The Parameters Screen

When the InSight Alerts™ Setup dialog box first opens, the Parameters screen opens by default:

alert parameters

This screen lets you specify the rule that causes the alert to trigger and configure how the alert triggers.


Parameters/Schedule tabs

Use these tabs to select which screen of the InSight Alerts Setup dialog box you want to work in.


Common Parameters

These fields let you enter information that is common to all types of InSight Alerts. For more information, see Common Parameters.


Alert-specific properties

Some alerts have parameters that are specific to the type of alert you are editing. For more information, see Alert-specific Parameters.



Alerts can be "Normal", "Major", or "Critical". When you select a severity, the Change button reflects a color associated with that severity level. This is the color that is used to display the Alert in the InSight Alerts Inbox. To override the default color, click Change and select a new color.

Common Parameters

All InSight Alerts™ have the following parameters:


The name of the alert – this should be a description that helps you identify the alert.

Enable Email Alert:

A check box lets you indicate if you want the alert to automatically send email messages when the alert triggers. If the check box is clear, the alert appears in the InSight Alerts Inbox and on reports, but emails will not be sent.

Email Address:

A list of email addresses that are notified when the alert triggers. Separate addresses with a semicolon (";").

Confirm Address:

Retype the email addresses to confirm that it is spelled correctly.

Test Address(es):

Test that you entered the email addresses correctly.

Message Body:

The text that is displayed as the body of all emails that are sent.

Send on Trigger & Send on Close:

When you want emails to be sent. Emails can be sent when the Alert first triggers, when it is turned off after having triggered, or both. For details on when Alerts trigger or are turned off, see InSight Alerts:under the hood.

Run on:

Which vehicles or drivers the alert should be applied to. You can run the alert on an entire fleet, a single vehicle, an entire team, or a single driver. The following drop-downs let you select which fleet, vehicle, team, or driver you want to monitor.

Min Time to Trigger:

How much time after the alert goes on must elapse before it triggers. For more information about how this works, see InSight Alerts: under the hood.


Aggressive alerts trigger as soon as the minimum time elapses, regardless of whether  or not another report comes in confirming that the exception is still occurring.

Alert-specific Parameters

Some alert types have parameters that only apply to that type:

Alert Type


Battery Potential

Specify the minimum voltage that the battery should not drop below.


Specify the category of marker that the vehicle arrives at or leaves to trigger the alert. The Alert goes on when the vehicle arrives and is turned off when it departs.

Engine Coolant Temperature

Specify the temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit) that the temperature should not rise above.

Excess Mileage

Specify the maximum number of miles a vehicle can drive in one day.

Inspection Report Signature

Specify the amount of time (in hours) that should be checked to see that all HOS reports during that time period are signed. HOS reports are given 2 days before they must be signed, so the alert checks this number of hours prior to 2 days ago.

Marker, In Polygon

Specify the marker that causes the alert to trigger. To speed up the search in the drop-down list, you can first select the category.

Average Fuel Economy

Specify the minimum fuel economy, in miles per gallon, that the vehicle should achieve.

Not at valid category

Select the category of marker that the vehicle can stop at. Stopping at any other category triggers the alert.


Enter the maximum speed the vehicle may go before triggering the alert. This value should be less than 100 MPH (161 km/h).

Speeding Against Speed Limit

Indicate if the vehicle is allowed to exceed the speed limit by the percentage specified as the Speeding Threshold on the Vehicles page of the Settings dialog box.

Zone, Zone Arrival

Specify the type of zone (City, State, or Zip code) and the name of the zone that the vehicle should not leave or enter. You can enter partial names: the alert triggers for any zone whose name includes the string you specify (partial matches).

Driver Insurance,
Driver License

Enter the number of days before the expiration date that you should be warned.


Enter the miles, days, or hours, or any combination of these, before the vehicle is due for maintenance that you should be warned.

Battery Voltage (LM)

Specify the maximum and minimum voltages for the LM battery.

Input types

If the alert is one of the input alert types, indicate whether the alert is triggered by the input going on or off, and whether the alert should be triggered when the ignition is on, off, or either.