PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, plans to offer testing and verification of electronic logging devices (ELDs).
This independent, unbiased testing will follow the latest version of the ELD test plan and procedures issued by the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
“In advance of the ELD mandate in the United States, 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.”
PIT Group testing will follow FMCSA’s test plan and procedures related to the ELD rule, including but not limited to Chapter 1: User Accounts, Inputs and Vehicle Interface; Chapter 2: Data Processing, Monitoring and Recording; and Chapter 3: Outputs and Data Transfer.
In addition, PIT Group will perform an operational evaluation for vehicle interface, mobile ELD units; driver interface and operation; back office application (motor carrier); and roadside enforcement.
EROAD, a provider of transport technology and services, recently announced it will be the first supplier to provide the PIT Group with an ELD solution for independent testing and verification.
Announcing the relationship, Jarred Clayton, chief operating officer at EROAD, said, “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. 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.
Under FMCSA regulations, fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs. Carriers already using them have until December 2019 to ensure compliance.
For more details, go to www.thepitgroup.com.