AAustin Express is a family-owned transportation company that’s been in business for over 40 years.
Impact award winners were selected for exemplifying safety standards within their fleet.
High Fuel Costs
The other integration that was important for them was with MacroPoint, a load tracking software. Before implementing GPS Insight, they would track their loads by tracking driver’s cell phones. This method was unreliable because cell phones can be turned off, lose power, etc. Because ETAs were being sent to the shippers and receivers, they needed a more reliable location service outside of cell phones to integrate with MacroPoint. They needed a more reliable system of tracking the mileage of their vehicles that would feed that information into their load tracking software.
Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate Compliance
Using the GPS Insight system, AAustin Express was able to determine any wasted miles driven or wasted hours by looking at route efficiency and declining the number of falsified hours. Telematics empowered management to have coaching conversations about speeding and the benefits that come from safer driver behavior. This resulted in a speeding violations reduction of 175% year over year! These speeding violations were predicated on a threshold of the vehicles traveling at least 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. In December of 2016, AAustin drivers were averaging 108 violations per vehicle. By December 2017, these violations reduced to 7 per vehicle.
We wanted to look at the bottom 20% of performers and work on correcting those behaviors. After implementing the system, we did just that and the dividends were tremendous.
VP of Operations for AAustin Express
We’re taking every precaution we can to make sure their product gets to them like they want it to get to them.
By integrating GPS Insight with MacroPoint software, AAustin increased the reliability of their tracking information they received from their vehicles. Now that they could easily input the truck number instead of the driver’s cell phone, then have MacroPoint pull the vehicle data from GPS Insight, the vehicle data being pushed through MacroPoint has become more accurate and reliable.