Gearing up for the Hours of Service Mandate effective December 18, 2017, leading automotive logistics cloud technology specialist, Car Delivery Network (CDN) has achieved FMCSA approval for the second phase of its Connected Truck Strategy, FleetConnect ELD, which was rolled out earlier this year.

Aimed at ensuring safe driving limits and saving lives on the road, CDN has developed its app in line with the ‘Single Pane of Glass’ approach where all crucial trip data is integrated to a single display dashboard.

FleetConnect ELD, which is iPhone and Android capable, is designed to meet all FMCSA ELD legal requirements. Once installed in the vehicle it will mean drivers are fully compliant.

CDN gives the option of two ways to install FleetConnect. The first is a tamper-resistant, patented CanCliq solution that will need to be installed by a certified technician or truck maintenance team, ensuring the driver cannot tamper with or unplug the device. This provides confidence to fleet operators the company conforms with FMCSA regulations.

The second is a simple to install, DIY plug-n-play solution which simply plugs into the OBD port of the truck. The plug-n-play method can be easily disconnected but dispatchers and the FMCSA will be able to easily identify if and when this occurs.

A key advantage of FleetConnect ELD functionality is that as new features are added, the system will update itself over-the-air. This means that the end user will not be required to make expensive hardware changes to capture a greater experience of functionality.

Car Delivery Network plans to add more functionality to the FleetConnect Connected Truck offer in 2018. This includes, Event Data Recording, Truck Tracking, Driver Awareness and Performance monitoring, Fuel monitoring and saving.