Step 1. Downloading data from the driver card (1 min. 20 sec.)
Downloading the data from the driver card is extremely easy. Just connect the TachoTerminal GPRS reader to the car charger and the cigarette lighter receptacle in the vehicle. A green LED lights up signalling that the device is ready. Insert the driver card to the slot in the reader with the chip facing down and the driver’s photo visible on top.
The downloading starts automatically when the card is inserted, and the fact is signalled by a flashing orange LED and a short beep. You do not need to press any buttons – just wait about 80 seconds and the data from the card will be saved in the reader’s internal memory. Saving the file on the card is signalled by the orange LED lit continuously and a long beep. Now, you can remove the card and continue driving.
Step 2. Sending the file to server (1 min. 30 sec.)
Sending the file downloaded from the driver card is fully automatic. The file transfer is signalled by a flashing blue LED. The driver card does not to be inside the reader, so the driver can continue driving. Do not disconnect the reader from power supply when the data transfer is in progress. After 90 seconds the file will be sent to the FTP server and automatically saved. Remember about the previous configuration of the device depending on the GSM car used.
Step 3. Driver’s working time analysis (1 min.)
When the file is sent to the server, a dispatcher or another person responsible for monitoring of the drivers’ working time can start to analyse the file. Duration of this step depends on the software used.
For instance, using the tachoPORT.net system, automatic analysis of the driver’s activities during the last 29 days takes less than 60 seconds.
Step 4. Driver notification (1 min.)
When the file content has been analysed, a notification can be sent to the driver as an SMS text message. The Alerter service of the tachoPORT.net system sends information about infringements committed during the last 29 days, including the calculated administrative penalty. Therefore, the driver is aware of the scale of infringements of Regulation 561/2006 or the AETR European agreement that he has committed.
If files are sent once a day your driver can receive a clear and simple schedule of work, including driving time, breaks and rest periods on a given day and during a given week. For example, the driver can be informed about the date and time of starting and finishing work on a given day in order to maintain correct breaks and rest periods. Ask why this information is important for your company.
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