Wincanton plc, the largest British logistics company, and Birmingham-based MiX Telematics (Europe) have entered into a three year contract which sees MiX Telematics becoming Wincanton's supplier of telematics services. With its key aim being to enhance safety in operation by reducing road risk, the contract includes an extensive adoption of MIX’s premium fleet telematics solution, specifically tailored to Wincanton's requirements.
Developed from the WinSafe programme led by Wincanton Group Fleet Director Carl Hanson, the telematics strategy is primarily focused on providing drivers and managers with the information they need to optimise performance and enhance safety on the road. "An extensive proof-of-concept trial established MiX Telematics as the ideal telematics partner for Wincanton," says Carl Hanson. " Safety in operation is always our top priority, and we believe MiX Telematics' solution will help us derive significant benefits in this respect."
The contract will see MiX’s premium fleet solution and accessories installed across 1,800 Wincanton vehicles. The solution includes MiX’s camera solution, MiX Vision, and MiX DriveMate, an in-cab driving aid. In order to further promote driver engagement, all Wincanton drivers will be provided with access to MyMiX, a mobile app which allows drivers to view their own performance data and compare it with that of their colleagues. Remote tachograph downloading will further enhance safety in operation while helping to ensure ongoing compliance throughout the nationwide Wincanton fleet. In addition, the proven cost and environmental benefits associated with telematics solutions will be further ROI indicators.
For MiX Telematics, Sales Director Richard Adams says: "We are delighted to have been awarded this major contract, which follows an extensive tendering process and a demanding six-month trial. We now look forward to working with our colleagues at Wincanton and providing them with the ongoing consultancy services which will ensure the maximum benefit is derived from our partnership and telematics solution."