SEATTLE — With less than six months to go until the final electronic logging device mandate Mandate deadline, many carriers using automatic on-board recording devices have still not transitioned to ELDs, according to Zonar officials.
The mandate grandfathered in fleets using AOBRD giving them until December 16, 2019, to switch to ELDs to avoid faulty products or services and reach full compliance.
As such, Zonar, a provider of fleet management technology, has updated its AOBRD transition checklist to help fleet managers strategically manage the limited time remaining to choose the right vendor and solution for their business. This guide outlines how carriers can find the best solution to fit their needs, by December 16, 2019.
“We understand that businesses are waiting to make the shift from ABOBRDs to ELDs for many reasons but non-compliance or choosing the wrong solution can potentially lead to lost revenue and multiple violations,” said Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “Since the mandate passed, we’ve listened to our customers and heard from decision makers across the industry; with this easy to follow checklist, Zonar aims to help those who need guidance regarding the transition within a shorter amount of time.”
- A workback calendar from August-December in checklist form
- Questions fleet managers should ask vendors before signing a contract
- Tips for training operators on new solutions
“With almost 20 years of experience helping fleets intelligently manage their business, Zonar creates technology solutions that collect and analyze data from a wide variety of vehicles including trucks, school buses, transit vehicles and construction equipment,” Fakkema said. “This information empowers drivers and fleet managers with the data and analysis needed to better navigate any route and safely manage passengers and cargo.”
ELDs were mandate by Congress to help the commercial transportation industry increase safety for all drivers on the road through in-vehicle technology to easily log data such as hours of service.
Zonar was founded in 2001 to help fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking, Fakkema said.