Onix, a leading technology product and solutions provider, announced that the company will now offer services and consulting to transportation companies and carriers that are impacted by the electronic logging device (ELD) rule.
The ELD rule, which goes into effect in late 2017, requires that hours on the road be electronically tracked, but does not specify how the tracking should be done. The team at Onix will assess each client’s situation and challenges and identify the solution that best meets their needs. Once a technology has been determined, Onix will deploy the solution and provide training and any other support the customer requires.
“Truck drivers and motor carriers cannot afford to take a wait-and-see approach to ELD compliance,” said Dal VanDervort, Vice President of Sales at Onix. “In addition to avoiding fines and penalties for non-compliance, an effective ELD program can reduce paperwork, eliminate errors, improve vehicle utilization and decrease fuel costs due to excessive idling or speeding. With more than 25 years of experience implementing complex technology solutions, Onix can identify and deploy an ELD solution that addresses the customer’s specific challenges, instead of a one-size-fits-all solution.”
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the ELD rule eliminates manual and paper-based systems and requires motor carriers and truck drivers to institute an electronic system to track hours on the road. Any commercial driver who is currently required to keep record of duty status (RODS) information needed for hours of service (HOS) compliance will have until December 2017 to implement a certified ELD solution.
The FMCSA estimates that by implementing ELDs, the trucking industry will save approximately $1 billion dollars per year—mostly due to reduced paperwork—and each year could save 26 lives and prevent 562 injuries resulting from crashes involving large commercial motor vehicles.