Replace your paper-based logbook with an NZTA-approved electronic driver logbook (EDL) solution to meet your fatigue management requirements
Drivers get real-time work and rest information to help them better manage their own fatigue compliance.
With complete event and rule data based on the ruleset and driver hours, all help to provide complete picture to the driver.
Proactively get ahead of your hours and get alerted when you require a rest break based on the ruleset.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.