uDrove, an affiliate company to Internet Truckstop, announced the released of an Electronic Onboard Recorder (EOBR). Priced for $379.99, the device is within reach for even the most budget-conscious of trucking companies, it says.
Since its beginning in 2009, uDrove has focused on smart phone and tablet-based compliance management software to help trucking companies simplify and reduce paperwork. Expanding into the EOBR market, uDrove has designed its new device to help trucking companies improve efficiencies and automate hours of service. It also communicates with uDrove’s compliance software to auto-fill data that drivers would otherwise manually input.
The device does not require professional installation; it only needs to be plugged into the truck’s diagnostic port, it says.
With the Federal government passing the MAP 21 Transportation bill this past summer, all drivers will soon be required to track hours of service using electronic logging devices. The new EOBR allows trucking companies to comply with the new regulations. It also tracks fuel and mileage electronically to simplify IFTA reporting, uDrove says.
“Until now, EOBR technology was a luxury for only the larger trucking companies, with first year setup costs in the thousands of dollars. With our new EOBR unit, trucking companies can get the benefits of the technology at a fraction of the cost – for hundreds, instead of thousands,” said Nick Reed, uDrove product manager.
For more information about uDrove’s new EOBR visit eobr.udrove.com