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FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

Technology leader Cartasite has announced the certification of its Hours of Service (HOS) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution.

Called driveTIME, the tablet-based solution satisfies all rules in the mandate set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The mandate regulates the use of ELDs that serve as a replacement for paper logs currently used to record driver compliance with HOS.

“Our commitment is to deliver technology solutions that help our customers streamline operations without sacrificing safety and security,” said David Armitage, Cartasite’s CEO. “With driveTIME, the burden of regulatory compliance and paperwork goes away, enabling our customers to focus on keeping their drivers safe on the road.”

driveTIME includes integration of Cartasite’s ROVR, a leading driver safety and behavior monitoring platform that has proven remarkably effective in lowering crash rates in some of the world’s largest commercial fleets.

driveTIME feeds data wirelessly to the Cloud and is integrated into Cartasite’s worldVIEW dashboard. The web application gives fleet managers an up-to-date, online dashboard of drivers’ logs and remaining hours, allowing them to audit compliance and allocate jobs based on availability. The solution automates the production of documents required during roadside inspections by safety and law enforcement officers.

“Our customers emphasized the importance of an effective pre-trip inspection that could be tailored to their fleet,” said Armitage. “Many of the other HOS systems only offer a canned, generic DVIR form, so we made customization a standard feature of our solution.”

driveTIME’s customizable Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) offers a driver-to-mechanic workflow with pre-, post- and ad hoc inspection options for vehicles and trailers. Drivers can quickly flag items as pass or fail, add notes and pictures, and prioritize which items most urgently require the attention of a mechanic.

The plug-and-play, tablet-based solution runs on Android tablets and smartphones and communicates wirelessly to an ELD that plugs into the engine computer interface (either J1939 or OBDII).