Although many companies have been resistant to the ELD Mandate and its changes, the deadline is quickly approaching. Tracking Hours of Service is vital for success under the new mandate, so many tips and tricks are being developed and shared to encourage compliance.
With Geotab’s Go7 telematics device, fleet managers have the ability to create a variety of reports that can help avoid violations and ensure compliance. To make sure you are using your Go7 to its greatest potential, use these 12 reports to improve your fleet’s ELD compliance.
1. Distance Driven with ON Duty Driver Status
Your driver’s statuses should generally only be in the ON Duty position when they are inspecting their vehicles, before they begin driving. When they begin driving, they should then be in the Drive status. With this report, you can track distances and times for employees who drive with the ON Duty status and use this data to determine the causes of this status issue.
2. Number of ON Duty Drivers
If you want to track HoS compliance, this is one of the best reports to use. You can see how many of your drivers are correctly logging into the system before operating their vehicles and how many drivers need further training on the correct procedures.
3. OFF Duty to Drive
As mentioned earlier, your drivers should be in ON status mode while checking the vehicle before driving. With this report, you can see how many of your drivers are switching from OFF to Drive mode without going into ON mode.
4. HoS Driver Violation Alerts
Your telematics system will issue an alert every thirty minutes after a driver passes the HoS daily driving limit. With this report, you can view your company’s violations and sort them by individual drivers.
5. Total HoS Violations
Understanding the causes of your HoS violations can help you avoid additional infractions and penalties. The Total HoS Violations report sorts your weekly violations by reason, helping you find trouble areas and focus on the most common issues.
6. Cost of HoS Violations
If any of your employees drive three or more hours over their limit, your company will be fined for egregious driving-time limit violations. These violations carry penalties of $11,000 per offense for the company and up to $2,750 in civil penalties per driver. This report tracks HoS violations of more than three hours and charts the potential penalty costs to your company.
7. Hours Gained
The FMCSA has created 60-hour/7 day and 70-hour/8 day rulesets. With this report, your dispatchers will be able to see how much time is left for drivers operating in these rulesets. These hour cycles are rolling, so each day, the hours from the first day in your seven or eight day cycle will drop and you can add new hours in the current day.
8. Personal Conveyance Tracking
If your drivers are allowed to use company vehicles for personal travel, your Go7 allows you to track and limit the distances driven by each driver. Your devices will automatically limit each driver to 47 m/75 km or less, but you can change this setting to match your company standards. With this report, you can track the total personal conveyance distances for each driver.
9. Unverified Logs
Your drivers have 14 days to approve their driving logs. Using this report, you can see how many logs are unverified, by driver, and compare that number against all verified logs.
10. Small Fleet Driver Payroll
Your drivers log driving hours through your Go7 devices, so use this report to track the number of hours each driver logs. This report can help you reduce payroll costs, reduce paper timecard costs, improve your fleet’s efficiency and productivity, and automatically track logged driving time for up to 50 drivers.