MTData driver management module

With growing importance of proactive driver management, MTData has designed a driver management module that is able to support drivers from the back office.

The number of kilometres travelled by commercial heavy vehicles in Australia has increased by more than 20 per cent over the past 10 years and is forecast to increase rapidly until 2020. At the same time, legislation is getting more complex and maintenance costs keep rising, so it is no surprise Australian transport and logistics companies keep a close eye on what happens out in the field. 

According to MTData, the key to managing all of these aspects is literally at the wheel, in the driver’s seat. “Australia is home to many highly awarded best practice drivers who are recognised for their professionalism in a heavily regulated industry. Both line haul and local trip drivers have a plethora of responsibilities to stay on top of during their work day, and your business can help your drivers from the back office,” says MTData Marketing Manager, Kristen Richardson.

To make life easier for both fleet operators and drivers, MTData has come up with a proactive solution designed to act as a reliable driver’s companion – the Driver Management and Points module. The configurable solution is delivered in the vehicle through a 7” touch screen which can be configured through MTData’s suite of back office products.

The Driver Management and Points module has a unique warning system to work alongside drivers and effectively warn them of regulation and fatigue program breaches as well as assist in reducing the occurrence of company configured limits related to speed, engaged angel gear, engine levels and statistics as well as hard braking, acceleration and cornering.

Operations managers can use tabulated reports on all of the above daily, weekly or monthly providing full transparency across the organisation.

“Overall, the MTData solution has a track record of delivering real benefits including streamlined industry compliance, increased productivity, cost savings, maintenance savings, improved customer service, enhanced business automation and efficient job dispatch,” says Kristen.

“Effectively, this plug-in acts as a personal assistant in the cabin of the vehicle, drivers know on the fly when they need to break, speeds travelled and engine status, allowing them to concentrate on the roads ahead. It’s a great module because at its centre it makes life easier for everyone in the business.”

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