US 11,055,801 B2
Vehicle driver activity level determinations and analysis in a fleet management system
Jeffrey A. Champa, Heath, TX (US); and Kevin Haugh, Alexandria, VA (US)
Assigned to OMNITRACS, LLC, Dallas, TX (US)
Filed by OMNITRACS, LLC, Dallas, TX (US)
Filed on Jan. 26, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/416,930.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/289,077, filed on Jan. 29, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0221169 A1, Aug. 3, 2017
Int. Cl. G06Q 50/28 (2012.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); G01C 21/34 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 50/28 (2013.01) [G01C 21/20 (2013.01); G01C 21/343 (2013.01); G01C 21/3484 (2013.01); G06Q 10/06398 (2013.01); G06Q 10/063112 (2013.01); G06Q 10/063114 (2013.01); G06Q 10/083 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
retrieve a plurality of fleet vehicle driver profiles of a plurality of fleet vehicle drivers from a profile database, wherein each profile includes a history of fleet vehicle stop locations and a number of steps, measured by a pedometer, of each fleet vehicle driver needed to complete one or more activities at one or more respective fleet vehicle stop locations;
determine one or more routes including one or more of the fleet vehicle stop locations for each fleet vehicle driver based on each fleet vehicle driver profile, including:
determine a first work efficiency metric associated with an initial difficulty level of the one or more routes based on an average of an aggregated number of steps for each fleet vehicle driver at the one or more of the fleet vehicle stop locations of the one or more routes compared to a difficulty threshold;
determine a second work efficiency metric by adjusting the initial difficulty level based on each driver profile information to arrive at a driver-specific level of difficulty for the one or more routes; and
determine stops such that a relative amount of work based on the second work efficiency metric at a combined list of stops is normalized across the plurality of fleet vehicle drivers; and
wirelessly transmitting the one or more routes including one or more of the fleet vehicle stop locations to one or both of a communication device of a fleet vehicle or a communication device of each respective fleet vehicle driver.