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Zonar completes ELD data transfer test with FMCSA

Zonar ELDZonar, a fleet management technology provider, announced that Zonar Logs, its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) platform has successfully completed testing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to confirm data transfer to an authorized safety official’s laptop.

The successful test meets the ELD mandate requirement for drivers to be able to transmit log data electronically while roadside to FMCSA’s ELD monitoring software (eRODS) that state and federal law enforcement will utilize when the mandate goes into effect on December 18, 2017.

Zonar said its ELD was able to transfer eight days of electronic logs successfully to the roadside inspector while roadside, with the data populating automatically in its monitoring system.

The recent testing took place on December 5, 2017 where Zonar participated with the FMCSA on an ELD Data Transfer Demo Training exercise at the Dumfries, Virginia Motor Carrier Service Center (weigh station) located at (I-95) mile marker 154N. The purpose of the exercise was to test a carrier’s capability, while in a controlled environment, to electronically transfer ELD data by way of telematics transfer via wireless web service to law enforcement.

“Zonar is ELD self-certified and third-party validated by industry veteran and former FMCSA administrator Annette Sandberg, and has successfully tested its ELD with FMCSA,” said Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “With this end-to-end testing with federal regulators and a staff of compliance experts available, our customers and prospects can select our ELD solution with the utmost confidence.”

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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.