Driver Behaviour

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The behaviour of drivers can be seen from mobile devices. Driver behaviour is determined by the settings by the back office.

This looks at a driver’s adherence to pre-set tolerances, such as speed limits, harsh braking, and cornering. These statistics are then calculated to give the driver a score out of 10, which indicates their Driver Score.

The Driver Behaviour can be found from the Dashboard: 1.png

On the dashboard, a summary of your driver behaviour is displayed. This will be an icon and a score out of 10. There are three icons which will be displayed:

  • Green Thumbs Up 2.pngfor a driver score of 7 or above
  • Yellow Warning 3.pngfor a driver score of 5 to 6.9
  • Red Thumbs Down 4.pnga driver score below 5

You can open a more detailed summary of your Driver Behaviour by either clicking on the Summary at the bottom left of the dashboard, or the Driver Behaviour Button on the upper right of the Dashboard:

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By default, the Driver Behaviour screen will show you Today’s score, however by pressing the Previous Period button at the upper left this will show you Yesterday, pressing again will show The Last 7 Days, then the Last 30 Days, and then the Last 2 Months.

  1. This is the score and the icon as displayed on the summary page
  2. All drivers are placed in groups (such as engineers, back office, managers etc…). This is the average Driver Behaviour Score of the group you belong to
  3. This shows your ranking within your group, and the number of users within this group.
  4. Total Distance is the number of miles you have travelled during this period.

Please note, if you have a low score, this could be attributed to the number of miles you have done. The score is calculated using the number of the instances occurring per 100 miles. Therefore, short journeys have more potential to reduce your score.

If you scroll down, you will see additional information:

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  1. This chart shows an at-a-glance, week-by-week representation on your score as a bar graph.

The scores displayed below are more specific breakdowns of the elements which make up your overall Driver Behaviour Score. The percentages, frequency and thresholds allowed by drivers is controlled by the back office, and therefore can vary from company to company:

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  1. Overspeed – This is the score based on the number of instances the speed limit was exceeded per 100 miles. The percentage over the speed limit, and the number of instances is controlled by the back office.
  2. Idling – This is the score based on the percentage of your overall journey spent stationary, but with the engine running. If your vehicle uses a PTO unit (such as a tipper, gritter or plant vehicle), this will not count against the Idling score.
  3. Braking – This is the score based on the number of instances of harsh braking per 100 miles
  4. Acceleration – This is the number of instances of harsh acceleration per 100 miles.
  5. Cornering – This is the score based on the number of instances of harsh acceleration per 100 miles
  6. RPM – On some vehicles, this is the number of instances of over-revving per 100 miles.
  7. N/A – If an element is not tracked, you will see N/A against the score.

Please note, depending on whether your device is tracked, the type of tracker in your vehicle, and the type of vehicle you are driving, the number of elements tracked will change.

For example, if you do not have a tracker in your vehicle, and you are just using device tracking, you will only have Over Speeding tracked.

Certain trackers, like the one used in the vehicle in the screen shots, will not measure RPM.