Geotab ELD device

VTNA partners with Geotab to deliver FMCSA-compliant ELD

Volvo Trucks recently partnered with telematics provider Geotab to deliver an integrated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) for all Volvo-powered trucks model-year 2015 and newer.

The major benefit of Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks is the ability to deliver accurate logs in compliance with the ELD mandate, Volvo said. This integrated solution 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 Volvo’s factory-fit telematics device with Geotab’s ELD application, Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks utilizes 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.

“The ELD mandate has changed how fleet management is done in this industry, and Volvo Trucks is dedicated to offering the best possible solution to keep our customers’ businesses running smoothly,” said Ashraf Makki, product marketing manager for Volvo Trucks North America. “Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks consolidates all of the requirements for compliance into one integrated, cloud-based system that enables customers to easily record HOS status and complete vehicle inspections from their tablet or smartphone.”

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.

Volvo Trucks began partnering with Geotab in 2016 in an effort to improve telematics capabilities in its trucks. The OEM’s onboard telematics hardware ties in with Geotab’s ELD platform for a seamless and efficient solution, Volvo maintained.

Whereas most ELDs deliver data through WiFi or Bluetooth systems, Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks uses a cloud-based system Volvo says provides customers with more reliable ELD data-capture capabilities, helping keep HOS data safe and secure.

“Volvo Trucks takes pride in working with best-in-class partners like Geotab to develop solutions that improve the customer experience, enabling them to enhance their operations,” Makki said. “Not only is Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks compliant with the mandate, but it is the most efficient and reliable solution available when it comes to ELDs.”

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