Unproductive Idling

Reducing idling time is an emission reduction aspect customers are most able to manage. Because each operator in the transport, civils or contruction businesses is different, the Unproductive Idling report allows you to model key metrics for your business – to speculate on potential use, and align with other reports, eg. Fleet summary report.

Basically, unproductive idling = Idle duration - Power Take Off (PTO) duration.

The Unproductive Idling report is assisted using several tooltips beside headings for key information.


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Set Metrics

This button adjusts settings used throughout this report.

  • True Idling Target (%): Set the threshold line for the Unproductive Idling chart.
  • Fuel cost per unit ($): Dollars in NZD per litre of fuel. Because this report combines vehicles with different fuels – and therefore pricings – you will need to adjust this figure to best fit your usage profile.
  • Fuel burnt while idling per hour: This lets you enter either a custom value (based on your own company’s specific use data), or a look-up table value (based on a government analysis of national fleet statistics). Depending on if the associated check box is checked, this value will be interpreted differently in back-end calculations.

    • CHECKED: An checked box means the value entered is custom and company-specific, based on your own internal usage research, to alter fuel burn and emissions modifiers.
    • UNCHECKED: An unhecked box uses a statistical look-up table to alter fuel burn and emissions modifiers.
  • Idling range: By default, all ranges are ENABLED (light grey), meaning this page will take into account ALL idling events. You may deselect any or all idling events as you wish.

Hovering over a button highlights the button. You might disable a range, but the click doesn’t appear to have registered. Move the mouse off the button to see its true state.

Unproductive Idling chart

Status: Next to the chart title is a calculated rating on how well the filtered fleet is reducing unproductive idling.

% of running hours: The large value is the current percentage of running hours time, compared to overall operating hours. On the graph, this is the actual data line. The lower value shows how much that percentage has shifted in the filtered selection.

Benchmark: Based on similar sampled cluster fleets over all EROAD customers, this line indicates how the industry segment is performing.

Target: This line is threshold is set under Set Metrics.

Difference: This displays the difference between your Target threshold and your actual Unproductive Iding percentage. A negative number is GOOD: you’re below your Target threshold.

Trendline: This is a dotted blue line on the chart, showing a line of best fit over the filtered selections.

The lower graphs show unproductive idling ‘savers and burners’. Depending on how you’ve configured your groups, many groups and vehicles may appear within the same dataset under different columns. Each value is expressed as a percentage against the filtered selection of the entire fleet, not the subset displayed.

A bar chart showing the 5 top savers and burners by group/fleet.

A bar chart showing the 5 top savers and burners by vehicle.

A bar chart showing the 5 top savers and burners by driver.

Other tabbed pages

These three graphs have links to the Unproductive Idling tabs Group, Vehicle and Driver respectively. You may export to PDF using the Export button, or use a chart’s top-right … button to export to a data format.