US Automotive Logistics trialling new electronic logging device from CDN

By Jennifer Johnson
Vehicle transport company US Automotive Logistics (USAL) is piloting a new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) which captures truck and driver performance...

Vehicle transport company US Automotive Logistics (USAL) is piloting a new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) which captures truck and driver performance, GPS and hours of service data, and transmits the information back to cloud servers.

The technology has been developed by UK-based logistics software company Car Delivery Network (CDN). The firm created the ELD to support automotive carriers in the US as both electronic logging and electronic reporting of hours of service will soon be a legal requirement.

The ELD devices are connected to the truck’s CAN bus and driver’s tablet via bluetooth and transmit truck data to support the Hours of Service (HOS) application running on the tablet.

CDN’s HOS application will be fully integrated with its existing suite of apps. In addition, as a comprehensive driver and truck performance application, ELD will support drivers and help the carrier’s dispatch office manage driver hours and fleet operations more effectively.

“With the introduction of our new ELD, we can eliminate more paper in the truck. Traditionally, similar systems have been implemented as standalone solutions that are not truly integrated into the operations of the carrier’s Transport Management System," said Mike Thorby, a CDN Co-Founder and CTO.

“This new technology provides an opportunity to change the way truck and driver data are used, improving efficiency while complying with the new regulations. We believe there is huge value in connecting the truck, the driver, and the freight information, such as condition reports together, in real time, delivering increased visibility and control.”

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