Our goal here at Logmate is to make a drivers legal requirements easy to understand and adhere too. The use of a Digital Logbook provides the opportunity to give you as a driver real-time feedback on your work-time balances, shift duration and break/end of shift times.
Before continuing this article please make sure you comprehensively understand the NZ Work-Time rules by reading our article 'Understand NZ Work-Time Rules'.
Traffic Light Concept
In your digital logbook you will receive real-time feedback using our traffic light concept.
At the top of your main screen you will see two circle images. Each circle will continue to fill as your total increases and will change colour depending on the urgency.
- Period: The left hand image shows your cumulative work period balance. Your work-time will continue to add to this total until your continuous rest period of 24 hours is taken.
- Shift On Duty: The right hand image shows your cumulative work day balance. As you continue your shift your balance will increase until you 'End Your Shift'.
Starting Work Time
When you are cleared to start a new shift your Start New Shift button will appear in green
If starting a new shift would be in violation of the work time rules the Start New Shift button will be red and the timer will be in red displaying how long until you will no longer be in violation.
When you complete your shift you will be asked to Review & Lock your shift. This will pull up your shift summary. If there are any work-time violations during your shift they will appear in your logbook summary in red.
If you feel like the violation is due to an inaccurate entry read our article 'Editing Logbook Entries'.