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Electronic Driver Logbook

Replace your paper-based logbook with an NZTA-approved electronic driver logbook (EDL) solution to meet your fatigue management requirements

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Electronic Driver Logbooks (EDLs) and Driver Fatigue

Keep your driver risk-free and maintain fatigue compliance

The future of technology and compliance is here to stay. Utilised by some of New Zealand's leading and most progressive transport and logistics operators, Sentinel, Teletrac Navman's Electronic Driver Logbook solution, doesn't just keep you compliant with NZTA and the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) requirements. The benefits goes above and beyond to improve fleet-wide operations and make life easier for you, your drivers and the back office. 


Live Fatigue

Get real-time fatigue information for each of your drivers to better understand driver hours.


Your Questions

With natural language search available through the AI-powered dashboard, you get visual insights into your fatigue management.


No Noise,
Just Clarity

With the ability to mould the data your way, you can choose parameters outside of just fatigue to help you further see what you didn’t know


Live Fatigue Data For Drivers

Drivers get real-time work and rest information to help them better manage their own fatigue compliance.


Insights Based On Status

With complete event and rule data based on the ruleset and driver hours, all help to provide complete picture to the driver.


Alerts, Before

Proactively get ahead of your hours and get alerted when you require a rest break based on the ruleset.


Managing fatigue is often easier said than done

While drivers may be comfortable with written logbooks, they can be fraught with inaccuracies, and rely on an individual’s interpretation of the fatigue rules, and the understanding and ability to calculate work and rest period requirements.

Depending on a driver’s schedule, the back-office may only lay eyes on written work diary days after jobs are complete, when it’s too late to directly address any problems. Furthermore, keeping track of complicated fatigue legislation can be a job in itself, creating confusion for all in the industry.

These challenges can be overcome with the use of Electronic Driver Logbooks (EDLs), which deliver a multitude of safety, cost and time-saving benefits.  Today, EDLs solutions are available and approved by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) that can be solely used, without a paper logbook, to manage driver fatigue.

Fatigue Management

Sentinel, An Electronic Driver Logbook, and Transport

Fatigue is one of the most highly regulated aspects of the transport industry and is a major concern in the road freight industry. Fatigue management remains a compliance concern as many drivers experience fatigue on trips, yet it can be the most challenging to manage. The rules can be complex and logbooks can be difficult to complete and keep up-to-date.



A solution that operates within a vehicle as a tool to help the driver comply

The driver is able to view their current status, tap to start work or rest during every journey, view rest break calculations, available work hours and all relevant data on the device. An EDL offers a number of advantages over written work diary.

Safety & Proactivity

Taking breaks while driving is important for your health and safety. With EDLs, drivers are notified before a rest break is required based on their work hours completed, making it easier for drivers and businesses to ensure compliance. EDLs make fatigue easy to understand by breaking down the fatigue rules based on the driver’s real-time status and giving them enough information to make the best possible decisions on the road.

Audits & Reports

With an EDL, you are able to treat each day as if an audit is about to occur, with real-time information at your fingertips. Reports are compiled in a few simple clicks and easily exported. Additionally, driver non-compliance and outcomes an be recorded. This means time wasted combing through piles of misfiled, damaged or lost paperwork is eliminated. It automates the audit process, removing duplication and data-entry errors.

Real-time Data

Traditionally, written logbooks aren’t handed to back office staff until the end of shift, which can often be days later. Once the logbook has been checked, only then do you have the chance to say, “This breach is pretty serious, let’s sit down and talk about it.” At that stage, your driver may not remember what happened, where, or even why. With EDLs, drivers have access to immediate information and customisable alerting to make sure work and rest hours are being complied with.


Having access to real-time fatigue information across your entire fleet helps you to correctly allocate jobs while allowing appropriate work and rest times. It lets you assign jobs based on available hours and removes the guesswork from your driver’s schedules. This provides a new level of assurance in knowing that your drivers aren’t over worked and will be completing the journey within legal limits.

Cost Savings

As a digital solution, EDLs remove the cost of labour-intensive paperwork entirely, as driver information is automatically synced as it’s collected. By reducing the admin involved in manual log book checking it saves your business time and money. It reduces interruption to the driver’s work, and makes processes simpler. Your efforts can be put into more strategic initiatives such as winning new contracts, while further improving safety initiatives.


The same device that delivers you the EDL solution also centralises a variety of tools for drivers, providing a platform where they can complete checklists, receive messages, record progress of jobs and complete necessary forms – all on a single device. It streamlines driver processes and makes life that much simpler!

Sentinel, an Electronic Driver Logbook

Sentinel for the Back-Office and Driver

A digital solution to meet fatigue compliance regulations in this modern world is required to run an effective, efficient and productive operation.

fatigue management in transport

With an EDL, compliance is made easier than ever. Sentinel is an all-in-one, easy-to-use platform that provides drivers with the ability to comply to fatigue laws and stay safe on the road.

  • Provide drivers with the means to proactively manage their fatigue
  • Better understand fatigue and compliance across the business 
  • Real-time alerts for both the driver and the back-office to help ensure compliance
driver digital fatigue logbook

While fatigue is highly-regulated and a major concern for all in the transport chain, an electronic fatigue management solution helps to manage drivers and schedule their work based on reliable, real-time information and analytics.

  • Intuitive fatigue dashboard with insights into each driver’s available hours and work history
  • Click of a button reporting for easy auditing
  • Real-time alerting of fatigue breaches as they occur, not after the fact
electronic driver logbook

Sentinel is a driver’s tool designed specifically for the transport industry with over ten years of feedback from the industry. Drivers are presented with a simple, informative and real-time view of their own fatigue status. 

  • Easy logging of driver start, stop and rest times
  • Advanced audio and visual alerts of when the next rest break is required
  • Clear display of work and rest events and fatigue rules


What makes our EDL solution so great?


  • Thorough compliance workflow for the driver, providing an easy-to-use process when stopped by enforcement.
  • Complete fatigue summary information, including work and rest breakdowns, rule information, and more.
  • Range of fatigue reporting available that break data into easy-to-read visual formatting.

Increase Productivity
& Efficiency

  • Understand available hours by driver to safely allocate work.
  • Know drivers can complete their assigned trips instead of being held up and out of hours.
  • Rules calculated independent of the phone network, giving the driver real-time fatigue information at all times.

Reduce Compliance Events & Risk

  • Ability for the driver to update their fatigue status as they complete their journey, as well as edit or add fatigue events direct from the device.
  • Audio and visual prompts when a rest break is required, based on event history and their fatigue ruleset. 
  • Provides the ability to audit work diaries with Sentinel’s data for accurate driver fatigue.

Transform Your Business

  • Comprehensive fatigue dashboard for each driver’s real-time and historical fatigue information.
  • Real-time alerts that are easy to set-up across the organisation, received via SMS, email or within the fleet management system.
  • Back-office fatigue dashboard broken down by driver to view real-time fatigue.
  • Rules calculated independent of the phone network, giving the driver real-time fatigue information at all times.