Volvo, Mack announce Geotab ELD integration

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Updated Oct 18, 2019

Volvo and Mack Trucks at the American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego on Sunday announced a partnership with Geotab to provide an integrated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) for Volvo- and Mack-powered trucks model-year 2015 and newer.

The integrated Geotab Drive features the ability to deliver accurate logs in compliance with the ELD mandate and offers an easy way to monitor and record Hours of Service (HOS) compliance information, including Records of Duty Status (RODS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR).

Coupling the factory-fit telematics device with Geotab’s ELD application, Geotab Drive uses a cloud-based system for reliable data capture and delivery, compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and full compatibility with Android and iOS platforms. A driver can choose to enter duty status logs manually through the Geotab Drive app on a mobile device, which will then be consolidated into an accurate record of duty status.

Accessing ELD data through the MyGeotab portal enables fleet managers to keep track of fleet compliance with real-time data insights through a user-friendly interface where they can view detailed reports on driver logs, violation alerts and running reports on the status of the fleet, among other things.

Since there is no pairing process required, such as through Bluetooth or an Ethernet connection, recorded data cannot be lost because the telematics device that is in the vehicle will continue to record data regardless of the connection status of the mobile unit. Wireless interference also will not impact reporting.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected]