Stoneridge announced it is leveraging its expertise in drivers’ hours of service (HOS) technology solutions to help North American fleet operators and drivers comply with the forthcoming Electronic Logging Device, or ELD, legislation.

As required by the new ELD legislation, fleets still using paper logs today will need to have an approved ELD installed in the vehicle by December 2017. For those having recently installed an electronic on-board recorder or automatic on-board recording device, the timescale extends to December 2019. Contrary to these latter devices, the ELD will synchronize with a truck’s engine to capture power status, motion status, miles driven and engine hours – keeping a comprehensive record of driving time to ensure compliance with the law.

“In North America, Stoneridge enters the ELD market with a full system offering that is simple for operators to install, easy for drivers to use and an excellent value proposition,” according to the company. “It allows operators to stay compliant while saving time and money, reducing paperwork and gaining more accurate HOS records so that more time can be focused on effectively and efficiently dispatching goods.”

For operators looking for a more comprehensive solution, Stoneridge noted that it also plans to offer a cloud-based data storage and analysis system giving fleet managers real-time access to driver and vehicle data, combined with reporting functionality.

Stoneridge ELD marketStuart Adams, currently global product manager – aftermarket at Stoneridge Electronics, is to head up the new North American division focusing on ELDs and driver safety. According to the company, he has 10 years of experience at Stoneridge, covering a range of support, legislative and technical roles.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with fleet operators across North America to help make the move to ELDs as easy as possible for them,” Adams said. “We understand the concerns in the industry regarding ELDs, but we want to reassure fleet operators, owner-operators and drivers that the change does not have to be a daunting one. With our legislative expertise, Stoneridge aims to help make the ELD introduction as seamless as possible for fleets and drivers.”

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