Electronic Logging Devices: Page 3
AOBRD-to-ELD switch: Keeping up with cellular networks upgrade
With the final ELD deadline a month out, reporting here on an added wrinkle to AOBRD-to-ELD transition decisions, given a great deal of ELD hardware and software are running over 3G networks that will soon be obsolete.
November 15, 2019
Omnitracs: ELDs back online after service disruption
Partial service has been restored for 99% of the Omnitracs devices affected by this weekend’s service disruption, says Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer. The temporary software patch is an interim fix until a permanent firmware update can be deployed, Greer said.
November 7, 2019
FMCSA: No chance ELD deadline will be delayed
If you’re hoping for a delay in enforcement of the looming deadline to adopt an electronic logging device, don’t count on it, says Joe DeLorenzo, head of enforcement for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
October 29, 2019
ELDs’ final shift: How poor customer service can cause noncompliance
60 days out from the Dec. 17. AOBRD-to-ELD transition deadline, the latest in this series explores issues of customer service, in part driving some owner-operators’ and fleets’ provider decisions as the adoption of ELD technology proceeds.
October 17, 2019
AOBRD-to-ELD: Tech providers on data handling, hours changes, improving core and ancillary functionality
“Nobody’s in a race to be regulated,” noted Pedigree Technologies CEO Wade Wilson, speaking with three other ELD providers in August on the subject of the AOBRD-to-ELD shift. While there’s certainly general antipathy among truckers to the mandate, a variety of business cases can be made for telematics technology.
October 10, 2019
Goodbye, AOBRD: Shifting loyalties, yard moves and other challenges
Considering options with any ELD provider when making an upgrade from AOBRD technology can involve much more than just the basic differences between regulatory requirements of AOBRDs and ELDs — many devices come with a host of ancillary functions. Also: More on yard moves, edits and other new challenges.
September 23, 2019
Goodbye, AOBRD: ELDs’ final shift
90 days out from the ELD mandate’s final Dec. 17 deadline, many fleets and one-truck owner-operators with authority are delaying the transition from AOBRD-spec technology. ELD providers are hopeful for new customers among the small percentages of truckers switching providers during the transition.
September 17, 2019
My20 ELD: New Spanish-language version
The Konexial provider of the My20 electronic logging device announced the availability of a Spanish-language version of the ELD.
August 22, 2019
Hours edits: Drivers in full control with ELDs
Office edits to a log, unlike with many AOBRD systems, will go to the driver for final approval under the ELD spec. Survey results show some carriers and drivers clearly appreciate the ability with many AOBRDs to bypass any driver-approval step in the log-edit chain.
August 21, 2019
The AOBRD-to-ELD shift: Data/edits and visibility at roadside
With AOBRDs, edits made in the back office as a general rule don’t present to the roadside officer. Under the ELD specification, however, data transmittal at roadside includes those edits. It also includes detailed records of the truck’s GPS positions, engine on-off records, engine hours and the like.
August 15, 2019
The mandate’s last roundup: The AOBRD-to-ELD shift
The final major deadline in implementing the electronic logging device mandate isn’t causing quite the stir as did the mandate’s initial effective date in 2017, yet for those grandfathered in to continue using AOBRDs, their impending sunset on Dec. 17 means adjusting to a device with a more rigidly detailed set of specifications that require some operational changes.
August 13, 2019
DriveELD adds in-app nav, fleet version
The DriveELD is out with some new functionality that come with mid- and higher-level tiers of subscription to its electronic logging device service.
July 25, 2019
Rebate program for ELD purchase
As part of its various DriverConnect electronic logging device series of options, the Rand McNally company is offering online purchasers of its ELD50 baseline compliance device a $150 rebate, roughly the cost of the hardware, with purchase of three months’ worth of service,
July 23, 2019
FMCSA denies request to exempt small carriers from ELD mandate
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request from the Small Business in Transportation Coalition that sought to exempt trucking companies with 50 or fewer employees from the electronic logging device mandate.
July 16, 2019
Canadian ELD mandate looming, registration process could pressure U.S. registry
Though Canada’s ELD mandate — slated for enforcement in June 2021 — is similar to the U.S. mandate, there’s a key difference that likely will impact the U.S. market: Canada’s requirement that devices be certified by a third-party body, rather than the self-certification process in the U.S.
June 27, 2019
When ELD data sharing provides too much insight
The possession and use of massive amounts of data can change traditional balances of power in rates, negotiations and direct contracts. There’s potential for carriers’ information to be used against them, should brokers or shippers be able to establish the carriers’ operational patterns, among other drawbacks fueling some semblance of backlash.
June 27, 2019
More hopes and hazards: ELD data aggregation for advocacy, predictive maintenance, other uses
Some research organizations and even ELD providers are using aggregate ELD data to advocate for regulatory change or other industry purposes. Other providers are building potentially powerful predictive tools around maintenance, both of users’ trucks and the roads they operate on.
June 26, 2019
More ELD data hopes and hazards: Load matching efficiency improvements
A variety of players, including some ELD providers, are executing plans to use ELD hours data as a way to help put load offers in front of carriers that have drivers who not only are close to the load but also have sufficient on-duty hours.
June 25, 2019
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