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Omnitrac’s new video breaks down how ELD mandate will impact fleets


Monday, July 20, 2015
The video dissects each one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FSMCA) mandate goals to help fleets better understand the ruling’s objectives and how it will impact business operations (The Trucker file photo)
The video dissects each one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FSMCA) mandate goals to help fleets better understand the ruling’s objectives and how it will impact business operations (The Trucker file photo)

DALLAS — Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today released a new video detailing what fleets need to know about the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, expected to be published in September.

 

The video is live on www.ELDfacts.com, an online resource established to help fleets better understand and prepare for this regulation. It dissects each one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FSMCA) mandate goals to help fleets better understand the ruling’s objectives and how it will impact business operations.

“From technical specifications to what constitutes a compliant device and how such devices work, there are still a lot of questions swirling around in regard to the anticipated ELD mandate. At Omnitracs, we have a long history of working with the FSMCA and a deep understanding of the rulemaking process, which we’ve leveraged for this video in order to help the industry best prepare for what’s ahead,” said Tom Cuthbertson, vice president of regulatory compliance at Omnitracs.

“With the FSMCA sharing its top goals for the regulation, we now have a sense of what to anticipate. In just over three short minutes, this video examines each goal to define critical aspects — such as what SNPRM is and what the transmission methods are to send information to authorized officials.”

The compelling video, utilizing whiteboard drawings to illustrate key messages, explains the complex regulation in an easily digestible format. Although the final ruling specifications have not yet been disclosed, the FSMCA’s seven top goals — each explained in the video — are:

1. Security

2. Transmission to authorized enforcement officials

3. Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM)

4. Driver harassment and privacy consideration

5. Tamper resistance

6. Technology evolution capability

7. Self-certification 

The video also outlines what to look for in an ELD provider, including important questions to ask potential vendors. Visit www.ELDfacts.com to watch the full video.

Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions for private and for-hire fleets.

Omnitracs’ more than 800 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help more than 30,000 private and for-hire fleet customers manage nearly 1,000,000 mobile assets in more than 60 countries.

The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics over 25 years ago and today its intuitive technologies, including solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, fleet productivity, GPS fleet tracking, route planning, scheduling and fleet maintenance, enable customers to solve common fleet problems and achieve their business objectives.

Omnitracs, LLC includes Roadnet Technologies, XRS, Sylectus, Omnitracs Analytics, and Omnitracs Mexico. Omnitracs is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of companies.

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