GreenRoad enhances driver system

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Updated Jul 1, 2011

GreenRoad, a provider of fleet driver performance and safety management, announced it has added new functionality to GreenRoad 360. The new functionality extends the system’s ability to deliver fuel efficiencies and reductions in crash incidents for fleets, including bus, coach and van fleets, the company says.

The enhancements include:

Posted Speed Performance to reduce posted speed violations by automatically capturing incidents where a vehicle is traveling above the posted speed limit. Integrated with GreenRoad Central, a web-based management dashboard, Posted Speed Performance can be customized to suit specific fleet policies and features color-coded graphical reporting for easy review and efficient management.

“There is no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to minimizing driver risk, but used in conjunction with a number of other measures, the GreenRoad system is helping us to develop a comprehensive picture of where we have risks within our fleet,” said Brent Mitchell, director of operational support for Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, which uses GreenRoad 360 across its fleet of 1400 vehicles.

Idling Heat Maps extends GreenRoad’s idling performance management capability. Fleet managers have an “at-a-glance” view of idling hot spots across specific geographies and routes. Idling policies can be customized to specific fleet vehicles and specific fleet operations or locations. The Idling Heat Maps are viewed on GreenRoad Central.

“To see where the buses are idling is definitely a good management tool. With our hard winters and being school buses, in the morning we have to start up our fleets and idle for 20 minutes to get them up to running temperature. With GreenRoad, we are able to reduce the idling by about 25 percent,” said Linda Kleingardner, operations and safety manager, Rolling V Transportation Services.

Expanded data integration delivers a new set of application program interfaces (API’s) for integration with partner and customer systems including live data delivery such as GPS data, fleet administration automation interfaces, and behavioral insight interfaces. As customers continue to move fleet operations to cloud-based computing environments, GreenRoad is enabling customers to more easily share collected data with other IT systems, applications and programs, the company says.

The data integration capability is delivered through standard Internet integration technologies and is simple and easy to implement.