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October 16, 2017

Geotab Registers ELD Solution with FMCSA

Geotab's electronic logging device (ELD) solution, Geotab Cloud ELD, is now registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the telematics provider announced.

September 14, 2017

Geotab Launches GO8 LTE Telematics Device

Like its predecessor, the new GO8 also offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching, according to Geotab.

September 11, 2017

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

August 30, 2017

Geotab Integrates Service with McLeod Software's LoadMaster

LoadMaster integration grants users access to continuous, automated retrieval of each driver’s Hours of Service data along with the availability of the driver and their on-duty hours.

August 30, 2017

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

August 25, 2017

Q. Are there any vehicle exemptions under the ELD Mandate?

A. Vehicles with an engine model year before 2000

August 25, 2017

Q. What information will ELDs be required to collect?

A. ELDs are required to record the following data elements

August 25, 2017

Q. How can telematics be used to improve driver behavior?

A. By monitoring a driver’s behavior in near real-time fleet managers can identify

August 3, 2017

Q. What are the record retention requirements with ELDs?

A. As part of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established rules covering retention of record of duty status (RODS) data...

August 3, 2017

Q. What is the key information that ELDS will be required to collect?

A. There are questions surrounding what data electronic logging devices (ELDs) will automatically record while a vehicle is being driven. Under the ELD mandate, an ELD will be required to record the following information...

July 24, 2017

ALK’s CoPilot Truck Navigation Joins Geotab Marketplace

Geotab has announced that ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation is now available on the Geotab Marketplace.

July 17, 2017

Geotab Brings J.J. Keller, TMW Software to Marketplace

Geotab has announced the launch of Driver DataSense from J.J. Keller & Associates and integrations to TMW Suite and TMW TruckMate from TMW Systems, through its online Marketplace.

June 9, 2017

Q. Can this device be installed on older trucks, specifically 1991 & 1999 Freightliners?

A. Installation varies by make, model, and year. The 1991 would require a 3 wire install as it utilizes a mechanical engine. A 3 wire install is an installation where we...

June 6, 2017

Q. What is an ELD?

A. ELD = Electronic Logging Device An electronic logging device (ELD) is a device that attaches to a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to synchronize with the engine and record Hours of Service (HOS)...

June 6, 2017

Q. What is being done to prevent drivers from being harassed into committing an HOS violation?

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has included provisions protecting drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) from being harassed into violating Hours of Service (HOS) regulations...

June 6, 2017

Q. How does a driver edit or annotate a record?

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides specific details on editing and annotating electronic logging device (ELD) records. The FMCSA defines an edit as a change to the ELD record that does not overwrite the original record...

May 10, 2017

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

May 3, 2017

Geotab to Track Fuel Efficiency for Run on Less Roadshow

Run on Less, a cross-country roadshow to showcase fuel efficiency advancements, has partnered with telematics provider Geotab to install its devices on all trucks participating in the three-week event to track their progress.

May 2, 2017

Q. I have an AOBRD, why do I need an ELD?

A. Technically you do not need to switch your automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) to an electronic logging device (ELD) until December 16, 2019. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), trucks equipped with AOBRDs that meet the requirements of CFR 395.15 have two additional years to meet the ELD rule.

May 2, 2017

Q. What does a driver need to do if his/her ELD malfunctions?

A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers clear directions on what needs to be done in case an electronic logging device (ELD) malfunctions. First, the driver must note the fact that the ELD malfunctioned...

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