Strategies for Using Alerts

Alerts (Pro/Enterprise) | Alerts (Standard) are an incredibly powerful fleet management tool *IF* they are implemented properly. If you get too many, you're likely to ignore them. If you don't get enough, you're likely to miss important events. And of course, all of this is assuming that you've accurately identified the policies that these alerts are meant to help enforce in the first place. This article helps you strategize alerts so that they remain manageable and effective. 1. Examine Existing Policy In order to determine which alerts to schedule and the settings to use, start by listing policies (e.g., late arrival and/or early departure times, unnecessary engine idle times over “x” minutes, use of vehicle or trailer after work hours, speeding over "xx" mph of posted limit or other threshold, other potential misuses of company time and/or property). Once you've listed all of your policies, determine which ones require immediate…