This is our record of all trips and stops (activities) that have been completed by tracked assets. This allows you to track macro behavior on an event scale, rather than second by second. These events are great ways to track overall behavior over larger scopes of time as well, then break it up into manageable pieces.
This report displays the type of activity, the IMEI of the tracker involved, name of the tracker, our activity start time, activity end time, location, distance, and duration. The final three columns of data are very useful. The location will display the start address and ending address for trip activities, and will give the address of the stop activity. The distance will show total mileage covered during the trip. Note that the distance will be blank during a stop, as the tracker has not travelled during said stop. Duration shows the time that passed during the activity.
When looking at the activity report, you can get a real sense of patterns involving your trackers. You can also easily ID any deviation in those patterns. Say, for instance, your trackers always travel for 10 mile (16.09 km) or less trips. If you see a trip of 17 miles (27.36 kilometers), that is a key indicator to investigate that trip further. Seeing these patterns and digging into them is a real key benefit to using the reporting tool.
You can also use this report as a key indicator of utilization. Seeing a high number of completed trips for one vehicle and relatively few for the others shows an imbalance. This can lead to lack of or unnecessary maintenance. It can lead to early wear on assets. These are all things that you can at least be clued into by using this report on the regular.