DRTrack™ vehicle tracking utilizes GPS software and technology to track planned versus actual route mileage, hours, etc. and creates a hands-off way of storing route data so the information can be made available to everyone in the company.
Driver Performance Reporting
The system provides objective performance reports including planned versus actual unloading times, miles, truck speeds, and other information needed to gauge driver performance and safety. Companies are able to utilize route schedules against real-time GPS data to compare planned versus actual hours, miles, and delivery times at summary and drill-down levels. Reports highlight any discrepancies between planned versus driven routes and companies are able to see what routes fall outside of acceptable thresholds. Companies are also able to review unload time and drive time comparisons between drivers at summary and detailed levels. Out-of-route mileage tracking and unplanned stop reporting identify inefficiencies and suspicious driver activity. These fleet tracking capabilities help companies monitor performance, identify safety issues, and recognize drivers who are performing above standard.
How long were drivers unloading products at customer locations? Are routes running ahead or behind schedule against the plan? Which accounts have excessive unloading time? With DRTrack companies can review their planned fleet routing schedules against driven routes and run performance reports by account, driver, area, etc. Utilizing GPS tracking updates, companies are able to monitor fleets in real-time, review arrival times against planned schedules, and establish accurate unloading times by account. This in turn helps companies to generate more accurate route plans and improve fleet utilization.
Planned Versus Actual Miles and Hours
It is one thing to know how many total fleet miles and hours were used in a day and another thing to know how many miles and hours were planned in comparison. Using DRTrack, companies are able to monitor planned versus actual miles, hours, and arrival times by individual route and at a summary level. Planned versus actual arrival times also help companies to gauge performance and identify where issues are occurring on the road. The system puts route schedules, actual, and historical information directly on the web and helps companies monitor vital route information. Knowing where trucks are located and where theyve traveled is only part of the equation. Viewing this information against planned routes allows companies to monitor performance, identify relevant opportunities, and improve productivity.
Effective Maps and Reports
DRTrack incorporates maps and reports that help companies concentrate on running their business rather than sifting through volumes of data. Real-time fleet tracking and reporting allows companies to quickly identify any routes that are running behind schedule. Historical reporting highlights routes where planned versus actual hours and mileages fall outside of acceptable thresholds. Detailed stop-by-stop information provides further detail and identifies any problem locations, unplanned stops, or areas where delays continually occur. The system provides route mapping with planned versus actual driven paths, truck speeds, unloading times, account information, and color-coded reporting. These tools help companies monitor performance and focus energy on opportunities rather than looking through volumes of data.
How many partial loads did we deliver to Customer X during the last week and what was our average unloading time? DRTrack stores your account and delivery information and provides reports that help you optimize fleet operations. Maybe you need to determine if there is excessive unloading time at a customer during certain times of the day. Or, you need to see how many small orders were delivered to a customer in a week to determine where consolidation opportunities exist. Utilizing fleet routing and GPS data, DRTrack helps you quantify opportunities for fleet productivity improvements.
GPS Device Options
With DRTrack, companies can choose from a range of on-board computers, dashboard units, and handheld devices. Appian has designed the system to allow data feeds from a variety of sources rather than making the system device-dependent. Companies can choose the type of device that is best suited for their operations rather than having the hardware decide for them. This design also allows clients to decide if they want to simply utilize a GPS black box, incorporate data input screens, receive turn-by-turn directions, etc. Whatever the specific operational needs, Appian has a range of options to help companies get the information they desire and optimize fleet operations.