Leaderboard Explained

The Leaderboard in Reports / Leaderboard provides you with an inside view of your fleet based on key driving metrics and allows you to set up effective driver training and rewards programs. 

You can view the Leaderboard by Vehicle, Driver, or Driver Groups. Creating driver groups lets you compare driver performance regardless of which vehicles are used. To group drivers, you must first create a New Group. After you have drivers consolidated in groups, you can select the group name(s) from the Leaderboard options and immediately see the results.

Alongside your own vehicles, you can view vehicles shared with you by another company using EROAD Share. Viewing the Leaderboard by Driver helps you assess driver behavior.

In North America, drivers/operators are also able to see the Leaderboard using the EROAD Assist app.

NOTE: Scores of shared vehicles on the viewing company’s Leaderboard are based on performance during the shared period. If a vehicle has been shared for less than 28 days, scores can vary, and a three-star vehicle on the sharing company’s Leaderboard might only have two stars on the viewing company’s Leaderboard.

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The Leaderboard uses a set of standards – or benchmarks – to assess driver and vehicle ranks. The benchmarks used for comparing drivers and vehicles are subject to periodic reviews to accurately reflect current performance metrics for the EROAD driving population. You are notified when a review occurs.

From the Leaderboard, you can drill down to individual Driver Detail and Vehicle Detail reports.

Vehicle Leaderboard

By default, the Vehicle Leaderboard monitors driving performance and calculates a score for each vehicle/driver that has accrued at least 200 miles/kilometers over the previous 28 days.

Note: Distance units are relevant to the home country of the company.

To include distances under 200 miles/kilometers:

  • In the Insights Filter, change the Distance Threshold slider to 0.

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Your vehicles/drivers are ranked within your company. Based on scores, star ratings are allocated to all vehicles/drivers across the EROAD driving population.

Scores are determined by both the frequency and severity of events.

Tip: When monitoring driver behavior, it’s more effective to consistently use either the Driver Leaderboard or the Vehicle Leaderboard. If your drivers user a driver login, use the Driver Leaderboard.


Overspeed: Exceeding posted speed limits

Harsh Braking: A deceleration event that exerts 0.37 g-force on a heavy vehicle or 0.4 on a light vehicle. The driver feels noticeable forward movement during this event, and an unrestrained vehicle load moves forward.

Harsh Acceleration - warning lights: An acceleration event exerting 0.35 g-force on a heavy vehicle or 0.42 on a light vehicle.  The driver is thrust backward into the seat, and an unrestrained vehicle load moves backward.

Note: “Overspeed” is an EROAD term for exceeding the posted speed. Overspeed is synonymous with “speeding”, but speeding is a term used by law enforcement if a driver is caught/charged with exceeding the speed limit.

EROAD does not act on behalf of law enforcement.

Refer to the Driver Safety Report to visualize Harsh Braking and Harsh Acceleration events, and identify frequency and location.

Research shows that speed is a leading risk factor, and therefore increases the severity of any event. A more severe event will knock down a score further than a less severe event.

REMEMBER: Doubling vehicle speed means it will take at least four times the distance to stop. The faster you go the greater the risk.

Common Questions and Scenarios

One of my drivers uses the same vehicle all the time and has a four-star rating. However, the vehicle has a five-star rating. Why?

Research shows that drivers who are logged in demonstrate more accountability and drive better, so on the Leaderboard, drivers are compared against a higher standard (i.e. benchmark) than vehicles. Driver benchmarks for star ratings are higher than vehicle benchmarks.

Vehicles are compared to the vehicle population, which can primarily be anonymous driving with little ownership if the driver is unknown. On the other hand, drivers are compared to a highly focused driver population in which the drivers are aware of their accountability.

Two drivers completed the last four weeks with no risky driving events. How does MyEROAD break the tie to rank them? 

The driver with the higher distance traveled is ranked higher.

Most of my drivers have four-star ratings even though they don't have a high number of risky driving events. How do I move the drivers up the rankings to five stars?

To reach five stars, drivers need to be in the top 10% of the EROAD driving population. Speeding has a high impact on scores. Slowing the fleet down so the drivers consistently obey the posted speed limits will improve driver rankings.

Despite working with drivers to lower their speeds, most of my drivers still only have three stars. Why could this be?

Speeding events at higher speeds have a huge impact on scores. Check the Overspeed Dashboard and drill down into the Leaderboard to see how fast the drivers were going when they had speeding events. Drivers with high-speed events do worse in the rankings.

Two drivers have the same number of speeding events, but their star ratings aren't the same. Why is this?

In addition to speeding, harsh braking and sharp acceleration affect scores and star ratings. It could be that the driver with the lower rating has a lead foot on the brakes and/or the accelerator. You can check this on the Driver Safety Report. 

Downloading or Scheduling the Report 

Use the Tools menu to download a PDF, export to CSV, or create a schedule to regularly email the report regularly.

To schedule a report:
  1. Enter a name for the report or use the default.

  2. Select how often you want to receive the report (one-time, daily, weekly).

  3. Select how long in the future you want to receive regular reports.

  4. Select a file type.

  5. Click Add to begin regular report delivery.

Research and References

Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limits—is a factor in almost one-third of all fatal crashes.