The KeepTruckin smartphone app logbook and electronic-logging-device-capable service announced a series of upgrades in functionality available to its small-fleet users.
The KeepTruckin ELD, one of only a few relatively well-known e-log providers self-certified on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD device registry, like other BYOD (bring your own device) systems utilizes a plug-in piece of hardware to connect to the truck’s engine control module (ECM), which communicates with the KeepTruckin logbook app on a smartphone or tablet.
New functionality, detailed in a recent release, includes:
- A new dashboard showing fleet overall performance with percentile scores for hours compliance, safety and utilization.
- New capabilities in idle-time tracking and power take-off use.
- A diagnostic function, too, provides a record with basic interpretation of all fault codes coming from the ECM.
- Setting up geofences around particular locations, useful for shipper customers or maintenance shop personnel, can alert users to a truck’s impending arrival.