Pindulo VDM prides themselves on being able to offer their clients tailor-made solutions across various industries. With more than 400 vehicle combinations at their disposal, they are able to provide intelligent logistics and transport solutions.

Pindulo VDM wanted to increase the control they have over their fleet in an effort to improve driver performance, fleet safety and fleet utilisation. To achieve these goals, they partnered with MiX Telematics to implement a variety of advanced fleet management solutions.

Pindulo VDM signed up with MiX Telematics in December 2018. After assessing the company’s needs, the premium MiX Fleet Manager telematics solution was implemented to increase fleet utilisation, giving their fleet managers greater insight into telematics data and helping them better manage their fleets and drivers. This cloud-based platform provides real-time GPS location and telematics data, accessible 24/7 via a mobile app and web interface.

Additional solutions that Pindulo VDM subscribed to include the vehicle recovery service, the MiX Vision fleet security camera solution, the MiX Vision Bureau service and the MiX Track and React 24/7 monitoring service. These solutions assist in increasing safety and security, improving driver behaviour, ensuring driver compliance and mitigating risk.

Going from strength to strength

MiX Track and React monitoring assisted Pindulo VDM in reducing exception-based driving events by enforcing driver compliance measures. Overall, the occurrences of driving events declined by almost 50% over a nine-month period.

The driving events that have seen the most impressive improvements include:

  • Over-speeding: events for >100km/h and >90km/h were reduced by 92% and 99% respectively.
  • Excessive idling: decreased by 39%.

From these results it can be concluded that the MiX Track and React service assisted Pindulo VDM to significantly decrease the occurrences where their drivers were over-speeding, resulting in improved fleet, driver and cargo safety. They were also able to reduce fuel consumption and associated costs as their vehicles now spend less time idling.

The MiX Vision Bureau service assisted Pindulo VDM to achieve an 83% decrease in the total number of poor driving behaviour incidents as recorded by the MiX Vision security cameras over a nine-month period.

The following driving behaviour categories showed the most improvement:

  • Driver distraction incidents decreased by 70%. An example of distracted driving would be mobile phone use.
  • No seat belt incidents decreased by 71%. This is recorded for both drivers and/or passengers not wearing a seat belt.
  • Camera faults and tampering incidents decreased by 89%. These incidents include ‘Camera Obstruction’ and ‘Camera Out of Position’.

The MiX Vision Bureau service assisted Pindulo VDM in improving their fleet’s safety and the driver coaching platform helped their drivers improve their behaviour, resulting in lowered risk and costs.

“We attribute the improvements within our fleet to the increased insight into driver behaviour and related driving events that MiX Telematics’ solutions are providing,” stated Kevin Changoo, co-CEO, Pindulo VDM.

The implementation of all these MiX Telematics services and solutions have resulted in Pindulo VDM gaining greater control of their drivers and improving driver behaviour, which has led to a much safer fleet. These solutions go hand-in-hand with the premium MiX Fleet Manager platform which provides access to insightful data that can be used to identify areas that need further improvements in terms of cost saving and efficiency.