MiX Telematics 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.
MiX Telematics said its 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,” the company said.
According to the company, 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
“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.”