One of the easiest and most widely used area of the Quartix system is the ability to be able to view a vehicle’s daily log. It is a report that contains all of the trip information that a unit has recorded for a specific vehicle on a specific date.

As with all reports, the Quartix system holds 12 months worth of data on our servers. Historical data can be easily retrieved.
These logs are accessed from the main application menu on the left hand side of the Quartix website.

This is accessed via the main menu;

Clicking on the link to the daily vehicle logs brings up a form; you can select a vehicle either by clicking on the drop-down list and searching for the registration number, or by selecting a group first, to narrow down the search. After a vehicle is selected, you
must select a date, as well. As “today” and “yesterday” are the most chosen dates to be viewed, these each have their own menu button.

When the results are returned, the details of the vehicle that the report is being run against are shown at the top left of the screen with the date and navigation arrows just below.

You can jump forward or back one day by clicking the arrows as desired.

Each trip on the Daily log is defined by the vehicle ignition on (departure) and ignition off (arrival). The location and time of departure or arrival is displayed on the log itself, together with the location at which the trip started and ended.

Should the unit detect the vehicle idling for two minutes or greater, a break in the trip will be shown as “stopped with ignition on”, at the location reported at the idling location.

Each trip is numbered sequentially in the order they were taken on the day, and is displayed as below.

Additional notes are provided on the logs by selecting the question mark icon from the control panel shown in the top right of the report.
This gives you key information about some of the rules that are in place on this report. Key points relate to the new trip threshold and whether stops with ignition on are displayed. The unit records all trip information regardless of how long the trip is, as long as it detects a valid ignition on and off. However, unless the trip meets the criteria set for the new trip threshold, it will not show on the report.

Departure time

This is the time and location that the unit recorded as the start of the trip, when the unit has detected an ignition-on event. The unit records the time the ignition went on, and when that data is transmitted the Quartix servers, the location is calculated based on the latitude and longitude information that the unit recorded.

Arrival time

This is the time and location that the unit recorded as the arrival at a location, when the unit has recorded the ignition turning off. The location is calculated using the latitude and longitude information that the unit has recorded; this is then converted into an address.

Trip travel time

As travel time excludes any idling, it is defined as the time between the ignition on and ignition off for a specific trip in which the vehicle is actually moving.
It is recorded in hours and minutes. The total for each trip is shown on the report, along with the total travel time for the day.

Idling time

On each unit, there is an idling threshold. This is the amount of time that a vehicle will be stationary with the ignition on before a stop event is recorded. By default, this is two minutes. The idling time is the total amount of time that the vehicle is stationary
with the ignition on for the trip and the whole day.

Distance (miles)

This is the total distance that the unit has recorded for the trip between the ignition on and the ignition off. The unit itself records all distances in kilometres, but the website shows all distances in the UK measurement of miles. Average Speed (MPH)
This is the average speed for each trip, along with an average for the day. While the idling time is not included in the travelling time calculation, it is included in the average speed calculation.

Average speed (MPH)

This is the average speed for each trip, along with an average for the day. While the idling time is not included in the travelling time calculation, it is included in the average speed calculation.

Time on site

This is the total time spent on site between the ignition off and the next ignition on. The system also adds up all the time on site figures to provide the total for the day.

Totals

The totals provide key indications of what the your vehicles have been doing on a specific day. By comparing the totals between vehicles, it is possible to determine if certain vehicles have been over-used, are idling too much, or if they are being driven too fast.

On the left hand side of the trip, just below the trip number, there is the image of a magnifying glass. Clicking on this image takes you through to the daily route map for that specific trip.

If want to move on, you can return to the daily vehicle log by clicking on the back icon that is located in the control panel shown towards the top right of the report.


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