The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,255,606 to J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., making a total of 14 patents awarded to the company related to electronic logging technology.
The newest patent covers an improved feature of vehicle ELDs used by motor carriers. The patent relates to technology that improves the accuracy of information recorded in vehicle ELDs and describes a method for minimizing unassigned driving events through improved driver authentication using the driver’s mobile device.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate calls for the electronic generation of long-haul driver log book data and hours-of-service reports. The United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) requires the driver status be determined.
“Our most recent patent further extends J.J. Keller’s intellectual property portfolio,” said Rustin Keller, president and CEO of J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. “With a focus on our customers’ daily challenges and a dedicated innovation team, we’re able to provide a unique combination of new product features backed by a deep understanding of regulatory requirements.”