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ABAX Driver app overview

The ABAX Driver App is a support tool for companies using an ABAX service. The app allows a driver to manage their trips, submit tax compliant business mileage claims, view and improve their driving style with scores and intuitive tips, and see a live location of all your equipment and tools... Plus a whole lot more. 

The Driver app has up to 5 main menu options: 

Trips:

Gives you an overview of all your trips from the most recent first. For more information on the ‘Trip’ menu – see ‘Map overview’ 


Submit:

Only visible if you need to submit a business mileage claim – e.g. you drive a company car. Allows you to select a time period and send a digital mileage claim to your admin. For more information on the ‘Submit’ menu – see ‘How do I submit a business mileage claim?


Driving:

Only visible if your company uses Driving Behaviour. Gives you an overview of your driving style across 5 driving behaviour metrics. For more information on the ‘Driver’ menu – see ‘What is my driving score and how do I improve it?


Map:

Gives real-time location of your vehicle and other assets within your company (such as equipment, machine and tools). For more information on the ‘Map’ menu – see ‘Map overview


Settings:

‘Settings’: Allows you to update your information or adjust your account preferences. For more information on the ‘Settings’ menu – see ‘Settings overview


How do I download and log in?

The Driver app is available from the App Store and GooglePlay – search for “ABAX Driver” or use the buttons below: (Links are different for every country) 

App store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/abax-driver/id459415370 

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.ets.client.j2me.ETSClient&hl=en_IN&gl=US 

  • Download and open the app. 
  • The home screen will ask for your driver login details – these are the same details that you use to log into your driver account via a browser.  

Note: If you are both an admin and a driver, you will have two different logins – one for your admin account (to manage your fleet) and one for your driver account (to manage yourself). See here XXXX for information on the ABAX Admin app.  

  • If you are unsure what your login details are, use the ‘Lost Password?’ option and a username reminder and password reset will be sent to your mobile by SMS.  
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to create a new password. 

Note: The password must be at least 8 characters long and contain a lowercase and uppercase letter and a number. 


Trip Management

How do I manage my trips? 

If you need to manage your trips to submit a business mileage claim – you can do this all very quickly from the ‘Trips’ menu in the app.  

  • Open the ‘Trips’ menu in the Driver app.  
  • The trip list will show all trips driven within a certain period by you in your vehicle listed most recent first – You can filter the list using the calendar in the top left or the 'Filter' icon. 
  • Each trip will contain the start and end location, the time, the distance and whether the trip is business or private.  

Note: Trips are privacy compliant. The general rule is: 

  • When driving a van, your trip list is visible to your admin.  
  • When driving a company or private car your trip list is not visible with your admin until you have submitted a business mileage claim – after which only your business trips will be visible to them.

When managing your trip list, you want to ensure all business and private trips are marked accordingly. You can change them in several ways – press the ‘Edit’ button, tap the B or P, press and hold the trip or click to open the trip on a map.  

  • To be tax compliant, a business trip must contain a purpose. If the purpose is missing, it will be highlighted in red. You can add or change a purpose the same way you switch from business to private. 
  • If you need further information about a trip, click on it to open up the route in a map – swipe up for even more details. 

How do I submit a business mileage claim?

This option is only visible in the Driver app if you need to submit business mileage claims – e.g. you drive a car for business mileage. Before submitting your business mileage claim, you should have thoroughly managed your trips to ensure everything is accurate. For more information, see: How do I manage my trips?

  • Open the ‘Submit’ menu in the Driver app.  
  • Select your period from the calendar and press ‘Submit’ to load your report.  
ABAX Driver App Submit Mileage Claim Signature

When managing your trip list, you want to ensure all business and private trips are marked accordingly. You can change them in several ways – press the ‘Edit’ button, tap the B or P, press and hold the trip or click to open the trip on a map.  

  • Check that your details and business mileage allowances are correct. If they are, sign in the empty field. If they are not, you can edit these from the ‘Trips’ and ‘Settings’ menus.  
  • Press the ‘Deliver’ button when you are happy to submit your business mileage to your admin.  

Driving Behaviour

What is my driving score and how do I improve it?

The ‘Driving’ menu is only visible if your company uses the Driving Behaviour service. It gives you an overview of your driving style across 5 driving behaviour metrics – acceleration, braking, left cornering, right cornering and idling. These individual metrics are averaged to give you your total driving score.  

For more information, see ‘How are driving scores calculated and what do they mean?’ and
How do driving scores relate to fleet coasts and safety?'

  • Open the ‘Driving’ menu in the Driver app. 
  • Each driving metric is scored out of 100, with 0 being the lowest. 
  • Your company may set their own internal guidelines, but any score of 80+ is considered a benchmark. 

Click on any of the metrics for tips on how to improve. These tips are specific to you and your driving score – so following them will help improve your score!


How are driving scores calculated and what do they mean?

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How do driving scores relate to fleet costs and safety?

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Map

Map overview

  • Open the ‘Map’ menu in the Driver app.  
  • On the map you will see your vehicle and all assets that are visible to you in your company – these may be equipment and tools.

You can find the full equipment list by swiping up the ‘List of assets’ option or use the search option in the top right to find a specific asset.  

Note: For more information on map icons, see ‘What are the different map icons?’

There are up to four icons in the bottom right:

  1. Is used to zoom out to show all your assets on one map. 
  2. Is used to zoom in to your location or your vehicles location. 
  3. Changes the map type and allows you to toggle on or off asset labels. 
  4. (Only available if your company is using the ABAX Mini service). Allows you to proactively scan for nearby Mini’s - for more information see ‘How do I find my tools using the Driver app?’

How do I find my tools using the Driver app?

If your company is using the ABAX Mini to track their equipment or tools. You can use your Driver app to scan for updated positions. You no longer need to waste time looking for lost or misplaced tools!  

Note: This feature will not work until you allow Bluetooth permissions from within the app. 

  • Open the ‘Map’ menu in the Driver app.  
  • On the map you will see all assets that are visible to you in your company – these may be equipment and tools. For more information about the map see ‘Map overview’. 
  • To turn on Bluetooth permissions, choose the icon and toggle on the option.  
  • Now, every time you open the Driver app your phone will automatically scan for nearby Mini’s – updating their position in the map for you and all others within your company. 
  • To proactively scan yourself, press the icon and then press ‘scan’.  

Other

Settings overview

The ‘Settings’ menu allows you to update your information or adjust your account preferences.

  • Open the ‘Settings’ menu in the Driver app.  
  • From here you can: 
SettingOPTIONS
VehicleUpdate your vehicle details including - reg no., make, model, name, type and class. 
User details Update your user details including- name, email, username, address and mobile number.  
My purposes Add a new trip purpose to the default list making it even easier to add a purpose to a business trip. 
Biometry login Toggle login via fingerprint on or off. 
Odometer Submit an updated odometer reading. 
Service View the vehicles servicing details (can only be updated by your admin).  
About ABAX View information about the app and ABAX.