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Spireon adds ELD option to FleetLocate platform

Spireon announced an electronic logging device (ELD) option to its FleetLocate vehicle connectivity platform. The new system, called FleetLocate Compliance, is powered by Gorilla Safety, a provider of cloud-based software for the fleet and transportation industry.

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Gorilla Safety’s fleet management system is available for iOS and Android devices

“Many ELD compliance solutions available today are complex and costly — making them difficult for small to mid-sized companies to implement,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer at Spireon. “With FleetLocate Compliance, we can help these fleets comply with the ELD mandate, without breaking the bank or unnecessarily burdening managers’ time.”

Spireon’s current FleetLocate customers will see the new Compliance capabilities integrated with their existing system, he said.

According to the announcement, FleetLocate is easily configurable for fleets of different vehicle types such as trucks that need to track hours of service (HOS) and vans or cars that don’t. The platform can utilize data from onboard telematics as well such as GM OnStar, and sensor data from trailers, containers and other mobile assets.

From the FleetLocate Compliance online interface, managers can monitor driver hours, including which drivers are currently on duty and how many hours each has left before violating HOS rules. The system also provides early warnings of potential violations in real time. The system also provides alerts on drivers who began a trip without completing the required vehicle inspections.

Mark Walton, co-founder and chief executive officer at Gorilla Safety, said the system is accessible tool companies of all sizes and makes compliance “easy on drivers as well as fleet operators.”

FleetLocate Compliance includes the FleetLocate Shift mobile app for drivers that connects via Bluetooth to the new FleetLocate FL1 GPS tracking device that supports both LTE and HSPA wireless networks.

In addition to meeting ELD requirements, FleetLocate Compliance offers location tracking, vehicle status and driver behavior monitoring capabilities for both light and heavy duty vehicles.

Spireon is hosting a webinar demonstrating FleetLocate Compliance on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.

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