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Understanding the FMCSA’s Final Rule on ELDs

An Overview of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Compliance for Fleets Originally published: February 2016Source: Geotab In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the final ruling requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) for the commercial truck and bus industries. The final rule was implemented to improve road safety, strengthen compliance, …

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ELD Implementation Checklist

With the ELD Mandate deadline around the corner, it is critical that companies review and strengthen their Hours of Service (HOS) compliance program to support the move from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs) or from AOBRD to ELD. Key Steps of an ELD Implementation: Review and update company Hours of Service policies and …

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AOBRD to ELD – Fast Track Guide for Fleets

When the United States Congress mandated the use of electronic logging devices (ELD), trucks with existing automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) were grandfathered in for two years. That two-year extension will be expiring on December 16, 2019, at which time all commercial vehicle drivers who are required to prepare Hours of Service records of duty …

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ELD Best Practices for Fleet Success: 9 Helpful Tips on Electronic Logging

If you are reading this now, most likely you have either deployed an electronic logging device (ELD), or you are currently grandfathered in with an existing AOBRD system in your trucks, and looking to comply with the ELD Rule. For some carriers, this was an easy task if they were already using a telematics system. …

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Are AOBRD devices still compliant?

What are AOBRD devices? An AOBRD, or Automatic On-Board Recording Device, is an electronic device that records a driver’s Hours of Service as laid out in the U.S. Hours of Service of Drivers regulations Section § 395.15 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). What’s the difference between an AOBRD and ELD? There are a number of …

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What Is Telematics And How It Can Help Businesses

Telematics is an innovative system particularly used in fleet management. It is a combination of different sciences, namely: telecommunications, vehicular technologies, electrical engineering, computer sciences, and tracking devices. It allows the collection of data from a device attached to an asset, where this data is captured by either a cellular network, internet connection, or through …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Canadian ELD Mandate

If you have a Canadian fleet company or are a Canadian truck driver, chances are, you’ve heard about the Canadian ELD Mandate. To be fully implemented by June 2021, non-compliance of the said mandate will cause hefty fines and out-of-service orders, which can be a major headache to both the company and the driver. So …

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6 Major Business Benefits Of GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices

If you manage a transportation company or a fleet of vehicles, you know how hard it can be to track and manage your fleet. Fortunately, GPS vehicle tracking devices exist to make the job easier. GPS, or Global Positioning System, is a navigation system utilizing a number of satellites that track the location of assets from anywhere …

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Stolen Vehicle Recovery: Why Real-time GPS Fleet Tracking Systems are a Must

For many businesses, your trucks, vehicles and equipment are your main assets. They take a considerable amount of capital and expense, but they’re also the reason why your company exists. Unfortunately, these assets are also what attracts potential thieves. According to the FBI, a vehicle is being stolen in the United States every 33 seconds. …

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Digitally Transforming In-Field Fleet Operations

Welcome to our Monday Minute Interview Series In this series, Christopher Candy, VP, Business Development at Mobilizz sits down with the people and businesses of the Telematics industry. This week we caught up with: Amar Makim Amar is a Partner Manager at ProntoForms who is focused on building relationships and expanding ProntoForms’ partner ecosystem. He has been …

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