One20, a company that aims to make drivers’ lives better via an online community and various affordable and free products and services, introduced an electronic logging device designed to meet the federal ELD mandate, designed with drivers in mind.
F-ELD features an easy-to-use driver app, and features no ongoing subscription costs, only an up-front purchase of the device that plugs into the truck’s electronics and wirelessly communicates the needed data to the app.
As part of the 2012 mandate for electronic logging devices, fleets of all sizes have until December this year to implement certified ELDs to record driver hours of service.
“The trucking industry has long been anticipating this forced government ELD mandate,” said Christian Schenk, founder, president and CEO of One20. “One20 has taken the initiative to once again keep drivers’ best interests top-of-mind and offer them the most affordable and simple ELD solution – all without monthly fees.
“Drivers want something simple, affordable and compliant that won’t force them to give up their privacy – that is exactly why we developed F-ELD.”
The “F” stands for free, functional and fully compliant, according to the company.
The One20 F-ELD is a plug-and-play device that wirelessly pairs with a driver’s smartphone or tablet (or the One20 branded tablet). Once the ELD is purchased and installed, drivers can download the free Android- and iOS-compatible app to establish HOS and driver-vehicle inspection report (DVIR) preferences. The ELD device attaches to the truck through a J1939 or J1708 cable. Drivers will manage the application and have full control of the reporting.
The product also has applications for fleets, Schenk explains, especially small fleets or those that use a mix of owner-operators and company drivers.
“The industry needs options, and not all fleets are looking to acquire the more comprehensive enterprise systems,” said Schenk. So One20 is partnering with recognized brands to bring flexibility and affordability to mixed fleets. For instance, PeopleNet and One20 are developing an interface between F-ELD and the PeopleNet system.
The F-ELD will be available to ship in July, but it can be pre-ordered at www.ONE20.com/ELD.
One20 is a free membership community built exclusively for professional truck drivers, with the purpose of making life on the road more convenient, enjoyable and cost-effective. Members join One20 to connect with other drivers, plan truck-specific routes, and save with deals along the way.