Companies merge software to help fleets adhere to new HOS regulations

by Truck West

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Following the federally-mandated use of electronic recording devices to log driver hours, Teletrac Inc. and McLeod Software have extended their partnership to bring customers the necessary means to keep businesses compliant with the new law.

Combining the Teletrac Fleet Director Hours of Service (HOS) platform with the McLeod LoadMaster will mean fleet managers will be able to review drivers’ HOS status and create load assignments that conform to the new regulations.

“Adding Teletrac’s Hours of Service application to our existing LoadMaster integration enhances LoadMaster and Fleet Director’s value as a powerful integrated tool for my dispatchers and fleet managers,” said Warren Schultz, A.N. Webber executive vice-president. “They can now see which drivers are free to take loads based on hours left in their work cycle. They see this all on one screen, making us a more efficient and Department of Transportation-compliant business.”

The partnership brings together two pieces of software used by many fleet managers: the HOS manager portal, where dispatchers can view HOS driver log summaries; and the individual HOS statuses, which users can now cross-reference with job delivery times.

“This partnership helps businesses run a tight ship, generating larger profits while keeping their drivers in compliance,” said Marco Encinas, marketing and product management of Global Platform, Teletrac. “A federally-compliant fleet is able to understand how to run its business to best serve customers.”

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