June 30, 2021


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Training Video #8: How to Set Idling Monitors

Need training? Antonio Cole, Customer Success Manager at Momentum IoT, here with another installment of training on our top-rated, award-winning GPS telematics product.


This time, Antonio is showing you how to create an idling monitor, so you know when a vehicle has been idling for more than a certain number of minutes. Why does this matter? Excessive idling is a significant cost, both to the environment, and to your wallet. Two Men and a Truck of Central Illinois estimated they saved $27,000 annually when they began to track and manage idling time! More here: https://momentumiot.com/excessive-idle-cost-fleet


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A – 00:00 to 00:16

Antonio Cole, Customer Success Manager at Momentum IoT, is here to give us a quick tutorial on how to set up an idling monitor to track when a truck, van or passenger vehicle is excessively idling.


B – 00:17 to 00:28

The first thing you’ll do is click “Monitors” in the top navigation on your telematics dashboard, followed by “Create Monitor.” Then we’ll select “Excessive Idling” followed by “Next.” [NOTE: You will need our OBD cables wired to the dashboard diagnostic port to get idling info. If you need to switch from 12-volt to OBD cables, no problem. Just send us a note at customersuccess@momentumiot.com. We will be happy to help.]


C – 00:29 to 00:39

Then, we’ll give it a cool name. So let’s call it “idling.” Now we can set our thresholds using the plus or minus buttons. This just means you get a notification when the vehicle has been idling for longer than the limit you set. If you’re concerned about getting too many notifications, or concerned you may be micromanaging, set a high limit, so you only get notified when a truck has been idling for hours. You can edit this at any time, so feel free to experiment over time. Once you have set your idling threshold, select “Next.” A step-by-step guide is here: https://momentumiot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040765534-How-to-set-up-an-Excessive-Idling-alert-monitor-


D – 00:40 to 00:47

After you click “Next” you will follow the steps to assign this idling monitor to the right asset or set of assets. You have a choice of assets categorized by global, location, group, or individual asset. For this example, let’s select the individual asset. This opens up a list of all your assets, and also a search bar in case you have so many assets that they’re not easily displayed. In this example, we’ll choose a van, and then hit “Next.”


E – 00:48 to 01:11

Choose to follow or unfollow it, select the priority, and choose what method you want to receive the notification. Do you want an email? Or a text? Or both? We’re choosing both. Then hit “add.” And then we’re done. You can review your settings by clicking on the monitor, if everything is good, hit “save.” If not, you can edit the monitor or delete the monitor. And you’re all set!


F – 01:12 to 01:33

You can also get idling information as a report. To see how, click here: https://momentumiot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044956894-How-to-view-generate-an-Idling-Report-


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Antonio at antonio.cole@momentumiot.com, or call directly at 323-786-4523.


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