Teletrac Navman‘s electronic work diary approved by NHVR in Australia as an alternative to written work diaries

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 16, 2020

Teletrac Navman is one of the first telematics providers in Australia to have its electronic work diary (EWD), Sentinel, approved as an alternative to written work diaries by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

While the Australian industry has long used EWDs for managing driver work and rest within transport organisations, written diaries were still required to prove compliance with fatigue laws. 

The voluntary use of an EWD eliminates the risks associated with written diaries, including lost or damaged documents. It takes away guesswork, ensuring erroneous or inaccurate data isn‘t used for reporting or compliance purposes. EWDs also simplify recordkeeping for drivers and provide better toolsets for them to understand their capacity to work or need for rest. 

Teletrac Navman‘s NHVR-approved EWD solution provides value for transport operators with a real-time dashboard of fatigue information and driver hour status, powered by the AI delivered in TN360, Teletrac Navman‘s new software platform. This delivers visual insights and lets businesses ask questions and drill into the data by using natural language search functions.

For drivers, the EWD device lets them view their current status, rest break calculations and available work hours on an in-cabin device. They receive real-time notifications before a rest break is required, making it easy to stay safe and plan rest as needed.

Teletrac Navman‘s Sentinel solution is already being used by more than 40,000 drivers across Australia, and these customers will be able to move to the new NHVR-approved solution at no additional cost from 1 December 2020.