More trend analytics available in Fleet Director 8.5

Improved trending analytics in Fleet Director 8.5 will open doors into data interpretation for fleet managers that will improve efficiency and management of their fleets, maker Teletrac said

Improved trending analytics in Fleet Director 8.5 will open doors into data interpretation for fleet managers that will improve efficiency and management of their fleets, maker Teletrac said.

The latest update of Fleet Director incorporates more data trending to offer improved analysis on items such as fuel consumption and safety performance to immediately spot peaks and valleys over any three-month period. The 8.5 release also includes faster, more interactive and detailed mapping with Microsoft Silverlight.

Managers will be able to use the advanced reporting to identify detailed trends such as to what degree does fuel consumption rise and fall with changes in safety performance over time? Is this consistent fleet-wide, or does it vary? Do excess idle time “hot spots” show up in recurring patterns, such as with certain drivers in specific locales? Do speeding violations show patterns — among drivers, vehicles, locales, times of day, highway vs. street — that yield clues to improving safety?

Users can also monitor mpg, speed violations, driver incidents such as harsh stopping and hard braking, exceptions, fault codes, utilization, idle time, miles driven, engine time, and travel time by selecting dates/times and specifying a group of vehicles. Six months of rolling data is available at any given time. Data up to 3 years old can be retrieved.

MultiView map tiling allows for multiple maps to appear on the same screen at the same time. Animated views offer realistic perspective on streets, road signs, and other features of the surrounding area, improving tracking and navigation, Teletrac said. The maps can also be viewed in bird’s eye view.

Maps can be quickly customized by enabling/disabling real-time traffic, clusters or individual landmarks, setting different zoom levels for vehicle and landmarks, and toggling routes on and off.

Alerts can be set for specific vehicles or subfleets and include watch lists for a user-defined group while allowing the exclusion of specific drivers. Alerts can be sent to any mobile device as well as a desktop computer.

Teletrac also announced the release of its latest in-cab color terminal, which features a Qwerty keyboard, and predictive text for easier data and address entry. Two-way messaging with location and date/time are also features of the new terminal, allowing for the archiving of driver and vehicle activity.

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