COMPETITION WATCH: Kriska to use Shaw Tracking’s e-logs

PRESCOTT, Ont. — Kriska Transportation has announced it’s upgrading to Shaw Tracking’s Mobile Computing Platform 100 (MCP100T) so it can use electronic logs and other enhanced capabilities.

Previously, the fleet was using Shaw Tracking’s OmniTRACS mobile information system. The new system will enable Kriska to track hours-of-service electronically and lower operating costs, the company claims.

“On-board computing and applications such as Hours-of-Service were primary factors in our decision to transition to MCP100T,” said Glen Perkins, director of safety and compliance with Kriska. “We are taking the initiative to be early adopters of electronic logs and believe there are cost benefits in addition to the compliance advantages. For example our electronic log system will update our planning screens through our dispatch program. We will have real-time visibility into a driver’s available hours prior to making a power to load decision.”

Kriska was also impressed with the system’s text-to-speech capability and in-motion screen blanking which the fleet believes will enhance safety and reduce driver distraction.

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