One consequence of the ELD mandate is the introduction of unidentified trips. The ELD mandate requires ELDs to record all drive time, meaning that an ELD records all events, even if the driver is not connected to it. Sifting through each unidentified trip, assigning, and annotating them, create added work for fleet managers. This may seem like a simple workflow, but looking through each event and determining the right driver can become time-consuming very quickly.
We wanted to streamline this review process so that fleet managers can spend more time managing their fleet and less time managing unidentified trips. We are excited to introduce an improved experience for managing unidentified trips through the Assign & Annotate feature.
First, we’re giving fleet managers the ability to annotate any event, whether it is assigned or not. Fleets can then annotate the unidentified trips instead of going through each one and assigning it. This removes the need to wait for drivers to approve the edits or log in as a yard move account to accept them. You can annotate these events easily, so you don’t have to worry about them again.
Assigning events can be cumbersome, taking more time than needed to put drive time correctly onto a driver’s log. It’s hard to ensure that your driver’s hours of service are always correct and up-to-date when there are unidentified trips. Now when you go to the trip, you can quickly see the drivers who connected to the ELD before and after the event, and choose the driver. With one-click assignment, it will keep all the unidentified trips in order, so you don’t have to spend more time sorting through events.
Keeping track of all the trips for your fleet can be difficult. Knowing which events have been assigned, which events have been annotated, and which events you still need to review, can create confusion. Instead of clicking through every event to figure it out, you are now able to see the status of every event from the main ‘Trips’ screen. You’ll know exactly which events are pending approval, accepted, or still need to be reviewed.
We know managing your fleet can be challenging, and we’re here to help! The improved Assign and Annotate feature will help you more easily manage unidentified trips.
Do you have any questions for us about this feature? Our 24/7 support team can be reached at 1-855-434-ELOG and is happy to help.