Customer utilizing customer links to display vehicle location for customers to view while RVs are being delivered.
MyFleetView Custom Map Sharing
With MyFleetView (MFV) you can extend the benefit of your fleet tracking system to your customers by sharing the location of your fleet. Customers can create, share, edit and void links for customers. Lakeshore RV did just this by adding the location of their fleet to their website.
You can share one vehicle or asset or share them all. MFV links require no logging in because the contain an embedded, encrypted token used to access the database.
MyFleetView is great for field managers because by saving a shortcut to the phone desktop, accessing vehicle locations is just one click away. This is simply more convenient than logging in and navigating through several menus to get to their fleet. It is also much safer since it is a single step instead of 3-4 which takes the eyes off the road for a longer period.
My Geotab Version 7 is packed with enhancements like improved security, ESR ratings, extendable services, new routing features and much more!
My Geotab Password Security Changes
In version 7, My Geotab will no loger allow the use of a username, firstname, or last name in the password to improve security. Current passwords are not impacted, but with the next password change request the new rules will prevent using them in a new password.
Electrical System Rating (ESR)
The Electrical System Rating (ESR) is a rating that measures the status of a vehicleâ€™s electrical system on a scale from 0 to 100. The ESR is calculated on a daily basis, and provides a common rating system for all vehicles, engines and fuel types in a friendly format that is easy for all users to understand. ESR is an analytical metric based on data that can be used to predict battery health, and subsequent point of failure. You can read moreÂ hereÂ about the predictive maintenance benefits of ESR, including how one Geotab customer used it to get the following results:
Reduced roadside calls and expenses by 12%
Reduced on-road battery replacements (premium-priced) by 26%
Reduced total battery replacement volume by 2.7%
Saved 9% on labor by reducing diagnostic and battery replacement labor
The last release introduced truck specific road speed to the speed rules. In My Geotab Version 7 there is a new default rule for truck speed that is a one click option on the main rules page. If you have a mixed fleet, grouping your vehicles allows you to apply the truck speed limit rule to heavy trucks, and the normal speed limit to light duty vehicles.
New Routing Features In My Geotab
In My Geotab Version 7 the “Send to Vehicle” button has been moved to the main Routes page. Tools to create a route and send it are now in the same area making them more convenient to use. A shortcut to Routes is being added under Map in the main menu as well.
You can also start a new route by duplicating a previous one. We actually had a client request this feature just a few days before it was announced. It will be a real time saver especially for smaller fleets.
Planned vs Actual route displayed on the map has been visually enhanced so that variances are easier to spot. The black line represents the planned route and the purple line the actual route taken. To utilize these new features in Version7, you will need to enable feature preview.
The Asset Edit page is out of feature preview and available to all users by default in My Geotab Version 7. For busy users looking for faster ways to manage their assets, the asset edit page provides a more compact and complete view of your assets. By consolidating important information into one page, navigation is reduced, so you can take action faster.
The tabs on the Asset Edit page include the following information:
Asset: Includes a quick summary of the asset, the current driver, how itâ€™s being used, its current location, groups, fuel consumption and more.
Health: Reports on the health of the asset, including active faults, maintenance history, upcoming events, inspection logs and more.
Audio feedback: Audio feedback (previously called Driver feedback) now includes GOTALK settings, and other usability improvements that better display what options are available.
Extended services:Â No changes have been made.
Rate plan:Â No changes have been made.
Settings: Groups all telematics device settings under one tab, versus multiple tabs andÂ MoreÂ buttons.
For clients with multiple locations or divisions on separate databases, or clients that wish to selectively share information with other Geotab clients, Extendable Services provides that option. WithÂ Extendable Services, secondary subscriptions can be shared with target users, at the rate plan available for participating OEMs. Requests to extend third-party services can be made from theÂ Extendable ServicesÂ tab on theÂ Asset EditÂ page.
Extendable Services requests can be accepted, rejected, or deferred to provide time for consultation and better decision support. Just click the Remind me laterÂ button to defer the request until your next login, or at a time that works for you.
This is a paid Geotab service based on the service plan of Base, Pro or ProPlus. Fleetistics offers rollup reporting for the most commonly needed data in your MyFleetistics account. Navigate to Analytics & Reports>Roll-up Report to see if the data provided is sufficient for your needs. Requests can be made to Fleetistics for additional reports if enough customers would benefit.Â
Defined as any stealing, use or misuse of an employer’s assets withoutÂ Â Â permission, employee theft hurts everyone. Employee theft, mostly time theft, is a real problem in our culture. Here are some examples of employee theft that come to mind.
Selling company data to competitors
Misuse of company assets
Theft of time (being on cell phone) by not doing the work one is being paid to do
There is a trickle down effect caused by employee theft.
Eventually, it hits the consumer’s wallet in the form of higher prices. For that reason, stopping employee theft is good for us all. It keeps the business profitable, customers happy with prices that aren’t inflated, and honest employees more content and secure in their jobs.
Maybe we don’t spend enough time talking with clients about using their GPS data to prevent or expose employee theft, but it can be a great tool. A few years back, a client called me because they suspected foul play. This client recycles used cooking oil into other products. They noticed a marked reduction in the yield they were getting from the oil cleaning process. In an effort to understand what had changed, they looked back at their GPS tracking history. They spotted some unauthorized stops in their GPS tracking data, and called me to see what to do next.
After creating a zone around the unauthorized stop location, we reprocessed several months of data against the new zone. Reports showed both history in the zone and a pattern. That was the information that told the story. Not too long after, the Baltimore Sun reported “Three charged in Hartford in $1 million scheme to steal used cooking oil.” You can get the whole story here.
It is so rewarding that Fleetistics and the products we represent make a measurable difference. Above all it reminds us when we are confronted with a real-world example like this. In this case, we had a part to play in stopping employee theft, and the trickle-down effects that theft would have had on others.