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According to the FMCSA’s official announcement, the ELD rule will “improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue.” In other words, the point of the ELD rule is to increase compliance with hours of service requirements.
ELD can automatically record Hours of Service (HOS), engine hours, vehicle movement, miles/KM driven, driving time and vehicle location. All by synchronizing with and collecting data from the Commercial vehicle engine. Learn more here.
Benefits of using ELDs over paper logs:
You save time — You have more time to focus on your business and what matter to you.
You save money — You lower your administration costs and spend less on paper logs.
Risk of error is reduced, significantly.
It makes compliance so much simpler and easier – your record keeping is more efficient.
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According to the FMCSA’s official announcement, the new ELD rule will “improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue.”
When it comes to technology and staying compliant with regulations set forth by the FMCSA, it is essential to choose a partner who is willing to grow with you. Our team of experts can help you stay ahead of potential issues by bringing together telematics solutions that are easy to use with in-cab mobile connected device and help you to be compliant. Best of all, Connected Vehicles solutions are scalable – so you get what you need and add other solutions as needed.
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Roughly half of the trucking industry has not taken the steps towards the ELD. This is especially pronounced among smaller carriers. We recommend that you do not to [...]
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A panel discussion at the recent American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E) in Philadelphia explored how telematics is going to change trucks and the trucking industry, largely by offering opportunities created by data analysis to reshape vehicles and operations for greater efficiencies.
“Connectivity is the biggest enabler of a lot of potential benefits for this industry,” argued Wallace Lau, an industry analyst with the automotive & transportation practice at global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan; benefits such as increased fuel economy, less vehicle downtime, higher productivity and – ultimately – trucks that drive themselves. Learn more about Connected Vehicles.
“There’s also a lot of money to made through offering more connected trucks,” he stressed, noting that his firm predicts some 35 million light, medium and heavy-duty trucks featuring some sort of telematics connectivity will be on the road by 2020.
Right now the “connectivity market” is worth $3.5 billion annually, Lau said, [...]