PIT Group to verify electronic logging devices are up to snuff

by Truck News

ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has announced it will be verifying the compliance of electronic logging devices (ELDs) with the impending mandate in the US.

ELD suppliers are allowed to self-certify their devices, but PIT Group says its verification will allow customers to be assured the devices are compliant.

“In advance of the ELD mandate in the US, a growing number of suppliers are self-certifying ELDs,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “But suppliers that come to us for ELD verification will differentiate themselves in the market because our testing is thorough and unbiased, and it will cover the most up to date requirements in the ELD rule.”

Suppliers that work with PIT Group will receive a certificate of verification that assures customers the devices meet FMCSA requirements.

“PIT Group’s expertise in testing ELDs can also benefit trucking companies by helping ensure that company drivers and owner-operators are only using a fully verified ELD,” Provencher added.

EROAD has announced it will be the first ELD provider to work with PIT towards certification.

“PIT Group’s expertise in vehicle technologies, telematics and regulatory requirements made it uniquely qualified to demonstrate the feasibility and value of independent testing and verification,” said EROAD chief operating officer Jarred Clayton. “They understand fleets. Having worked with fleet managers and manufacturers to provide and select the best technologies for the past eight years, they know it’s about more than just meeting technical specifications. What matters most is ease of use and how it can help the business overall.”

PIT Group is also confident its work will benefit Canadian regulators as they shape a similar mandate here.

“PIT Group knows the trucking industry and the best technologies that support it,” said Benoit Vincent, senior researcher at the PIT Group. “Our extensive knowledge of the US ELD rule and our new testing and verification program will be valuable to ELD suppliers, fleets and the authorities finalizing upcoming ELD regulations in Canada.”

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