On Jan. 16, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final ruling on ELDs. As a result, an estimated 3.1 million commercial drivers are now subject to mandate, and fleets of all sizes have been turning to Omnitracs—the pioneer of commercial vehicle telematics—as they adopt technology that will ensure they adhere to the requirements of the new regulation and look beyond basic compliance to realize additional advantages associated with ELDs, such as increased safety and enhanced productivity.
To help fleet owners and operators everywhere demystify the 516-page ruling, Omnitracs is teaming up with Heavy Duty Trucking to host a free webinar on Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET. Omnitracs’ compliance and regulatory experts Tom Cuthbertson, Tony Forrest and Kam Roshan will take turns sharing everything they’ve learned about the mandate. They’ll not only confirm what was expected, but will cover what was unexpected in the final rule. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to ask the panel its toughest questions.
Here’s a little more about the qualified team of Omnitracs experts leading the webinar discussion on ELDs:
- Tom Cuthbertson, vice president of regulatory compliance—Tom has over 26 years of operational experience in Transportation and vehicle technology both as a supplier and customer. Cuthbertson has been on the technology boards for the American Trucking Association for over 20 years, Charter member and Chairman of EOBR task force, voting member on ATA HOS Subcommittee, Safety Policy committee, Engineering Policy Committee and currently on ITLC board. Additionally he is Chairman for ELD and Connect the vehicle task force at ATA-TMC. Tom is an active member of CVSA Driver Traffic and Enforcement Committee as well as creating roadside inspection bulletins for enforcement. He has been a member of the FMCSA MCSAC EOBR task force to create technical specifications for the ELD Mandate regulation. Cuthbertson is also a stake holder for CCMTA in Canada on their ELD Mandate.
- Tony Forrest, senior product manager (enterprise services)—Tony is a Senior Product Manager with Omnitracs and he has over 20 years of experience in the field of product management. He holds a BSEE from Texas A&M University, as well as a certification in product management from Pragmatic Marketing. Tony honed his product management skill in the competitive market of telecommunications working for companies such as Ericsson and InterVoice. As a member of Omnitracs, Tony is in charge of the Compliance family of products.
- Kam Roshan, product manager (XRS)—Kam oversees the design of compliance and IFTA related product features for Omnitracs XRS. She is involved in the planning of strategic development projects to improve regulatory compliance for the transportation industry. Kam has worked with Omnitracs XRS for 11 years and holds a B.Sc. in Business Information Systems from DeMontfort University, U.K.
To reserve your spot as a participant in this webinar, please visit: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1091648&sti=2/24/2016.