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Gorilla Safety to Help Small Fleets and Owner Operators Adopt ELDs

| October 17, 2017

Gorilla Safety

Gorilla Safety, a software solution provider that automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced that is helping fleets prepare for the December 18, 2017 deadline when, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) become mandatory for motor carriers and commercial drivers.

The impending ruling allows for three phases of implementation, to provide fleets ample time to adapt and transition to the final ELD adoption stage and meet those requirements.

According to the FMCSA, an ELD must automatically record drivers’ time behind the wheel and other hours-of-service (HOS) data. This capability allows for easier, more accurate HOS recordkeeping, making it simpler for commercial vehicle operators to create precise reports. An ELD monitors a vehicle’s engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, miles driven and duration of engine operation (engine hours).

To help bridge the gap between the Phase 1 and Phase 3 deadlines, Gorilla Safety is offering affordable AOBRD technology for fleets in transition to help ensure they meet the initial deadline. While AOBRD — the ELD predecessor — is the previous acceptable technology, the FMCSA ELD ruling does allow drivers to use an AOBRD for the next two years (from December 18, 2017-December 16, 2019), only on the condition that it was installed prior to the effective date of the mandate (before December 18, 2017).

A grandfathered AOBRD is considered to be a device that motor carriers installed and required its drivers to use before the new ELD compliance ruling was established and takes effect.

Gorilla Safety is offering its AOBRD for $10.00 per month, including hardware, with a typical turnaround time of approximately 3-4 weeks. There will likely be a limited supply as the deadline nears, so Gorilla Safety is encouraging fleets to place their orders soon to allow enough time to meet the deadline.

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