Soon transportation companies will be required to follow the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) December 18, 2017 deadline.
With this in mind, Verizon Telematics announced the availability of ELD-ready bundles that address the needs of fleets requiring an ELD solution. The Verizon Telematics ELD-ready bundles are designed to conform to certain technical specifications and serve as a one-stop shop for customers who need to meet the ELD mandate requirements before the deadline.
Customers can choose from a number of different bundles for hardware and monthly software subscription pricing that include what drivers and fleets need to comply with the new rules, including: telematics hardware and installation, onboarding assistance, ELD and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) software, two-way messaging, in-cab tablet mount, electronic tablet, Mobile Device Management (MDM) software, compliance reporting and more. Connectivity for the tablet and the telematics hardware also uses the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
“The impending ELD mandate can cause a lot of confusion and even panic for large enterprise fleets and small businesses – it’s a very complicated and arduous process but businesses required to meet the mandate have to get there by December 18,” said Kelly Frey, vice president, product marketing for Verizon Telematics. “By combining hardware and software, plus components that satisfy the needs of the back office and the driver, we not only help customers meet their compliance requirements, but can also help save them a huge amount of legwork on the front end.”
The FMCSA stated that it implemented the ELD rule is to make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage and share record of duty status (RODS) data and to help keep drivers safer on the road. Any commercial motor vehicle carrier or driver subject to the ELD rule must be electronically recording hours of service by the December deadline.