Road safety is a priority for companies that conduct a large number of deliveries.
Wood panel manufacturer Borg Manufacturing conducts around 1000 deliveries each day with a fleet of 200 vehicles. In order to monitor and improve driver behaviour, the company has implemented technology designed by MiX Telematics.
The MiX Telematics in-vehicle monitoring system (IVMS) provides live updates on vehicle and driver behaviour, utilisation and location. It also alerts drivers through an in-cab buzzer whenever a vehicle is being driven unsafely.
Borg also installed MiX Vision, which uses driver and road facing cameras with sound to record driver behaviour as well as the actions of other road users. It is fully integrated with the IVMS. When a predefined event occurs, the system simultaneously captures driver and road view video, which puts the fleet managers at the scene and in control. This provides visual evidence in the event of a crash and, in turn, can be used to facilitate driver coaching. The system has been highly successful at reducing insurance premiums, capturing footage of road users acting unsafely and absolving truck drivers of potential costly blame.
Borg has also been able to make efficiencies in its fleet funding. The reduction in fleet accidents has meant the company has been able to generate significant insurance savings, with funds normally spent on comprehensive insurance now going towards a long-term telematics solution.
“We have experienced considerable driving safety improvements in the two years since we implemented the MiX Telematics solution. In particular, our incident rates and associated repair and maintenance costs have dropped considerably, ensuring a safer workplace,” said Borg Manufacturing Managing Director Michael Borg.
Accredited MiX Telematics Channel Partner for New South Wales Airco Auto Instruments handled the installation and client management process, originally installing the solution into 20 vehicles driving the most dangerous routes. Borg has since expanded the technology across its entire fleet.
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