NEW APP HELPS TRUCK DRIVERS KEEP TIME [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]
(Herald, The (Plymouth, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TRUCK drivers are used to noting down the time they spend driving. Now, Renault Trucks invites them to replace their notebook by using their iPhone, with the new Time Book app.
The new free app enables drivers to record how long they have been at the wheel and how long they have rested. Warnings are issued when maximum time limits draw near. At the end of each set period, a report file is generated.
Many truck drivers keep a notebook within easy reach of their dashboard in which they note down the time they spend driving and resting.
In the era of modern technology, notebooks can no longer keep up.
Although driving activity is tracked by the tachograph, providing the only legal reference for these measurements, the data recorded by the Time Book app enables drivers to anticipate their situation and not exceed their daily driving hours or the permitted 56 hours maximum allowed in a single week.
Using Time Book is simple, the driver only has to press one of four icons: driving, available, short break or long break.
This will start the stopwatch. At the end of each activity, they press the same button again to stop the time and touch another to indicate that a new activity is underway. The data recorded is then transferred to a virtual notebook which lists the activity, stating the started time, ended time and how long it lasted. At the end of the day or assignment, drivers can make corrections if any errors were made. This information can then be e-mailed to fleet managers.
This app was designed to make everyday assignments simpler for drivers and can be set up according to individual requirements. For example, when the authorised driving time is due to expire, drivers can choose to be warned in specific timed intervals before this occurs.
The special HGV GPS app, NavTruck, also available for iPhone, can combine with Time Book to prove to be a valuable and highly complementary tool. NavTruck displays how much time remains before the destination is reached. When the alarm sounds, drivers can therefore easily see if they have enough time to get to the destination, or if they should ask NavTruck to find a place to rest in its database. All warnings can also be muted and the app used just for recording purposes.
Easy to understand and use, Time Book has been designed to serve drivers, so they can concentrate on driving or resting with total peace of mind.
PETROL PRICE CHECKER Plymouth this week: Highest price: 139.9p Lowest price: 129.9p Average price: 132.1p Potential saving (per litre): 10p Lowest price last week: 128.9p SOURCE: PETROLPRICES.COM
(c) 2013 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]