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 trackers 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.
A fleet tracker 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Owning or managing a fleet involves the risk of misuse and theft. After-hours and geofencing 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.
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.
The data you get from a GPS fleet tracking system helps you prepare profit and loss statements for any month with an accurate allocation of resources to manage the fleet.
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.
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.
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.
Fleet management is an essential capability for any business that owns and manages vehicles. MiX's solutions are ideal for helping to do this effectively. However, when it comes to tracking and monitoring sub-contracted vehicles, hired or leased vehicles, private cars and so forth, it becomes problematic as there is typically a requirement to install hardware and this is not always practical or possible in these situations.
This is where a solution like MyMiX Tracking comes into play. It is an app-based tracking solution that does not require the installation of hardware yet still provides some of the great features that fleet management solutions offer.
In the past, it has been costly or impractical to track drivers and vehicles that are not a part of your core or day-to-day fleet. MyMiX Tracking is an app-based solution that provides visibility of dynamic fleet vehicles without the need to install hardware. A driver can simply install an app on their smartphone and then fleet managers can track vehicles, monitor trips and gain insight into any inefficient or unsafe driving behaviors. This helps you maintain ongoing data collection for analysis to reduce operating costs, improve driver safety and operational efficiency. The app requires minimal effort to get started, there are no interruptions in day-to-day operations, and you get immediate savings.
With MyMiX Tracking, you can maintain many key fleet management benefits for all your vehicles, including:
If you want a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution to track vehicles without installing a hard-wired on-board computer or tracking device in a vehicle, then the MyMiX Tracking app is ideal. No matter the industry you operate in, if you manage non-core vehicles at any point in time or on a regular basis, you can use MyMiX Tracking to reduce blind spots. Non-core vehicles include:
Short-term rentals for travel or maintenance
Each driver is identified as soon as they log into the MyMiX app. Once logged in, the driver will be associated with all trips, events, and positions unless the driver activates the ‘not driving’ toggle to stop tracking of that particular trip.
The app will track while the app is running AND the driver is logged in.
Can drivers opt-out of being tracked?
Drivers can log out of the app, and no trip will be recorded. Drivers can also use the ‘not the driver' toggle.
Trips begin when the phone recognizes speed, distance, and GPS lock. The phone can detect ignition in certain vehicles when connected to Android Auto/CarPlay or the vehicle's Bluetooth. This is part of the third-party integration and not under the driver's control.
Trips end based on a timeout with no movement or when a certain number of steps are taken. The timeout is configurable, but the number of steps is not.
Drivers get in-cab, real-time alerts for events such as harsh braking, hard acceleration, harsh cornering, mobile phone use, and speeding.
For best GPS data acquisition, the phone should be mounted on the dashboard of the vehicle. In addition, the mobile device should not be in power save mode since the MyMiX app has to run in the background to work effectively.
The app is available for both Android (Android 6 “Marshmallow” or higher) and Apple users (iOS 12.1 or later and compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). Huawei is not supported.
With 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.
You pay one flat subscription fee and a low shipping and handling fee. No extra cost for installation or value-added services.
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.
An intuitive dashboard gives you insight into fuel efficiency, trips, events, costs, utilization, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Keep better track of trip classifications, eliminate erroneous payments for unauthorized trips with geo-fencing, and make payroll more accurate.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asset Activity Tracking
Asset Location Tracking
Asset Audit Trail
Asset Check-in/Check out
Asset Activity Tracking – no
Asset Location Tracking – no
Asset Audit Trail – no
Asset Check-in/Check out – no
People Tracking – no
Routing – no