Comdata announced a partnership with electronic logging device (ELD) provider KeepTruckin to help small trucking businesses in Comdata‘s MyFleet Program address compliance needs. Through MyFleet, trucking businesses can buy, pay for and integrate KeepTruckin ELD systems into their operations. Registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a compliant solution, the KeepTruckin platform pairs a wireless-enabled engine-connection dongle with apps on either iOS- and Android-powered smartphones or tablets for drivers to keep records of duty status electronically.
MyFleet is a custom portfolio of services that can help fleets stay compliant, reduce operating costs and provide access to capital from a single source. With KeepTruckin’s technology, program members can easily transmit electronic GPS logs to Comdata as part of the company’s fully administered fuel tax (IFTA) offering. The KeepTruckin platform can also help users reduce hours violations, save time filling out and auditing paper logs and provide truck usage information such as idle time, vehicle diagnostics and driver safety scorecards.
“As the industry anticipates the impacts of the federal ELD mandate, small trucking fleets are demanding cost-efficient, responsive technologies that will keep them compliant without creating extra work,” said Greg Secord, president of Comdata North American Trucking (NAT). “KeepTruckin’s ease-of-use, functionality and affordability make it the ideal fit for the MyFleet Program, which has been designed to provide small trucking businesses access to the most critical tools for success, all in one place.”
In a 2016 Comdata survey of approximately 500 U.S. small fleet owners and managers, more than 80 percent of respondents indicated they have not yet adopted electronic logs.
“We’re excited to partner with Comdata as an industry-leading company that shares our commitment to meeting fleets’ pressing needs through a personalized customer experience,” said KeepTruckin CEO Shoaib Makani. “Additionally, KeepTruckin’s ease-of-use will help Comdata customers reduce administrative hours and create opportunities to focus on driving.”
Strong relationships with both large fleet and small fleet trucking firms are the cornerstone of Comdata’s portfolio of internal and partner solutions. While KeepTruckin technology helps simplify regulatory burdens, MyFleet members also receive exclusive savings through a variety of in-house offers and partnerships. CLC Lodging (hotels), Crestmark Bank (factoring) and several industry-leading fuel merchants are currently affiliated with the program. Others are expected to follow based on evolving industry needs and priorities.