Teletrac Navman, a leader in GPS tracking and fleet management solutions, says it will guarantee federally mandated ELD hours of service (HOS) compliance for its DIRECTOR product platform.
The announcement means that DIRECTOR HOS customers will receive automatic software updates to comply with ELD mandate requirements throughout the ELD timeline and beyond—at no charge. The current FMCSA 395.15 Hours of Service regulations allow the current solution compliance through December 2019.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD Final Rule published in December 2015 mandates the use of compliant ELD devices. However, certain aspects of technical specifications that ELD devices will be required to comply with have yet to be published. As a result, Teletrac Navman will continue to upgrade existing DIRECTOR customers with the relevant compliance specifications when and as they become defined; ensuring customers’ DIRECTOR investments remain protected after the December 18, 2017 and December 16, 2019 compliance deadlines.
The DIRECTOR fleet management platform tracks assets and collects valuable data for business insights. In addition to reducing the paperwork necessary for tracking HOS, it provides second-by-second information to help carriers reduce operational expenses, identify trends, improve business processes and build a more efficient, safe and connected fleet.
In addition to ensuring ongoing ELD mandate compliance as the specifications are released, Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR customers will continue to enjoy free system installation and training to eliminate the worry of downtime while assuring compliance.
“Throughout our 25 years in business we’ve remained dedicated to fully supporting our customers as they’ve navigated industry changes,” said Renaat Ver Eecke, president of Teletrac Navman. “The ELD mandate is no exception. The program we’re announcing underscores our commitment to our customers’ success by enabling and ensuring their seamless transition to full ELD compliance without having to make additional technology investments in their existing systems.”