Configurable scoring enables you to align the safety scores with the goals and internal knowledge of your individual fleet.
Note: An overall fleet safety score in isolation is not very informative. Two equally safe fleets could have scores of 90 or 50 based on score settings. Having a lower score because the score weights are higher does NOT mean the fleet is any less safe, and visa-versa. However, looking at each driver’s score relative to the overall average is a great way to see how that driver compares to other drivers in the fleet. And in general, the lower the overall fleet score average, the greater separation there will be between driver’s scores, making top and bottom driver identification easier.
Best Practice 1: Turn off all weights for items you do not want to impact the score
If an item is not relevant for your fleet, ensure the corresponding weights are turned off.
Best Practice 2: Tune scores for speeding
Speeding has the biggest impact on scores, so we recommend that you start there.
Note: Speeding is the biggest factor because, across all fleets and drivers, just about every driver will speed for some amount of time. Whereas for other event types, most drivers will not have an infraction in any one single event type each month. Said a different way, if you look at harsh breaking for example, on a given month many drivers (often more than 50%) will have 0 infractions while the rest may have 1 or more in that month.
The below table provides a few examples of score weights and ranges for each type of speeding. These are just illustrations, and the exact scores will depend on the driving patterns for your fleet as well as the non-speeding score weights.
|Low speeding emphasis||Medium speeding emphasis||High speeding emphasis|
Est. overall average safety scores
|90+||75-90||Less than 75|
Light Speeding (0-5mph over limit)
|Moderate Speeding (5-10mph over limit)||
Heavy Speeding (10-15mph over limit)
Severe Speeding (Over 15mph over limit)
Best Practice 3: Set the weights for the other factors important to your fleet
A score of 1 is the default, increase this number for any event types that should have added emphasis. A 2 has twice the impact of a 1, and so on. Moving multiple event types up will help to add more separation between drivers scores, but will also make the overall score average lower.
Testing and Confirmation
Score weights are applied to all scores for all time as soon as they are saved. This means that moving a harsh break weight to 10 will impact both harsh breaks moving forward, as well as all harsh breaks in score calculations in the past.
This is helpful for two reasons:
You do not need to keep track of what settings were saved in the past (unless you want to return to it later)
You can safely adjust and save any settings without fear that you cannot return to an older configuration.
So feel free to test, guess, and check your way to an ideal setup.
Next, there are two places in the UI to verify the safety score settings: Score Preview and Dashboard
As you move around the sliders for the score weights, the page will tell display the updated score were you to save the settings. This preview is calculated based on the last 30 days of safety data for the selected fleet.
The Bottom X% indicates what the bottom X% of the driver scores are at or below. The driver scores at the top, with scores near or at 100, will not move by much as the weights are increased; because even an event weight of 10 multiplied by something that hasn’t happened will still mean no points are lost from that event
After the scores are within the expected range, select save and the new settings will take effect across the org.
To see how the new score configuration has impacted scores by category, take a look at the safety dashboard page. At the bottom of the page you will see the Risk Factors widgets. The number in the top right of each widget tells you how many points from the safety score are lost from the selected risk factor (a group of several related event types). If a given risk factor’s impact is to low or too high, you can go back and update the score weights. Also, you can select any of these risk factor widgets, to load a deep-dive risk factor report that indicates the score impact of each individual event contained within that risk factor.