Gorilla Safety has announced that it will offer its AOBRD for $10 per month, including hardware, to help small fleets and owner-operators transition to the upcoming ELD Mandate, which goes into effect on Dec. 18. AOBRD is the ELD’s predecessor in terms of technology, and the FMCSA does allow drivers to use an AOBRD for the next two years (from Dec. 18, 2017 to Dec. 16, 2019), only on the condition that it was installed prior to the effective date of the mandate goes into effect.
In addition, to help facilitate AOBRD adoption and mandate adherence, Gorilla Safety is offering any member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers, a free month of AOBRD subscription.
“Using an AOBRD instead of taking risks by putting off implementation enables fleets to continue operations without any interruption or fear of being placed out of service by the FMCSA. The AOBRD also provides fleets and drivers more confidence as they transition to compliance more smoothly than they might with an ELD. By using an AOBRD instead, the system is less cumbersome to small fleet operators,” said Mark Walton, co-founder and chief executive officer of Gorilla Safety.
According to Gorilla Safety, orders of AOBRDs will have a typical turnaround time of approximately three to four weeks. There will likely be a limited supply as the deadline nears, so Gorilla Safety is encouraging fleets to place their orders soon to allow enough time to meet the deadline.