Additionally, information about speeding and excessive idling (too much time with engine on and no movement) is also collected.
Finally, for most trucks on the market (also some buses and construction machinery allowing vehicle data to be read via the so called CANBus standard), Frotcom is able to extract information about over-revving (excessive RPMs), engine temperature and the use of cruise control.
On many cars and vans we can also extract engine management information to provide actual fuel use and MPG, key information in managing your fuel consumption.
Frotcom then ranks the drivers according to the quantity and duration of these excesses. You can fine tune the ranking criteria by choosing the weight of the variables above in the final calculation.
For each driver and vehicle, you can also inspect and share with the driver, in detail, each driving variable. This will allow you and the drivers to better understand how the vehicles are being used, the typical excesses for each driver and which driving habits need to be corrected.
Using the driver feedback bar, it is possible to give direct and immediate feedback to drivers, resulting in clearer knowledge of acceptable and unacceptable acceleration, braking and idling. This will allow drivers to correct bad driving habits and achieve better scores in Frotcom’s driving behaviour module.
Remember that the difference between good driving (also known as eco-driving) and aggressive driving is a significant reduction in fuel costs, gas emissions, accidents and maintenance.
For better results
To maximise your results train, measure, reward and coach:
- Explain to your drivers the need for more economical and ecological driving behaviour; explain the advantages in terms of cost reduction, lower ecological impact, more vehicle uptime and fewer accidents.
- Inform your drivers that driving behaviour will be monitored and reported by Frotcom, in order to detect excesses.
- Train your drivers in eco-driving; if you do not have the expertise in house, there are several companies specialised in professional driving training we can recommend which can help you.
- Check Frotcom’s Driving behaviour module on a weekly or monthly basis and analyse the results.
- Place the names of the best drivers (for example the top 5) on an honour board. Consider recognising the best driver or the best drivers with some kind of reward, even if it is symbolic. Incentivising and creating healthy competition between drivers is a fn
- At the same time, help the drivers with the worst driving records by holding one to one meetings to discuss the issues in their driving patterns and the impact they have on fuel consumption, mechanics, gas emissions and risk of accidents. Always be sure to explore the reasons for that behaviour. You do not want to be unfair.
- Repeat this every week/month. Register their progress.