XRS is working with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to develop an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry. The company announced the collaboration during its annual XRS User Event ...
The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.
Electronic logging device market, benefiting from government efforts toward a mandate expected in the next couple years, saw big changes in the fourth week of August 2013.
An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.
A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.
The agency says it will do in-depth interviews with carriers to determine “the extent to which could be used by motor carriers or enforcement personnel to harass drivers or monitor drive productivity."
In February 2013, about 35 percent of fleet surveyed said they use electronic logs or electronic onboard recorders in all of their trucks, up from 25 percent from last May.
A new electronic log rule could be proposed by September, said Administrator Anne Ferro Thursday, March 14, at a congressional hearing, testifying to a House subcommittee.
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