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 what 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 organization using EROAD Share. Viewing the Leaderboard by Driver helps you accurately monitor individual driver behavior of drivers using the Electronic Logbook on the EROAD Driver app. It's all about accountability!

NOTE: Scores of shared vehicles on the viewing organization’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 organization’s Leaderboard might only have two stars on the viewing organization’s Leaderboard.

Download the Leaderboard data sheet for more information.

From the Leaderboard, you can drill down to individual Driver Insight reports.

NA Leaderboard Driver

 

How does it work?

  • Leaderboard monitors driving performance and calculates a score for each vehicle/driver that has travelled at least 125 miles over the previous 28 days. You can include drivers who have travelled less than 125 miles on the Leaderboard by ticking the Include drivers travelled 125mi checkbox.
  • Based on scores, star ratings are allocated to all vehicles/drivers across the EROAD driving population *

    star allocation
  • Your vehicles/drivers are ranked within your organisation
  • Scores are determined by both, frequency and severity of events:
Event Frequency Determination Severity Determination
Over Speed – Exceeding posted speed limits

Number of Over Speed Events per distance travelled

  • Vehicle speed
  • Difference of vehicle speed and speed limit
  • Severity increases exponentially with speed

Harsh Braking – warning lights:

  • Orange warning light displays on a deceleration event that exerts 0.29 g-force on a heavy vehicle or 0.38 on a light vehicle.
  • Red warning light displays on 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. 

 

Number of Harsh Braking Events per distance travelled

Harsh braking at high speed generates greater g-force and produces an event of greater severity than harsh braking at low speed

Sharp Acceleration – warning lights:

  • Orange warning light displays at an acceleration event that exerts 0.31 g-force on a heavy vehicle or 0.39 on a light vehicle.
  • Red warning light displays at an acceleration event exerting 0.35 g-force on a heavy vehicle or 0.42 on a light vehicle. The driver is thrusted backward into the seat, and an unrestrained vehicle load moves backward.

 

Number of Sharp Acceleration Events per distance travelled

 

 

NOTE: Refer to the Driver Safety Report to visualize harsh braking and sharp 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.

 

Example Scenarios

Driver uses same vehicle all the time, he has a four stars on the Driver Leaderboard, but his vehicle on the Vehicle Leaderboard has five stars

Driver benchmarks for star ratings are different (and higher) than vehicle benchmarks. From our research, drivers who are logged in demonstrate more accountability and drive better – so on the Leaderboard, the driver population has higher benchmarks than the vehicle population.

Vehicles are compared to the vehicle population which can primarily be anonymous driving with little ownership if the driver is not known, whereas Drivers are compared to a highly focused driver population who are aware that they are accountable for their own population.

It’s most effective to use one measure or the other in your business to monitor driver behaviour. If your drivers use a driver login  - use the Driver Leaderboard, otherwise use the Vehicle Leaderboard.

 

‘Perfect Driver’

In the last 4 weeks Beth and Bill have both had a great run, with no Over Speed, Harsh Braking or Sharp Acceleration events. Beth has driven 3500 miles, and Bill has driven 2080 miles. Beth will be ranked higher since she has driven more distance without any events.

“Both drivers had no events, but Beth wins because she travelled further.”

 

‘Five Star Driver’

Shaun is disappointed that most of his drivers are still only 4 star, even though their over speed events per 100 miles are not that high. He wonders – how can I move my drivers up the rankings to achieve 5 star ratings?

“To get 5 stars a driver needs to be in the top 10% of the EROAD driving population, and speed affects the score a lot – slowing the fleet down to drive consistently at the speed limit will improve driver rankings.”

 

‘Over Speeds compared to the Road Speed Limit’

Dave is trying to understand why most of his drivers are still only 3 star, even though they have low numbers of Over Speed Events. However, when he drills down to the Driver Insight or checks the Over Speed Dashboard, he can see that the Over Speed Events are at a high speed, and one of his light vehicles has been speeding at 75mph.

“Over Speed Events at higher speeds affect the score big time and drivers with high speed events will do worse.”

 

‘Harsh Braking’

Ryan and Rod have the same number of Over Speed Events, but Ryan has a lower star rating than Rod.

“Over Speed Events have a huge impact on the score but Harsh Braking and Sharp Acceleration events count, too. Turns out that Ryan has had a heavy foot on the brakes with 10 harsh braking events to his name, which is why his rating is lower than Rod’s.”

 

Downloading or Scheduling the Report 

spanner5 Use the Tools menu, located at the upper right of the Depot page to select an option to download, email or schedule to receive this report on a regular basis. Use Export to download the report to your computer.  

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

Speeding—traveling too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limits—is a factor in almost one-third of all fatal crashes. In 2014, there were 32,675 fatalities on our Nation's roadways, of which 9,262 were speeding-related.

Vehicle speeds are a crucial factor in traffic safety. NHTSA estimates that speeding is involved in approxi­mately 31% of fatal motor vehicle crashes, costing soci­ety over $40 billion per year.

 

U.S. Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

 

Current benchmarking is based on EROAD driving events for the quarter ending January 2016. Benchmarks are subject to periodic reviews to accurately reflect up-to-date performance of the EROAD driving population; any adjustments will be communicated.