Half have no EWD plans, according to survey
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.