MiX Telematics, a provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, announced a new product that gives trucking fleets visibility into the location of all types of assets as they move around among worksites and depots.
The new MiX Asset Manager works on mobile and fixed assets such as vehicles, trailers, shipping containers and cargo, the company says, with or without a dedicated power source. It gives fleets an automatic, electronic registry of assets that can be:
- Located and tracked on a map – historically or in real-time;
- Managed in terms of service intervals and odometer readings; and
- Billed for accurately when rented out.
MiX Asset Manager provides a range of asset tracking devices including wired devices with a dedicated power source, solar-powered devices, wireless devices, battery-operated devices and MiX Tabs, a low-cost device for non-powered assets that leverages the communications networks of connected vehicles as they pass by. Once data is collected and transmitted by a device, asset managers can access it via MiX Fleet Manager.
“Having visibility into your company’s transportation assets is critical for business owners,” said Pete Allen, executive vice president at MiX Telematics. “MiX Asset Manager can help businesses reduce the risk of assets being stolen, improve asset planning and utilization, and streamline operational efficiencies by electronically capturing asset details and their day-to-day movements.”