Continental Driver Scorecards Analyse Tachograph Data for Improved Compliance and Safety


Continental’s new scorecard features for TIS-Web utilise DTCO data to give a clearer picture of driver performance and violations. An additional list of the ten most frequent violations aids fleets to take quick action and providing training for their drivers. Additionally, there is an early warning system which notifies fleet operators in good time of impending fines or loss of their EU community licence.

Continental Continue to Improve Tachograph Data Policy

Continental is enhancing its fleet services by adding new features to its proven VDO software for fleet and tachograph management, which monitors driver compliance with the law. Fleet managers and transport companies can now make full use of the data in their systems using VDO Fleet Scorecards for TIS-Web, with the software enabling them to analyse the performance of individual drivers – even retroactively over many months.

The release is available to users of the Pro version of VDO TIS-Web. Each driver has a score given based on the number and severity of violations to help identify trends and schedule appropriate training.

“The scorecards give fleet managers a better view of compliance in TIS-Web,” says Timo Ketterer, Head of Service Product Management in Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Fleet Services business segment. “They are notified of risks, can see causes at a glance and can use reports to decide what steps are necessary.” Fleet managers using the advanced version of TIS-Web can now see the aggregated score for their entire fleet.

In addition, when logging in to the system, they receive a warning on the dashboard if the fleet’s total violations exceed a certain limit specified in EU Regulation 2016/403. “The times when managers had to import data from digital tachographs to Excel or another program are over,” says Timo Ketterer. Now it is much easier. With just a few clicks, the TIS-Web dashboard provides a complete picture of violations, plus analysis at the driver level.

VDO Fleet Scorecards for TIS-Web, Gives Fleet Managers Access to Driver Violations, Improving Safety Protocol

Violations such as driving or rest periods represent a financial risk for fleet managers, with the potential of heavy fines. EU Regulation 2016/403 additionally sets a limit for violations per driver and year. There are different categories for violations, made on a uniform scale across Europe. If the limit is exceeded, a procedure is started at the national level and the fleet operator’s reliability status is reviewed. Operators can lose their EU transport licence with frequent violations.

TIS-Web helps fleet managers avoid this. The new scorecard not only gives a clearer visual presentation of the DTCO data, but in the Pro version it also displays the fleet’s most frequent violations, updated each week. Fleet managers thus get an early warning of problems and can take prompt countermeasures.

The calculation is based on the ERRU Messaging System (European Register of Road Transport Undertakings), which links the national electronic registers of transport companies and permits sharing of recorded data on violations in the EU. The VDO Fleet scorecards for TIS-Web use this information to determine the 10 most frequent violations of a fleet so that managers can see where in the team there might be an increased need for training.

Moreover, the driver scorecards show which drivers are better suited for certain assignments than others. Drivers’ working days are tracked on the scorecards to ensure fairness and comparability of such a classification. “Our driver scorecard gives fleet operators an important tool for monitoring driver violations and taking timely corrective action, if necessary,” says Ketterer. “This means talking with the drivers involved and making them more aware of the problem.”

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.


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