Commercial drivers Hours-of-Service tracking and dashboard, like BigRoad
There is an app called BigRoad that allows drivers to punch in and out of their driving tasks and allows supervisors to see remaining hours and location. The punch data populates electronic driver logs necessary for federal compliance. There are also vehicle inspection functions and state mileage reporting.
Since the act of punching in and out is similar to starting and stopping a drive, it would be great if there was one piece of software that could do both. I've done some research and cannot find any products that accomplish all these tasks.
Adding the HOS features could open TSheets up to a huge market (commercial truck drivers and all the associated businesses that rely on driving). We are a special events production company that is dying for tools like this that integrate multiple processes and are simple for the users.
Drivers would punch in, drive, break, and punch out from their phones. The drive times and GPS data go to a dashboard so the supervisor can keep an eye on all drivers and locations. The time sheet punches and job codes would work as they already do in TSheets. Everything integrates to QB and everybody goes home happy.
Maybe there is a way for TSheets to collaborate with BigRoad rather than starting from scratch. Thanks!
Would like to see TSheets help companies comply with the FMCSA Hours of Service Requirement, either through notifications or alerts of some kind for designated employees. There is a 14 Hour Limit per day, and a 60/70 Hour Limit per 7/8 days, as can be seen summarized here: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations. Seems like this is a huge target market for TSheets and should be a high priority.
Couldn't agree more. I run a fleet of trucks and this would not only make trucking companies more efficient but save them money as well. Elog is law in the states at the moment and soon to be in Canada as well. Multi million dollar idea right here!!
Hari Iyer commented
Hi Matt and others,
I am the founder of SyncEzy. We are a product integration company like Zapier but for more complex workflows. I'd like to understand your workflows a bit better to see if it's possible for us to build an integration for this. We ahve built multiple integrations with TSheets and understand the API very well.
Here's an example of another integration we built for TSheets and another Job / Project management solution simPRO :
Please get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to discuss your requirements further.
I need this for bus drivers as well!
Chris Murano commented
I like it!
Matt Totaro commented
What's up guys! This request has a lot of votes. I can't wait to see it in real life.
Ryan Ross commented
I love it! The big road app has great and it I could
clock in and out on my phone that would be even
Great idea, Matt! Thank you so much for posting this! As long as those votes keep rolling in our developers will be able to review this idea soon for feasibility :)