Photo: Zonar

Photo: Zonar

The Zonar Logs electronic logging device solution has been tested and validated by industry veteran Annette Sandberg that it meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s standards.

Sandberg is the former FMCSA administrator and her services have been used by ELD providers to test and certify ELDs for compliance with upcoming ELD Mandate. Sandberg is currently the CEO of TransSafe Consulting, and she has an extensive background in the trucking industry working on commercial motor vehicle safety at the state and local levels of government.

The FMCSA has its own certification list, but it only requires companies to self-certify their devices and many ELD providers have decided to use third-party testing to add an extra layer of certification for compliance.

“The self-certification process is a requirement that has allowed non-compliant devices into the marketplace — and fleets might not be aware of the problems, making third-party validation paramount,” said Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “With validation from Annette Sandberg and TransSafe Consulting, our customers can with the utmost confidence implement Zonar Logs to comply with the ELD mandate and fully integrate with their Zonar fleet management solution.”

Having an ELD device fail on the road, or one that is found to not meet FMCSA standards during an inspection, can cause issues for both the driver and the fleet manager. A driver needs to be able to share the current day and previous seven days’ worth of logs if requested by an inspector during a roadside check. Failure to provide logs when asked will result in a violation for the driver and penalties for employers.

With third-party testing, 24/7 customer support and ELD compliance Zonar Logs says its customers can be confident their vehicles and drivers are in compliance with the mandate that goes into effect on Dec.18, 2017.

Zonar Logs are available on Zonar Connect and 2020 tablets. For more information, click here

“The ELD Mandate is a complex regulation with serious compliance implications that carriers should take seriously when selecting an ELD provider,” said Sandberg. “After thorough testing of Zonar Logs, I am confident that it meets every technical requirement of the ELD Mandate.”