Half have no EWD plans, ac­cord­ing to sur­vey

Australian Transport News - - News -

More than half of the re­spon­dents to a sur­vey con­ducted by soft­ware as a ser­vice com­pany Tele­trac Nav­man had no plans to im­ple­ment Elec­tronic Work Diaries (EWD) at work, even when ap­proved for use.

Tele­trac Nav­man sur­veyed 268 Aus­trali­abased fleet own­ers and man­agers for its 2018 Telem­at­ics Bench­mark Re­port in Jan­uary this year, with 88 per cent of those re­spon­dents say­ing they did not use the EWD sys­tem. How­ever, when asked if they would con­sider us­ing EWDs if they be­came a vol­un­tary re­place­ment for writ­ten diaries un­der Aus­tralian law, 55 per cent said ‘no’.

“There ap­pears to be a dis­con­nect be­tween how a telem­at­ics so­lu­tion can help ease some of the top busi­ness con­cerns and whether or not com­pa­nies would see a sig­nif­i­cant enough re­turn on in­vest­ment to jus­tify the cost,” the re­port says.

The sur­vey found most com­pa­nies used telem­at­ics sys­tems to track ve­hi­cles and equip­ment and mon­i­tor speed (89 per cent and 67 per cent re­spec­tively), while only 37 per cent said meet­ing com­pli­ance re­quire­ments were a ben­e­fit.

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