It's not even been 6 months since we released Commusoft's Real-Time Vehicle Tracking feature, but here we are with the first of our version 2 updates. 🚗
The revamped driver trip report makes accessing trip data easy, letting you get the most out of your vehicle trackers.If you are currently using Real-Time Vehicle Tracking, you will already have the new driver trip report! If you don't yet use our van tracking feature, find out more about this offering here: Real-Time Vehicle Tracking.
Please bear in mind that this feature is only available on the Paperless Office plan and higher. If you are not on this plan, have a chat with our sales team on 0203 0266 266 about upgrading today.
As part of our vehicle tracking feature, you have access to in-depth driving data - where your vehicles have been and how they've been driven. We already had a driver trips report, which showed you the address for the start and end point of every trip a driver took, as well as distance and average speed. However, it wasn't as easy to make use of the raw data as we would have liked. We decided it needed to be visual - so we completely redesigned the report and made a more intuitive interface.
Now, instead of a dull list of text, you can see each and every trip on the map. But not only that, you can see every time the tracker has transmitted location data to Commusoft - and see exactly what data was sent.
Using the report
To access the driver trip report, go to the Reporting tab, expand the reports list (click theicon), select Users and finally choose Driver Trip. If you want to take a look at a particular trip, seeing exactly where your engineer went and how long it took, the driver trip report is a brilliant way to do so.
The report displays a week's worth of trips at a time. You can use the date filters to quickly choose this week, last week, or select any previous week in the past 6-months. You can also filter by user to see just their trips.
Individual trips are listed on the left side of the driver trip report. These are organised chronologically, but grouped by user. So you will always see all of Carl's trips in chronological order, before you see Debbie's trips, for example. Each of these trip entries shows you the date, time, and address of the start and end of the trip.
In the top right of each trip you'll see 3 colourful boxes - these relay the trip's total distance (in miles), average speed (in miles per hour), and maximum speed (mph).
Clicking on a trip will adjust the map to show you the driver's route. As I mentioned, the new driver trip report gives you access to every bit of data that was transmitted by the vehicle's tracker as part of that trip. To take a look into that data, you can hover over the green markers - these represent each time data was received - to display more information. This pop up box contains a lot of details, from address and speed, to altitude and direction.
Importantly, you can also see when a negative driving behaviour occurred, such as excessive speeding, braking, or cornering.
We hope you like this revamped trip report and it provides you with an improved way to review your users' driving data.
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