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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:01 pm 
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Any ideas when exactly a PDA+cabdespatch can track a car, when its on, or only when its LOGGED on (to the system)?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:16 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
Any ideas when exactly a PDA+cabdespatch can track a car, when its on, or only when its LOGGED on (to the system)?



If there's power in the battery I bet they can still track the PDA.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:00 am 
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Ours only track when logged on.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:21 am 
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In theory it's possible to do that but we don't and I don't know any other company that does.
Technicalities aside, I'm not sure of the legal implications of covertly tracking employees while they're not actually working.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Describe who is your employee.

An operator is held responsible at all time for vehicles under his control,if it is only working for one operator and is on the Council returns sheet as such why should the operator not know what the vehicle is doing at all times?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:49 pm 
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Well if it's a company owned car then maybe the owner might want to track it outside shift hours to check that it's not being excessively for personal use.
That said, we've never been asked to track a none working car be it private hire or hackney or least ways not that I can remember.
Certainly in the case of owner drivers, tracking them outside their working hours could open up a right can of worms.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:41 pm 
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If the PDA is the property of the company they should be able to check where it is for their own safety.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:13 am 
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bill_datamaster wrote:
Well if it's a company owned car then maybe the owner might want to track it outside shift hours to check that it's not being excessively for personal use.
That said, we've never been asked to track a none working car be it private hire or hackney or least ways not that I can remember.
Certainly in the case of owner drivers, tracking them outside their working hours could open up a right can of worms.


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id logon when away on holiday to wind em up

me and the lad have the same base and identical PDAs, i was gonna take his and logon for a day whilst not working

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:50 am 
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If it's an android device, you can track the location of it using their device manager.


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