Blue Ink Technology has announced that it is offering an electronic logging device solution with a smart device app, online portal,  and device that plugs into a truck’s diagnostic port.

The BIT ELD app is designed to work with a  driver’s smartphone or tablet and connects to a device attached to the diagnostic port. The BIT ELD is registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be compliant with the upcoming ELD mandate.

“We try to make it as user-friendly an experience as possible,” said Chris Riegel, chief technology officer at Blue Ink Technology. “Research shows that the average age of drivers is somewhere between 50 – 60 years old and many of them are still using flip phones. We wanted to make everything in the BIT ELD app very easy to use.”

The BIT ELD app collects and stores hours of service logs and gives fleets the ability to view, edit and certify them. The app displays how many hours are left in a work cycle before a required break, and logs can be shared through email.

The information is stored in an online portal where drivers can access their logs from multiple carriers if needed, perform daily vehicle inspection and track work hours. Fleet managers and dispatchers can view logs for all drivers, check route histories, and receive notifications of driving violations.

The BIT ELD can be installed with no tools by plugging it into the vehicle’s 6-pin or 9-pin diagnostic port. The device collects vehicle data and transmits it wirelessly to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.

Instead of monthly charges or contracts, Blue Ink Technology’s solution comes with a one-time fee. The solution is aimed at owner-operators and small- to medium-sized fleets.