UK: Blue Tree Systems Inc. announced it has implemented new software updates to its HOS Advisor tool which will reflect new driver Hours-of-Service regulations.
Blue Tree Systems’s HOS Advisor keeps drivers informed of “Drive Time Remaining” at all times and advises drivers at the touch of a button of the options available to best use their available hours to maximize their driving time. HOS Advisor presents options to the driver based on their current HOS status and saves the driver the hassle of performing complex and time consuming calculations
The tool works by first providing drivers with a ‘current status’, for example: ‘You have 0 hours and 15 minutes of driving time left’ which is then followed by a number of appropriate options on how to proceed to maximize their drive time.
In addition, it also provides dispatchers with the same real-time information that is available to the driver in the cab. This shared view is invaluable and means that dispatchers and drivers can discuss the options being presented by HOS Advisor and agree on how best to proceed.
The system displays driver hours as a graph or a table. In graph format the data presentation is designed to be similar to that of the paper logbook to ease the driver’s transition to electronic logs. The tool is also able to advice on split logs for team drivers.
Source: Blue Tree Systems