BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today introduced ELD-ready solutions designed for hazmat transporters, such as those transporting chemicals, fuels or pesticides.
According to US Department of Transportation figures, there were 15,282 highway transportation incidents involving hazmat in 2014 (the latest figures available). 128 people were injured, 9 were killed, and the incidents caused nearly $59M in property damage. While safety is always a priority for hazmat transporters, there is room for improvement, and fleet management solutions can help.
MiX Telematics's flagship fleet management platform, MiX Fleet Manager, is ELD-ready. The platform combines visual evidence with other fleet data to provide everything a hazmat transporter needs to monitor driver behavior and improve safety, efficiency and regulatory compliance while reducing costs. MiX Fleet Manager delivers:
- Real-time visibility into driver behavior, including in-cab video for visual evidence and driver coaching
- Compliance monitoring such as Hours of Service and IFTA State Line Crossing
- Real-time monitoring for unsafe driver behavior, including sudden acceleration, harsh braking and speeding
- Driver scorecards
- Increased vehicle utilization
- Decreased maintenance costs
- Reduced crashes and related costs
- Decreased fuel consumption
- Improved customer service levels
MiX solutions save customers $50-100 per month, per vehicle
MiX Telematics has a decade of experience in hazmat, including Oil & Gas. MiX customer ROI analysis shows that fleets can expect to save $50-100 per month, per vehicle, net (after the cost of the MiX Telematics solution). Savings are due to factors such as fuel usage reductions, improved vehicle utilization, wage savings (less time on paperwork), crash prevention/avoidance, and reduced maintenance/repair expenses.
"Regulatory compliance for hazmat has always been challenging, and will become even more so with the upcoming ELD mandate," said Skip Kinford, President and CEO of MiX Telematics Americas. "MiX Telematics's fleet management solution can help ensure compliance with state and federal regulations while improving safety and reducing operations costs. The combination of our strong technology with our Service for Life approach is very appealing for hazmat transporters."
MiX's Service for Life commitment has been a significant factor in customer renewals and new wins. MiX offers a comprehensive range of services, which go beyond the technology, implementation and troubleshooting. It starts when a customer signs the contract and continues, holistically, until the day the contract ends. Service for Life encompasses implementation services, data-capture services, 24/7 support, and success services to ensure clients maximize their return on investment.
To learn more about MiX solutions for hazmat transportation fleets, visit www.mixtelematics.com.
About MiX Telematics
MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers managing over 578,000 assets in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., MiX Telematics is known for providing the best customer support, including service for life on all solutions and dedicated account managers who proactively monitor customers' systems for optimal use. The company's products and services provide fleets of all sizes with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in the United States, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX). For more information, visit www.mixtelematics.com.