The world is becoming ever smaller. Connectivity allows us to work more quickly, easily and effectively. The possibilities are endless. DAF Trucks believes that smart connectivity is also the key to even more efficient logistics solutions. That is why we developed DAF Connect.
DAF Connect gives you real-time insight into how your driver is performing and the status and performance of your vehicle, whatever time it is and wherever you are in the world. All you need is a PC or laptop.
DAF Connect maps the current location of your vehicles, giving you insight into performances and the routes that are being covered. You can see all the departure and arrival times at a glance, helping you to optimise the use of your vehicles and, in turn, your productivity.
Based on the information provided by DAF Connect, maintenance can be tailored even more precisely to your specific fleet and business model. Your DAF dealer supports you proactively by scheduling and carrying out maintenance and repairs at a convenient time.
DAF Connect is a platform designed to increase vehicle availability, reduce operational costs, improve logistical efficiency and maximise flexibility for you. The DAF Connect Portal directly displays the information that is important for your business, regardless of the size of your fleet.
If you select it as an option, you get 36 months access to the DAF Connect Portal, which has several modules to get you started straight away.
The fleet management system collects real-time information and presents it online on a clear and user-friendly dashboard that you can customise by selecting the modules that are important to you. The Fuel Reports, ECO Score Card, Alerts, Vehicle Health and Fuel Level Deviation are shown by default. Your DAF dealer is happy to advise you about the additional options that are available, to suit your specific requirements.
The Driver Report and Vehicle Report modules give you a continuous overview of how the driver is driving and of your truck's fuel consumption. You can fully configure these reports to suit your needs. If you use the interactive Driver Performance Assistant (DPA) in one or more vehicles, then you can also view these scores at any time, compare them against each other and offer direct guidance if necessary.
Evaluating the performance of individual drivers is now even easier; the ECO Score Card lets you compare driving behaviour in detail and monitor targets. Fuel consumption, anticipation and braking behaviour are monitored continuously and used to give your driver a score, which you can compare with other drivers or against an objective. You can help your drivers to be more motivated and self-aware on the road, and optimise profitability as a result.
You are sent real-time reports in the event of a predetermined event occurring in relation to the driver or vehicle; for example, deviations in terms of speed, route, location and fuel consumption. Any feedback you give your driver, your logistics manager or your DAF dealer is therefore based on the most accurate information.
The goal is to maintain control of your fuel consumption and maximise your return per kilometre. If the level in an individual truck's fuel tank deviates from your forecast, either positively or negatively, then DAF Connect notifies you of this.
To make sure that your fleet is always in the best possible condition, you receive immediate updates about potential deviations.
"Lots of clear information on one screen"
"DAF Connect represents real progress"
"More and more options with DAF Connect"
The open platform from DAF Connect has been designed to truly live up to its name. Your own fleet supplies the relevant data via a central database, so you can seamlessly integrate DAF Connect into your existing fleet management solutions.
The data is available in the rFMS standard; this is an ACEA industry standard that makes it straightforward to share data with existing applications in a fixed format. As a result, the open platform is also suitable for a mixed fleet — good news if you have invested in fleet management systems but still want to use the manufacturer’s data. This delivers a unique level of flexibility and is what we mean by DAF Transport Efficiency: we pull out all the stops to help you achieve the highest return per kilometre.
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