IVMS REporting: Measure and Reward Behaviour
At Vista Hire, we fit our vehicles with In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) enabling reporting of driver behaviour. This is not a 'big brother' tool, but an important safety tool for improving driver behaviour. Statistics show that more than 90% of road accidents are attributed to driver error... which is why monitoring driver behaviour is so important to the safety of your staff.
We have found that for clients who actively use IVMS reporting to monitor driver behaviour, the number of government issued infringement notices are less, and safer driving habits are formed compared to those clients who don't actively use IVMS reports.
Key benefits of IVMS Reporting
- IVMS can report on seat belt use, impacts, roll overs, and 4WD engagement.
- IVMS can report on driver behaviour by recording events such as acceleration, deceleration, engine RPM, and cornering G-forces.
- You can use IVMS reports as a tool to highlight driving styles that may need improvement - often drivers are unaware of the deficiencies in their driving styles.
- It can be used to enhance the public perception of a company’s drivers and their impact on the environment. When an employee is aware of IVMS, they tend to drive more courteously.
- Effective monitoring of drivers enhances passenger safety and the safety of other road users. This reduces the likelihood of accidents and fatalities as well as their related costs.
- IVMS is an effective tool for monitoring vehicle usage and planning maintenance. This is a direct cost saving for the fleet/operations manager as it allows for advanced planning of routine maintenance.
Specific Types of IVMS Reports
The types of IVMS reports vary across the different systems (we use 3 different IVMS systems in our vehicles). A comprehensive list of the types of reports available follows.
If you see a report you would like to know more about, contact us to discuss your requirements. And if you don't see a report you're looking for, contact us to discuss if we can provide the information you need.
Detailed Event Report
The Detailed Event Report shows a detailed snap shot of a vehicle's coordinates over a time period. This report provides specific details such as area name, street name, top speed, total travel distance, total travel time, departure and arrival time.
Detailed Summary Report
The Detailed Summary Report shows a general snap shot of a fleet of vehicles or drivers over a time period. This report is especially useful to fleet managers that run a range of vehicles and need the ability to identify and monitor specific vehicles if required. Contained in this report is the ability to drill down to vehicle specific details such as area name, street name, top speed, total travel distance, total travel time, departure and arrival time.
The Trip Report shows the movement highlights of a particular vehicle in a specified period. It provides details such as distance travelled, top speed, odometer reading and idling time.
Vehicle utilisation can also be gauged (time used vs. time idle) and displayed in an excel format report for further analysis.
Another function of this report is the ability to drill down into a mapped view of where the vehicle travelled.
Location Trip Report
The Location Trip Report specifically maps the trips of a vehicle to determine if they have started or ended in a predefined location. This is useful in monitoring vehicles that are working on site and require detailed IVMS reports for their movements.
Daily Utilisation Report
The Daily Utilisation Report provides the customer with an overview of the utilisation of a vehicle based either from a vehicle (based on distance) or the driver (based on distance and time). This report can be viewed in excel and provides ease of use by colour-coding the distance and time used.
Driving After Hours Report
The Driving After Hours reports maps the usage of the vehicle outside of normal work hours. This report is useful in detecting and reporting on excessive use of a vehicle when not on business purposes. This report is also useful for electronic log book purposes.
Driving Errors Report
Driving Errors Report displays the amount of driving errors that have occurred during a set period. Some of these triggers can be: exceeding driving hours, harsh or excessive cornering, acceleration and braking, and panic button triggering. This report can be based on a particular vehicle or driver.
Geo Fencing Report
Geo fencing allows you to create a zone on a mapped area that has a different set of triggers than the area outside of the zone. For instance certain mine sites require that vehicles travel less than 40km/h within their designated site. This report is able to apply and graph the movements of a vehicle inside a certain area against set parameters.
Battery Voltage Report
The Battery Voltage Report monitors the battery voltage of each vehicle in the fleet. This allows detection of flat batteries or battery issues. This report is handy for monitoring vehicles that have partial use or are not used during a rotation. This reduces the cost of having roadside assistance call outs and replacement batteries, and possible downtime for drivers.
The RAG (Red, Amber, Green) Report specifically identifies and records driver behaviour. This information is displayed in colour coded bars for ease of analysis.
Red – indicates a violation of set parameters.
Amber – means the driver is getting close to the set parameters.
Green – is where the driver is driving safely, smoothly and without violating set parameter.
The RAG report parameters can be set at a length of time, for instance if a certain speed is exceeded for more than 3 seconds then it will appear on the red report as a violation. The convenience of the RAG report is that it displays violation in a clear and concise manner without having to analyse raw data. This is useful in identifying specific drivers and their driving behaviour. The RAG report can be used to display driver behaviour over a period of months or years.
Fuel Usage Report
The Fuel Usage Report used to report the fuel consumption of a vehicle. This report has added functionality to report on the volume of fuel left in a vehicle as well as the total volume of fuel that is put in at a fuel stop.
Need to hire a vehicle with IVMS reporting - call Vista Hire on 1300 993 767