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J. J. Keller Issued Patent for Hours of Service Technology

February 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Regulations, Technology
J. Keller Issued Patent for Hours of Service Technology

J. J. Keller & Associates said the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,235,936 that further extends the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

The patent relates to technology that improves the ability to collect vehicle data and report hours of service for drivers of typical light- and medium-duty trucks that utilize OBD-II technology.

“As a company, we are dedicated to continual investment in innovation with a focus on solving our customers’ changing regulatory and compliance requirements,” said Rustin Keller, executive vice president and chief operating officer for J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. “This new patent is a reflection of our dedication to developing flexible and cost-effective solutions to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.”

With the recently published FMCSA mandate calling for the electronic generation of long-haul driver log book data and hours of service reports, this patent covers a number of technology innovations that are key to generating and properly logging the data associated with driving events, such as vehicle trip starts and stops.