The Electronic logging devices (ELDs) that have impacted drivers, who are required to keep Record of Duty Status (RODS), are also providing a host of operational benefits for fleets willing to maximize them to their full potential. Most North American commercial truckers have been required to use ELDs since late 2017, and they are discovering \ a host of operational benefits. Whether it is tethered or untethered, the ELD sensors synchronize with the vehicle’s power train to record a wide variety of telematic data about the vehicle and the driver’s drive status, when and where a vehicle has traveled, and under what conditions. Although originally intended mainly to improve safety by reducing driver fatigue, ELDs are providing fleet owners with valuable data that can be used to optimize routes and driver schedules, improve customer satisfaction, reduce operating costs, save on insurance premiums, and improve driver recruitment and retention – one of the industry’s biggest challenges. in a high-turnover field.
The greatest returns are realized when the ELD is implemented on top of a full-function mobile device such as a phone or tablet. This gives fleet owners and drivers access to powerful applications for compliance, workflow, productivity, safety, and non-work related communications, enabled by sensors with geolocation monitoring, real-time traffic directions, photo/video, scanning and voice/data communications. The combination of these technologies means that today’s fleets are more modern and connected than ever. This is spawning an ecosystem of innovators – like Omnitracs, Samsung and RAM Mounts – who are supporting operational transformation.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
- How data provided through the adoption of ELDs can be used to improve operational efficiency, optimize schedules, and reduce paperwork
- The benefits of implementing an ELD on a standardized mobile platform
- How the combination of these technologies can ease the critical shortage of commercial truck drivers