With less than six months to go until the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate deadline, many carriers using AOBRDs have still not transitioned to ELDs.


Zonar checklist helps fleet managers transition from AOBRDs to ELDs in less than six months

Updated Fleet Manager’s Guide to the Final ELD Deadline

Seattle Wash. - July 22, 2019 - With less than six months to go until the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate deadline, many carriers using Automatic On-board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) have still not transitioned to ELDs. Zonar – the leader in smart fleet management technology – has updated their AOBRD transition checklist to help fleet managers strategically manage the limited time remaining to choose the right vendor and solution for their business. This guide outlines how carriers can find the best solution to fit their needs, avoid faulty products or services, and reach full compliance by December 16, 2019.

“We understand that businesses are waiting to make the shift from ABOBRDs to ELDs for many reasons but non-compliance or choosing the wrong solution can potentially lead to lost revenue and multiple violations,” says Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “Since the mandate passed, we’ve listened to our customers and heard from decision makers across the industry; with this easy to follow checklist, Zonar aims to help those who need guidance regarding the transition within a shorter amount of time.”

Businesses can find the downloadable guide here. This includes:

  • A workback calendar from August – December in checklist form
  • Questions fleet managers should ask vendors before signing a contract
  • Tips for training operators on new solutions

With almost twenty years of experience helping fleets intelligently manage their business, Zonar creates technology solutions that collect and analyze data from a wide variety of vehicles including trucks, school buses, transit vehicles and construction equipment. This information empowers drivers and fleet managers with the data and analysis needed to better navigate any route and safely manage passengers and cargo

The ELD mandate was introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to help the commercial transportation industry increase safety for all drivers on the road through in-vehicle technology to easily log data such as hours of service.

About Zonar
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar helps fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking. Cloud-based services with open API's drive Zonar's smart fleet solutions by making it easy for fleet owners and managers to stay connected to their fleets and drivers and operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, 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, go to www.zonarsystems.com

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