PIT Group to offer independent testing, verification of ELD devices

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Updated Oct 20, 2016
PIT Group is testing ERoad’s new ELD product for FMCSA certificationPIT Group is testing ERoad’s new ELD product for FMCSA certification

PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced plans to offer testing and verification of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

The independent testing will follow the latest version of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Test Plan and Procedures issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

“In advance of the ELD mandate in the U.S., a growing number of suppliers are self-certifying ELDs,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “But suppliers that come to us for ELD verification will differentiate themselves in the market because our testing is thorough and unbiased, and it will cover the most up-to-date requirements in the ELD rule.”

In addition to the FMCSA ELD functional requirements, PIT Group will also perform an operational evaluation for vehicle interface, mobile ELD units; driver interface and operation; back office application (motor carrier), and roadside enforcement.

Earlier this month, ERoad announced it will be the first supplier to provide the PIT Group with an ELD solution for independent testing and verification. ERoad is a provider of technology used by fleets to manage and pay road user charges and meet regulatory and compliance obligations.

“We know how much compliance matters to our customers, which is why ERoad follows rigorous internal testing procedures and protocols for our tax and compliance solutions,” said Jarred Clayton, chief operating officer of ERoad. “We are going one step further by adding PIT Group’s independent testing and verification to assure carriers that the ELD they have chosen is best in class and compliant.”