Fatigue-related accidents are directly linked to the number of hours spent driving. MiX Telematics’ Hours of Service (HOS) tracking solution is a must-have in your electronic toolkit.
Monitoring driver behaviour analytics is crucial because the number of hours spent on the road ties into fatigue-related collisions. For this reason driver fatigue management for fleets is essential.
This enables you to track your assets and unsafe driver behaviours such as speeding, harsh braking, and rapid acceleration and use that real-time insight to help the driver improve their performance, thus improving overall fleet safety. With an ELD and fleet management system that has integrated in-cab video, you get the evidence you can use in accident reconstruction for insurance purposes.
It is estimated that between 10% and 25% of all road accidents are related to fatigue. Not only does this have an impact on fleet safety, it also costs companies millions (even billions) each year in repair, insurance fees and productivity loss. The HOS solution by MiX Telematics enables the efficient monitoring of drivers’ on-duty time. This works in conjunction with our compliance solution, Electronic Word Diaries, and our fleet management software, MiX Fleet Manager. When used in tandem, these solutions allow drivers to remain compliant, and effectively manage and reduce their fatigue, therefore improving safety.
Fleet managers can monitor their drivers’ on-duty hours and activities using fatigue management technology.
Every time a driver’s daily duty status is updated, this information is displayed in a graph or grid format. MiX’s HOS tracking solution is also tamper-resistant, making your fleet’s security a priority.
This benefits other road users, improves service quality and reduces operational costs.
Additionally, any malfunctions or errors recorded on the HOS system are detected and updated automatically. This ensures nothing flies under the radar when it comes to driver safety.
As all HOS data is captured, all vehicle data, from ignition, when the engine is switched off and every time the vehicle moves.
Additionally location data is captured every hour. Switching to electronic HOS tracking solutions saves time, as you’re not sorting through piles of paperwork, which in turn increases efficiency and saves money, ensuring accuracy driver management.
Fleet managers can rest assured that their responsibility towards Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements are being met.
As data can be transferred to the necessary regulatory offices via USB whenever necessary, compliance is made simple.
Optimising the driver fatigue management process allows you to prioritise safety while lowering risk, liability and costs.
As utilising an e-logging system helps you closely monitor fatigue, it is proven that this helps to prevent collision rates, especially compared to those not utilising e-logs.
Fleet management companies across Australia need to comply with transport laws shared under Chain of Responsibility (CoR), ensuring not only drivers, but for all entities are held accountable and legally liable for any breach of road safety regulations.
It is crucial that fleet operators demonstrate their compliance by effectively observing and utilising driver behaviour monitoring to spot acts like speeding, fatigue, vehicle mass overload or breaches to loading standards.
Parties in the Chain of Responsibility include:
As EWDs monitor driver fatigue in real-time, they also ensure drivers are taking breaks and resting.
This helps foster better overall fleet safety as it reduces fatigue-related collisions. It also boosts compliance as driver’s are working outside of their mandated hours.
All parties that fall within the road transport supply chain are required to comply with the Chain of Responsibility.
This law ensures safety in operations for all transport activities in Australia.
Utlising an EWD ensures fleet operators are able to demonstrate they are meeting the required regulations.
EWDs make it easy for drivers to log work and rest time, helping fleet managers keep their drivers compliant, and reducing fatigue related accidents.
Fleet managers having visibility and insight into their driver’s behaviour via real-time allows for immediate course-correction and more efficient route planning.
Access records of real-time and historical driver activity via app or web portal. Geo-tagging provides accurate records of location data.
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