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3Dtracking’s platform includes a basket of vehicle maintenance features.

These features support fleet managers in their quest to streamline fleet efficiency, maximise vehicle longevity and to ultimately drive savings. These maintenance elements form part of a suite of fleet management tools including tracking, monitoring, driver behaviour scoring, fuel management, scheduling, route optimisation and CanBUS integration.

Journal feature

The 3Dtracking journal function provides the user with an electronic filing cabinet. It enables systematic grouping of information relating to the management of the fleet. Just as if a fleet manager were to create a paper-based file, and place all relevant documents relating to an incident (such as a vehicle accident) into a folder, the journal entry feature offers the same function – a place to store information, named according to the companies naming construct, that is easily accessible and also contains all the information related to that incident (images, reports, documents etc.)

To set up a form is also incredibly easy for the user and there are no restrictions to the number of journals one creates. Furthermore, the data is safe and secure; and 3Dtracking offers unique unlimited history access. This feature allows the data can be retrieved from any historical date.


Video: How To Create A Journal

Here is a quick video to showcase how easy it is to use the journal feature on the 3Dtracking platform.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) feature

The 3Dtracking DTC warnings feature gives fleet managers an instant view into the health of their vehicles. Until now, drivers have been relied upon to communicate these warnings to their managers, increasing the risk of vehicle problems being unattended to.

DTCs are generated when a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics system (CANbus) picks up a problem.  These DTCs are then displayed via a warning light or another indicator on the vehicle’s instrument panel.

For fleet managers, this integration can provide immediate business value through:

  1. Proactive maintenance and scheduling
  2. Prevention of dangerous accidents, e.g. warning of potential brake failures
  3. Tracking ongoing vehicle issues

3Dtracking’s platform receives the DTC warnings generated by the vehicles and then the DTC is added in real-time on the unit information panel, and each different warning code remains active until it is actioned. In addition, users can receive real-time alerts via email and SMS when DTC warnings are received, as well as access a detailed report that provides a full history of all reported DTC warnings messages.

Blog: 3Dtracking Integrates Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) for Instant Trouble Monitoring
Custom Forms

Custom forms, or as referred to on the 3Dtracking platform, Action Lists are customisable forms that can be created for a vehicle (e.g. a vehicle assessment form) or for an alert. In both cases, the user can create multiple forms which are completely customisable.

In the case of the Alert Action List, the user is able to ensure specific actions are undertaken when a certain alert is signalled. This enhances consistency with regard to vehicle management.

3Dtracking’s action lists are very easy to create and operate, this quick video explains how.