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Fleetmatics Announces LogBook App to Meet ELD Mandate

June 21, 2017

Fleetmatics says its new LogBook for iOS is a one-stop approach to hours of service management and meeting the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect in December.

LogBook combines critical data from the vehicle with status updates made in the mobile app by the driver. Drivers log into the mobile app and start driving, while their HOS are logged automatically. Dispatchers and back-office teams  benefit from real-time HOS status, violation alerts, driver vehicle inspection reports and more through Fleetmatics’ web-based interface.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the ELD mandate applies to most drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status, or logbooks. Any commercial motor vehicle carrier or driver subject to the ELD rule must be electronically recording hours of service by the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline.

“The ELD mandate is quickly approaching and drivers need a compliance solution that is simple to implement,” said Todd Ewing, director of product management at Fleetmatics, a Verizon company. “We manage the hardware installation and connection, allowing drivers to log in and see their real-time HOS status information and alerts, making compliance easier than ever.”

Fleetmatics LogBook provides violations alerts - warning or notification of occurrence, access to timer icons, automatic driving status updates, vehicle info and three different views of the status log which include the mandatory DOT information. Feedback and support are also available through the application’s interface.  

Fleetmatics Logbook is compliant with current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation 395.15, and has also been designed to update based on future regulation requirements, according to the company.

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