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Pedigree Technologies Announces Updated Fleet Communication System: Notices and Conversations

Pedigree Technologies is updating our messaging system with two new features, Notices and Conversations, to help simplify driver communication.

Conversations

The new Conversations feature is very similar to chat or text messaging, and is great for one-on-one conversations with drivers or discussions within a small group. Conversations creates a general two-way communication within the OneView system.

OneView Conversations Screenshot - July 2021

Notices

Notices is a powerful fleet communication tool that allows managers to send out special “notice” messages to any group(s) or user(s). OneView’s Notices are great for pushing info to users and/or gathering info from them – including tracking and requiring responses in a single, easy-to-use interface!

OneView Notices Screenshot - July 2021
  1. Use Notices to send announcements or documents that require a response or signature:

    • Policies & policy changes
    • HR announcements
    • Safety training documents
    • Keep viewer records:
      • Record when/if drivers or other employees have viewed specific documents or announcements.
  2. Use Notices to send a message or file to all drivers or send to multiple groups of users:

    • Safety meeting announcement
    • Any other message or document that you want drivers/employees to read (but not strike up a conversation over), including:
      • Road closures and detours, or severe weather approaching the area
    • Deadline reminders for timecard submission(s), etc.
  3. Use Notices to survey groups of employees, while keeping their answers somewhat private, as only the Notices management users will see their responses.
  4. Use Notices to announce fun things:

    • Company picnics or events
    • New hires
    • Winners of contests or goal achievements
    • Announce plans without requiring responses

Current customers will see the new messaging system roll out in the next few weeks. If your fleet needs better one-way or two-way communication, request a demo to learn more about Notices and Conversations.

What are electronic work orders?

Electronic work orders store jobs electronically, including giving users the ability to assign jobs, dispatch, capture completed job signatures, and more. Electronic work orders help to facilitate assignments for mobile workers, so the job is completed by the correct worker and in a timely fashion. Also known as digital work orders, they also allow companies to assign jobs via most mobile tools, preventing confusion of the workflow and avoiding the clutter of paperwork with a single seamless system. 

What is GPS? (And what is GPS tracking?)

GPS stands for “global positioning system”. Real-time location data is received via satellite, providing turn-by-turn positioning, so that fleets can more efficiently monitor, manage, and dispatch their workers.

When it comes to telematics, GPS is particularly crucial for providing on-the-spot location data, navigation, and driver monitoring for those who manage fleets in the construction, food distribution, heavy equipment rental, and oil & gas industries.