EROAD, a global technology provider of compliance, operational, and road use and fuel tax management solutions for the transportation industry, announced the commercial availability of its electronic logging device (ELD).
“Our 17 years of experience in trucking technology and management solutions led to the design and development of what will currently be the only Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)-registered provider to offer permanent in-cab hardware as part of a comprehensive ELD solution,” said Norm Ellis, president of EROAD. “App-based ELD solutions face a number of issues, including poor Bluetooth connectivity, battery dependence and a lack of a permanent compliant connection to the truck. If drivers misplace, drop, or forget their smartphone or tablet, they won’t be able to stay in compliance with the ELD mandate. All of these issues are why we built a fixed in-cab solution.”
EROAD’s ELD features a driver-friendly, in-vehicle device with simple display and transfer capabilities for facilitating roadside enforcement, and reducing administrative time and paperwork. With minimal training, drivers and fleet managers can monitor hours-of-service records with summaries and reports of on-duty status, rests and resets.
Additionally, the new EROAD ELD provides fleet managers the ability to review and edit logs that drivers can accept on the in-vehicle display. Utilizing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, EROAD’s ELD provides commercial vehicle operators with additional compliance and operational solutions, including fuel tax management, GPS tracking and driver performance monitoring.
Launching its in-cab ELD solution continues EROAD’s success at providing technology to the transportation industry. In 2009, EROAD introduced the world’s first nationwide electronic road user charging (RUC) system in New Zealand and later launched the U.S.’s first electronic weight mile tax (WMT) service in Oregon. In addition, the California Department of Transportation selected EROAD as its heavy vehicle technology provider for the California Road Charge Pilot, the U.S.’s largest road charge pilot program, to investigate new technology in road charging options.
“Our engineers took all the knowledge EROAD gained from nearly two decades of providing reliable data trusted by trucking companies and government agencies, and have from the ground up an easy-to-use, compliant ELD that is also fully scalable to accommodate a variety of tax, operational and compliance needs,” stated Ellis. “It underwent the same rigorous internal and third-party testing procedures and protocols as our proven tax and compliance solutions, and we are thrilled to now add a quality ELD solution to our list of offerings.”