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Can you explain how Idle Time is calculated?


The ECM transmits engine hours to the telematics device, which provides Total Engine Hours, Total Idle hours, and Total PTO hours. In the Scorecard, we calculate the Idle percentage by dividing the Idle Hours by the Total Engine Hours.

For example: 1.65 Engine Idle Hours / 22.3 Total Engine Hours = 7.4% Idle time

Many of our vehicles do not have a PTO function, but please note that it is still possible to register PTO hours reported in the Scorecard. Those hours will be added to the engine idle hours to produce a True engine idle percentage.

You will see more on the PTO hours in future weekly emails.