In the GPS fleet tracking world, an exception is exactly what the word implies: unexpected data.
But what does that mean exactly? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the term as, “anything excluded from or not in conformance with a general rule, principle, class, etc.”
That's a lot of room for interpretation, so let's look at an example. When you predict your company's monthly budget for fuel costs to be, $6,000 within a 10% variance and it turns out to be $20,000…that’s definitely an exception to your own personal business rules.
Gauging these exceptions through a reporting solution is critical to good management practices. Here are three impressive features of exception reporting:
- Is your vehicle out past midnight? Exception condition reporting can show where and when this breach is occurring.
- Breaching a geo-fence? Exception reporting can help trigger vehicles moving outside an important landmark perimeter.
- Is a vehicle spending too much time at the loading depot? Exception condition reporting can help gauge the start and stop time of user-defined volations.
Ultimately, exception reporting allows users to view all exception conditions violated by each fleet vehicle during a designated time set by the dispatcher. This gives management easy access to information that identifies repeat exceptions/violations, which helps train and coach personnel.
Managers can then view all exception conditions violated by vehicles, such as being out-of-zone and stationary, during a specific time period.
Find out more information about exception reporting and other fleet software features