The Idle Time report is used for evaluating the amount of time assets have idled during a specified time period. The report will also give the location of the idling.
A benefit of the idle time report is it provides quantifiable savings in fuel cost as well as greenhouse gases saved by lowered idling.
To access the Idle Time, from the main menu click Reports, then go to GPS Track & Trace and click Idle Time.
Set the desired filters, then click Generate Report to view the results. The following filters can be set:
|Asset||One specific, or all assets can be returned.|
|Idles Occurring||By default, no zone is selected and idling occurring anywhere will be displayed. If a zone is selected, idles will either be shown or not shown:
|Attribute Filters||Displays characteristics that can be assigned to one or more assets, creating customizable groups. This preset filter can be applied to the report through this drop-down.|
|Select Attributes||Displays the characteristics that an asset may have for the generated report. These preset filters can be applied to the report by clicking the drop-down menu to view the options. For example: An asset can either be classified as a diesel or natural gas attribute which pertains to the fuel source that it uses.|
|Date Range||Select a beginning date and an ending date to generate a report. Note that within this report you may only pick one month at a time for the generated report.|
|Only include Times||Select the duration of time (in hours, minutes, and seconds) that the idle must have been longer than or shorter than in order to show in the report.
Idle times under one (1) minute are never shown.
|Associate Drivers||If available, the driver associated with the previous EVIR will be listed.
This may not reflect the driver that was driving when the idle occurred if they were not the person that performed the previously uploaded inspection.
|Show Emissions||The CO, NOx, HC, PM, and CO2 gallons burnt per hour will be displayed.|
|Show Inactive Assets||Assets that are set to inactive will be included in the results.|
|Show All||All idles occurring for longer than one (1) minute will be included regardless of the duration set in the “Only include Times” filter.|
|Report Preferences||Click on the Report Preferences link to set the following information in the Idle Preferences pop-up:|
After setting the Idle Controls and clicking on Generate Report, a map and results will be displayed.
|Idle Controls||The previously selected Idle Controls are displayed. After running a report, additional changes can be made. Clicking Generate Report again will update the results.|
|Total Idle Times||The following information will be displayed for one or all assets that had idling based on the Idle Controls.
Burn rate can be set in Report Preferences.
|Asset Details||Click on Max Idle for an asset in the results to see that asset on the map. Click or hover over the marker to see the asset’s details.|
|All Details/ View All||Click All Details to see all idling events returned in the report. Click view all to see all idling events for a specific asset. Click on Duration to see an idling event on the map.
Return to original results: Click return to original results above and to the left of the results to go back to the previous results page. Show All Idles: Click to show idling events for all assets in previous results page (above and to the right of the results and available only when viewing idle times for a single asset).
|Asset No||Clicking on the Asset Info icon will display the available asset information. Clicking on the asset will display all EVIRs reported for that asset.
Calculating Idle Time
Zonar considers a vehicle to be idling when two key requirements are met:
- The engine is powered on.
- The vehicle is not moving (speed is 0).
The accuracy of the calculation is dependent on the vehicle data received by the GPS unit. If the Zonar equipment is miswired, it may report incorrectly excessive idle times. Troubleshooting these idle times will significantly depend on how the Zonar equipment is wired to the vehicle. The following articles can provide more information on troubleshooting unusual idle times: