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Driver identification (Driver ID)

Know who is driving your vehicles.
You get a speed camera ticket in the mail. The vehicle’s license plate is clearly identified and you use Frotcom’s records to confirm that the vehicle was indeed speeding at the place and time reported by the police. You need to speak to the driver. The problem is the vehicle was used by various drivers. You cannot determine who was driving the vehicle at that particular time.  Your drivers can't remember and you spend hours trying to find out only for the company Directors to have to take the fine.

How we can help you

In many companies, vehicles in the fleet can be driven by different drivers, according to driver and vehicle availability. A vehicle can be driven by multiple drivers every day. If that’s the case, you need a way of knowing immediately when drivers change, so that you can coordinate communications and register the trips executed by each driver.

Situations like the one above can occur without automatic driver identification, especially with companies where optimisation of fleet and personnel require frequent driver reassignment.

If you need to keep track of which driver was assigned to any given trip, Frotcom’s Automatic Driver Identification is the solution you need.

How it works

Frotcom can use several different methods for automatic driver identification:

  • iButton -This is a key-ring emitter that transmits a unique ID code associated with each driver.

    The identification module is composed of an iButton reader and a buzzer to be installed on the dashboard of the vehicle and connected to the Frotcom GPS tracker.

    Each driver is given a personal iButton emitter in the form of a small key-ring. The driver simply touches the iButton reader with the iButton emitter to be identified as the driver prior to starting a new trip.  You can also issue different colour key fobs for your drivers to differentiate between business and private mileage removing a time consuming monthly manual task from your operations.

    A beep sounds and the driver’s identification is sent to the Frotcom Data Centre.

    If the driver does not identify himself/herself prior to starting a new trip, the buzzer will sound loudly. If the trip proceeds and no identification is received, an alarm is triggered in Frotcom, which can, for instance, generate a notification to the fleet manager or another person in the company. These reactions can be easily configured according to the needs of your company.

  • RFID card - This is an alternative ID code emitter in the form of a credit card.

    In this alternative, the driver identification module is composed of an RFID reader and a buzzer to be installed on the dashboard of the vehicle and connected to the Frotcom GPS tracker.

    Each driver is given an RFID card, an emitter in the form and size of a credit card and customisable with your company logo.  

    The driver holds the card close to the RFID receiver to be identified, prior to starting a new trip.  Again, multiple cards can be issued to each driver to differentiate between business and private mileage which HMRC are going to love!!

    A beep sounds and the driver’s identification is sent to the Frotcom Data Centre.

    If the driver does not identify himself/herself prior to starting a new trip, the buzzer will sound loudly. If the trip proceeds and no identification is received, an alarm is triggered in Frotcom, which can, for instance, generate a notification to the fleet manager or another person in the company. These reactions can be easily configured according to the needs of your company.
 
 
  • Identification using tachograph driver cards - In Europe, heavy commercial vehicles are equipped with digital tachographs. Frotcom can identify the drivers automatically when they insert their cards in the tachographs removing the need for any additional hardware or anything for the driver to be issued.

    In this case, Frotcom obtains the driver’s identification as soon as the driver’s identification card is inserted in the vehicle’s tachograph. 

  • Workforce management login
    If drivers use Frotcom’s Workforce management onboard terminals, drivers can be identified when they login into the Workforce management app.  This is also going to provide the additional benefits to your fleet of vehicle specific navigation, two way messaging, job despatch, and, dependent on the terminal selected, electronic forms, signature capture and safety camera alerts.

Benefits

Keep track of driver assignments
Know for sure which driver was assigned to a specific trip.

Pay roll automation
Register the total mileage travelled by each driver accurately to calculate the corresponding mileage reimbursement.

Avoid unauthorised usage of vehicles
Receive an alarm if a driver is not identified when a vehicle starts a trip.
Compliance with legislation
Driver Identification also assists you in addressing key legislation such as “duty of care” and “Working Time Limits” by recording and reporting on driving times.

Improve driving behaviour
Minimise speeding tickets and improper vehicle driving. Drivers will know they are being monitored and if you have a terminal speeding feedback and safety camera alerts are going to help them drive within the law and reduce points on their licences and the pain that comes with one of your drivers receiving a ban.
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