Welcome to the land of ELD confusion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The early days of enforcing a U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been marred by confusion over the workings of individual devices and more. Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the roadside inspection program for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), refers to the example of one fleet that had installed Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) last February. Wirachowsky At first glance that device should be accepted, because it was installed before the mandate took hold on Dec. 18, and would be legal until Dec. 16, 2019. The problem is that the user hadn’t been able to reach the supplier to upload the related hours of service functions, she said during the Omnitracs Outlook user conference. That meant a ticket, and more frantic calls to the supplier.

Omnitracs Unveils Rebranding Effort

DALLAS - The fleet management technology provider Omnitracs LLC says it is rolling out new branding to better unify its different business units under one name. What operated before as independent business units; Roadnet, XRS, Sylectus, and Analytics; are now fully integrated flagship products within Omnitracs' broad range of offerings including: compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management system (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.

Mack, Volvo Trucks Ink Deal with Omnitracs

GREENSBORO, NC - Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America have reached an agreement with the fleet management services provider Omnitracs to develop new services for their customers. It covers future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services, expanding Mack's fleet management offerings, to provide customers with more choices to boost safety and lower costs through improved operational performance, according to the truck maker.

Questions About Electronic Logging? Check This Out.

DALLAS -- As regulators move closer to requiring controversial electronic logging devices for most trucks operating in both U.S. and Canada, a new online resource is available to people who have questions about the devices and the rules. has been started by the fleet management services provider Omnitracs LLC, in anticipation of the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandate slated for a September release. The regulations are expected to take effect sometime later.