The truck odometer


When I was a programmer, I remember doing a program for a trucking company that processes the data of the odometer. Aside from the distance covered, the odometer provides the speed of the truck. My program could produce a graph to show how the truck was doing in certain areas regarding the speed. I don’t know how that data can be used now but I guess that is still one good means of monitoring the truck if they had spent much time in the rest stations.


I think the odometer is still being used by the truck checker for purposes of logging in the distance covered by the truck. One bad way of driving is to make detours which in effect makes the trip longer in terms of distance. The truck therefore consumes more fuel than the estimated consumption.