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Spireon Inc. announced a new FleetLocate Compliance solution designed to help fleets comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect on Dec. 18. Powered by Gorilla Safety, FleetLocate offers flexible configuration options to accommodate mixed fleets of different vehicle types, such as trucks that need to track hours of service (HOS) and vans or cars that don’t, according to Spireon. FleetLocate can also utilize data from onboard telematics, such as GM OnStar, as well as sensor data from trailers, containers and other mobile assets, giving fleet managers complete visibility over their entire fleet, the company said.
From the new FleetLocate Compliance interface, managers can now monitor driver hours, including which drivers are currently on duty and how many hours each has left before violating HOS rules, the company said. The system also provides early warnings of potential violations in real time, so managers may adjust schedules as needed. Additionally, FleetLocate Compliance provides alerts on drivers who began a trip without completing the required vehicle inspections.
FleetLocate Compliance includes the FleetLocate Shift mobile app for drivers, which connects via Bluetooth to the new FleetLocate FL1 GPS tracking device for accurate mileage recording, and supports both LTE and HSPA wireless networks.