Basic Energy partners with MiX Telematics North America to improve driving behaviors & fleet management

30 Aug 2011

DALLAS – MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, announced its agreement with oil and gas well site servicing company Basic Energy Services Inc. to assist with the company’s fleet management solutions.

MiX Telematics’ sophisticated In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) along with the robust MiX Display will support Basic Energy’s initiative to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes within its fleet, establish an electronic hours of service platform enhancing driver safety, and upgrade its GPS tracking system for more efficient vehicle routing and cost savings.

“The MiX driver behavior modification solution is the perfect tool to help Basic Energy achieve its fleet management and safety goals with features such as real time audible in-cab driver coaching, driver identification keys, proven electronic hours of service and optional in-cab navigation software,” said Brian McCoy, vice president of business development for MiX Telematics North America. “The MiX Display is connected to our FM Communicator that collects driver behavior data and sends the information to our online FM-Web application. From this web-based application, fleet managers can review reports, trends and driving behavior in real time, enhancing our customers fleet utilization, performance and safety.”

As part of the product’s advanced features, the MiX Display offers in-cab visual and audible alerts that notify a driver when they are driving outside of the company defined safety standards, enabling the employee to take immediate corrective action. Safety managers are able to assess any employee’s driving history along with behavior scorecards and resolve unsafe behaviors before the driver becomes a danger to himself or other motorists.

“Our objectives are to operate our fleet in the safest and most efficient manner,” said Brad Bounds, fleet efficiency manager at Basic Energy. “Both of which require being constantly on top of where our fleet is operating and the performance of our drivers. The automated tracking of our fleet is an important element in achieving those objectives.”

Basic Energy will also use the MiX Hours of Service driver key, which is unique to each driver. The key collects data from the MiX Display and helps drivers stay compliant with Department of Transportation regulations even when the vehicle is out of communication coverage. The key also acts as a back-up to the server by storing timely and important data. To learn more about the products and solutions MiX Telematics North America offers, log on to or call 561-404-2934 ext. 4002.

About MiX Telematics North America

MiX Telematics North America is a dynamic solutions company that helps U.S. and Canadian businesses overcome the toughest fleet management and vehicle tracking challenges. From proprietary Driver Behavior Modification solutions to real-time vehicle tracking, the company successfully implements innovative technology for a broad range of commercial applications within oil & gas, utilities and local service industries. For more information visit or contact Brian McCoy at 561-404-2934 ext. 4002 or

About MiX Telematics

Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management products and services to consumers and companies of all sizes in 111 countries on six continents. The company’s commercial product range – formerly marketed under the VDO brand and sold by Siemens VDO for 10 years - helps fleet owners ensure driver and passenger safety, reduce fleet running and fuel costs, comply with industry regulations, and track and protect vehicles and drivers. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Spar, and Scania. MiX Telematics has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Uganda, and works via an extensive global distribution network.

About Basic Energy Services Inc.

Basic Energy Services provides well site services essential to maintaining production from the oil and gas wells within its operating area. The company employs more than 5,400 employees in more than 100 service points throughout the major oil and gas producing regions in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Rocky Mountain States. Additional information on Basic Energy Services is available on the Company's website at

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