Depending on the internet speed, it could take a few minutes for the configuration to take place in the background. As soon as the spinner stops, the screen will refresh showing that the asset has been linked to the device.

You can now go to the Tracking feature to see your asset displayed on the map. 

1

Click Monitor.

2

Under Tracking, click Live tracking. 

More information about the fields on this page:

Field: Description:
Asset Description

Enter a descriptive name for the asset you want to monitor.

Asset Type

Select the type of asset you want to monitor.

Registration Number

Registration number for the asset.

Configuration Group

Select the configuration group from which the asset will derive its main configuration.

Site

The site is the physical location or grouping at which drivers are based and/or from which assets are operated. This grouping can be per region, state, department and any other grouping that makes sense in your business.


Onboard diagnostics II port

On-board diagnostics (OBD) refers to a standardized digital system that provides users (technicians and/or installers) with on-board self-diagnostics and reporting data from your vehicle. 

All vehicles build in the United States after 01/01/1996 are OBD-II equipped, which means it will have a diagnostics port (otherwise known as an OBD-II connector).

To find your diagnostics port, simply check the area around your dashboard (the port is typically installed within three feet of the driver). 

MiX Telematics - Diagnostics II port

Don't worry! You do not need any tools to access the OBD-II port. 

For more information about on-board diagnostics and if you need to find out if your pre-1996 car is OBD-II compliant, refer to the following website:

http://www.obdii.com/connector.html#dates


Setting up basic features

You have purchased and installed a MiX Telematics device and are now part of a large group of valued MiX Telematics customers. 

You can now log in to MiX Fleet Manager and set your system up to start tracking your vehicles (known as assets in the system) as well as monitor and improve asset utilization and driver behavior.

Here are some of the main features to get you started:

1 Add an Asset
2 Link your device to an asset
3 Add a driver
4 Configuring driver access
5 Add locations (geo-fencing)
6 Set up event notifications
7 Start tracking your assets and drivers
You can also read this article on basic navigation of the application.

What's next?

Once these steps are complete, you can log in to MiX Telematics and start setting up your alerts.

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FAQ

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MiX Insight AgilityTM FAQ

Smart camera technology for an accurate inside view of fleet operations

MiX Insight AgilityTM FAQ

1.     How do I get access to Agility?

MiX Fleet Manager user simply requires and additional permission for Agility and the customer database needs to be enabled for Agility. User then installs excel add-in as found on MiX Insight Agility page in MiX Fleet Manager.

2.     How long do I need to wait for access?

Maximum 48 hours depending on when the request was received and actioned. There are two processes that need to update with the new permission, one happens midday and the other midnight, so it depends if the activation was made in the morning or afternoon how long it could take.

3.     What is the MiX Insight Agility excel add-in

The excel add-in is an easy way to access the MiX Insight Agility tool directly from excel on your PC/Laptop. It requires an  once-off installation on the specific PC/laptop and can be de-installed if no longer required. It will only apply to MiX Telematics users who have a valid MiX Fleet Manager account and who has the required permissions to access MiX Insight Agility.

4.     Will it work on a Mac?

It is a Windows application and will only work on a Mac if you have a virtual machine installed with Windows. It does not work with the native excel for Mac.

5.     What excel versions are supported?

Best used on latest Excel versions as with all applications as it covers the most features. Will however work on Excel 2013 and up and not supported on previous versions. If a user will be working with big datasets/database sizes and volumes it is recommended to have a 64-bit Operating System on Windows. The excel add-in download file provided in MiX Fleet Manager is available for both a 64-bit and 32-bit excel version.

6.     How is authentication done?

MiX Insight Agility uses a HTTPS URL connection to authenticate a user and make a connection to their data. The security is handled by 2 step authentication, first being MiX Fleet Manager access and the second being access to the data. The connection is made to a “jumpbox” which communicates with our server to get the data. At no time do we allow direct connection.

7.     When I get an error upon first log-in stating “Invalid username and password”?

Check that you do have the relevant permissions? If you do, then verify with your IT department if your company perhaps has a firewall which blocks S3 connections. If they do, they need to add the following address to the allow list on the local Firewall: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com.More info regarding S3 can be found here https://aws.amazon.com/s3/ and provided to your IT department. This is not likely to be an issue at most companies. A bypass to this error has been implemented and should you not be allowed to access S3 from your domain, we will simply allow your log-in but you will not have access to the features which is made available through S3 which is the help file and the template library.

8.     How does Agility handle date fields like last 30 days excluding today?

Insight reports ignores the current day when starting to count backward the 30 days whereas Agility includes the current day in the count (but excludes it) and then counts 30 days backwards, hence the one day difference if you compare a report with Agility.

9.     How is Organization Groups beneficial and with which logic is it displayed in Agility?

Agility is able to provide data against group level whereas MiX Insight reports can only display site level data. It is however NB to take note of the following scenarios with regards to sites:

i)      If in a site all vehicles assigned to the site have no distance in the period selected, the site will not display in the Agility structure.

ii)     If all vehicles in a site have been decommissioned, the site will also not display in Agility for the selected period.

iii)    If a vehicle in a site has not had distance in the selection period, it will not display in Agility.

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MiX Insight Agility

MiX Insight AgilityTM

Take charge of your reporting

MiX Insight Agility is an extension that offers reporting and dashboards tailored to customers’ specific operational requirements.

MiX Insight Agility reports are easy to alter and enhance. As soon as a custom Microsoft Excel spreadsheet has been generated containing the relevant fleet and driver data, it never has to be recreated. Instead, it can be instantly refreshed at the mere touch of a button, saving both time and resources.

With this extension, you don’t need to be in contact with a development department or have subscriptions to create your own reports. You can change the layout, select the content, create dashboards, add colors and much more, without being reliant on anyone else to interpret your unique needs.

Features

  • Variety of data fields

    Explore and analyze a number of areas relating to your data, then easily transform it using tools within Microsoft Excel to create the format and layout you desire.

  • Permission-based access

    Assign permissions via MiX Fleet Manager’s security settings. This means no separate sign-ups are needed to ensure ease-of-use.

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  • All the how-tos

    The Microsoft Excel template comes with detailed instructions, a glossary, links to useful videos and instructions on how to create PivotTables, PivotCharts, Timeline and slicers to analyze data and create interactive applications.

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Excel and other BI tools

    Exclusively built for use in Microsoft Excel. Various plug-ins and data connectors are available for other business intelligence tools on request.

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Resources

Resources

Better, safer, and more efficient fleet operations, translating into increased profitability over time.

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MiX Telematics’ fleet management solutions enable more than just fuel savings. This is what our customers have to say.

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Better, safer, and more efficient fleet operations, translating into increased profitability over time.

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  • Company brochure

    Using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model, MiX Telematics delivers its solutions to customers in more than 120 countries, across 6 continents.

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  • MiX Fleet Manager brochure

    MiX Fleet Manager puts fleet operators all over the world in the position to reduce costs, increase safety, and manage overall fleet efficiency.

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  • Service for life

    MiX Telematics offers a broad range of services, which go beyond sales, beyond implementation and beyond troubleshooting. We call it Service for Life.

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  • MiX Vision

    MiX Vision from MiX Telematics uses video footage from in-vehicle cameras to provide fleet managers with an accurate inside view of their fleet operations.

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  • MyMiX

    Introducing MyMiX, an innovative driver engagement platform that helps fleets run safer and more efficient operations.

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  • MiX Integrate

    MiX Integrate is a data integration solution for MiX Fleet Manager that aims to source and combine all of your telematics data into a single, centralised location.

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  • Glossary

    Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with the MiX Telematics solutions.

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  • FAQ

    We've put together answers to some commonly asked questions.

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  • Blog

    Our blog is a must read for fleet managers who want to stay on top of developments in the industry. 

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ELD FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

We’ve compiled a set of answers to your most burning questions. If you don’t find an adequate answer here, then please contact a MiX Telematics team member who will assist you further.

ELD FAQ

  • What is the ELD Mandate?

    Also known as the ELD Final Rule, the ELD Mandate was instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015 and requires commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status electronically, using compliant ELDs versus paper logbooks.
  • What is an Electronic Logging Device (ELD)?

    An Electronic Logging Device, or ELD for short, is a device designed to automatically record a driver’s driving time and other aspects relating to Hours of Service (HOS) compliance. The device does this by monitoring a vehicle’s engine and traveling time.
  • How is an ELD different to an AOBRD (Automatic On Board Recording Device)?

    While an Automatic On Board Recording Device (AOBRD) also records the amount of time a vehicle is being driven, an ELD must be certified and registered with the FMCSA. Each ELD model will have a unique registration number that can be found on its display or printout.

  • What are the benefits of ELDs?

    Most notably, an ELD, or electronic logging device, allows for the recording of more accurate driving hours. They also negate the need for manual paper log entries, which can result in unintentional Hours of Service (HOS) violations. By improving compliance with HOS rules, drivers have more time to rest and are more likely to operate their vehicles in a safe and efficient way. Furthermore, accurate HOS records can boost fleet efficiency and utilization, as they facilitate streamlined business operations like effective dispatching.

  • When does the ELD Mandate come into effect?

    The ELD Mandate was published in December 2015, and started coming into effect in February 2016 with the rolling out of Phase 1, being the early adoption of ELDs.
  • What’s the final deadline to comply with the ELD Mandate?

    By 16 December 2019, all commercial motor vehicles must have a certified, registered ELD installed that complies with the ELD Mandate.
  • Does the ELD Mandate apply to me?

    If your drivers operate commercial motor vehicles or CMVs, and are currently required to track their Record of Duty Status for Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, then yes.
  • What is classified as a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV?

    CMVs are classified as vehicles that are used for business purposes or interstate commerce and meet at least one of the following criteria: weigh more than 10,000 pounds, have a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, transport 16 or more passengers not for compensation or nine or more passengers for compensation, or transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards.
  • Can I install any old ELD?

    No. ELD manufacturers are required to certify that their ELDs meet technical standards in the ELD rule. Only those ELDs may be installed.

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ELD Glossary

ELD Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with ELD.

  • Automatic On Board Recording Device (AOBRD)

    An electric, electronic, electromechanical, or mechanical device capable of recording driver's duty status information accurately and automatically. The device must be integrally synchronized with specific operations of the commercial motor vehicle in which it is installed. At a minimum, the device must record engine use, road speed, miles driven, the date, and time of day. Although still used, the term is being phased out to make way for FMCSA-compliant Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as mandated in the ELD Final Rule.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    The trucking company or driver can use their own cellphone or tablet as the ELD’s display. ELD regulation still requires a hardwired connection to the truck’s engine, so the smart phone or tablet connects wirelessly to another piece of hardware that’s connected to the ECM.
  • Commercial motor vehicle (CMV)

    Any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property and meets at least one of the following criteria: weighs more than 10,000 pounds, has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, transports 16 or more passengers not for compensation or nine or more passengers for compensation, or transports hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards.
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

    The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program is a Department of Transportation initiative that allows the FMCSA to track and evaluate carriers based on compliance and crash history. Carriers that do not score well in the system can be investigated and warned by the FMCSA.
  • Duty status

    Also called Record of Duty status or driver log, duty status is the document used by a driver to record his/her driving time. There are four different status activities, namely “Off duty” or “OFF”; “Sleeper berth” or “SB”; “Driving” or “D” and “On-duty not driving” or “ON”.
  • Driver log

    See ‘Duty status’.
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

    Daily report of any maintenance defects in the vehicle. Many ELDs include a DVIR form in their daily HOS process for the driver.
  • Electronic logbooks (e-Logs)

    Short for electronic logbooks, which are records of driving hours that are captured and stored electronically using an on-board recording device.
  • Electronic Control Module (ECM)

    A device that stores engine data, fault codes and hard-braking and stopping information.
  • Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

    An Electronic Logging Device, or ELD for short, is a device that automatically records driving time and facilitates the accurate recording of Hours of Service (HOS).
  • Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR)

    An outdated term that replaced AOBRD. This term has been replaced by ELD.
  • ELD Final Rule

    See ‘ELD Mandate’.
  • ELD Mandate

    Also known as the ELD Final Rule, the ELD Mandate was instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015 and requires commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status electronically, using compliant ELDs versus paper Records of Duty Status (RODS).
  • FMCSA

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose primary responsibility is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. See www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
  • Harassment

    An action by a motor carrier towards one of its drivers that the motor carrier knew, or should have known, would result in the driver violating the HOS rules.
  • Hours of Service (HOS)

    Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are issued by the FMCSA and govern the maximum hours all motor carriers and drivers can operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce in the United States.
  • IFTA

    The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement between the lower 48 states of the United States and the Canadian provinces, to simplify the reporting of fuel use by motor carriers that operate in more than one jurisdiction.
  • Location data

    Location data, in the context of vehicle tracking, is information provided by an on-board device about its current position in space. For the purposes of an ELD, geo-location must be derived from a database that contains all cities, towns, and villages with a population of 5,000 or greater.
  • Logging Software Programs

    Logging software programs are used by certain drivers to help them prepare RODS, but the computers, tablets, and smartphones with such software do not meet FMCSA’s requirements for automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).
  • Record of Duty

    See duty status.

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ELD Overview

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Are you compliant with the ELD Mandate?

On December 18 2017, the ELD Mandate came into effect, as instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The Mandate requires commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status (RODS) electronically, using compliant Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) versus paper logbooks.

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Choose MiX Hours of Service

ELDs fitted by MiX Telematics as part of our Hours of Service solution are fully compliant with the FMCSA’s specifications in terms of performance, design and technical specifications:

  • Our entire system is secure and tamper-resistant.
  • Location data can be captured at ignition, when the engine is switched off, every time the vehicle moves, and at least every hour as regulated.
  • Our ELDs can be connected and synced to a vehicle’s engine.
  • As each driver’s daily duty status changes, the information can be displayed in a graph/grid format.
  • Any malfunctions or errors within the HOS system itself can be detected and recorded automatically.
  • Data can be transferred to enforcement officers as necessary via USB

MiX Hours of Service is also registered with the FMCSA.

Why convert?

Complying with the ELD Mandate has many benefits in the long run.

  • Reduced paperwork

    The FMCSA estimates that an ELD can save a truck driver 19 hours each year by not having to manually fill out a Record of Duty Status (RODS). It also reduces the need to keep messy paper logs.
  • Better planning capability

    Fleet managers and/or dispatchers are kept in the loop at all times about a driver’s status, allowing them to plan better.
  • Lowered crash rates

    It has been proven that drivers using e-logs have significantly lower crash rates and preventable crash rates that those not using e-logs.
  • Compliance made easy

    By complying with the ELD Mandate, drivers and business have the opportunity to take advantage of other electronic compliance solutions such as IFTA.

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MiX Asset Manager FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a set of answers to your most burning questions. If you don’t find an adequate answer here, then please contact a MiX Telematics team member who will assist you further.

MiX Asset ManagerTM FAQ

  • Do I have ‘eyes’ on my assets at all times?

    Absolutely – you can access historic and real-time data based on information from the tracking device.

  • Would MiX Asset Manager be appropriate for any type of asset?

    Yes – oftentimes assets tend to be very valuable for a particular business and tracking them becomes a business imperative.

  • Is it only applicable to fixed assets?

    No. It applies to both moveable and fixed assets.
  • Does it require a power source?

    No.
  • Can MiX Asset Manager provide an automatic, electronic inventory of data?

    Yes, and it’s easily accessed via the user-friendly interface.
  • How does this automation help my business?

    This improved asset control and visibility can eliminate the costs of not knowing an asset's location, and helps optimize asset deployment and utilization.
  • What is MiX Tabs and how does it work?

    MiX Tabs, a low-cost device for non-powered assets that leverages the communications networks of connected vehicles as they pass by. Once data is collected and transmitted by a device, asset managers can access it via MiX Fleet Manager.
  • What is flexible tracking?

    You can choose to have your solution delivered via wired, battery operated (wireless) or low-cost options.
  • How can I access my tracking data?

    Once data is collected, asset managers can access an asset’s data via the secure and familiar software interface of MiX Fleet Manager. Functionality includes to locate and track assets, view asset diagnostics like battery status and signal strength, and export a full list of assets. Historical tracking allows viewing of detailed trip replays, distances traveled and previous events.
  • Why are timeline streams and info important?

    Functionality includes to locate and track assets, view asset diagnostics like battery status and signal strength, and export a full list of assets. Historical tracking allows viewing of detailed trip replays, distances traveled and previous events.

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MiX Asset Manager Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with the MiX Asset Manager solution.

  • Driver scoring

    Driving behaviors – such as speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, harsh cornering and more – are scored individually and then combined to produce the overall driving score. The algorithm incorporates a number of factors and each factor is weighted by the level of risk it poses.
  • Ranking

    Using total daily or weekly driver scoring, drivers are sorted from best to worst in each category. This helps fleet managers determine which drivers require training and what type of training should be offered.
  • Driving event

    This refers to unwanted driving behaviors (such as speeding), unplanned activity or activity taking place outside of a predefined area.
  • RAG scoring

    Driver scoring based on the RAG system. Scoring is assigned to drivers based on the number of Red, Amber and Green alerts they receive across a specific time period. That total is then used to determine which drivers require training based on how many offences have occurred, the type of offences and how risky the behavior is.
  • RAG system

    Using Red, Amber and Green LED status lights on an in-vehicle display, drivers are alerted on how they are performing on the road. Green means the driver is doing good (no driving events are occurring), Amber shows that the driver is close to committing an offense and Red means that the driver has offended.

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MiX Integrate FAQ

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MiX IntegrateTM FAQ

  • What is MiX Integrate?

    MiX Integrate is an integration platform enabling the transfer of data for use outside of MiX Fleet Manager. The integration consists of RESTful APIs as well as data feed mechanisms to support specific use cases.

  • How do I start integrating?

    In order to commence your integration, you will need two sets of credentials which is aligned to our OAUTH2 framework. First, a MiX Fleet Manager account and secondly a Client ID and Secret for your application. All credentials can be provided by your regional support teams.

  • What data is available from MiX Integrate?

    You will find within the MiX Integrate swagger documentation for all end points currently available. This includes positional, event and trip data as well as driver and asset data amongst others. The swagger documentation also provides a sample of properties which are available as part of the specific method thus providing further insight to exactly what is returned.

  • How can I get support on MiX Integrate?

    The MiX Integrate documentation includes key developer documentation as well as links to sample code. Support teams are available via the regional support channels in order to address integration questions as well as any issues which may be encountered. The MiX Help Centre also includes an Integrate community in which MiX Integrate users and support teams share topics which can further help others when attempting to conduct similar integrations.

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MiX Hours of Service FAQ

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We’ve compiled a set of answers to your most burning questions. If you don’t find an adequate answer here, then please contact a MiX Telematics team member who will assist you further.

MiX Hours of ServiceTM FAQ

  • What is the ELD Mandate?

    Also known as the ELD Final Rule, the ELD Mandate was instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015 and requires commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status electronically, using compliant ELDs versus paper logbooks.
  • What is an Electronic Logging Device (ELD)?

    An Electronic Logging Device, or ELD for short, is a device designed to automatically record a driver’s driving time and other aspects relating to Hours of Service (HOS) compliance. The device does this by monitoring a vehicle’s engine and traveling time.
  • How is an ELD different to an AOBRD (Automatic On Board Recording Device)?

    While an Automatic On Board Recording Device (AOBRD) also records the amount of time a vehicle is being driven, an ELD must be certified and registered with the FMCSA. Each ELD model will have a unique registration number that can be found on its display or printout.
  • What are the benefits of ELDs?

    Most notably, ELDs allow for the recording of more accurate driving hours. They also negate the need for manual paper log entries, which can result in unintentional Hours of Service (HOS) violations. By improving compliance with HOS rules, drivers have more time to rest and are more likely to operate their vehicles in a safe and efficient way. Furthermore, accurate HOS records can boost fleet efficiency and utilization, as they facilitate streamlined business operations like effective dispatching.
  • When does the ELD Mandate come into effect?

    The ELD Mandate was published in December 2015, and started coming into effect in February 2016 with the rolling out of Phase 1, being the early adoption of ELDs.
  • What’s the final deadline to comply with the ELD Mandate?

    By 16 December 2019, all commercial motor vehicles must have a certified, registered ELD installed that complies with the ELD Mandate.
  • Does the ELD Mandate apply to me?

    If your drivers operate commercial motor vehicles or CMVs, and are currently required to track their Record of Duty Status for Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, then yes.
  • What is classified as a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV?

    CMVs are classified as vehicles that are used for business purposes or interstate commerce and meet at least one of the following criteria: weigh more than 10,000 pounds, have a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, transport 16 or more passengers not for compensation or nine or more passengers for compensation, or transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards.
  • Can I install any old ELD?

    No. ELD manufacturers are required to certify that their ELDs meet technical standards in the ELD rule. Only those ELDs may be installed.

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MiX Integrate Glossary

MiX Integrate Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with MiX Integrate.

Application programming interface (API) - In computer programming, an application programming interface is a set of subroutine definitions, communication protocols, and tools for building software. In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components. As part of MiX Integrate APIs, telematics data such as asset and driver description, vehicle positional, trip and event data can be obtain via this interface.

Data Feed – A mechanism to stream high volume real time trip, event or positional data in comparison with requesting this data from APIs.

OAUTH2 - OAuth 2 is an authorization framework that enables applications to obtain limited access to user accounts. It works by delegating user authentication to the service that hosts the user account, and authorizing third-party applications to access the user account. From a MiX Integrate API perspective, this means applications will be registered and the MiX Fleet Manager user account will authorise the data based on the account permissions set.

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MiX Hours of
Service Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with MiX Hours of Service.

  • Commercial motor vehicle (CMV)

    Any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property and meets at least one of the following criteria: weighs more than 10,000 pounds, has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, transports 16 or more passengers not for compensation or nine or more passengers for compensation, or transports hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards.
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

    The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program is a Department of Transportation initiative that allows the FMCSA to track and evaluate carriers based on compliance and crash history. Carriers that do not score well in the system can be investigated and warned by the FMCSA.
  • Duty status

    Also called Record of Duty status or driver log, duty status is the document used by a driver to record his/her driving time. There are four different status activities, namely “Off duty” or “OFF”; “Sleeper berth” or “SB”; “Driving” or “D” and “On-duty not driving” or “ON”.
  • Driver log

    See ‘Duty status’.
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

    Daily report of any maintenance defects in the vehicle. Many ELDs include a DVIR form in their daily HOS process for the driver.
  • Electronic logbooks (e-Logs)

    Short for electronic logbooks, which are records of driving hours that are captured and stored electronically using an on-board recording device.
  • Electronic Control Module (ECM)

    A device that stores engine data, fault codes and hard-braking and stopping information.

     

  • Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR)

    An outdated term that replaced AOBRD. This term has been replaced by ELD.

     

  • Harassment

    An action by a motor carrier towards one of its drivers that the motor carrier knew, or should have known, would result in the driver violating the HOS rules.
  • Hours of Service (HOS)

    Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are issued by the FMCSA and govern the maximum hours all motor carriers and drivers can operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce in the United States.

     

  • Location data

    Location data, in the context of vehicle tracking, is information provided by an on-board device about its current position in space. For the purposes of an ELD, geo-location must be derived from a database that contains all cities, towns, and villages with a population of 5,000 or greater.
  • Logging Software Programs

    Logging software programs are used by certain drivers to help them prepare RODS, but the computers, tablets, and smartphones with such software do not meet FMCSA’s requirements for automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).
  • Record of Duty

    See duty status.

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MiX IntegrateTM

All of your data in a single, unified form

MiX Integrate is universally compatible. It is suitable for companies of any size, in any industry and works with any software application. Where there’s a need for telematics data, MiX Integrate can be used.

This solution is an intuitive connector that serves as the perfect go-between your applications and MiX-generated data. MiX Integrate extracts vehicle and driver data directly from the source (no middle men) and delivers that data straight to the programs and systems you’re already familiar with, reducing the learning curve required.

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Features

  • RESTful API

    This is an API that requires less bandwidth and resources than SOAP-based platforms. You get more bang for your buck and less effort is required to maintain it. It permits a wide variety of data formats and is scalable.

  • Swagger framework

    Swagger uses a common language that is understandable to both developers and non-developers, making it very versatile. It allows for data to be shared internally and to automate processes.

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  • OAuth 2.0 framework

    This framework is an industry-standard protocol for authorisation, which helps to increase security. It serves as a way to authenticate and authorise the data that is made available via MiX Integrate before they are passed on to your applications.

  • Getting started documentation and sample code

    The interface is modern and user-friendly. Clear, concise documentation on application set-up and how to get started is supplied along with sample code.

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MiX Hours of Service Overview

MiX Hours of ServiceTM

Safer drivers, better drivers

MiX Hours of Service Solution

It is estimated that between 10% and 25% of all road accidents are related to fatigue. Not only does this have an impact on fleet safety, it also costs companies millions (even billions) each year in repair, insurance fees and productivity loss.

The number of hours spent driving has a strong correlation to the number of fatigue-related accidents. MiX Hours of Service helps to manage this by providing understanding of the appropriate driving, work and rest hours a driver should adhere to, measuring driver activities and giving you the opportunity to intervene when driving hours rules are violated.

Monitoring your driving hours with MiX Hours of Service has other benefits aside from improving compliance and reducing driver fatigue. It can also help you reduce overtime by up to 15%, make customer billing more accurate (in turn improving customer service), eliminate timesheet fraud and optimize fleet utilization.

The MiX Hours of Service solution is perfect for you if feel you are being exposed to unnecessary risk on the road due to fatigue, if your drivers are being fined for violating driving hours laws and/or if your drivers are failing roadside inspections.

Features

HOS reporting

Get summarized, detailed and dynamic reports via MiX Insight Agility. Reports include driver logs and violations, which are viewable via the software platform or as an email.
  • Centralized driver management

    Daily and weekly score analysis are available as well as six-month trends. Drivers see how they rank compared to their site and organization.
  • Log viewing and editing

    View a summary of driver logs in real-time in either graph or table format. Should the need arise, you have the ability to edit driver status data.
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  • Real-time alerts

    Should drivers violate defined parameters, managers receive real-time alerts. This allows for immediate intervention to reduce fatigue-related accidents.
  • Comprehensive ruleset support

    MiX Hours of Service caters for regulated and non-regulated electronic driving hours environments while also supporting all regulatory HOS rulesets by region. It enables easy implementation of company-specific HOS rules.

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MiX Vision FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

We’ve compiled a set of answers to your most burning questions. If you don’t find an adequate answer here, then please contact a MiX Telematics team member who will assist you further.

MiX VisionTM FAQ

  • Does MiX Vision provide video in HD?

    Yes, a two-camera HD solution is available, which also supports LTE.

  • Does MiX Vision allow users to live stream?

    Yes, users can live stream up to 8 cameras simultaneously.
  • Can the video quality be increased?

    Yes, there are quality configuration settings in respect of frame and compression rates however, a change to this these configuration settings will increase data transmitted as well as reduce the on-board storage duration.

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MiX Vision Glossary

MiX Vision Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with MiX Vision.

Events - This refers to incidents that occur while driving. These can include harsh or emergency braking, non-usage of a seatbelt, using the phone while driving, speeding, harsh acceleration, excessive idling and more.

Event-triggered - When a predetermined event occurs, the MiX Vision cameras are triggered (or activated) and start recording to capture the event as it happens.

Driver-facing camera - This type of camera records the inside of a vehicle’s cab and is focused on capturing risky driver behavior. It does not capture what happens on the road or outside the vehicle.

Road-facing camera - A camera that is installed inside a vehicle’s cab but which faces the road, capturing what goes on in front of the vehicle and on the road. It does not capture driver behavior.

Visual evidence - Support in the form of video footage that can be used in the event of an insurance claims. Video footage can also be used as training material for drivers to see evidence of any indiscretions.

Video playback - This simply refers to playing a video.

External cameras - These types of cameras are affixed to the outside of a vehicle. These can capture activity behind a vehicle or around a trailer or the vehicle’s fuel tank.

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MiX Vision Overview

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MiX VisionTM

Smart camera technology for an accurate inside view of fleet operations

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), more times than not, car drivers are at fault when cars and trucks collide. But without visual evidence, it’s difficult for fleets to prove it.

A solution like MiX Vision provides you with footage of what happened before, during and after a crash or other triggered event. In other words, it helps you establish if your driver’s behavior in any way contributed to a crash. If it did, you can implement relevant training to help lessen risky behaviors on the road and if it didn’t, provide evidence of a driver’s innocence when a claim is made.

The two optional, external cameras offered by the MiX Vision solution can be affixed in a variety of positions to monitor activity at the back or sides of a vehicle, around an attached trailer or a fuel tank. This helps prevent fuel theft or fuel wastage and, assists with monitoring distribution and unloading. With this type of footage on hand, fleet managers can improve how quickly and efficiently tasks are completed.

MiX Vision is ideal for companies who want to improve or monitor their crash risk, distribution patterns, health and safety, and driver training results. Eyes on the road help to positively modify driver behavior, encourage drivers to take responsibility for their actions and assist with accident reconstruction for analysis.

Features

  • In-vehicle camera

    The unit houses both a road-facing and infrared driver-facing camera. Simultaneously capture road- and driver-view video footage linked to an event, without risk of tampering.

  • Optional external cameras

    An optional two cameras can be mounted to the outside of the vehicle – the position is up to you. These cameras are water-, dust- and tamper-proof. They can be placed up to 25 meters away.

  • Event-triggered video events

    Choose from dozens of events to trigger recordings. When these events occur, a low-resolution video is uploaded with footage 8 seconds before and 7 seconds after the event occurred.
  • Audio and text overlay on videos

    MiX Vision comes with an accompanying microphone, enabling sound capture on all videos. Furthermore, videos display the date, time, speed and RPM.

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  • High-quality videos on demand

    Initially only low-resolution videos are uploaded to save on download time and bandwidth costs. High-resolution video versions of every video is stored and easily available for download. Alternatively, you can choose the MiX Vision HD option. This option gets you two cameras (one road-facing and one driver-facing) that only captures high-definition video footage and supports LTE.

  • 72 hours of video playback

    Where supporting footage is needed, you can request high-resolution video slips from the previous 72-hour period of a vehicle being in-trip. These clips are 2:30 minutes in length.

  • Live streaming

    For a play-by-play of driver and vehicle activity, you can live stream from 8 total cameras. You choose where the live footage comes from - whether it’s from 2 vehicles (4 cameras per vehicle) or 8 vehicles (1 camera per vehicle).

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Advantages and Benefits of MiX Vision

Most fleet managers implement in-cab cameras to prevent crashes and improve the overall safety of their fleets. Using video footage, you can gain a better understanding of how and why crashes occur.

  • Was the driver speeding?
  • Was the driver distracted?
  • Was the driver fatigued?
  • Was there a technical issue?

With motor vehicle accidents being the leading cause of workplace deaths across all industries, these are important benefits of fleet management, and dash cams are a part of that. However, there are many other unexpected uses and benefits of in-cab cameras. Here are some of the unexpected uses and benefits of fleet dash cams.

Benefits of In-Cab Monitoring Systems

In-Cab Video Monitoring Systems (IVMS) often have cab and forward-facing cameras that record video at the time of an event. They capture a video clip, about several seconds long, that reveals what was going on inside and outside the cab when a driving event happened. Driving events can be configured and generally include the driver behavior such as: speeding, corner handling, harsh acceleration and deceleration.

The MiX Vision Difference

MiX Vision captures 72 hours of video. The allows you to review video and understand what happened before and after any events that happen within that 72-hour time frame. Issues such as speaking or texting on a mobile phone become more easily detectable.

You get an integrated comprehensive IVMA that lets you easily evaluate driver behavior and fleet efficiency. Because the system is fully integrated, you can automatically add videos to your driver’s profiles for easy coaching tied to specific reports of specific triggered events. This puts the video information where you need it when reviewing driver behavior and assessing your fleet’s risk.

Driver coaching and training

Video is a useful tool both for investigating accidents and for pinpointing unsafe driving habits such as speeding, hard braking, harsh acceleration, and corner handling. With MiX Vision’s integrated in-cab video monitoring, you can add video to your driver safety scoring reports. You can use this to help your drivers learn about safe driving and how to improve.

Post-crash analysis

Video gives you unprecedented insight (and irrefutable evidence) into what occurred in the cab and around the vehicle at the time of an incident. The video can be viewed along with a timeline, giving you richer context and helping to determine the true cause of an incident.

Crash prevention and reduction

With MiX Vision, you can significantly reduce the amount and severity of crashes in your fleet. Mix Vision constantly monitors driving behaviors and coaches drivers in real-time when unsafe events are triggered. The coaching prompts drivers to correct their behavior.

Scoring reports

MiX Vision offers driver scoring reports that rank your drivers based on the type and number of events triggered. The video can be attached to scoring reports, making it easy for you to sit and review driving habits and behavior with your drivers. This makes coaching drivers and enforcing your driving policies—both key to preventing and reducing crashes—easier and more consistent.

Subrogation of Insurance claims

Increasingly, fleet managers are trying to determine if video will be helpful or harmful to their company should their vehicles be involved in a crash, especially when the crash involves an injury or fatality. Used correctly, video simply adds another tool to improve overall safety and reduce risk.

In addition to improving driver training, video can help you quickly determine if your driver, and therefore your business, is at fault or not. This information is extremely useful in determining how to handle accident claims: settle the claim quickly to reduce cost or contest the claim knowing the video will exonerate your company and driver from fault.

Insurers know the value of in-cab video camera solutions, especially those integrated with an IVMS solution. Insurers understand that fleets that use these tools lower their incident rates, and they appreciate the video evidence that supports subrogate claims. This can help reduce your insurance rates.

Protection against False Claims

According to an American Trucking Associations (ATA) report based on data from several large studies by government agencies and other agencies, more often than not, car drivers were responsible for accidents between cars and trucks. For instance, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 81% of the time car drivers were at fault, compared to 27% of the time for truck drivers. Many crashes involving a commercial truck and a smaller vehicle were the fault of the driver of the smaller vehicle.

Since it is hard to contradict video evidence, in-cab cameras play an important role in proving who was at fault in a car driver/truck driver accident where there may be conflicting accounts. The ability to definitively demonstrate what happened can save you from having to go through expensive legal battles, so there is less loss of productivity and your driver can go back to work more quickly, once they have recovered.

Optimize Fleet Efficiency

If your fleet delivers passengers or cargo, a fleet management dash cam can help you improve efficiencies, meet deadlines, and increase customer satisfaction. By using features such as live streaming, you’ll know exactly where your drivers are, and what jobs they are busy with, so you won’t have to call them to get an update on their status. You can let your customers know when to expect their deliveries, if an accident or some other delay occurs. You’ll know more accurately when there is a delay and can take action to rectify it.

If you get regular reports from your drivers to measure their job performance, you can use in-cab cameras to ensure you get the full story. For instance, if a driver had a hard time completing a job on time, and they cited traffic as the reason, you can check this by looking at the video footage recorded on the commercial dash cam.

In addition, you can choose to have external cameras installed, so you can monitor how long it takes to load and unload cargo and how well it is being done. You can use this information to determine if it can be done more efficiently and faster. This will further help you improve your delivery ties and could even increase overall output, boosting overall profitability.

Improve Driver Training

An in-cab camera can be a great way to train drivers on how to be safer on the road and reduce or eliminate risky behaviors. It takes the emotion out of the equation, since it is hard to argue with a video. Sometimes drivers may not believe or realize that they are participating in risky behaviors because they have become a habit and they do it without thinking. When they see the video evidence, it is hard to refute.

For the most part, in-cab dash cams record footage when a predetermined event is triggered. As soon as that event happens, you can review it and decide whether the driver needs to be called in to discuss the footage. You can then provide relevant training based on the discussion. You can also create a program that assigns scores to your drivers based on their performance, distinguishing between bad and good drivers. You can then reward or retrain as appropriate.

Prevention and Reduction of Theft and Damage

We don’t know for sure if thieves are deterred when they see an in-cab camera in one of your vehicles, but we do know that a driver-facing camera makes it easier to catch them in the act and find out who they are.

Cargo and vehicle damage can be reduced or prevented with in-cab video. When drivers know that there is fleet dash cam present, it may encourage them to be more careful–both when driving and when loading or unloading cargo. Also, if a third-party damages one of your vehicles while it's parked or when the driver is not around, the video footage can show that it wasn’t the driver’s fault.

If one of your vehicles is stolen, you can switch to live streaming from the in-cab camera and get an accurate screen grab of who has stolen the vehicle and what is being done to it. If you combine it with a telematics tracking system, you can see the exact location of the vehicle as it travels.

Of course, there is the possibility that a thief may spot the in-cab camera and try to disable it. However, MiX Vision is virtually tamper-proof. Also, even if a thief manages to disable the camera, video footage is automatically sent and saved to a central storage system when an incident occurs.

Reduce Insurance Costs

Major commercial vehicle insurers often give incentives such as lower premiums and lower claims costs, to companies that install in-cab video technology in their fleets. The reasons for this is twofold. First, insurance companies are seeing the safety benefits of in-cab video. Secondly, they realize that it is a great analysis tool for fleets to improve their efficiency.

Build Trust with Customers

If you transport cargo, no matter what kind, external cameras can be a great option. If you point these cameras to where cargo is loaded or unloaded, you can assure your customers that their valuables are being treated with care and respect. Also, should a customer’s cargo be damaged in some way and the blame shifts to your drivers, you can use the video footage to prove whether or not they are at fault.

 

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MyMiX FAQ

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MyMiX FAQ

We’ve compiled a set of answers to your most burning questions. If you don’t find an adequate answer here, then please contact a MiX Telematics team member who will assist you further.

  • Is there a “remember me” or “remember my password” feature so that I do not have to log in every time?

    Auto login is implemented on the MyMiX mobile app. If the user explicitly logs out, they will need to log in and check the relevant box again.

  • What devices are supported by the MyMiX app?

    We support Android devices running Android 4.0.3 and higher as well as Apple devices running iOS 11+ and higher.

  • What languages are supported?

    The MyMiX app supports the following languages including Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish.

    Please note that some lesser-used languages may not have been fully translated following the first release of the mobile application.

  • How can driver’s check their average data usage per month?

    Data usage, internal storage size and memory usage can be viewed on the driver’s Android phone or iPhone in the Settings menu.

  • Can the app work with no internet signal?

    No, coverage is required.

    Note: this will change when MyMiX with tracking capability is released later this year.  The tracking will work offline and upload when back in coverage but the driver still will not be able to see any information regarding their driving performance.

  • How is driver ranking calculated for the leaderboard?

    Driver scores are collected and calculated across a 7-day period (excluding current day), and then ranked in order of best to worst.

    If two drivers have exactly the same score, their rank will be determined according to how the sort algorithm has sifted the data. Therefore, one may be 2nd and the other 3rd. Keep in mind that the sort algorithm goes into decimals so exact scores are possible but highly unlikely.

    Drivers are only ranked against other, currently active drivers. For example, if a driver is on leave the number of active drivers will be less in terms of the group against which the driver is ranked.

  • What range of data is looked at to determine leaderboard ranking?

    It uses the last 7 days (excluding the current day) and it is calculated up to the end of the previous day at midnight.

  • What would prevent a driver from receiving a ranking?

    No trips. In other words, the driver has not travelled any amount of distance during the 7 day time period.

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MyMiX Glossary

MyMix Glossary

Definitions of important terms that will help you on your journey towards getting acquainted with MyMiX.

SaaS - software as a service

Asset - any mobile or fixed piece of equipment that generates revenue across a variety of sectors.

Live tracking - locate your assets anywhere and in real-time.

Historical tracking - tracks detailed information on your assets, from movement to distance and odometer events.

Trip timeline - utilisation, events and movement information.

Familiar interface - the MiX portal to access all data about your assets.

MiX Tabs - a wireless locator that tracks the last known location of an asset.

Oyster / Remora - accesses historical movements of your assets.

AT1340 - highly accurate and real-time data of your assets.

SDK - software development kit for third-party integration.

Flexible hardware - a variety of asset tracking devices to suit different assets.

Wired device - a MiX asset manager device with a dedicated power source.

Solar-powered device - for non-electronic devices (no need for a power source).

Asset info - track info like reminders, periodic certifications and fuel data.

MiX Insight reports - various reports about your assets.

JSE - Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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MyMiX Overview

MyMiX TM

Driver engagement is the key to streamlining your processes

Customers who embrace and implement MyMiX with their drivers gain various returns.

Engaged drivers have proven to have improved driver performance which has a direct impact on fleet safety. This, in turn, will help reduce accidents. Safer driving, such as reducing speed and minimizing driving violations also impact fuel usage and a decrease in fuel expenditure and reduced maintenance costs by minimizing wear and tear on vehicles.

The task management add-on module helps to facilitate effective communication to make your fleet work smarter and more effectively. It offers access to streamlined job scheduling, two-way messaging, live tracking, navigation and electronic forms.

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Features

Driver performance dashboard
High-level snapshot of scores, ranking and related events.
  • Scoring and ranking

    Daily and weekly score analysis are available as well as six-month trends. Drivers see how they rank compared to their site and organization.

  • Events

    Details are available on recorded driving events, such as speeding or harsh braking, and drivers can view events on a map.

  • Communication with mobile workers

    Broadcast messages to either single or all mobile workers at any time.

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  • Multiple vehicle visibility and comparisons

    Scores and details are available for multiple vehicles driven by a particular driver. Performance and fuel consumption variances are also available and a driver can see how his driving style compares to other drivers who operated the same vehicle.

  • Supervisor reporting

    Driver login activity reports are available for supervisors to monitor levels of driver engagement.

  • Task management platform

    Create, scheduled and assign jobs/tasks to mobile workers on the go.

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Asset Manager Overview

MiX Asset Manager TM

Our solution gives you hassle-free, comprehensive control of your non-vehicle assets

MiX Asset Manager prevents potential misuse and theft by giving you the tools to track and locate assets. Whether they’re on-site or not, you know exactly where your assets are and how they’re being utilized.

MiX Asset Manager hardware

The tracking and locating technology offered by MiX Asset Manager can be used in many types of conditions and on a variety of assets. You can choose from a:

  • Wired tracker for assets with a dedicated power source.
  • Wireless, battery-operated tracker for non-powered assets.
  • Low-cost wireless locator for non-powered assets.

Features

  • Asset data

    Detailed asset information is collected and can be used to set up service and licensing reminders, periodic certification reminders and entered fuel data.

  • Live tracking

    In real-time you can locate and track assets, view asset diagnostics (such as battery status and signal strength) and export a full list of active assets.

  • Historical tracking

    View trip replays, distances travelled and previous events.

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  • Trip timeline

    See a timeline of asset utilization, events and detailed trip information.

  • Live information streams

    Proactively monitor events and activities of multiple in real-time via live information streams.

  • Reporting

    Pull up detailed event, trip, location, service and entered fuel reports through MiX Insight Reports.

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Manage vehicles, equipment, and other assets with ease

The benefits of driver fleet management software solutions are well-known – tracking and monitoring drivers and vehicles gives you insight into practical and cost-related improvements. But, what about other valuable assets such as trailers, portable pumps, waste skips, or frac tanks? These are valuable assets, and the ability to keep track of them has many tangible benefits for managers and owners.

MiX Telematics' vehicle asset management solutions give you the ability to track, locate, and better manage all your assets. You’ll know exactly where they are, have better control over their utilization, reduce costs caused by theft or loss, optimize your processes, and give your customers a better experience.

Benefits of telematics asset management:

  • Makes managing your assets easier and more accurate
  • Protects mobile and fixed assets with or without a dedicated power source
  • Registers assets, their statuses, and locations automatically
  • Keeps you on track with preventative maintenance
  • Makes billing more accurate if you rent assets out

With MiX Asset Manager, you get in-depth information on all of your non-vehicle assets, whether they are mobile or fixed, with or without a power source. We use the latest advances in technology – telematics – to help you track and manage assets.

Designed to track all kinds of assets, MiX Asset Manager is the obvious choice for a variety of industries, including Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Transport & Logistics, Utilities, Agriculture, and more. But that’s not all. It’s also great for landscapers, AC & heating repair and installers, solar panel installers, and any other small fleets that have valuable assets they want to track.

Evaluate your fleet operations and costs

If the costs of your fleet operations are causing you to toss and turn at night, MiX Telematics has a fleet asset management solution that can help. With MiX Asset Manager, you can keep track of all your assets and get better insight into your costs and how to bring them down.

Reduce risk

With better visibility, your risk of losing an asset or it being stolen goes down considerably. MiX Asset Manager offers tamper alerts, the option to replay asset movements, distances traveled, and events. This knowledge helps you reduce the cost of replacing lost assets, and it can save you money on your insurance premiums.

Maximize revenue

When you know where an asset is at all times and its availability, you can improve your asset planning, utilization, and efficiency. You’ll know which assets are being overused and which are being underused. You can also make sure the right assets are at the right jobs. If you rent your vehicles, accurate tracking lets you know where they are, so your billing will be more accurate. By using the live tracking feature as well as various reports offered by MiX Insight Reports, you get all the insights you need to improve your scheduling and billing.

Minimize costs

MiX Asset Manager gives you a choice of asset tracking solutions that are easy to implement and require little-to-no downtime at all. For battery-operated devices, the batteries offer a long lifespan and no maintenance. This means your costs manually locating assets can also be reduced.

Streamline processes

With MiX Telematics' vehicle asset management, you get the functionality to manage the various aspects of your asset’s day-to-day running. By electronically capturing asset details, service and licensing information, and fuel entered, all your asset information can be kept in one place. This makes it easy to find out when to schedule maintenance, which assets are using too much fuel, and more.

Track the total costs of owning your assets

The power behind MiX Asset Manager is a range of sophisticated asset tracking and locating solutions, which collect and transmit valuable asset data. These fleet asset management solutions can be used with many different types of assets under the many conditions in which they are used.

Using either historical information or the last known position of an asset as a reference, our fleet asset management solutions help locate your asset. Once the data is collected, you can access an asset’s data via the user-friendly software interface of MiX Fleet Manager. The platforms are completely secure and offer the following features to help asset owners and managers make informed and timely decisions about their assets. We offer a wired tracker, a wireless battery operated tracker, and a low-cost wireless locater, depending on which you choose, you can get the following benefits.

Asset information

Enter your asset’s details and set up service and licensing reminders, periodic certification reminders, and entered fuel data.

Live tracking

Locate and track your assets, view diagnostics such as battery status and signal strength, export a full list of your assets.

Historical tracking

View detailed trip replays, distances traveled, and previous events.

Trip timeline

See how your assets are used, events, and detailed trip information on a timeline so you can better allocate assets where they are needed most.

Live information streams

Monitor events and activities in real-time via live information streams, so you can proactively reroute and reschedule.

Reporting

Detailed reports on events, trips, locations, service, and entered fuel reports through MiX Insight Reports. This helps you analyze fleet performance and see where you can increase efficiencies.

Read what our customers have to say

“It worked even better than expected, and now we cannot live without it. The level of detail that MiX Telematics’ solutions provide is incredible.”

- Nick Lawrence, Fleet Controller, Dreams

“We are very happy with our chosen solution, as it allows us to serve our clients more efficiently.”

- Vishal Mehta, Transcargo Tracking Division

“I wasn’t sure there was a fleet management solution that would fit our small business. … I realized that we could improve how we manage our fleet and start to save money …”

-James Clancy, President, Avita Coffee

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Security

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Increase Fleet Security

MiX Telematics partners with customers from various regions and industries to protect their drivers and mobile assets.

Real-time and historical tracking, vehicle recovery services and trailer tracking are our key security offerings that are all designed to enhance personal safety and security, as well as security for commercial fleets.

Increase Fleet Security

These services enable:

  • Reduced asset theft and abuse.
  • Vehicle and trip monitoring.
  • Identification and protection of drivers.
  • Vehicle access control.
  • Driver behavior monitoring and improvement.
  • Eyes on screen for monitoring high-value cargo.

In South Africa, MiX Telematics provides customers with peace of mind through Beame and Matrix, two leading tracking and recovery brands.

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3 ways to improve your fleet’s security

Drivers, vehicles and assets like tanks, generators and compressors are vital components of any fleet business. Fleet tracking offers at least three ways to improve your fleet’s security.

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Ways MiX Telematics Improves Fleet Security

Fleet security is an important part of fleet management and is usually an important part of why a business decides to implement vehicle telematics as a way to improve it. Telematics can give your fleet real-time information on the operation of its vehicles, insight into how your drivers drive, and help you implement a predictive maintenance system, all things that can improve your overall fleet security and safety.

5 Ways to Improve Fleet Security with Telematics

Fleet security and safety are intertwined in such a way that one depends on the other. This means that your driver's behavior and training, vehicle maintenance schedule, accident reduction, and driver safety compliance all work together to improve security. Here are five ways you can improve fleet security by using telematics to improve its safety.

1. Identify and Correct Driving Behaviors

Unsafe driving is one of the biggest dangers to your fleet. It can increase your business costs due to employee accidents and injuries, reduce productivity, damage your assets, and increase the likelihood you will incur expensive fines and litigation.

Mix Telematics gives you access to analytics and data that help you assess risks by identifying drivers who engage in risky behaviors, hone in on areas of concern, and create a training program to help them improve. This helps you reduce costs and keeps your fleet safer and more secure.

2. Create a Targeted Driver Training Program

Mix Telematics gives you the insight into your drivers' behaviors that you need to create an effective, targeted driver training program. You'll be able to see how drivers behave while on the road and which behaviors increase risk. This actionable data lets you identify trends among driver and the analytics tools we provide let you coach each driver in a way the helps them improve.

In addition, drivers can be alerted about risky behavior or mistakes as they happen, in real-time, with an in-vehicle alert. This gives them the opportunity to correct their actions immediately and form better driving habits in the long run.

3. Better Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicles that are well maintained perform better and offer less risk to your drivers and your business. When you implement a MiX Telematics solution, you can keep track of each vehicle's maintenance records, so that they will always be road-worthy. In addition, you will see fewer delays from unexpected maintenance needs, and you won't be kept waiting on a mechanic's schedule.

With a fully integrated telematics solution, you can set up schedules and alerts that let you know when it is time for safety inspections and regular maintenance based on the vehicle's odometer readings. This helps you avoid unexpected repairs and downtime.

4. Reduce Occurrence and Costs of Accidents

MiX Telematics can also help your drivers make better decisions when they face unfamiliar terrain, traffic, or weather events. These situations can put them at risk, and our telematics solutions with GPS technology can alert them to adverse conditions and help them navigate around them or reroute them to avoid accidents and delays.

5. Improve Driver Safety Compliance

When drivers get tired, they make mistakes. Add unfamiliar territory as well as long and winding roads, and you have a potential recipe for disaster. With MiX Telematics, your fleet has the tools it needs to stay on top of all aspects of Chain of Responsibility, avoid potentially dangerous events, and maintain compliance with health and safety standards.

You can set up alerts to remind your drivers to adhere to safety regulations, such as taking regularly scheduled breaks that help them avoid becoming too tired to drive safely. These features give you peace of mind about the safety and security of your fleet and drivers. It also helps you avoid expensive fines that happen if your drivers are not in compliance.

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How to Establish a Proactive Fleet Safety Program

Conducting risk assessments, making sure that your vehicles are well-maintained, that work routes and journeys are safe, and that your drivers have everything they need to safely operate their vehicles is a big part of the fleet manager's job. Using a MiX Telematics solution is a great way to achieve this. An integrated telematics solution can collect and organize driver and vehicle information, making it easier for you to analyze driver behavior, vehicle performance, accident information, and more.

Just as crucial as implementing telematics is establishing an effective fleet safety program. There are many things a fleet manager can do to proactively create a fleet safety program.

Focus Safety Efforts on Prevention

Focusing your safety efforts on prevention requires identifying and correcting unsafe driving behavior before an accident or incident happens. There are two ways you can do this with MiX Telematics. First, with live streams of information. You can define the events you want to monitor and set up real-time alerts for both you and the driver.

Keep the Conversation Going

In addition, you can set up training programs that track driver performance, score and rank their improvement, and let them see how they rank in comparison to other drivers. These programs increase driver engagement and improvement.

Reward Driver Improvement

Using the driver scorecard and ranking, you can reward and celebrate drivers who are improving and setting examples for the rest of your drivers. This will help everyone recognize what exceptional safety looks like.

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How Does MiX Telematics Solution Work?

Once our telematics devices are installed on your fleet’s vehicles, they collect data and use machine learning to combine it with historical information to recognize patterns. They then use this information in predictive analysis to:

  • Create a maintenance warning system
  • Determine the best routes
  • Predict driver behavior
  • Maximize the overall use of your fleet

The combination of machine learning and predictive analysis gives you valuable insights that help you know what actions to take. Contact us today to learn more ways MiX's solution increase fleet security, efficiency and more.

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Ensure Fleet Compliance

The road transport industry is heavily regulated. That won’t change, but we can help manage the challenges.

MiX Telematics offers a range of products and services that enable customers to comply with even the strictest health, safety and environmental (HSE) regulations in their relevant countries and industries. In particular, the company has a long-standing reputation within the oil and gas industry.

Ensure Fleet Compliance

Our specialized compliance tools include:

  • Hours of Service and IFTA for the US.
  • Remote DTCO download for Europe.
  • Electronic work diaries in Australia.
  • Driver behavior monitoring.
  • Driver training.
  • Consultancy for road safety strategies.

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Software Is Key to Fleet Compliance

When you manage or own a fleet, as much as you’d like to, you can’t be everywhere, watching your drivers all the time. Often you wear many hats, including that of fleet compliance manager. That’s where MiX Telematics software solutions come in. We offer in-cab video, driver engagement and scoring apps, and journey management tools that help your drivers stay safe and in compliance with all regulations. Our services give you everything you need to keep your fleet safe and efficient.

How Software Can Support Compliance

Companies across the globe have leveled up their telematics system game with the introduction of the ELD Mandate. What was once kept in paper logbooks is now housed safely and securely in ELDs. But why stop there? While being ELD compliant is essential, there are many other ways an ELD can improve the safety and compliance of your fleet.

In addition to tracking driver hours to ensure they stay in compliance, most ELDs can also provide driver modification with in-cab verbal, audible, and visual alerts; incident analysis using second-by-second data and video; and driver coaching through safety scoring and driver applications. You can then use this information to create driver scorecards and coach drivers to improve their practices. You can also choose a fleet management system equipped with integrated in-cab video, providing all the benefits already mentioned too. All of this together helps reduce crashes (which in turn can help reduce a fleet’s insurance rates) and keep drivers safe.

Risk and Safety Management

A big part of fleet compliance management is safety and risk management. We offer software telematics solutions that help you reduce accidents, so you can avoid fines, lower your insurance cost, and avoid legal fees. Effective risk management helps you keep your employees and other motorists safe while complying with regulatory requirements.

A software solution that lets you store important details about driver performance, vehicle repairs, insurance information, and more is essential to better risk management for your fleet. Being able to pull a report on “near misses” and other events can improve compliance in your fleet. With all that information at your fingertips, you can create awareness and review risk management and safety programs.

Vehicles and Maintenance

Installing telematics software in your fleet is one of the most effective ways to ensure regular and effective maintenance of your vehicles. By receiving automated alerts on when to schedule regular maintenance, your vehicle will be on the road longer. Preventative and predictive maintenance can help you:

  • Schedule maintenance ahead of time so you don’t have to wait on technicians, and your vehicles are less likely to break down unexpectedly
  • Identify issues with particular types of vehicles that can inform future buying decisions
  • Document support for warranty claims
  • Prevent one part’s wear and tear from affecting another part
  • Monitor your technicians’ performance

By using preventative and predictive maintenance, you can help reduce safety risks to your fleet’s vehicles and drivers.

Drivers and Operations

Your drivers must be trained, certified, and healthy to work. They also need valid driver’s licenses and the right training for the vehicles they are driving. Compliance with scheduled routes will help keep fuel costs lower and minimize risks. Telematics systems can effectively monitor vehicle activity and manage driver compliance. Mix Telematics has a number of fleet compliance services to help you proactively and effectively reduce unsafe driving practices.

These solutions can also help ensure your fleet is in compliance with your driver programs and operational practices. You can keep a secure record of important information such as driver’s licenses and medical certificates. You can keep training and insurance records organized, up-to-date, and easily accessible.

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Benefits of an ELD That Does More

Since it is compulsory to install and ELD or on-board computer in your fleet’s trucks, why not choose one that does more? Installing an ELD with all the bells and whistles will give your fleet improved compliance, improved safety, and improved efficiency. Common functionality includes support for slip seating, the ability to better manage HOS, the ability to record other DOT data (such as trailers, invoices, fuel purchases, etc.), and accident reconstruction.

Improved Fleet Compliance

An ELD can improve your fleet’s HOS compliance, but why stop there? In the U.S., fleet managers need their vehicles and trucks to be IFTA compliant and report their fuel tax. There are also industry and vertical-specific rules and regulations. For example, the oil and gas industry fleets need to be able to track the status “Off-Duty at Well Site.”

ELDs and fleet management systems can handle all of that, automatically, saving your fleet time and also reducing your exposure to fines, which in turn improves your CSA score.

Improved Safety

Safety is an important benefit of ELDs and fleet management systems. We give you the ability to track not only your assets but monitor your drivers’ behavior, including events such as rapid acceleration, harsh braking, and speeding. You can use this information to create driver scorecards and coach drivers to improve their practices.

We also offer an ELD and fleet management system equipped with integrated in-cab video that can provide visual evidence for accident reconstruction and insurance subrogation as well as features that help eliminate distracted driving. All of these features work together to help reduce accidents and crashes, which in turn can help reduce your fleet’s insurance rates.

Improved Efficiency

The reduction and elimination of paper use that you get with ELDs can save your fleet thousands of dollars a year alone, making them worth the investment. But, the savings don’t stop there. They also save you time on reporting and help improve the fuel economy of your fleet by reducing costly driving behaviors such as rapid acceleration, speeding, and excessive idling.

You can set idling limits and track how often and for how long your vehicles are idling. You can also set real-time alerts that let both drivers and managers know when a driver exceeds the speed limit and prompt them to immediately take corrective measures and be more fuel-efficient. Monitoring this data over time gives you insight into trends in fuel wastage and allows you to reward good driving practices.

In addition, improved asset tracking can save your fleet money by helping you locate, track, and manage assets like trailers and a variety of other assets.

Benefits of In-Cab Video

In-cab video monitoring has proven over and over that it can help improve driver behavior and fleet safety. Integrated in-cab video allows videos to be automatically added to driver profiles and linked to specific reports of specific triggered events, giving you the opportunity for:

  • Coaching and training drivers by video
  • Analyzing crashes
  • Prevent crashes or reduce their severity
  • Evidence for insurance claims

In-cab video is a great way to flag and correct unsafe driving behaviors such as harsh acceleration, speeding, and hard braking and corner handling. It also gives you an important a way to analyze events after a crash. You get insight and often irrefutable proof of what happened at the time of the incident, both in the cab and around the vehicle.

This information can help you determine how to best handle insurance claims. You’ll know if you should settle quickly to reduce the cost of a settlement or to fight the claim when the video exonerates your company.

Collision, Fatigue, and Distraction Prevention

Taking advantage of specialized camera technology to track eye and facial behavior tools, you can trigger a series of physical driver interventions, such as noise alerts or seat vibrations, to help keep a crash from happening. Available technology from third-party companies can be integrated with fleet management solutions that generate triggered distraction and fatigue events. These events can be recorded and reviewed in various ways, and also used in driver scoring to create clearer driving profiles. You can harness this meaningful data and use it to make improvements and prevent future occurrences.

Driver Behavior Modification Tools

In-cab driving aids, audible in-cab driver coaching, and driver engagement apps are all powerful tools used to not only modify driver behavior but generate important, actionable data when integrated into fleet management solutions. Most aids gather and transfer information to the driver or the fleet compliance manager through a number of features like custom data inputs while driving alerts notify drivers of bad driving habits such as over-speeding in geo-fenced zones or driving over the road speed limit.

These behavior modification tools give drivers a real opportunity to own the process of continuous improvement. In addition, fleet managers can harness the power of data for change.

Journey Management

Integrated Journey Management helps you plan safe, achievable journeys. Typically, scheduled trips are mapped out, then any associated risks relating to the driver, the environment, and the asset are identified and used in calculating a risk rating for the journey. Once the journey is in progress, it can be automatically monitored, from the initial stages of planning through to approval and dispatch. Events can be reported in real-time to operations staff. This results in the prioritization of the safety of people, vehicles, and cargo.

If you are looking for a telematics solution with fleet compliance services and other safety and risk management features, contact us today.

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Increase Fleet Efficiency

When fleet operators are properly equipped, the result is a guaranteed increase in profitability.

MiX Telematics fleet customers rely heavily on our solutions in competitive markets where even the smallest amounts of time and money become critical issues in determining the success of their business.

Increase Fleet Efficiency

By selecting a MiX Telematics fleet management solution, our customers are able to:

  • Reduce their fuel costs by 10% on average, often equating to a payback of millions.
  • Better manage routes and delivery schedules, and improve vehicle utilization.
  • Track vehicles and drivers in real-time, and assign jobs accordingly.
  • Identify, monitor and manage poor driver behavior.
  • Efficiently manage servicing and licensing, resulting in reduced wear and tear and increased vehicle uptime.
  • Lessen carbon emissions, helping to create a healthier, more sustainable environment.

What’s more is that a MiX Telematics solution that is implemented properly pays for itself in less than 12 months.

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Measuring Fleet Efficiency

You can’t measure what you don’t know, and you can’t know if you aren’t tracking and aggregating information on your fleet. Vehicle tracking software can give you the information you need to improve fleet efficiency.

How Does Telematics Work?

Telematics data tracks vehicles and drivers, collecting data points such as trip duration, location, fuel usage, speed, and more. It then transmits this data back to a data collection point where it is roughly grouped into predetermined categories such as average speed of a vehicle, daily vehicle movements, fuel usage, utilization, and more.

The question is, what do you do with all this data? In order to improve fleet efficiency, the information you collect must be analyzed and put to use for fleet management

Let Technology Do the Work

The traditional way of reporting lays the responsibility of data analysis at the feet of the fleet manager or supervisor. However, recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have revolutionized and improved the way reporting has been done up until now.

AI is not just a thing of the future; it is the now. You can already see it at work in everyday life with spam and email filters, smart personal assistants, automated responders, chatbots, predictive searches in Google, and much more.

The words “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” may seem complex. And while the research and development behind these technologies are complex, using them is not. And now these technologies are making their way into telematics.

With the help of AI and machine learning, you get a better look at your data, define your key performance indicators (KPIs), and improve fleet efficiency. The AI will do much of the work, and you will only see the information that is most valuable to you as you need it. Machine learning makes it easier to find the data you need and customize it for you.

Tap into Aggregate Data

By tapping into aggregate data with MiX Telematics, you can reduce your costs and increase efficiency by helping you maximize overall fleet efficiency and utilization. This can also improve customer experience and satisfaction.

Metrics you can use to improve fleet efficiency include:

  • Vehicle arrival and departure times
  • Traveling time of a vehicle between different jobs
  • Vehicles not being used for some time of the day or at all
  • Duration of stops on jobs
  • Crashes that can cause downtime

How Telematics Can Improve Fleet Efficiency

MiX Telematics solutions can help you determine the most efficient routes so that only the closest vehicle to a job location gets sent, avoiding long travel times and unnecessary trips. It also looks at travel times and determines at what times of the year traffic is heavier on frequently used routes due to events in a particular area or other circumstances. This can help you adjust routes seasonally to keep fleet efficiency and productivity steady throughout the year.

Or, alternatively, an analysis of driver hours can be used to notify you when a driver is approaching their maximum number of hours or have hours left. This lets you schedule drivers accordingly, ensuring that the fleet is compliant with regulations and drivers get rest when they need it. There is no staffing shortfall when jobs need to be completed.

Maximize Your Drivers’ Hours

Using the driving hours data you’re collecting with a telematics solution, you can improve your fleet’s vehicle utilization and, subsequently, your overall fleet efficiency. Using the metrics above, for example, and the driving hours of each of your vehicles, you can easily find issues that need to be addressed and proactively manage them. And use this knowledge to plan for future issues. You’ll know whether jobs are being completed within an adequate amount of time, what causes delays, whether drivers take unnecessary detours, and which vehicles are being underused.

When your drivers are on the road, it’s challenging to keep track of what’s going on every minute. And you don’t have to. With a telematics solution that tracks and analyses their driving hours, you can easily understand their actions and take the appropriate action at the exact moment it’s needed. Using the information about driving hours and your KPIs will ultimately help you improve your fleet efficiency.

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Improve Fleet Safety

Identifying and correcting poor driver behavior is the first step to reducing risk and increasing safety levels.

Research indicates that human error is to blame in approximately 80% of motor collisions. As a result, fleet owners are under mounting pressure to not only identify risky driver behavior, but to take corrective action and improve safety levels.
Improve Fleet Safety

Our end-to-end safety solutions have become an invaluable tool for small and large fleets, enabling them to:

  • Identify and correct poor driving.
  • Monitor drivers in relation to past performance.
  • Implement targeted driver training.
  • Develop customized driver safety policies.
  • Keep their vehicles serviced and safe on the road.

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Driver Safety Solutions

This is where MiX Telematics comes in. We understand your issues, know what you need, and take your fleet safety seriously. Founded in 1996, we’ve been providing fleet management solutions for more than twenty-five years. We deliver driver safety solutions to fleets of all sizes.

Why Choose MiX Telematics

At MiX Telematics, our goal is to help you correct poor driver behavior before it becomes a problem and leads to an accident that will negatively impact your company. Driving is one of the most dangerous things a company can ask their employees to do, your business depends on it. You owe it to your business and your drivers to ensure that they drive as safely as possible.

Benefits of MiX Telematics

It is well-known that poor driver behavior is the main cause of accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reviewed 2,046,000 crashes and came to the conclusion that 94% of them were caused solely by driver error. And when you own or manage a fleet, driver error and driver behavior is a big deal. At MiX Telematics, we provide solutions that can take this burden off your shoulders.

Fleet safety

Having a ton of data is great, but having the right data is better. We call it “Actionable Safety Intelligence,” and for good reason. All the information our tools collect – usage, performance, location, and status of drivers and vehicles helps you get meaningful, real-world information about the unseen workings of your organization. You could say we make the unseen, seen. But more than that, we make it useful.

Once you know more about your drivers’ behaviors, you can change driver behaviors in a way that dramatically reduces crash rates and saves lives. Our solutions include software that gives you real-time information on your drivers and vehicles as well as powerful software platforms that let you track, manage, monitor, and measure the performance of your fleet and get alerts in real-time about events, infringements, deviations, and possible dangers. It’s your call.

Driver Safety Reporting

Knowing what is happening with your fleet is the best way to solve problems that lead to safety issues. We offer solutions that give you detailed reports on the behaviors your drivers engage in the most, from the group level down to the specific driver. You can see which one speeds and how often, as well as how often your drivers speed in general.

This information can then be used to make decisions about driver training, making sure each driver gets the training they need so that your fleet’s safety improves across the board. And you can use our robust reporting to monitor your driver’s progress.

Driver Coaching

As a fleet operator or manager - firing, hiring, training, and retraining drivers are some of the most expensive and time-consuming things you do. MiX Telematics solutions give you the tools YOU need to give your drivers the coaching THEY need. We help you determine what type of learner each driver is: visual, verbal and aural, or physical. With that information, you can use our built-in features that help with learning and retention.

Our driver engagement apps let your drivers see how they are doing and give them the coaching they need for continual improvement. Telematics tools that encourage learning, such as apps, driver scoring, in-cab displays, and in-cab video, can all help you with driver coaching. Find out more about how MiX Telematics can help.

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How to Improve Driver Safety

No matter how many vehicles you have on the road, fleet safety is paramount. And with the annual accident rate for commercial fleets reaching 20%, safety is one of the main challenges fleet managers face.

Of course, accidents cost your company in employee downtime and replacing or repairing damaged vehicles. But it doesn’t stop there. Keeping a lousy driver behind the wheel can expose your business to increased liability if a serious collision can be traced back to your failure to properly train, monitor, or supervise your drivers.

One of the best ways to improve your fleet safety is to create a comprehensive fleet safety program as part of your business’ safety culture. The plan should be thorough and clear to every employee who drivers for you. And buy-in to the plan must emanate from the top.

Identifying all drivers – Companies may not know the full extent of their exposure. Make sure you identify everyone who drives for your business, whether they use company-owned, rented, or personal vehicles.

Screening drivers – carefully screening and selecting drivers will help you create a safe, reliable team. Unless you have safe drivers, you cannot achieve a long-term safety record. For this reason, it is important to have clear hiring standards and an in-depth screening process for anyone who drives for your company.

Training drivers – make sure all drivers understand vehicle safety procedures and policies. Every driver should be aware of safe driving techniques and strategies, including training on defensive driving.

Managing drivers ongoing – ongoing management of your drivers will ensure that they are following the fleet safety rules you have developed and are driving safely.

Managing accidents – of course, the goal is to not have accidents. But, they do happen. By managing them correctly, you can reduce accident costs as well as understand your exposure and reduce the potential for future accidents.

Establish written procedure and policies – when you have everything written down, it sets clear, consistent expectations for your drivers and your business.

Formalizing a plan for vehicle inspection, repair, and maintenance – staying on top of vehicle maintenance can reduce expensive vehicle breakdowns and potentially help your drivers avoid accidents due to faulty equipment.

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MiX Asset Manager

MiX Asset ManagerTM

Maximum visibility and protection for all your non-vehicle assets

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MiX Asset ManagerTM

When non-vehicle assets are priority

The benefits of a professional, fully integrated fleet management solution are well known among fleet owners and managers. Tracking and monitoring vehicles and drivers enable an array of practical and cost-related improvements.

But what about in industries where assets are just as valuable as vehicles and drivers?

Now, MiX Asset Manager offers superior protection for assets of all kinds – mobile and fixed; with or without a dedicated power source – across many different industries. Unlike manual systems, MiX Asset Manager offers an automatic, electronic registry of assets, their statuses and whereabouts so that they can be:

  • Located and/or tracked on a map – historically or in real-time;
  • Managed in terms of service intervals and odometer readings, and
  • Billed for more accurately when rented out.

This improved control and visibility can dramatically reduce the costs of not knowing an asset’s whereabouts, and has the potential to optimise asset deployment and utilisation.

  • Vital tracking functionality

    The tracking module provides a real-time view of a vehicle or asset’s position – whether it’s stationary or on the move – and which driver is behind the wheel. It also shows information relating to speed, driving direction, ignition status, driving violations, past trips and more.

  • Live information streams

    Proactive monitoring is possible thanks to live streams of information. These streams are user-defined and contain information about events as well as messages to and from the connected asset and/or driver. For priority trips, a stream can be undocked and kept open while navigating the rest of the application.

  • Powerful reporting suite

    The solution’s robust reporting capability enables data to be reviewed and analyzed in detail as well as in dynamic and customizable formats. Reports include movement, location, and trip and utilization reports, as well as driver scoring, fuel, event violations and cost analysis reports.

  • Flexible to your every need

    MiX Fleet Manager Premium is compatible with a flexible range of services, add-ons and accessories by MiX Telematics. Depending on specific operational goals or regional requirements, customers can choose from video recording systems, in-cab navigation and messaging devices, driver engagement tools, an Hours of Service solution, journey management and satellite communication among others.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

MiX Telematics’s ELD (electronic logging device) has been specifically designed to manage and maintain your fleet’s compliance with the Hours of Service (HOS) rule through electronically tracking drivers’s Record of Duty Status (RODS) as an effective replacement for outdated paper logbooks.

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MiX VisionTM

MiX Vision captures live footage using in-vehicle (both in-cab and forward-facing) and optional external cameras. This solution continuously captures rolling 72 hours of video for retrieval for an accurate view of what occurs before incidents to add context where it’s needed most.

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MiX Journey Management

An alternative to paper-based systems, this wholly online solution incorporates journey requests, journey approvals and journey monitoring. MiX Journey Management is the first system to fully integrate with a premium fleet management solution.

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MiX Rovi II TM

MiX Rovi II is a tough, Android-powered, 7” programmable in-cab display that provides information to the driver or fleet manager through custom data inputs, on-board navigation, jobs and messaging, and real-time job dispatching, and driving alerts.

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MyMiX is a comprehensive driver engagement app that helps drivers assess and improve their driving performance. It equips drivers with tools such as a performance dashboard, scoring and ranking models, event viewing and driver activity reporting to create a safer, more economical driving culture.

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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.

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  • 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.

    Read more

  • Reading Buses

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

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  • Praxair

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    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.

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  • Itamaracá Transportes

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

    Read more

  • Bogestra AG

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

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Better, safer, and more efficient fleet operations, translating into increased profitability over time

MiX Telematics offers a range of complementary products to enhance MiX Fleet Manager and MiX Safedrive. Add additional value to your telematics solution with a wide range of accessories and services.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

MiX Telematics’s ELD (electronic logging device) has been specifically designed to manage and maintain your fleet’s compliance with the Hours of Service (HOS) rule through electronically tracking drivers’s Record of Duty Status (RODS) as an effective replacement for outdated paper logbooks.

Yes, I need help managing my compliance

MiX Rovi II TM

MiX Rovi II is a tough, Android-powered, 7” programmable in-cab display that provides information to the driver or fleet manager through custom data inputs, on-board navigation, jobs and messaging, and real-time job dispatching, and driving alerts.

Connect me with my drivers on the road

MiX Rovi in-cab display

MiX Journey Management

An alternative to paper-based systems, this wholly online solution incorporates journey requests, journey approvals and journey monitoring. MiX Journey Management is the first system to fully integrate with a premium fleet management solution.

Show me how to manage my journey-related risks

MiX VisionTM

MiX Vision captures live footage using in-vehicle (both in-cab and forward-facing) and optional external cameras. This solution continuously captures rolling 72 hours of video for retrieval for an accurate view of what occurs before incidents to add context where it’s needed most.

Give me access to visual evidence

MiX Vision in-cab camera

Hours of Service

MiX HOS is a state-of-the-art technology component of the MiX Fleet Manager Premium and MiX SafeDrive solutions. This sophisticated offering covers the entire operational business process of driver fatigue management.

Help me manage working hours and fatigue

MiX Insight Agility TM

Fast, easy and flexible reporting using MS Excel Unlike static reports, users finally have the power to create and shape customized reports in the format they prefer.

Give me insight into my fleet’s activities

MiX Insight Agility Reports

MyMiX TM

MyMiX is a comprehensive driver engagement app that helps drivers assess and improve their driving performance. It equips drivers with tools such as a performance dashboard, scoring and ranking models, event viewing and driver activity reporting to create a safer, more economical driving culture.

Help me improve the performance of my drivers

MiX TabsTM

Fast, easy and flexible reporting using MS Excel Unlike static reports, users finally have the power to create and shape customized reports in the format they prefer.

Help me locate and track my assets

Service for Life

This offering serves as a complement to MiX Telematics’s technology. Service for Life offers in-depth implementation, data capture, support and success services from the moment your contract is signed to the day it ends.

Help me manage working hours and fatigue

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On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

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MiX Fleet ManagerTM

Fleet management solutions that offer fleet operators unlimited access to information about their vehicles and drivers, with a host of features, tools and reports to help maximize return on investment.

The solution comprises a 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).

Our customers from around the world agree: whatever the goal – be it to save fuel, improve safety, increase utilization or enhance customer service – MiX Fleet Manager Premium is proven to bring about guaranteed and significant results.

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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
Effortless fleet management solutions, tangible results
  • Vital tracking functionality

    The tracking module provides a real-time view of a vehicle or asset’s position – whether it’s stationary or on the move – and which driver is behind the wheel. It also shows information relating to speed, driving direction, ignition status, driving violations, past trips and more.

  • Live information streams

    Proactive monitoring is possible thanks to live streams of information. These streams are user-defined and contain information about events as well as messages to and from the connected asset and/or driver. For priority trips, a stream can be undocked and kept open while navigating the rest of the application.

  • Powerful reporting suite

    The solution’s robust reporting capability enables data to be reviewed and analyzed in detail as well as in dynamic and customizable formats. Reports include movement, location, and trip and utilization reports, as well as driver scoring, fuel, event violations and cost analysis reports.

  • Flexible to your every need

    MiX Fleet Manager Premium is compatible with a flexible range of services, add-ons and accessories by MiX Telematics. Depending on specific operational goals or regional requirements, customers can choose from video recording systems, in-cab navigation and messaging devices, driver engagement tools, an Hours of Service solution, journey management and satellite communication among others.

Effortless fleet management, tangible results 

How MiX Fleet Manager's features improve your fleet’s safety, efficiency, compliance and security.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

MiX Telematics’s ELD (electronic logging device) has been specifically designed to manage and maintain your fleet’s compliance with the Hours of Service (HOS) rule through electronically tracking driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS) as an effective replacement for outdated paper logbooks.

Yes, I need help managing my compliance

MiX VisionTM

MiX Vision captures live footage using in-vehicle (both in-cab and forward-facing) and optional external cameras. This solution continuously captures rolling 72 hours of video for retrieval for an accurate view of what occurs before incidents to add context where it’s needed most.

Give me access to visual evidence

MiX Vision In-cab camera

MiX Journey Management

An alternative to paper-based systems, this wholly online fleet management solution incorporates journey requests, journey approvals and journey monitoring. MiX Journey Management is the first system to fully integrate with a premium fleet manager system.

Show me how to manage my journey-related risks

MiX Rovi II TM

MiX Rovi II is a tough, Android-powered, 7” programmable in-cab display that provides information to the driver or fleet manager through custom data inputs, on-board navigation, jobs and messaging, and real-time job dispatching, and driving alerts.

Connect me with my drivers on the road

MiX Rovi in-cab display

MyMiX TM

MyMiX is a comprehensive driver engagement app that helps drivers assess and improve their driving performance. It equips drivers with tools such as a performance dashboard, scoring and ranking models, event viewing and driver activity reporting to create a safer, more economical driving culture.

Help me improve the performance of my drivers

A telematics solutions for your industry

Use it like a pro

  • Borg Manufacturing Case Study

    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.

    Read more

  • Triunfo Concebra Case Study

    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.

    Read more

  • Reading Buses Case Study

    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.

    Read more

  • Praxair Case Study

    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.

    Read more

  • Itamaracá Transportes Case Study

    Itamaracá Transportes

    Case Study

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

    Read more

  • Bogestra AG Case Study

    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.

    Read more

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3 Ways to improve your fleet’s security

3 ways to make your fleet safer 

In an industry where human error is to blame for more than 80% of crashes, improving vehicle and driver safety has never been more important. There are many ways to make your fleet safer, starting with driver behavior.  

  • Identify and monitor driver behavior 
  • Correct poor driver behavior through targeted driver training
  • Develop customized driver safety policies 

Identify and monitor driver behavior 

The logical way to prevent poor driver behavior from negatively impacting your fleet’s safety is to make your employees more aware of how they drive. 

Poor driver behavior, such as harsh braking and acceleration, speeding and excessive idling, can all be managed using a fleet management solution. On-board computers track incidents that increase the likelihood of an accident, and generate reports for analysis and preventative action. 

In addition to its negative impact on fleet safety, poor driver behavior can also increase insurance premiums and the possibility of fines. Certain driving habits such as excessive speeding, braking, and accelerating too harshly increase maintenance costs (due to wear and tear) and fuel usage.  

Ultimately, how your employees drive affects your bottom line while also impacting safety. Monitoring and improving driver behavior is in the best interest of both your company and your drivers.  

Next: Correct poor driver behavior

Carey Worldwide Chauffeur

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Correct poor driver behavior through targeted driver training

A good fleet management solution provides vital statistics on the incidents of speed limit violations, average fuel economy, total number of brake applications and the amount of engine idling.

Based on this data, it can also help determine what type of targeted training each of your drivers require. Providing relevant, timely driver training offers a significant return on investment while also helping your drivers gain a deeper understanding of any bad habits they are engaged in and giving them the defensive driving techniques to improve it.

In addition to targeted training, telematics data can be used to generate performance scores for your drivers. These scores are perfect to use in incentive or rewards programs, and highly effective in furthering driver engagement. This approach to training is proven to increase the overall performance of fleets versus those that don’t have much buy-in from their drivers.

When you provide your drivers with the right tools and incentives to improve their behavior on the road, it strengthens fleet safety and performance. It also  saves you money by lowering insurance premiums and reducing the risk of collisions. 

Next: Develop driver safety policies

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Did you know that in-cab video monitoring can assist with driver training, provide post-crash analysis and, prevent and reduce crashes? Find out how

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Our white paper shows you how to create a telematics policy that guides your drivers through the rules of safe road use, the risks involved in not adhering to these rules and how to reduce these risks. 

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Your fleet’s safety can be vastly improved through the implementation of relevant training that highlights bad driver behaviors and gives drivers the tools to improve.

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Develop customized driver safety policies 

Having a custom-developed driver safety policy in place is essential if you want to be protected against risk, ensure the safety of your drivers on the road, and safeguard against potential insurance claims in the event of an accident. It plays a vital role in the creation of a road safety culture within your organization. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the development of a successful, comprehensive driver safety policy includes: 

  • Assessing the current safety situation within the fleet;  
  • Formulating a policy based on the aforementioned assessment, and  
  • Buy-in from drivers. 

Advances in fleet management software have made it all the more easier to implement and monitor effective driver safety policies. Telematics devices monitor WHERE your vehicles are driven as well as HOW your vehicles are driven. These two important features will help you analyze current driving standards, highlight dangerous and risky behaviors, and devise methods to eradicate them in order to keep up with the safety standards created through your policies. Driver buy-in is achieved by implementing scoring and then offering incentive programs and specialized training on defensive driving using the data collected. 

A complete safety policy is essential to increasing safety awareness in your fleet. Fleet management software simplifies the process of developing one that fits your unique needs. 

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5 Ways to make your fleet more efficient

5 ways to make your fleet more efficient

For fleets operating in competitive markets, even the smallest amounts of time and money become critical issues in determining success. It’s here that a vehicle tracking device alone will not be enough. However, integrated fleet management solutions offer innovative ways to make your fleet more efficient – and more profitable.

Reducing Fleet Fuel Costs by 15%

Fuel costs account for the largest part of a fleet’s expenses. That’s why it is in your fleet’s best interest to use less of it. 

One way to decrease the amount of fuel used is by improving poor driving behavior. It has been proven time and again that fuel is unnecessarily used when drivers speed, idle their vehicles, or brake or accelerate harshly.

These behaviors not only waste fuel but also increase the amount of wear and tear on vehicles, which leads to more frequent fleet maintenance. Results have shown that a fleet tracking device does an excellent job of tracking the whereabouts of a vehicle but reports generated from fleet management software is the best way to mitigate risks such as risky driving behaviors as well as determine who needs specialized driver training.

In addition to driver training, fleet management software can be used to develop a scoring system whereby incentives or rewards are provided to those who meet certain requirements and have shown significant improvement in their driving behavior.

Drivers can also be given the opportunity to be more involved in the process through a driver engagement app. This type of app lets them track their progress and engage in healthy competition with other drivers.

Monitoring and altering driver behavior with buy-in from your drivers is guaranteed to increase your fuel efficiency and save you money.

Next: Manage your routes and delivery schedules

Carey Worldwide Chauffeur

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MiX has a number of tools to help with behavioural change and we’ve already seen significant efficiency savings.

Carl Hanson, Group Fleet Director for Wincanton

Total Marketing and Services

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Total invests in the safety and security of their drivers by implementing MiX Fleet Manager Premium to gain greater control of driver performance and behaviour.

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Optimizing Fleet Delivery Routes and Schedules

Fleets that specialize in product- or service-related deliveries need to be extremely efficient to satisfy customer needs. To assist with improved efficiency, fleet management software can help monitor vehicles en route and in real-time. 

When routes are planned appropriately, improved customer satisfaction is a guarantee. It’s important to provide accurate arrival estimates and small appointment windows. Analyzing vehicle and driver data using fleet management software can help you to check how long each delivery takes and if the best route possible has been taken. Adjustments can then be made to shorten the time a delivery takes and change routes by sending information to drivers via in-cab display notifications.

More efficient planning means money in your pocket and fewer disappointed customers. Additionally, it improves safety as drivers do not have to rush to do a delivery because they are given the appropriate amount of time for the task at hand. This ultimately reduces the risk of accidents.

Next: Improve your vehicle utilization

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White Paper – In-cab video monitoring for improving driver behavior

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Did you know that in-cab video monitoring can assist with driver training, provide post-crash analysis and, prevent and reduce crashes? Find out how

Read more

The essential elements of a telematics policy

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Our white paper shows you how to create a telematics policy that guides your drivers through the rules of safe road use, the risks involved in not adhering to these rules and how to reduce these risks. 

Read more

MiX Fleet Manager

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Your fleet’s safety can be vastly improved through the implementation of relevant training that highlights bad driver behaviors and gives drivers the tools to improve.

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Improve Fleet Utilization

A well-utilized fleet boosts productivity, decreases costs and increases profitability. You can easily improve your utilization using telematics data because it can show you what each vehicle and driver is doing at any particular moment in time. 

By analyzing the reports generated from this data, your fleet operators can see where utilization is not optimal. 

There are some key metrics that need to be tracked in order to help improve utilization. You need to look at:

  • Distance traveled per vehicle
  • Unauthorized after-hours utilization
  • Drive time vs on-site time versus idle time

Improving fleet utilization means freeing up more resources to take on more business. Doing more with what you already have is essential to having an efficient and cost-effective fleet.

MiX has a number of tools to help with behavioural change and we’ve already seen significant efficiency savings.

Carl Hanson, Group Fleet Director for Wincanton

Tracking Fleet Vehicles and Drivers in Real Time

Fleet management software can display all your vehicles’ movements as they happen. It can also help to find the nearest vehicle, display statuses and activity timelines, provide notifications and in-depth reporting, and manage locations. 

Vehicle tracking provides many benefits for your fleet, including:

  • Increased profitability: By tracking vehicles, you are able to better utilize your assets and boost fleet performance, ultimately saving money. Knowing where vehicles are enables you to reduce mileage, defend false accident claims and ensure that vehicles are not being used outside of authorized hours.
  • More control: You can remain informed about your vehicle’s whereabouts and how they are being driven. This enables direct control over assets, helping to improve planning and enhance efficiency.
  • Improved customer service: Vehicle tracking enables you to speed up arrival times at customer sites and give more accurate ETAs. You can also assess the amount of time a driver spends at each customer site, helping to improve billing and resource planning.

Telematics offers you visibility of every moving aspect of your fleet, giving you more control and increased efficiency with less effort.

Next: Manage your fleet’s maintenance and licensing

Carey Worldwide Chauffeur

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MiX has a number of tools to help with behavioural change and we’ve already seen significant efficiency savings.

Carl Hanson, Group Fleet Director for Wincanton

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MiX Asset Manager prevents potential misuse and theft by giving you the tools to track and locate assets. Whether they’re on-site or not, you know exactly where your assets are and how they’re being utilized.

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Fleet Maintenance and Licensing Management

Staying up-to-date on vehicle maintenance and licensing is a vital part of the efficiency of your fleet. When these are neglected, you could face penalties for being late or non-compliant, or experience increased vehicle downtime (which means you generate less revenue). 

What’s more is that when vehicles are driven while issues are present, they risk being out of action sooner than if they had been serviced at the appropriate times. 

The vehicle data that a fleet management solution collects and relays offers insight into mileage, fuel consumption, engine hours and more. This can be used to perform fleet maintenance more proactively. You don’t rely on set time periods but rather on what the vehicle is telling you. You will be alerted to indicators of eminent failure much sooner when you focus solely on vehicle data.

Preventative fleet maintenance using telematics can help you to:

  • Schedule technicians ahead of time to avoid waiting
  • Identify trends of failure in vehicles of the same model
  • Gauge whether repairs or services were really done
  • Present support for warranty claims when unusual wear and tear occurs

Additionally, fleet management software can store a wide variety of information about vehicles in your fleet. Using this information, you can set up notifications about upcoming fleet license renewals and more so you don’t have to rely on memory or outdated paper logs.

Telematics offers an automated way to keep up with fleet maintenance and licensing requirements, ensuring your operation stays running like a well-oiled machine.

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3 Ways to improve your fleet compliance

3 ways to improve your fleet’s compliance

Fleets operate in highly regulated environments. These environments differ from region to region, as do the rules and regulations around safety management, journey management and the monitoring of driving hours for Hours of Service. Regardless of where you are in the world, however, there are several ways to improve your fleet’s compliance.

Comply with health, safety and environmental (HSE) regulations in your country

The logical way to prevent poor driver behavior from negatively impacting your fleet’s safety is to make your employees more aware of how they drive. 

You should have safety management policies, people and procedures in place to clarify:

  • How your organization uses the road (who is driving, what vehicles are used, the journeys undertaken by drivers and how they drive on the road);
  • the risk it creates;
  • the potential consequences of those risks, and
  • the measures needed to manage and reduce these risks and consequences.

Fleet management is a practical way of achieving this. The technology gathers accurate information about your vehicles and drivers, analyzes driving behavior to identify strengths and weaknesses, and creates personalized feedback for individual drivers.

HSE requires that staff are fit and competent to drive safely. Telematics identifies driver training and education needs to fit this requirement. Furthermore, it assists in incentivizing drivers to improve their driving, reduces crash rates and risky driving, and improves accident investigations.

The safer driving behaviors that come from implementing telematics has the added benefit of complying with the environmental aspect of HSE. Better driving equals decreased fuel consumption and that, in turn, leads to fewer carbon emissions and cleaner air for all road users.

Another requirement of HSE is to have vehicles that are fit for their intended purpose and in a safe condition. A fleet management solution assists with keeping maintenance schedules up to date without sacrificing fleet utilization.

Make sure that that your drivers are trained appropriately and are in vehicles that are keeping them safe by using the right fleet management solution.

Next: Log driving hours electronically

Carey Worldwide Chauffeur

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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

Archrock

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There was a noticeable, double-digit increase in monthly and annual fuel economy, and their commitment to safety was strengthened with the help of driver behavior monitoring.

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Log driving hours electronically

In the U.S., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) rule requires all commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status (RoDS) electronically.

Up until recently, paper was the go-to medium for logging driving hours. Electronic logging devices are superior for many reasons: 

  • Electronic logs eliminate human interference, which improves accuracy;
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs) don’t forget to log on-duty or non-driving time – this is done automatically;
  • When using ELDs, drivers do not have to waste time filling out forms or wait for approval before going on to their next job, and
  • Paycheck information is more accurate, making processing much faster.

The HOS rule is not only a way to keep an accurate electronic record of working hours but, more importantly, it assists in fatigue management to prevent the 20% of accidents caused by drowsy drivers. This is accomplished by limiting the amount of driving hours per day and the number of driving and working hours per week. Drivers are required to take a minimum period of rest and are kept on a 21- to 24-hour schedule to maintain a natural sleep/wake cycle.

Fatigued drivers contribute to thousands of crashes every year. Fatigue causes a decrease in decision-making and processing abilities, which means that these drivers cannot respond in time to perform critical driving tasks (such as stopping at a red light or turning the wheel to avoid an obstacle). This can lead to serious injury, death and property damage. So, not only does fatigue negatively impact the safety of your fleet, but also your bottom line.

Next: Become Hours of Service compliant

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Did you know that in-cab video monitoring can assist with driver training, provide post-crash analysis and, prevent and reduce crashes? Find out how

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Our white paper shows you how to create a telematics policy that guides your drivers through the rules of safe road use, the risks involved in not adhering to these rules and how to reduce these risks. 

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MiX HOS is a state-of-the-art technology component of the MiX Fleet Manager solution. This sophisticated offering covers the entire operational business process of driver fatigue management.

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Be compliant with important regulations such as Hours of Service and IFTA for the U.S., Remote DTCO download for Europe and Electronic Work Diaries for Australia

If you operate or manage a fleet, you need to be aware of and compliant with your country’s specific regulations. You also need to ensure that your drivers are on board to avoid getting penalized.

Hours of Service solutions have specialized features that can help you achieve fleet compliance, wherever you are in the world. Since the process is largely automated, there is less pressure on you and your drivers. 

These solutions provide an electronic toolkit for compliance with:

  • Hours of Service (HOS) in the U.S.: ELDs allow drivers to accurately log their driving hours electronically and fleet managers to easily transfer important data. Devices are also tamper-proof, FMCSA-approved and prevent driver harassment.
  • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) in the U.S.: As your drivers travel, a telematics solution will track vehicle mileage, distances traveled, location details and fuel consumption that you can use in your fuel tax reports. All of the information is in one place so it’s easy to access and analyze.
  • Remote DTCO download in Europe: A digital tachograph download device can work in combination with a telematics solution to monitor drivers’ on-duty driving time against European driving hours regulation and the management of data files.
  • Electronic Work Diaries (EWD) in Australia: In an effort to encourage more stringent fatigue management, Australian laws now require historic views, reports and alerts of drivers’ fatigue statuses through the use of EWDs. Telematics solutions comply with these EWD regulations by electronically capturing and reporting on driving hours with accurate time stamps and location details.

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  • MiX Telematics North America

    +1 877 585 1088 | Boca Raton, USA

    In April 2008, MiX Telematics acquired Tripmaster in order to strengthen its market offering and establish a foothold in the North America market. In the 1970’s, Tripmaster pioneered the development of on-board computers and owns numerous patents relating to state-line crossing algorithms.

    Today, MiX Telematics North America builds upon the brand’s legacy by continuing to provide commercial fleet operators with greater efficiency and management control, with an emphasis on driver safety, DOT Hours of Service and IFTA compliance.

  • MiX Telematics International

    +27 21 880 5500 | Stellenbosch, South Africa

    MiX Telematics International, based in Stellenbosch, is responsible for all centralised marketing, hosting & operations, research & development functions as well as sales into regions not managed by other MiX subsidiaries. The business is positioned as a central services organisation to the rest of the MiX group businesses and partners, to support growth of the business across its international locations and within its various segments.

  • MiX Telematics Africa

    +27 11 654 8000 | Midrand, South Africa

    MiX Telematics (Africa) provides consumer solutions to the South African market under the Matrix and Beam-e brands, while the commercial division provides enterprise fleet management solutions throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Matrix represents one of the largest personal safety and stolen vehicle recovery brands in South Africa. Its offering encompasses basic and enhanced security services that are designed to suit individual lifestyles, all with an emphasis on personal safety. Beam-e is a highly affordable stolen vehicle recovery service that was launched by MiX Telematics in 2011.

    The business operates a 24/7/365 National Operations Centre and has dedicated ground response teams and a company-owned helicopter. MiX Telematics Africa is based in Midrand, Johannesburg, and has recently set-up an office in Uganda. Having eyes and ears on the ground in East Africa, aligns MiX Telematics with the growing demand in the region, while enabling the company to better support its East African business partner network.

  • MiX Telematics Brazil

    +55 11 3393 8111 | São Paulo, Brazil

    In May 2013, MiX Telematics Brazil was established to increase the company's market penetration and grow its market share in Brazil and the greater Latin America region. The subsidiary – based in Sao Paulo – enables MiX Telematics to better support its channel partner network, while keeping an ear to the ground for requirements that are unique to the region.

  • MiX Telematics Europe

    +44 179 350 0100 | Swindon, United Kingdom

    Born out of the OmniBridge (now MiX Telematics International) acquisition of the SiemensVDO fleet management business in 2007, MiX Telematics Europe is based in the UK and forms the hub of the group’s sales and distribution business in Europe. The business is well known throughout the UK and Europe as the company behind the original Datatrak vehicle tracking products and network, established in 1985.

  • MiX Telematics Middle East and Australasia

    +9714 204 5650 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    MiX Telematics Middle East and MiX Telematics Australasia are based in Dubai (UAE) and Perth (Australia) respectively.

    The subsidiary was borne out of MiX Telematics’ acquisition of SafeDrive International (SDI), in 2008, a road safety consultancy and training business that was originally formed in 2002. SDI built up a strong reputation in the driver safety and training sector, becoming known for its high standard in training design and delivery.

    Today, the businesses combine in-vehicle monitoring systems, driver training and consulting to offer customised, effective driver behaviour and training programmes for global customers focussed on achieving and maintaining the highest levels of safety in the oil and gas, minerals and resources sectors.

  • MiX Telematics Middle East and Australasia

    +61 8 9388 5800 | Perth, Australia

    MiX Telematics Middle East and MiX Telematics Australasia are based in Dubai (UAE) and Perth (Australia) respectively.

    The subsidiary was borne out of MiX Telematics’ acquisition of SafeDrive International (SDI), in 2008, a road safety consultancy and training business that was originally formed in 2002. SDI built up a strong reputation in the driver safety and training sector, becoming known for its high standard in training design and delivery.

    Today, the businesses combine in-vehicle monitoring systems, driver training and consulting to offer customised, effective driver behaviour and training programmes for global customers focussed on achieving and maintaining the highest levels of safety in the oil and gas, minerals and resources sectors.

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MiX Telematics’ fleet management solutions enable more than just fuel savings. They help save lives too. This is what our customers have to say.

Case studies on fleet management solutions that save fleet companies time and money, as well as increase efficiency.

  • Frisch and Sons inc.

    Frisch and Sons

    United States

    Frisch & Sons has provided demolition, excavation and landscape installations to a loyal customer base for over two decades within Orange County and South Los Angeles County. MiX Telematics is helping the company increase driver and vehicle visibility through GPS tracking in an effort to decrease unnecessary overtime, reduce fuel costs and improve driver safety.

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  • Transportes Della Volpe

    Brazil

    Transportes Della Volpe has been one of the leading transportation companies in Brazil for over six decades. With 20 warehouses and more than 30 branches across the country, they serve hundreds of clients and transports thousands of tons of goods. They collaborated with MiX Telematics to improve the accuracy and quality of their workings hours recordkeeping, help develop a safety culture amongst drivers and reduce fuel consumption.

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  • Coopertrans Logistics

    Brazil

    Brazilian-based company Coopertrans Logistics has been specialising in the bulk transportation of packaged and liquid chemical cargoes since 1993. They came to MiX Telematics for a solution that would help them gain more control of their fleet in real time, especially with regards to speeding and driver journeys.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Total

    Total Marketing and Services

    Africa

    Total invests in the safety and security of their drivers by implementing MiX Fleet Manager Premium to gain greater control of driver performance and behaviour.

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  • MiX Telematics caset study: Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services

    Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services

    United Kingdom

    Carey Chauffeur Services is implementing a driver scoring system and workshops using MiX Fleet Manager Premium and the RIBAS Display to promote safe driving.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Triunfo Concebra

    Triunfo Concebra

    Brazil

    Triunfo Concebra is using MiX Fleet Manager Premium to reduce their fuel consumption and carbon emissions while improving overall efficiency.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Borg Manufacturing

    Borg Manufacturing

    Australia

    Borg Manufacturing chose a MiX Telematics fleet management solution to help them improve driver safety, reduce rollovers and reduce insurance liability.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Crusader Logistics

    Crusader Logistics

    South Africa

    Crusader Logistics is using MiX Vision to monitor their fleet of 33 vehicles to improve safety and efficiency through better driver behaviour and decreased fuel consumption.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: DS Smith

    DS Smith

    United Kingdom

    DS Smith’s relationship with MiX Telematics has resulted in significant benefits – partly due to the RIBAS system and partly because of MiX’s dedicated consultancy service.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Itamaracá Transportes

    Itamaracá Transportes

    Brazil

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

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  • MiX Telematics case study: CGG

    CGG

    France

    Thanks to their MiX Telematics fleet management solution, CGG were able to reduce accidents by tracking their vehicles and monitoring their drivers' speeds and driving behaviours.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Unitrans Agriculture & Mining Services

    Unitrans Agriculture & Mining Services

    South Africa

    By introducing driver accountability and tools to monitor performance, Unitrans was able to make huge improvements in safety and efficiency across its fleet.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Reading Buses

    Reading Buses

    United Kingdom

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

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Red Bus

    Red Bus

    New Zealand

    A successful trial with Red Bus in New Zealand brought about an immediate reduction in fuel consumption and speeding events, thanks to MiX Telematics.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Dunns Earthmoving

    Dunns Earthmoving

    Australia

    Dunns Earthmoving in Australia chose a MiX Telematics fleet management solution to manage their risk, and provide tools to support and manage their lone workers.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Bogestra AG

    Bogestra AG

    Germany

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

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Transmagno

    Transmagno

    Brazil

    Transmagno, a port services company from Brazil, has implemented MiX Fleet Manager Premium to decrease fuel consumption and promote safe driving.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Praxair

    Praxair

    Germany

    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.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Fonterra Milk Collection

    Fonterra Milk Collection

    New Zealand

    Fonterra was looking for a system to improve both driver and public safety, enhance milk collection and truck performance, and manage their drivers. They installed a MiX Telematics fleet management solution and the results started to show shortly after.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Cardiff Bus

    Cardiff Bus

    United Kingdom

    Cardiff Bus implemented MiX Telematics’ solutions to increase the efficiency of their fleet of buses, reduce fuel consumption and improve customer satisfaction.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Archrock

    Archrock

    United States

    There was a noticeable, double-digit increase in monthly and annual fuel economy, and their commitment to safety was strengthened with the help of driver behavior monitoring.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Vista 4WD Hire

    Vista 4WD Hire

    Australia

    Vista 4WD Hire installed a MiX Telematics IVMS in 30 of their vehicles, which has enabled them to monitor the vehicle's locations, driver behavior and condition data.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: MA Cargo

    MA Cargo

    Tanzania

    In less than three years, Tanzania-based cargo carrier, MA Cargo, was saving 25% in fuel using MiX Fleet Manager. This is their fleet's story.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Allied Transport

    Allied Transport

    South Africa

    South African Allied Transport has decreased its fuel costs, potentially saving R24,024 annually, using MiX Telematics Premium and MiX Track and React.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: KK Traveller

    KK Traveller

    Uganda

    KK Traveller, a bus operator in Uganda, chose MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, reduce accidents and decrease speeding violations within their fleet.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Super Star Forwarders

    Super Star Forwarders

    Tanzania

    Super Star Forwarders in Tanzania achieved a 50% reduction in accidents and 15% drop in fuel consumption after using a MiX Telematics fleet management solution.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Transcargo

    Transcargo

    Tanzania

    Transcargo in Tanzania chose MiX Fleet Manager Premium. They were immediately able to track and monitor their assets and drivers in real-time.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: CEMEX

    CEMEX

    Colombia

    CEMEX chose MiX Fleet Manager to help improve safety and manage fleet maintenance. Results soon became evident across their entire fleet of 350.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Mozzie Cabs

    Mozzie Cabs

    South Africa

    To give its passengers the safest and most reliable service possible, Mozzie Cabs chose MiX Fleet Manager to actively monitor their vehicles and drivers.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Richmond’s Coaches

    Richmond’s Coaches

    United Kingdom

    UK customer Richmond's Coaches recently migrated to MiX Fleet Manager. The enhanced reporting and tracking functionality has enabled many tangible benefits.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

    North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

    United Kingdom

    For North Wales Fire, the MiX Telematics offering has become a valuable tool and a respected asset that provides efficiency, safety, reliability, compliance, optimisation and return on investment.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: SAV

    SAV

    Spain

    Spain-based company SAV has been specialising in waste removal and management for more than a century. They approached Chip2Chip, a MiX Telematics channel partner, to help them become a leader in providing environmentally-friendly services within their community and to their customers. 

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Wincanton

    Wincanton

    United Kingdom

    Prior to working with MiX Telematics, Wincanton’s main concerns were how the behaviour of their drivers were negatively impacting the safety and efficiency of their fleet. They were also faced with increased insurance costs as a result. To help Wincanton eliminate these concerns, MiX Telematics implemented a variety of solutions to aid behavioural change and engagement among their drivers.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Dreams

    Dreams

    United Kingdom

    UK-based company Dreams is a bed retailer with more than 30 years of experience and, a network of 195 sites and online stores. After discussing their needs with MiX Telematics, it was determined that they wanted to focus on tracking and tracing both their trucks and trailers, and curb poor driver behaviour that puts their fleet at risk.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Nottingham City Transport

    Nottingham City Transport

    United Kingdom

    This award-winning public transport company wanted to improve the overall satisfaction of their customers. To do this they needed a multi-faceted telematics solution that would help them increase passenger comfort, decrease accidents, reduce wear and tear, and save on insurance premiums so that they could pass on the savings to customers.

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  • MiX Telematics case study: Auto Bus Moratense

    Auto Bus Moratense

    Brazil

    Auto Bus Moratense, founded back in 1982, is a public transportation service headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

    The company was aiming to drastically reduce their fuel consumption and become more eco-friendly to better serve their community. They turned to MiX Telematics’ fleet management solution to monitor their fleet’s fuel usage and the behavior of their drivers.

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  • Viação Santa Brígida

    Brazil

    Viação Santa Brígida, a passenger transport company based in Brazil, wanted to use telematics technology in a smarter way to analyse and apply the data to improve their fleet’s daily activities.

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  • Viação Torres

    Brazil

    Viação Torres is a Brazilian public transport company founded back in 1958. They currently have a fleet of 125 vehicles and transport an average of 1.2 million passengers per month. They sought guidance from Rotagyn, a long-time MiX Telematics channel partner, to help them improve their fleet operations.

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  • ITA Transportes case study

    ITA Transportes

    Brazil

    ITA Transportes has been a leader in the Brazilian car rental industry for more than 40 years. With the help of Rotagyn, a MiX Telematics channel partner, MiX Fleet Manager was selected to accurately keep track of the movements and behaviours of their large fleet.

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Telematics white papers

Better, safer, and more efficient fleet operations, translating into increased profitability over time.

Browse our telematics white papers and learn how telematics can lead to saving time and money, while increasing efficiency for fleets.

  • MiX Telematics white paper: Reducing your fleet’s fuel consumption

    Help your fleet drive safely in adverse weather conditions

    White Paper

    Free download of MiX Telematics’ white paper on how to reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: Turning Big Data into Actionable Safety Intelligence

    Turning Big Data into Actionable Safety Intelligence

    White Paper

    Discover how to turn big data into Actionable Safety Intelligence with this white paper from MiX Telematics.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: In-cab video monitoring for improving driver behavior

    In-cab video monitoring for improving driver behavior

    White Paper

    Free white paper on how in-cab video monitoring can improve your fleet's driver behaviour and safety.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: The essential elements of a telematics policy

    The essential elements of a telematics policy

    White Paper

    Increase safety, efficiency and compliance by developing a custom telematics policy for your fleet.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: Why It Makes Financial Sense to Invest in a Full-Featured ELD

    Why It Makes Financial Sense to Invest in a Full-Featured ELD

    White Paper

    Worried that you may have chosen the wrong ELD solution? Feeling a bit of buyer's remorse? Now's the time to get ahead of the game and discover the benefits of a full-featured ELD.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: US fleet concerns research study 2018

    US fleet concerns research study 2018

    White Paper

    A fascinating look into the compliance readiness of fleets in the United States.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: How gamification can help improve driving behaviors

    How gamification can help improve driving behaviors

    White Paper

    Improving engagement, work transparency, and the connection of employee actions to business outcomes.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: Top kpis for fleet managers

    Measuring to improve: Top KPIs fleet managers should be tracking

    White Paper

    Safety, efficiency and compliance KPIs can help fleet managers understand how their fleet is performing and how they can improve.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: How machine learning is transforming the landscape of telematics reporting

    How machine learning is transforming the landscape of telematics reporting

    White Paper

    This free white paper from MiX Telematics explores how machine learning will transform the landscape of telematics reporting.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: 4 Ways to improve your fleet by managing driver hours

    4 Ways to improve your fleet by managing driver hours

    White Paper

    Download our latest white paper, which looks at how you can improve your fleet by managing driver hours.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: Why Service for Life matters

    You and your telematics partner: Why Service for Life matters

    White Paper

    The importance of investing in a telematics provider that meets your technological needs while also becoming your partner by giving you Service for Life.

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  • MiX Telematics white paper: 8 lesser-known benefits of asset management software

    8 lesser-known benefits of asset management software

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  • MiX Fleet Manager by MiX Telematics

    MiX Fleet ManagerTM

    MiX Fleet ManagerTM

    MiX Fleet Manager offers fleet operators unlimited access to information about their vehicles and drivers, with a host of features, tools and reports to help maximize return on investment.

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  • MiX Now by MiX Telematics

    MiX NowTM

    MiX NowTM

    If you thought fleet management was only for the “heavyweights” of the fleet world, then think again. Introducing MiX Now, a solution designed to give fleets of all sizes and types exactly what they need to boost efficiency.

  • MiX Asset Manager by MiX Telematics

    MiX Asset ManagerTM

    MiX Asset ManagerTM

    MiX Asset Manager prevents potential misuse and theft by giving you the tools to track and locate assets. Whether they’re on-site or not, you know exactly where your assets are and how they’re being utilized.

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  • Telematics services that provide unparalleled insight

    MiX VisionTM

    MiX VisionTM

    Better than before – all the great features you’ve come to appreciate but amplified for superior insight into fleet operations

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  • Matrix by MiX Telematics

    Matrix Vehicle Tracking

    Matrix offers vehicle tracking and recovery, with a unique focus on personal safety. This is why having a Matrix in your vehicle is about so much more than just vehicle tracking. 

  • Beame by MiX Telematics

    Beame Vehicle Recovery

    Beame is so much more than just another vehicle tracking and recovery service. It’s going to change the way you keep your vehicle safe.

What are the benefits of fleet management?

  • Telematics improves fleet safety

    Improve Safety

    In an industry where human error is to blame for more than 80% of crashes, improving vehicle and driver safety has never been more important.

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  • Increase fleet efficiency

    Increase Efficiency

    Fleet management solutions offer innovative ways to make your fleet more efficient – and more profitable.

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  • Ensure Fleet Compliance

    Ensure Compliance

    Fleets operate in highly regulated environments around the world. Avoid unnecessary penalties with these three ways to improve your fleet’s compliance.

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  • Increase Fleet Security

    Increase Security

    Drivers, vehicles and assets like tanks, generators and compressors are vital components of any fleet business. Fleet tracking offers at least three ways to improve your fleet’s security.

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Telematics Resources

Fuel Savings Calculator

Fuel Savings Calculator

By actively managing your fleet’s fuel usage, you can save money, increase productivity and even improve safety.

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3 ways to make your fleet safer with telematics services

3 ways to make your fleet safer

In an industry where human error is to blame for more than 80% of crashes, improving vehicle and driver safety has never been more important.

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5 ways to make your fleet more efficient with a telematics system

5 ways to make your fleet more efficient

Fleet management solutions offer innovative ways to make your fleet more efficient – and more profitable.

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3 ways to improve your fleet’s compliance

3 ways to improve your fleet’s compliance

Fleets operate in highly regulated environments around the world. Avoid unnecessary penalties with these three ways to improve your fleet’s compliance.

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Why Implement a
Fleet Management Telematics System?

A telematics company saves time and money

A telematics system takes data, such as fleet vehicle location, driver behavior and vehicle activity and then visualizes it with software that helps fleet operators manage their performance. No matter what kind of business you run, if you use trucks or other vehicles, MiX Telematics services for fleet management can not only improve your daily operations but also have a positive impact on your bottom line. From reducing accidents to increasing fuel efficiency, a fleet management system offers many benefits for any company with a fleet of any size.

If your business has a fleet, small or large, a fleet management telematics system can help it run more efficiently.

Improved dispatching helps you handle more jobs—when you know where your trucks are, how long they will be there, and where they are going next, you can create efficient routes that services more customers. This means you can increase potential profit margins by taking advantage of telematics services.

Improved fuel efficiency saves you money—with better insight into how your drivers behave while on the road, you can implement effective training programs and changes based on data that will improve fuel efficiency and lower your fuel costs overall.

Improved fleet safety can lower insurance costs—by improving your drivers' safety on the roads, they'll get in fewer accidents, and your insurance premiums may go down

Improved customer service and satisfaction—a fleet management system helps your drivers stay on schedule and provides your customers with better service. In return, your customers are more likely to be pleased and recommend you to others as well as give you their repeat business.

Improved reporting and data insights—you can customize reports to see the data that is important to you, helping you understand the movements of your fleet and the habits of your drivers. You can then make adjustments based on this data.

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3 Ways to make your fleet safer

3 ways to make your fleet safer 

In an industry where human error is to blame for more than 90% of crashes, improving vehicle and driver safety has never been more important. There are many ways to make your fleet safer, starting with driver behavior.  

  • Identify and monitor driver behavior 
  • Correct poor driver behavior through targeted driver training
  • Develop customized driver safety policies 

Driver Behavior Monitoring to Improve Fleet Safety

The logical way to prevent poor driver behavior from negatively impacting your fleet’s safety is to make your employees more aware of how they drive. 

Poor driver behavior, such as harsh braking and acceleration, speeding and excessive idling, can all be managed using a fleet management solution. On-board computers track incidents that increase the likelihood of an accident, and generate reports for analysis and preventative action. 

In addition to its negative impact on fleet safety, poor driver behavior can also increase insurance premiums and the possibility of fines. Certain driving habits such as excessive speeding, braking, and accelerating too harshly increase maintenance costs (due to wear and tear) and fuel usage.  

Ultimately, how your employees drive affects your bottom line while also impacting safety. Monitoring and improving driver behavior is in the best interest of both your company and your drivers.  

Next: Correct poor driver behavior

Carey Worldwide Chauffeur

Case Study

Discover how Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services reduced the number of accidents in their fleet by using telematics to monitor and improve bad driver behavior. 

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We value human life above all else and this solution has certainly helped in ensuring our drivers arrive home safely every day. 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

Total Marketing and Services

Case Study

Total invests in the safety and security of their drivers by implementing MiX Fleet Manager Premium to gain greater control of driver performance and behaviour.

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Targeted Driver Training for Fleet Safety

A good fleet management solution provides vital statistics on the incidents of speed limit violations, average fuel economy, total number of brake applications and the amount of engine idling.

Based on this data, it can also help determine what type of targeted training each of your drivers require. Providing relevant, timely driver training offers a significant return on investment while also helping your drivers gain a deeper understanding of any bad habits they are engaged in and giving them the defensive driving techniques to improve it.

In addition to targeted training, telematics data can be used to generate performance scores for your drivers. These scores are perfect to use in incentive or rewards programs, and highly effective in furthering driver engagement. This approach to training is proven to increase the overall performance of fleets versus those that don’t have much buy-in from their drivers.

When you provide your drivers with the right tools and incentives to improve their behavior on the road, it strengthens fleet safety and performance. It also  saves you money by lowering insurance premiums and reducing the risk of collisions. 

Next: Develop driver safety policies

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White Paper – In-cab video monitoring for improving driver behavior

White Paper

Did you know that in-cab video monitoring can assist with driver training, provide post-crash analysis and, prevent and reduce crashes? Find out how

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The essential elements of a telematics policy

White Paper

Our white paper shows you how to create a telematics policy that guides your drivers through the rules of safe road use, the risks involved in not adhering to these rules and how to reduce these risks. 

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Your fleet’s safety can be vastly improved through the implementation of relevant training that highlights bad driver behaviors and gives drivers the tools to improve.

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Custom Fleet Safety Policies for Drivers

Having a custom-developed driver safety policy in place is essential if you want to be protected against risk, ensure the safety of your drivers on the road, and safeguard against potential insurance claims in the event of an accident.

It plays a vital role in the creation of a road safety culture within your organization.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the development of a successful, comprehensive driver safety policy includes: 

  • Assessing the current safety situation within the fleet
  • Formulating a policy based on the aforementioned assessment 
  • Buy-in from drivers

Advances in fleet management software have made it all the more easier to implement and monitor effective driver safety policies. Telematics devices monitor WHERE your vehicles are driven as well as HOW your vehicles are driven. These two important features will help you analyze current driving standards, highlight dangerous and risky behaviors, and devise methods to eradicate them in order to keep up with the safety standards created through your policies. Driver buy-in is achieved by implementing scoring and then offering incentive programs and specialized training on defensive driving using the data collected. 

A complete safety policy is essential to increasing safety awareness in your fleet. Fleet management software simplifies the process of developing one that fits your unique needs. 

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The Benefits of Fleet Management

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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.

  • 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

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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

 

Next: How to improve your fleet’s efficiency

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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.

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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 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 

Next: How to improve your fleet’s compliance

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

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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

Read next: How to improve your fleet’s security

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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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
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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? Find out how to save money and more.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.

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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Savings from Fleet Tracking

    Vehicle fleet management solutions 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.

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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 further discuss this ins and outs of what is a fleet management system for your business and the many advantages and opportunities available to save money, increase efficiency and more.

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