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Ryder Offers ELD Solution for Commercial Rentals

| November 3, 2017

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Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has announced a platform that is designed to provide a simple yet comprehensive solution to make it easier for commercial rental customers in North America to record their hours of service (HOS) electronically to comply with the December 18, 2017 ELD Mandate.

Called Ryder Electronic Logging Device (ELD), rental customers gain additional flexibility, choice, and control in fleet management with benefits that include:

  • Allowing customers to either use Ryder’s solution or their own portable ELD equipment
  • Enabling use of a cellular data connected Android- or iOS-based smartphone or tablet
  • Providing access to a fleet management portal for driver and support personnel profile creation
  • Tracking the vehicle’s location, routing activity, and idle time
  • Creating “geofences” and alerts for fleet activity notifications

“When you partner with Ryder to meet your unique commercial rental needs, whether it’s for short-term or long-term rentals, our focus is the same as yours – compliance through simplicity, flexibility, control, and the best customer experience in the industry,” said Rich Mohr, Rental Operations Vice President and Global Product Manager, Ryder.

The technology behind this platform was developed in partnership with Geotab, a provider of telematics and fleet compliance management tools for monitoring and recording HOS. In order to capture records of duty status (RODS) via the Ryder ELD platform, drivers will simply need to download and log into the Geotab Drive app on a cellular data-connected mobile device. Additionally, all current Ryder rental customers are pre-registered in the Company’s system; therefore, minimal time is required for set up on the Ryder ELD platform. This solution provides great flexibility as customers have the option to use Ryder’s ELD solution or their own portable ELD equipment.

In addition to the Ryder ELD platform, Ryder in conjunction with the Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA), has and will continue to work with the government on behalf of our customers in order to mitigate challenges presented by the ELD mandate. The Company is pleased that FMCSA has granted an 8-day exemption to allow paper logs for instances of a vehicle breakdown, seasonal demand, and expansion needs.

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