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.