Exception rules are conditions which outline the behaviour of a driver. When a driver breaks a rule, an exception is recorded. Various exceptions can be set up for specified users in MyGeotab.
The MyGeotab application offers a robust suite of built-in exceptions, which are separated into different categories. New custom rules can also be created depending on a company’s specific needs.
Common built-in exceptions:
- Hard Acceleration
- Harsh Braking
- Harsh Cornering
- Seat belt
- Possible Accident
Exception Rule Notifications
When an exception rule is broken, you have choice to send out automatic notifications to the relevant parties via email, in app notifications or in-vehicle audible alerts.
- An email notification example, to one or more recipients:
DK 34 NW GP – 2014 – NISSAN X-TRAIL SN: GVF620CAFBE5() broke “Speeding Over 130km/h” rule at 3:09:02 PM 08/28/17.
- An alert that is displayed inside the MyGeotab application to a specified user:
- An audible in-vehicle alert from the Geotab GO7 Telematics Device.
The fleet manager can review history reports which will assist in picking up trends and behaviours of their drivers.
Select the Rules & Groups option in the main menu; in order to be able to pull a report of all exception rules that have been broken within a selected time-period.
The Options button opens a set of parameters used to refine the search criteria for exceptions. The Exceptions report can be run broadly across all vehicles and dates. A Specific exception rule can also be run for a certain vehicle, driver and time period.
Below is a summary of a vehicle and the different rules that were broken:
Author: Boitumelo Mothlele, Control Room Operator – GEOTAB AFRICA