GPS Trackit announces a new device for assisting with driver timekeeping and accountability. The driver key fob is a small physical device the size of a flash drive that can help with keeping track of which driver is in which fleet vehicle.
A small device the size of a flash, or ‘thumb’ drive, brings a new level of accountability to fleet drivers. It provides a tool for timekeeping that will help the backoffice by verifying driver timesheet information.
“The device itself is simple,” explained Eddie Bermudez, GPS Trackit’s Product Manager. “Each device is an electromagnetic ‘key’. The driver must seat the face of the key in a receptacle wired into the vehicle’s electrical system so that it can be read.”
The device has a 16-digit code, or hex number, associated with it. The number is embossed across the face of the device. That number is the device’s electronic signature.
“When the key fob is seated in the reader the system checks the hex number encoded on it,” Bermudez continued. “It uses the key number to identify the driver. This enables fleet managers to have multiple drivers assigned to the same vehicle, optimizing their use of fleet resources. And it increases driver accountability – reports can be run to evaluate the behaviors of specific drivers.”
“This enables fleet managers to have multiple drivers assigned to the same vehicle, optimizing their use of fleet resources. And it increases driver accountability – reports can be run to evaluate the behaviors of specific drivers.” – Eddie Bermudez, Product Manager
It also helps out in the back office when it comes to verifying time cards. When the driver uses the key fob to identify themselves, it also registers a ‘clock in’ on the system’s time clock. Drivers use the key fob at the end of their shift to ‘clock out’. If a driver forgets to clock out, the clock-in by the next driver automatically clocks the previous driver out.
For more information about GPS Trackit, their new features, or their Fleet Manager vehicle tracking system, visit their website.
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Established in 2002, GPS Trackit is a leading North American supplier of GPS tracking and location-based services. GPS Trackit is dedicated to providing the most innovative, cutting-edge GPS technology backed by the best customer service in the industry today.