PIT Group offers independent ELD verification

PIT Group offers independent ELD verification

PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, has announced plans to offer testing and verification of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). This independent testing will follow the latest version of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Test Plan and Procedures issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

“In advance of the ELD mandate in the U.S., a growing number of suppliers are self-certifying ELDs,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “But suppliers that come to us for ELD verification will differentiate themselves in the market because our testing is thorough and unbiased, and it will cover the most up to date requirements in the ELD rule.

“An ELD provider that has a certificate of verification from the PIT Group can provide its fleet and driver customers with the assurance that their product has been independently verified,” Provencher added. “PIT Group’s expertise in testing ELDs can also benefit trucking companies by helping ensure that company drivers and owner-operators are only using a fully verified ELD.”

PIT Group testing for ELD verification will follow FMCSA’s ELD Test Plan and Procedures related to the U.S. ELD rule. In addition to the FMCSA ELD functional requirements, PIT Group will also perform an operational evaluation for vehicle interface, mobile ELD units, driver interface and operation, back office application (motor carrier) and roadside enforcement.

Earlier this month, EROAD, a provider of transport technology and services, announced it will be the first supplier to provide the PIT Group with an ELD solution for independent testing and verification.

Announcing the relationship, EROAD Chief Operating Officer Jarred Clayton said, “We know how much compliance matters to our customers, which is why EROAD follows rigorous internal testing procedures and protocols for our tax and compliance solutions. We are going one step further by adding PIT Group’s independent testing and verification to assure carriers that the ELD they have chosen is best in class and compliant.

 

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