Commercial Trucking


Zonar to Provide Company’s Fleet with Automatic On-Board Recording Devices and Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting

Seattle Wash. – November 15, 2016 Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, announced today that commercial trucking company Portland Seattle Express(PSE) LLC will deploy Zonar smart fleet solutions including its Electronic Logging Device (ELD)-ready tablet with pre- and post- trip inspection solutions across its fleet. PSE’s solution includes one of Zonar’s purpose-built communications platforms with pre-installed EVIR® (Electronic Verified Inspection Report), hours-of-service (HOS), fuel efficiency, two-way messaging, and advanced commercial navigation.

“We turned to Zonar because we wanted a partner who understands our needs and can help us be prepared for new technology mandates like ELD,” said Julie Nelson, human resources manager and executive assistant at Portland Seattle Express. “Their Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AORBD), EVIR, sets us up for success and makes sure we can compete with larger carriers.”

The Zonar 2020® tablet preloaded with ZLogs® HOS application will help PSE comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD Mandate, which goes into effect on Dec. 17, 2017. The mandate requires commercial vehicle drivers to have HOS logging devices installed that record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), thus replacing the paper logbook still used by many companies. Its compliance is dependent only on FMCSA completing its backend web services and eROD software to allow end-to-end testing of ELD’s. While the FMCSA completes its backend work, the Zonar 2020® complies with the current AOBRD industry standard. This extends the ELD deadline for Portland Seattle Express for two years, giving it more time to get used to electronic logs and put a solid ELD roll-out plan in place by December 2019.

EVIR, the only verified, visual electronic inspection system available, will replace Portland Seattle Express’ traditional, paper-based inspection process with a tool to conduct consistent and verifiable vehicle inspections and electronically submit inspection reports that are understandable, legible, and complete. The automated process will provide Portland Seattle Express’ fleet managers with instant inspection results for improved compliance and maintenance efficiency.

“Portland Seattle Express’ decision to get in front of the ELD mandate by transitioning from paper-based HOS reporting to an ELD-ready AORBD solution sets them up for compliance today and down the road,” said Chris Hines, executive vice president at Zonar. “We are excited they have chosen to partner with Zonar and we look forward to extending our ELD mandate expertise to navigate the complex landscape of HOS compliance.”

About Zonar
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms for our customers in multiple markets. Our patented, award-winning technology keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Headquartered in Seattle, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. For more information about Zonar Systems, go to