EROAD has announced the commercial availability of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD). EROAD becomes the first provider to register an in-vehicle ELD with the FMCSA.
“Our 17 years of experience in trucking technology and management solutions led to the design and development of what will currently be the only FMCSA-registered provider to offer permanent in-cab hardware as part of a comprehensive ELD solution,” said Norm Ellis, president of EROAD. “App-based ELD solutions face a number of issues including poor Bluetooth connectivity, battery dependence, and a lack of a permanent compliant connection to the truck. If a driver misplaces, drops, or forgets his or her smartphone or tablet, they won’t be able to stay in compliance with the ELD mandate. All of these issues are why we built a fixed, in-cab solution.”
Utilizing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, EROAD’s ELD provides commercial vehicle operators with additional compliance and operational solutions including fuel tax management, GPS tracking and driver performance monitoring. Drivers and fleet managers can monitor Hours of Service records with summaries and reports of on-duty status, rests and resets. The company claims 99.99% reliability with the device.
EROAD added that its ELD device will be independently verified by the PIT Group.