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ply need to provide a screen display
of their e-logs or take part in a roadside data transfer.
	q. Improved safety and fewer accidents. An FMS with electronic
logging capabilities provides GPS
tracking, route management, faultcode monitoring and real-time
identification of bad driving behaviors such as over-RPM and overspeed, idle time and sudden stops
and starts. Industry data also underscores this with similar findings on
the road. For example, a 375-truck
fleet implemented an electronic log
solution and reduced costs for fatigue related incidents by 61 percent
and reduced rollovers by approximately 67 percent over the course of
two years.
	q. Better route management and fuel
economy. An FMS with electronic
logging capabilities provides fleet
managers the ability to track and
monitor each and every truck in
real time, improving communications between the back office and
drivers. Through GPS navigation
and location history, fleet managers and drivers can plan the most
efficient routes to save time. In ad-

dition to streamlining operations,
route management helps reduce
fuel costs through selecting the
most efficient routes. Fuel savings
alone can amount to thousands of
dollars every month.
	q. Maximum ROI and a better bottom
line. Improving safety, efficiency,
route management, fuel economy
and vehicle performance through an
FMS all rolls into cost savings, which
improves the bottom line. Fleets
that have implemented electronic logs can also achieve impressive
ROI that comes with hours of service compliance, including reduced
overhead, lower insurance premiums and the elimination of costly
CSA (compliance, safety, accountability) enforcement fines - all adding up to a better bottom line.

REGULATIONS

carriers with the opportunity to collect a
large amount of valuable data, including
driver behavior, vehicle performance,
truck diagnostics and fuel usage, which
can be analyzed and applied to improve
all of the above and more through a fleet
management system (FMS), which includes electronic logging capabilities.
Data captured by an FMS provides a
powerful business tool for carriers, informing and empowering them to make
smarter decisions that save time and
money, eliminate safety risks and improve the bottom line.
While the ELD mandate is a major motivation for fleets to implement technology, it is far from the only reason. Additional benefits include:
	q. Significant time savings. Each day,
drivers spend a significant amount
of time completing paper logbooks.
ELDs improve this process by automatically recording hours of server,
saving an estimated 20 to 40 minutes per day, which adds up to 50
hours per year. Furthermore, some
systems actually afford more drive
time by tracking hours by the minute versus 15-minute increments.
In addition, roadside inspections
are much faster, as drivers will sim-

DON'T DELAY IMPLEMENTATION
Recent research estimates that only
about half of fleets are prepared to be
fully compliant with the mandate when
it goes into effect, with more than 20 percent reporting that they are not even investigating how to comply with the mandate, all but assuring those fleets won't be
ready by December. Because ELD implementation is not turnkey, fleets shouldn't
wait until the last minute to purchase.
Given the training requirements associated with the mandate, as well as the
multiple benefits of using ELDs, it's simply not worth waiting until the last minute. For more information including tips
on choosing and implementing ELDs,
visit www.peoplenetonline.com/ELD. q
Eric Witty is the vice president of product
management at PeopleNet. He oversees all
PeopleNet product lines and is responsible
for setting the product vision and direction
for the company. Prior to joining PeopleNet,
Witty served as vice president of product
management for Cadec Global, which was
acquired by PeopleNet in 2015. For more
information, visit peoplenetonline.com.

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