Hotspot/Map

Settings > Site Settings > Hotspot/Map

Interactive elements accessible from dispatchClosedPersonnel who take orders and schedule, ticket, and track trucks for their plant. screens are controlled here. This includes rollovers for hotspots, employees, and equipmentClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant..

The values set here, whether custom or default, are viewable by clicking on or hovering over items like:

You may interact with rollovers on the Equipment Map, Dispatch View, and Equipment Map screens.

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Remove Inactive Vehicle from Map After (min)

This specifies how many minutes TrackIt should wait to receive a GPS location fix from a vehicleClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant.. If no update to the GPS location is received prior to the threshold set here, then the vehicle is removed from the Equipment Map. When the vehicle resumes sending a GPS position, it appears on the map.

If you have separate GPS and cellular antennae, then it is possible to still send data to TrackIt's servers without a GPS location fix.

By default, this is set to 60.

Depending on the hardware a company uses, different behaviors occur at the end of a workday that may or may not affect TrackIt's ability to obtain a GPS fix:

  • When using an Android tablet, logging off will stop the device from sending any new locational data.
  • When using a hard mount system, regardless of whether the driver is logged out or the vehicle ignition is powered off, it will still send a fix once per hour.

Overridable Geofence

The enter and exit statusClosedThe specific activity or task a driver is currently engaged in, typically as part of a process called a "status loop." changes for all hotspotClosedGeographic areas marked on a map that act as destinations for driver navigation or triggers for automated behaviors in TrackIt. types are ignored and the current status for a vehicle is preserved. Without this option enabled, elapsed enter or exit delays revert the vehicle status to the predefined status of the hotspot type.

This option useful if you expect your drivers to manage their statuses manually.

You must specify an delay time for a hotspot type to force an override.

At Plant A, the Exit Status for its hotspot is set to Depart Yard. A vehicle leaves the hotspot boundary and the driver manually changes their status to To Job.

  • Enabled: The status remains as To Job after the exit time delay elapses.
  • Disabled: The status reverts to the Depart Yard exit status when the time delay elapses.

Change Vehicles to Alerts Icons

When important, critical, or informational events trigger for a vehicle, the equipment icon is replaced with another icon to visually represent the active alertClosedA software-generated message or warning triggered by vehicle data..

By default, this option is set to True. Selecting False disables this behavior.

After addressing the eventClosedEngine data recorded by TrackIt that includes fault codes and driver behaviors like hard braking., you must acknowledge the alert to remove the alert icon.

Dispatch Vehicle Rollover

When tracking vehiclesClosedAll machines used as a means of production on a construction site or at a batch plant. from the Equipment Map or Equipment Map screens, clicking on the equipment icon or vehicle number displays a list of details.

Vehicle information from a vehicle rollover dialog window

Some of this information is obtained through a supported onboard computer (OBCClosedA vehicle data monitoring device that collects diagnostic information sent by the ECU and reports it to TrackIt.) (OBC) or engine data controller (EDC) connected to the vehicle's electronic control unitClosedAlso known as an engine control module, this device controls engine performance by monitoring data reported by myriad built-in sensors. This data is interpreted by the ECU and then relayed to engine diagnostic hardware, such as an OBC or EDC. (ECUClosedAlso known as an engine control module, this device controls engine performance by monitoring data reported by myriad built-in sensors. This data is interpreted by the ECU and then relayed to engine diagnostic hardware, such as an OBC or EDC.), whereas other details are generated through integrated third-party solutions.

The rollover may be changed by clicking the Edit Vehicle Rollover button and then interacting with the pop-up dialog.

Dispatch Employee Rollover

When tracking employee jobClosedA project that orders and tickets are grouped under. statuses from the Dispatch View screen, clicking on the employee number displays a rollover with any attributes being tracked. This most commonly includes details like their name, job role or type, and assigned equipment.

Employee information from an employee rollover dialog window

The rollover may be changed by clicking the Edit Employee Rollover button and then interacting with the pop-up dialog.

Dispatch Hotspot Rollover

When a hotspot is set up from the Hotspots & Regions screen, the rollover displays details relevant to the hotspot's type. By default, the Edit Hotspot Rollover dialog window will display enter and exit statuses, radius, and hotspot types.

Hotspot information from a hotspot rollover dialog window

The rollover may be changed by clicking the Edit Hotspot Rollover button and then interacting with the pop-up dialog.

Dispatch Rollover Buttons

Altering rollover buttons for equipment allows you to specify what quick action buttons to display for easy access to items like reports regarding a vehicle's messageClosedText messages exchanged between drivers and dispatchers using TrackIt. history or manual interactions like updating a status.

Rollover buttons for a vehicle rollover dialog window

These rollover buttons may be changed by clicking Edit Buttons and then interacting with the pop-up dialog.

After saving, your changes will be viewable from the Equipment Map or Dispatch View screens by selecting a vehicle or equipment number.

Dispatch Employee Format

The Dispatch View screen identifies and sorts employees based on the attribute selected here. By default, Employee Name (First Last) is the set attribute. You may also pick alternate formats for names or Employee #.

Dispatch Vehicle Format

The Dispatch View screen identifies and sorts vehicles based on the attribute selected here. While Equipment # is the most common value used, you may also identify vehicles by Vehicle Description and Vehicle Interface #.

Dispatch Map Vehicle Format

The Dispatch View screen and Equipment Map panel on the Equipment MapClosedA map view that tracks the locations and statuses of individual equipment in a fleet. The dispatcher's equivalent to a "bird's-eye view." identify vehicles based on the attribute selected here. While Equipment # is the most common value used, you may also identify vehicles by Vehicle Description and Vehicle Interface #.

Customized Hotspot Names

To facilitate the automatic generation of hotspot names for status and ticketClosedShort for “delivery ticket,” which is printed and given to the driver. Also called a tag or docket. The ticket includes, at a minimum, the product(s) ordered and the delivery address. It can also include the amounts of materials batched to form the mix. In the past, producers sent copies of the delivery ticket with prices as invoices; now tickets and invoices are two separate documents. hotspots, the Edit Customized Hotspot Names dialog window sets the naming standard according to ticket data, dispatch data, or default data.

If you deselect Use System Default, TrackIt will check for values first in the Ticket # field, followed by Dispatch and Default. If no custom values are found, then the default attributes are used.

Editing vehicle, employee, or hotspot rollovers

During the initial site setup process, each rollover type comes preassigned with a series of default attributes that you may customize further as needed. Should you want to change the attributes shown, take note that the attributes available are dependent upon the rollover type being edited. For example, the Vehicle Dispatch Rollover uses attributes like Employee # and Last Load, but not Hotspot ID or Hotspot Type.

Rollover information for a vehicle rollover dialog window

The Edit Rollover dialog window allows you to directly change what data is shown for each rollover type.

Edit Vehicle Rollover dialog window

  1. Attribute Name. The predefined label associated with the attribute key. Selecting this will cause the associated shortcode to appear in the Attribute Key field.
  2. Attribute Key. The shortcode that TrackIt uses to identify and pull data for the rollover. After selecting an Attribute Name, the value shown in this field can then be copied and pasted to the Title or Value fields. These attributes should not be changed.
  3. Title. The label(s) that identifies the equipment, employee, or hotspot for ease of tracking. This consists of one or more shortcodes placed side-by-side and separated by a /.
  4. Description. The field label identifying the type of information displayed for the associated value. This may be customized as needed.
  5. Value. The shortcode that specifies what data type to track and display on the rollover.

Editing equipment rollover buttons

With the Edit Buttons dialog window, you can specify what quick action buttons to associate with your vehicle rollovers for easy access to items like reports regarding your vehicle's message history or manual interactions like updating a status. These buttons are viewable from the Equipment Map or Dispatch View screens by selecting a vehicle or vehicle name.

Rollover buttons on an equipment rollover

While default information is provided for users, attributes can be added or edited as desired.