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Post Office upgrades vans to latest Mix Telematics solution

The Post Office is upgrading its national fleet of 265 cash-in-transit vans and mobile Post Offices to the MiX Fleet Manager telematics solution in a move to enhance driver and road safety.

The MiX Telematics in-cab driver coaching aid provides real-time feedback to drivers.
The MiX Telematics in-cab driver coaching aid provides real-time feedback to drivers.

Following a fleet review of the market, the organisation decided to retain MiX Telematics as its preferred telematics supplier and migrate from its existing MiX Datatrak solution.

The Post Office has also chosen to install a MiX Telematics in-cab driver coaching aid, providing real-time feedback to the driver and enabling them to see when a series of pre-set key parameters are in danger of being exceeded.

The new solution is being deployed by the Post Office following a proof-of-concept trial at its Belfast Unit with 15 vehicles equipped with MiX’s solution.  The vehicles were firstly operated for four weeks with the in-cab driver coaching aid disabled, followed by four weeks with it enabled.  During this time, all events were recorded and reported to the fleet manager.

“The results were dramatic,” said Alex Goddard, fleet contracts support manager for the Post Office. “Drivers were able to monitor their own performance and this resulted in a reduction in events recorded, there is no doubt in my mind that the system positively promotes driver and road safety – and as an operator whose fleet covers around four million miles a year, that is an extremely important factor for us.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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