"In April 2013, H&M's Fleet Controller selected the MiX Fleet Manager solution to help reduce the company's risk in terms of driver behaviour, fleet efficiency and operating costs," says Richard Coates, Sales Director at MiX Telematics (Africa). "Our advanced fleet management solution enabled H&M Removals to reduce the risk of accidents, reduce fuel consumption by 12%, improve driver behaviour and achieve 100% compliant vehicle utilisation."
The implemented solution comprises of the MiX Fleet Manager web-based platform and on-board computers that were installed in the company's fleet of 35 trucks. This provides valuable telematics data and enables real-time vehicle tracking in order to maximise the safety of en route freight, reducing the day-to-day operational costs. H&M Removals identified driver behaviour issues as the leading cause of inefficiencies within the company's fleet and the highest risk to cargo and road safety.
"Without an advanced and effective fleet management solution in place, there was the risk of undesirable driver behaviour as well as drivers using vehicles for personal business, which costs the company unnecessary expenses. Ensuring compliance with the company's industry-leading safety standards is a high priority," says Angela Julies, Fleet Controller at H&M Removals. "As a result, we needed a solution that could track driving events like speeding and excessive idling, monitor fuel consumption, provide driver scoring and maintenance management, as well as comprehensive reporting."
The MiX Telematics solution has also enabled H&M Removals to design and implement a comprehensive driver performance management system. This, with corrective driver training, has improved the average driver ratings from 85% to 96%. Since the solution combines driver scoring, detailed event logging and after-hour vehicle tracking into a single, automated report, the company has also been able to exercise greater fleet management control without requiring additional fleet controllers or other resources. H&M Removals also relies on the system to help manage driver licences, Public Driving Permits (PDPs) and the vehicles' Certificates of Fitness (COFs).
"The MiX Telematics Fleet Manager solution has, since 2013, achieved maximum uptime and produces highly accurate reports in terms of logging and live tracking. We've experienced outstanding performance, with no challenges detected during the rollout of the system. We will continue to rely on MiX Telematics for our fleet management needs in the future," concludes Julies.