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Overview

ABAX Driving Behaviour overview

ABAX Driving Behaviour gives you the control you need to monitor and improve how your drivers drive day-to-day. A fleet that is driven efficiently and safely, costs less in fuel and servicing, is greener, has fewer accidents and is cheaper to insure.

ABAX Driving Behavior monitors five key driving factors - acceleration, braking, right cornering left cornering and idling. Each factor is scored out of 100 - the higher the score, the safer and more economical the driving. Each factor score can be viewed at individual driver level or as a summary of your entire fleet. You can also compare driving trends over time internally or against the national average.

Driving scores will affect vehicle-related costs, your environmental impact, safety, your company image, the likelihood of an incident and insurance premiums – so work to keep them as high as possible!

An admin can monitor driving behaviour from the Driving behaviour menu, Reports, Scheduled Reports or directly from the trips in the Map.

Drivers can also monitor their own scores via the ABAX Driving app - where they receive intuitive tips on ways they can improve their driving style.


Company score

How do I get an overview of my fleets driving behavior?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • The company scores are average scores of all your drivers.
  • The scores are calculated using 5 key driving behaviour factors for all drivers for the last 7 days with trips. The maximum score for each factor is 100.

Note: Improving the company`s driving score will have a positive impact on vehicle-related costs, the environment and your driver`s safety.


How do I quickly see if the driving behaviour of my fleet has improved?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • Scroll down to the ‘Trend’ menu.
  • To quickly see if your actions are having a positive impact, you can monitor the trend of your company scores over a rolling last 7 days, 30 days and 1 year. (Any day without a trip will not count.)
  • Each factor can be toggled on or off.

How do I know if my fleet is better than average?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • Scroll down to the ‘Comparison’ menu.
  • To put your average score into perspective, you can compare it against the national average over a rolling last 7 days, 30 days and 1 year.

Driver scores

How do I get an overview of a drivers driving behaviour?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • Switch to the ‘Drivers’ tab.
  • The list will show you an overview of all your drivers and their driving scores for each key driving factor for the last 7 days with trips. For driving scores over a longer period of time, use the ‘Driving score’ report or click the ‘Go to report’ button in the upper right corner.
  • You can search for a specific driver, find their name in the list or sort any column by clicking on the column title.
  • When you have found the driver, click on the to expand their driver score.
  • The information collected is the same as at company level. The scores are calculated from 5 key driving behaviour factors for the last 7 days with trips. The maximum score is 100.
  • The ‘Driver’s position in the company’ will show how the driver ranks compared to the rest of the company.
  • You can also see click the to the right of each driving factor for additional information including where they rank for that particular driving factor.

How do I quickly see if the driving behaviour of a driver has improved?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • Switch to the ‘Drivers’ tab and scroll down to the ‘Trend’ menu.
  • To quickly see if your actions are having a positive impact, you can monitor the trend of your drivers scores over a rolling last 7 days, 30 days and 1 year. (Any day without a trip will not count.)
  • Each factor can be toggled on or off.

How do I know if my driver is better than average?

  • Open the Driving Behaviour menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/drivingbehaviour
  • Switch to the ‘Drivers’ tab and scroll down to the ‘Comparison’ menu.
  • To put your driver’s average score into perspective, you can compare it against the company average and national average over a rolling last 7 days, 30 days and 1 year.

Reports

What is the ‘Driving score’ report?

The ‘Driving score’ report gives you a summary of each drivers driving behaviour scores over a set period of time.

  • Begin by entering a ‘From date’ and ‘To date’ – for example the whole month of August.
  • You can also use the text search to search for a specific driver or department.
  • Click ‘generate report’ when ready.
  • You choose a specific department, sort any column by clicking on the column title or export the data as PDF, Excel, CSV or XML.

Top tip: Sorting by ‘Driving score’ is a great way to order your drivers by best to worst – allowing you to reward the best drivers or highlight the worst for action.  

  • This report is also available as a ‘Scheduled report’.

What is the ‘Idling’ report?

The ‘Idling’ report gives you a detailed view of every idling event, for each driver over a set period of time. It includes duration, fuel cost and location.

  • Begin by entering a ‘From date’ and ‘To date’ – for example the whole month of August.
  • You can also use the text search to search for a specific driver or department.
  • Click ‘generate report’ when ready.
  • You choose a specific department, sort any column by clicking on the column title or export the data as PDF, Excel, CSV or XML.

Top tip: You can set you idling fuel consumption values from the ‘Company Settings’ menu https://abax.cloud/triplog/settings/company

The default values are considered the national average.

  • This report is also available as a ‘Scheduled report’.

What is the ‘Driving events’ report?

The ‘Driving events’ report gives you a list of every driving behaviour event and it’s location over a set period of time.

  • Begin by entering a ‘From date’ and ‘To date’ – for example the whole month of August.
  • You can also use the text search to search for a specific driver or department.
  • Click ‘generate report’ when ready.
  • You choose a specific department, sort any column by clicking on the column title or export the data as PDF, Excel, CSV or XML.
  • This report is also available as a ‘Scheduled report’.

Top tip: You can also view each driving event in the map. See “How do I use my driving behaviour service in the map?” for more information.


Map usage

How do I use my driving behaviour service in the map?

See How do I use my driving behaviour service in the map?


FAQ's

How are driving scores calculated and what do they mean?

The ABAX unit in each vehicle uses extensively tested algorithms and robust set of parameters to detect driving behaviour events for each of the 5 key driving behaviour factors. Rapid acceleration, harsh braking and sharp cornering are measured using an accelerometer inside the unit that measures g-force. Idling is measured using a combination of a motion-sensor and GPS.

A score from 81-100 indicates consistent, good driving behvaiour. Their driving style is setting the benchmark for green, safe, economical driving and maintaining vehicle health. We recommend you reward this driver.

A score from 41-80 indicates occasional poor driving behaviour.  Their driving style is often green, safe, economical and helps to maintain vehicle health. They could improve by being more consistent. We recommend you encourage the driver to use the Driving Analyser in the Driver app.

A score from 0-40 indicates consistently poor driving behaviour. Improving their driving style will significantly affect vehicle-related costs, your environmental impact, safety and your company image. This score may also be an indicator of aggressive or unsafe driving which has a higher likelihood of an incident and increasing your insurance premiums and increasing your insurance premiums. We recommend you coach this driver and ensure they are using the Driving Analyser in the Driver app.


How do driving scores relate to fleet costs and safety?

Score
Driving factor0-4041-8081-100
AccelerationSignificantly increase fuel and servicing costs.

May also be an indicator of aggressive or unsafe driving which has a higher likelihood of an incident and increased insurance premiums.
Slightly increased fuel and servicing costs. Benchmark for green, economical driving and maintaining vehicle health.
BrakingSignificantly increased servicing costs.

May also be an indicator of late-braking or unsafe driving which has a higher likelihood of an incident and increased insurance premiums.
Slightly increased servicing costs. Benchmark for safe driving and maintaining vehicle health.
CorneringSignificantly increased servicing costs.

May also be an indicator of aggressive or unsafe driving which has a higher likelihood of an incident and increased insurance premiums.
Slightly increased servicing costs. Benchmark for safe driving and maintaining vehicle health.
IdlingSignificantly increased fuel costs and CO2 emissions.

Extensive idling may also significantly increase servicing costs.
Slightly increased fuel costs and CO2 emissions. Benchmark for green, economical driving and maintaining vehicle health.

Why is a driver score not showing?

Driving behaviour data need a few days to calibrate and report a score. If this time has already passed, there may be a few other reasons for why a driver score is not showing. We recommend you try the following:

  • Check to see if the unit is active by looking for a reported position or logged tripped.
  • Check to see if there is a driver assigned to the vehicle.

Why is my driver score so bad?

For information on how a driving score is calculated, see “How are driving scores calculated and what do they mean?”

If you believe the unit is reporting incorrect data, We recommend you try the following:

  • Check to see if the unit is installed correctly.
  • If you have recently moved the unit’s position, try resetting it.