Verizon Telematics Delivers One-Stop Shop to Prepare Commercial Fleet Customers for the Impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Deadline

Meeting the ELD mandate can be simplified through hardware, software and services combinations for every fleet

TAMPA, Fla. — NAFA Institute and EXPO – April 26, 2017 – When it comes to compliance and readiness for the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, the ability to find what drivers and business owners need in one place can take much of the anxiety and complexity out of meeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) December 18, 2017 deadline.

With this in mind, Verizon Telematics announces 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.

More information can be found by visiting the Verizon Telematics booth at the NAFA Institute and Expo No. 601 at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Fla, from today through April 28, 2017 or by visiting the ELD software solutions sites provided by Telogis and Fleetmatics.

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