J. J. Keller & Associates has partnered with Verizon to offer the Compliance Tablet, a mobile device with Keller’s patented E-Log technology built in, available October 1, 2013. The device is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 pre-loaded with J. J. Keller Mobile applications and is covered by Verizon’s 4G network. Approximately the size of a typical paper logbook, the tablet features an interface designed to enable drivers to input hours-of-service information quickly and easily, the company says. A pre-programmed Roadside Inspection mode displays only the last seven days of logs, allowing drivers to simply hand the tablet to enforcement officers with no security concerns.
The tablet is “locked down” to keep drivers from loading non-approved applications, and is also designed to become inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. All program enhancements such as HOS regulatory changes are done through automatic updates and never require hardware swap-outs.
For fleets and owner-operators who prefer to utilize their own (or their drivers’) smartphones or tablets, Keller also offers a “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) option. J. J. Keller Mobile applications are compatible with more than 40 Android devices, and communicate with Keller’s ELD/EOBR in the same seamless manner. Customers can use the BYOD option exclusively, or may choose to utilize a mixture of Compliance Tablets and other mobile devices within the same fleet.