In the United States, any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) which operates across state lines will soon have to become compliant with the new regulations set out by the FMCSA.
The idea behind the regulations is that companies will have to log their hours of service with electronic logging devices, or ELDs. The ELD replaces traditional paper logs, and synchronizes with the engine of the vehicle to collect, register and report important data automatically.
And time is ticking to make the change.
By December 18, 2017, all paper logs must be replaced by ELDs (those using automatic onboard recording devices, or AOBRD), are allowed as well. By December 16, 2019, all AOBRDs must be replaced by ELDs as well.
While Transport Canada has not yet announced any official rules for Canadian operators yet, it’s a matter of time before similar legislation is implemented north of the 49th parallel.
Geotab Drive: HOS Tracking Your Company Needs
If you’re still on the fence about implementing GPS fleet tracking devices into your operations, then consider this the item that makes your decision for you: seamless integration with legislation-compliant HOS Tracking via Geotab Drive.
So what is Geotab Drive, exactly? It’s an app that your drivers can install on their phones and tablets which makes HOS tracking simple. Basically, the app links with your Geotab GPS devices to automate the HOS tracking process, and provides all the tools and features to make verification a snap.
Here’s a 2 minute video that shows you how Geotab can help your fleet compliance.
The best HOS tracking electronic logging device
Geotab GPS fleet tracking, used in combination with the Geotab Drive app is the premier ELD solution on the market today. Here’s why:
- The app syncs with your existing Geotab GO devices – no additional equipment required – and registers movement automatically when your vehicles are in motion.
- It’s easy to use, and compatible with Apple, Android, and Windows devices.
- It’s significantly more cost-effective than comparable solutions on the market – an amazing package at up to 70% less than the other guys!
- Moving to electronic HOS tracking reduces administration costs, immediately cuts down on paperwork, and minimizes violations.
- In addition to HOS tracking, the Drive app also offers functionality for Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting and IFTA management.
The transition to electronic logging devices may be painful for some companies, but it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be an easy transition. Here’s how:
Get rolling with Geotab Fleet Tracking and its industry leading HOS platform today with a $50 Trial offer. We send you the plug-and-play devices – they install in seconds – and you try them out on your fleet. When you’re ready to buy, we credit you the $50 per tester device. Not the right fit for you? No problem. No hassle, no contracts, no obligations. That’s our commitment to you from the team here at GPS to GO.
Remember, beyond the industry-best HOS technology, GPS fleet tracking has some serious business benefits: lower costs, safer driving, improved productivity, better maintenance and security, and the power of data to get your fleet running to its full potential. Get rolling today!
Thanks for reading,
Russ Salo, President
GPS to GO, Now You Know