MINNEAPOLIS,July 1, 2013—PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com), the leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that reduce cost per mile, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable fleet growth, today announced that its fleet mobility solutions are in full compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule” for transport carriers operating under United States regulations. eDriver Logssoftware updates have been fully deployed across hundreds of thousands of users via the company’ patented OTAP (over the air programming) process, ensuring that PeopleNet in-cab fleet mobility devices with the software fully support the new HOS provisions.
PeopleNet Executive Vice President Rick Ochsendorf explained, “In keeping with our mission to streamline and ensure compliance and safety for the trucking industry, PeopleNet is providing additional proactive notifications, tools and functions—in the cab for drivers and in the back-office for dispatch—that enable adherence to all the new provisions, such as making it clear when a driver is eligible for their next 34-hour restart. We’ve updated our open interface to provide new hours visibility in leading dispatch/optimization systems. In addition, we’ve helped our customers through this transition with webinars and a comprehensive informational site about these important changes to enable them to sail through the process without any reduction in efficiency.”
PeopleNet eDriver Logs automatically updates drivers’ HOS regarding 34-hour reset eligibility, and alerts them about mandatory 30-minute rests.
PeopleNet eDriver Logs screen that updates a driver’s 34-hour reset eligibility
PeopleNet eDriver Log screen that alerts a driver know when to take a mandatory 30-minute break
For a brief PeopleNet Q&A about the new HOS rules, see http://www.peoplenetonline.com/edriver-logs. For a comprehensive summary of HOS changes, see: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/hos/index.htm.
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by more than 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company has aggressively developed new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; M2M Value Chain Award; and Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division and a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.