While fleets, drivers, and manufacturers are contending with supply chain shortages and cellular shutdowns, Rand McNally, a provider of commercial transportation technology solutions, launched a new ELD designed for long-term compliance. The new Vehicle Link ELD, part of Rand McNally’s compliance solutions, is available and shipping to customers now.
Vehicle Link is a small electronic logging device that installs in seconds. Measuring 1.5 inches in diameter, it plugs into a truck’s diagnostic port and pairs with the Rand VL app on an Android phone or tablet. Due to its small size, the Vehicle Link is easily hidden and out of the way for drivers, Rand McNally noted. The Vehicle Link continually transmits HOS information to the Rand VL driver app. When connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network, the app transmits data to Rand McNally’s back-end Fleet portal. As a result, there are no concerns about out-of-date cellular modems with the Vehicle Link solution.
The Android app works with the Vehicle Link to provide drivers with HOS logs, DVIR reporting, as well as fuel entry for IFTA reporting, and messaging back to the home office. The Rand McNally Fleet portal supplies six months of reports and logs, which can be downloaded and saved. For fleets with multiple trucks, the portal also enables managers to view truck location and vehicle status.