Avoidance Zones functionality
We are excited to share that Digital Fleet has added Avoidance Zones alerts to version 8.5.7 of the driver app. The Avoidance Zones alerts provide a critical alert to the driver app when entering an identified Avoidance Zone geofence. The critical alerts are displayed at all times (stopped or moving), are read out to the driver, and aren’t cleared until the driver acknowledges the alert.
These alerts can be used for road restrictions you want the drivers to know about or more generally to identify areas of importance for the drivers.
Driver App Critical Alert
When a truck goes into the geofence of an avoidance zone, the driver will be sent a critical alert while moving or stopped. The alert will stay visible until the driver acknowledges the alert.
Avoidance Zone Alerts report
In order to review the avoidance zone alerts, an Avoidance Zone Alerts report has also been created to display the triggering point, address, alert sent time, alert delivery time, and alert acknowledged time.
Create a new point class for Avoidance Zones by accessing settings and selecting the Classes tab. When creating the class, it is important to check Persisted Point.
Create a Point (Geofence) on the map for an avoidance zone area. For Point Type: select Avoidance Zones.
Create an Avoidance Zone Alert by accessing settings and selecting the Alerts tab. Select the Green plus to create the new alert.
- Enter your preferred name for the alert
- Alert Type: Select Alert Type Avoidance Zones
- Points: Select Class: Avoidance Zones
- Check the Send alert to tablet box
- Ensure that Severity is set to Critical
- Add a custom message subject and message body that will be displayed to the drivers
- Select the Save button when finished