The ELD mandate, which became mandatory at the end of 2017, was greeted by a chorus of resentment from across the country’s truck drivers. The flexibility that trucking had allowed for many drivers seemingly vanished overnight, leaving many unsure if they could support their families. Today, an echo of this sentiment remains: drivers hate ELDs. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
When used correctly, ELDs actually create more flexibility than before, automating manual tasks that take way too much time and better informing your decisions on how you manage fleets and fill trucks. The key is organizing the ELD data and connecting it seamlessly to the areas of your business that can use it, like safety and dispatch. This, however, is easier said than done, which is why many negative feelings still exist today.
Kamion is a digital carrier platform, a multidimensional tool that creates connections between many parts of the business. Now, the data your ELD data tracks in a truck can more easily be connected to your back-office, dispatchers, and more.
An ELD monitors a vehicle’s engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, distance driven, and duration of engine operation. With seamless access to data points like these and others, carriers can save time and money by ensuring compliance with several norms including Hours of Service (HoS) and fuel tax reports (IFTA).
Knowing the location of your fleet also helps dispatchers predict and act on potential downtime more accurately. Additionally, customers tend to call carriers multiple times per load cycle to request tracking information.
When all of this data is collected in Kamion via integrations with Omnitracs, Keep Truckin', Samsara, and ELD Rider (with many more coming soon!), you can:
- Stop making safety personnel copy/import data into fragile spreadsheets
- Use location info so dispatchers and managers can see their entire fleet's real-time positions directly from Kamion's truckboard
- Be reminded automatically about safety alerts via HoS info
- Automatically massage mileage reports and location breadcrumbs into instant IFTA report sheets
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