RASTRAC and Magellan co-exhibit at GATS 2016 with ELD-compliant HOS tracking app

RASTRAC, a leader in the GPS tracking and fleet management industry, and Magellan, a leader in GPS navigation devices, announced that they will be demonstrating fleet tracking with Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD) this week at the Great American Truck Show (GATS Booth #17027).

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued HOS regulations which were aimed at managing the working hours of anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle in the United States. Since 1938, these were all recorded in paper logs manually and were practically impossible to verify. In 2015, FMCSA added the Final Rule, which requires the use of an ELD which will monitor engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location information. All paper logs are to be transitioned to ELDs no later than December 18, 2017.

In working together, RASTRAC and Magellan are able to assist the approximately three million drivers that will be impacted by this new law. As Randy Safford, Director of Subscription Sales at RASTRAC states, “With RASTRAC’s 23 years of supplying GPS tracking, and Magellan’s 35 years of supplying GPS and Navigation services, we will form a team with over 50 years of experience to serve the fleet and trucking industry with advanced fleet management solutions.”

“Magellan is pleased to be working with RASTRAC to offer the MagellanRoadMate Commercial RC9660-3Y truck navigation device with ELD compliant HOS as part of a complete solution with Rastrac’s Fleet Management services.” stated Mark Perini, vice president of Magellan’s automotive business.

You can read the original press release here. For more information, visit RASTRAC on the web at www.rastrac.com, and Magellan at www.magellangps.com.