NASHVILLE -- Global technology provider ERoad announced the commercial availability of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) at the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition on Sunday.

ERoad’s ELD features a driver-friendly, in-vehicle device with simple display and transfer capabilities for facilitating roadside enforcement and reducing administrative time and paperwork. With minimal training, drivers and fleet managers can monitor hours of service records with summaries and reports of on-duty status, rests and resets.  

Additionally, the new ERoad ELD provides fleet managers the ability to review and edit logs that drivers can accept on the in-vehicle display. Using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Eroad’s ELD gives commercial vehicle operators additional compliance and operational solutions including fuel tax management, GPS tracking and driver performance monitoring.

“Our 17 years of experience in trucking technology and management solutions led to the design and development of what will currently be the only FMCSA-registered provider to offer permanent in-cab hardware as part of a comprehensive ELD solution,” said Norm Ellis, president of ERoad. “App-based ELD solutions face a number of issues including poor Bluetooth connectivity, battery dependence, and a lack of a permanent compliant connection to the truck. If a driver misplaces, drops, or forgets his or her smartphone or tablet, they won’t be able to stay in compliance with the ELD mandate. All of these issues are why we built a fixed, in-cab solution.”