Thursday, December 19, 2019

Omnitracs Announces Compliance Strategy and Planned ELD Support in 2020

Mike Ahart, VP of Regulatory Affairs, leads efforts to help fleets navigate the evolving landscape

(DALLAS, TX) December 19, 2019Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that Mike Ahart, VP of Regulatory Affairs, will be leading efforts to help fleets with their electronic logging device (ELD) compliance strategy. With the final U.S. ELD mandate deadline being enforced in December 2019 and the Canadian ELD mandate compliance slated for June 2021, Ahart and the Omnitracs team will partner with fleets to help them remain compliant throughout 2020 and in the coming years.  

For many fleets, replacing legacy automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) with ELDs has been a major focus for 2019. An industry study released earlier this year found that 52 percent of fleets planned to hold off on adopting ELDs until right before the December deadline. Managers and drivers sought to understand how the transition would impact their operations and determine the most effective path forward. Under Ahart’s leadership this year, Omnitracs has helped numerous customers navigate the evolving regulatory landscape and ensure organizational success before, during and after their transition.  

“Achieving ELD compliance has been a top concern for fleet managers since the mandate was first introduced in 2012, and our team continues to be committed to helping customers make a smooth transition,” said Ahart. “There’s an unprecedented opportunity for fleets to capitalize on these devices, which are improving everything from driver safety to operational efficiencies. In 2020, we will be focused on those who must maintain compliance in the U.S. as well as helping fleets prepare for the upcoming Canadian ELD Mandate, which includes an additional third-party certification process.”

At the upcoming Omnitracs Outlook 2020 located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ahart will be conducting a panel discussion focusing on key issues and trends that fleets need to know in order to meet today’s compliance standards. The team will also be diving even deeper into the transition from AOBRDs, and how Omnitracs is helping fleets retain historical data to paint a more complete picture of driver data. 

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About Omnitracs, LLC

Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs’ more than 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help over 12,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics 30 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.



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