Omnitracs' Road Ahead blog

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Ray Greer
Chief Executive Officer

Omnitracs, the pioneer in telematics, has remained a leader in the transportation technology industry for more than 30 years by prioritizing accuracy and reliability through our industry-leading lineup of safety, compliance, and productivity software solutions. This is core to our DNA, and we know it is core to our customers. In fact, in a recent survey of professionals across the transportation industry, accuracy and reliability were cited as the two most important attributes to consider in selecting an ELD partner — and were the two attributes where the industry rated Omnitracs highest.

Not all ELD providers adhere to the ELD development technical standards mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In some cases, ELD providers allow for prohibited editing of records or fail to identify systematically a driver’s attempt to tamper with the ELD, allowing drivers to falsify their logs. In other places, vendors have taken unnecessary risks in where and how to record data elements necessary for compliant driver logs. For example, some vendors have built solutions that require the logs to be recorded outside of the cab and in a cloud service, which means if the vehicle is in an area without a cell connection, the driver’s logs may not be accurate in the cab. In contrast, Omnitracs solutions are built from the ground up to ensure that logs are accurate on the truck, regardless of connectivity.  

Not only do we strictly adhere to the technical standards that have been put in place to ensure compliance, but Omnitracs also participated actively in developing these standards with the FMCSA and more recently with Transport Canada as they created the Canadian ELD rule. The FMCSA and Transport Canada rules are in place to keep our roads safer and, ultimately, to save lives. If or when ELD vendors don’t follow the spirit of the regulations or loosely interpret the rules, they damage the transportation industry and threaten the safety of our highways. 

We call on all ELD vendors to join us in our commitment to strictly adhere to safety and compliance regulatory standards. 

Everything ELD: See how Omnitracs works to keep you compliant with the U.S. and Canadian ELD Mandates.