Driver safety and productivity are of paramount importance to the road transport industry. The Hours of Service (HOS) solution by MiX Telematics is a comprehensive electronic toolkit which enables the efficient monitoring of drivers’ on-duty time against European driving hours regulations and management of digital tachograph data files. The solution works in conjunction with industry standard digital tachographs and MiX Telematics’ on-board computer and online tracking and monitoring software.
With one system, fleet managers can automatically download DTCO data remotely to ensure legal compliance whilst also benefitting from world-class driver and vehicle management functionality.
The MiX Telematics HOS solution extracts information from a combination of vehicle telematics data and electronic driver input through digital tachographs. It allows for a real-time, driver-centric view of accurate information. This information is made available to operations managers enabling them to make more informed and effective operational decisions. Operations managers also use the information to meet their legal obligations for making driving hours violations visible to their drivers.
The solution provides an interface between the MiX FM Communicator and in-cab digital tachographs to provide automatic DTCO file download to the MiX system and organisation PC’s. This allows organisations to store their DTCO data files for the required period under EU regulations.
HOS by MiX Telematics is designed to allow drivers and their supervisors to effectively manage and reduce fatigue, therefore improving safety performance. Along with the key benefit of improved safety, fleet operators are able to comply with driving hours regulations across the European Union – merely with the click of a button.
Although driver-centric, the solution is designed to minimise interference with the driver and their normal use of digital tachographs. It enables operators to improve overall efficiency, while reducing business risk related to safety and fatigue.
The HOS solution by MiX Telematics is ideal for operators who are actively trying to increase productivity, more easily meet compliance requirements, better manage safety-related liability and enhance customer service.