With telematics systems standard in most fleet operations today, it’s important for drivers to fully understand the technology, its purpose and how it benefits them.
When you drive for a living, whether it be a semi-truck, delivery van, or your personal vehicle, you understand the dangers that exist on the road. Drivers can benefit from advances in fleet management technology through better route planning, improved communication with the office, valuable feedback on driving safety and much more.Build Your Solution Explore Our Platform
Stay on the road longer and remain compliant with an ELD-equipped fleet tracking system. The Teletrac Navman FMCSA-registered ELD is built with the driver in mind. At a glance, drivers can clearly see how many driving hours they have left, when their next rest period should be and for how long, and whether or not they are in risk of an ELD mandate violation. Our platform also includes electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) and automated IFTA reporting* reducing the time drivers have to spend doing tedious admin tasks.
Telematics features can be rich in driver benefits; it's all a matter of how you look at them. Such as getting clear job directions with real-time dispatching and communication can minimize on-the-job disruptions for drivers. And reducing downtime with direct customer and home-office communications can help jobs/trips to be completed more efficiently, getting the drivers home quicker and safely. Real-time routing updates can be delivered directly to the in-cab device when new jobs or unexpected traffic or weather issues arise, minimizing the amount of time in the vehicle and alleviating traffic-related stressors for the driver. Using fleet management software can reduce or eliminate time drivers spend filling out paperwork with automated timecards and proof of delivery built right into the system - ensuring no delivery or payroll errors.
When you drive for a living, your safety is one of your top priorities. GPS fleet management systems help guarantee vehicles are better maintained, ensure drivers are driving safely and in accordance with all laws, and can even reward drivers who follow safe driving practices. By embracing telematics technology, you can help to build a culture of safety within your organization.
Perhaps one of the most important driver benefits of a fleet tracking system is the protection it provides. Multi-camera dashcams that seamlessly integrate in your fleet management system provide real-time, second-by-second HD video footage of incidents on the road, which protects drivers against fraudulent claims and helps fleet managers build meaningful rewards and recognition programs.
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We know you have lots of questions when it comes to using and interacting with your company’s fleet management system. Here are a few of the most common FAQs:
Telematics systems record and analyze a variety of vehicle data points, including location, ignition status, idle time, odometer and engine hours as well as driver behaviors, such as speed, acceleration, and harsh braking or harsh cornering. This information is analyzed and presented to drivers as a safety training aid and can be used to incentivize the better-performing drivers in a rewards program.
If you or your fleet falls under the ELD mandate, a GPS fleet management system will monitor and record all drive-time activities. While systems are not required to alert drivers they’re almost out of time, most do. ELD systems, such as the one offered by Teletrac Navman, display up-to-the-minute drive time information clearly for drivers to access and provides important visibility into hours of service.
By federal law, ELDs are hardwired into the vehicle’s ignition and onboard computer and are required to activate any time the vehicle travels more than 5 MPH. ELDs stop recording drive time when the vehicle comes to a full stop and remains there for more than three seconds. If the vehicle is in motion for more than five minutes and the driver has not activated “on-duty” status, the system will automatically enter the proper driving status.
We take user privacy and data security seriously. We are partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide computing resources and data hosting, and the DIRECTOR fleet tracking platform is FedRAMP approved meeting federal security standards. We also encrypt all data that the transfer and only use private APNs provided by our mobility partners.
Telematics is designed specifically to reduce admin time by eliminating paper-based processes, streamlining workflows, and creating a digital fleet tracking ecosystem that’s accessible anywhere in the world. Free up admin time for more pressing matters by automating tedious tasks, such as timecard management, maintenance scheduling and safety reports.
Yes, a telematics system from Teletrac Navman is designed to operate in vehicles that are operated for both business and personal uses. Administrators can determine if and when drivers can change from business driving to personal and decide which metrics are and are not monitored in each status. Features such as location tracking, mileage, and ignition status can be temporarily disabled when on personal time to provide needed privacy.
(The software) allows us to keep accurate track of not only where the trucks go but how long they take to make their stops...
- Manhattan Fruit Exchange
There were companies that did not meet all of our needs. When we demoed with Teletrac we saw the features catered to the needs of our business more.
- Noble Casing
If you want to know when and where someone is, choose Teletrac Navman. We’ve been more than satisfied with its ease of use and functionality.
- Ranscapes Inc