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PrePass now available on Pedigree Technologies Cab-Mate ELD

PrePass Safety Alliance has recently announced a new partnership with Pedigree Technologies that brings PrePass, North America’s leading pre-clearance program, to the OneView platform. Drivers receive notification on the Cab-Mate ELD to bypass or pull into the weigh station, all while the truck travels at highway speed. In addition, fleets receive real-time driver safety ALERTS

Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford vehicles now compatible with Geotab Drive ELD app

Geotab Inc. has announced that vehicles equipped with Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford are now compatible with the company’s Geotab Drive electronic logging device (ELD) app, allowing drivers to record their Hours of Service (HOS) status and complete vehicle inspections from their tablet or smartphone. The news comes on the heels of Geotab Drive gaining

Omnitracs, ERoad partner to address inconsistencies in commercial vehicle inspections

Omnitracs and ERoad, a transportation technology services company, have announced the completion of a newly updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Omnitracs, in partnership with ERoad, identified a need to revamp the current Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices that was penned in 2017, concurrent with

Paperless truck service: The change is worth it

Change is hard. There’s no magic switch, no perfect solution that doesn’t require work and buy-in on your side to improve your fleet options. But if you know the goal you’re working toward, it’s much easier to work through the short-term hardships of change. If your truck service operation isn’t already paperless, the need to

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Will a Trump presidency impact ELD requirements?

Despite some forecasted uncertainty, the freight transportation forecasting experts at FTR foresee limited short-term impact to the overall economy and transportation industry in particular as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then any proposed legislation, including

Implementation makes or breaks technology success

In anticipation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate being signed into law and effective in late 2016, fleets are investigating technology options for becoming compliant. While fleets are currently focused on choosing a provider/system that automates hours-of-service (HOS) tracking, implementation is key to system use and adoption. Louis McAnally, CTP vice president operations for PeopleNet

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Should your fleet make the move to ELDs now?

“Back in 2007, when compulsory electronic logging devices [ELDs] were first proposed, the trucking industry pondered the impact. The ruling would have required ELDs to be installed on any carrier that recorded a certain number of hours-of-service [HOS] violations,” says Kelly Frey, vice president of products marketing for Telogis. ”However, a federal court case prevented

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Mechanics of implementing an IT solution

With the integration of electronics into heavy-duty trucks, the hard-working fleet equipment we cover in every issue is more than just a complex engineering marvel of mechanics. Tablets and smartphones now sit beside grease and wrenches as fleets leverage new hardware and software plugged into the vehicles. Improving efficiency today goes beyond the mechanics and

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Preparing for ELDs

As your are probably well aware, this past March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use electronic logging devices (ELDs). The comment period for the proposal ended in June—the final rule will likely be published the end of 2016 with drivers and

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Mobile trucking intelligence brings depth to ELD mandate

Traditional big-box, fixed-modem, single-purpose, expensive-hardware, onboard computers have begun a slow descent into obsolescence. Yet, with the forthcoming ELD mandate approaching, some fleets may be looking for a quick and easy solution for compliance—a simple, ELD-only device that only fits the bare minimum of mandate requirements. According to Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer

The ins and outs of implementing an EOBR solution

Electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs), also known as electronic logging devices (ELD), are devices that are commonly used to automate hours-of-service (HOS) record keeping and help fleets maintain equipment to meet the CSA compliance model, reduce violations and improve driver efficiency and safety. Many service providers, including Pedigree Technologies,XRS, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Rand McNally, Continental Corp., and J.J.Keller & Associates offer these systems. Package

Getting on board with EOBRs: Implementing a solution

Unscheduled stops. CSA violations. Unexpected, on-road service. Extended idle times. Excessive speeding. Habitual hard braking. Out there on the road, it’s a world of uncertainty. It’s enough to keep fleet managers who work hard spec’ing and maintaining their trucks awake at night wondering: “Where are my trucks and what are they doing?” Electronic onboard recorders