Ezlog Features: Making Compliance Easy

Tracking and Geofencing:

The is a great feature for fleets large and small.  It’s even good for owner-operators.  As part of the Ezlogz ELD app and service, Tracking and Geofencing allows viewers on the portal to see where trucks and currently located and the routes driven during today or the selected date of interest.  The benefits to this are better fleet management such as to see who’s closest to a customer for carrying a new load, or tracking down a stolen vehicle, among other benefits.  Geofencing allows the back office to set boundaries around an area of address and receive alerts when the vehicle crosses the boundary, going into it, out of it, or either one.  Violation of the boundary causes an alert to occur.  This is very useful for alerts on stolen vehicles, for example, and can also be used to get an automatic alert when the truck arrives or leaves a customer or other location.  This significantly enhances fleet management.

 

Engine Diagnostics

If you own a fleet of trucks, do you want to hear about problems after they happen.  Do you want to know if your trucks are being abused?  Do you want to depend on the driver to give you accurate and timely information about the vehicle?  With Engine Diagnostics as part of the Ezlogz ELD service, you can set alerts based on vehicle items of interest, such as coolant temperature, engine RPM’s, speed, Device Trouble Code, oil pressure, and more.  You set the alert based on a value, such as coolant temperature over 300 degrees, rpm’s over 4,000, the Check Engine light goes on, and get an alert to this condition.  Timely information saves time and money.  It’s’ all in the Ezlogz ELD service!

 

Alerts

Alerts are very useful for both drivers and the back office.  Nothing like going to the movies while someone is stealing the truck.  Alerts from a geofence are indispensable for both the driver and the back office.  Same for engine diagnostics.  Find out about issues before they become serious or chronic.  Be in the know.  Saves time and money.  And, it’s all part of the Ezlogz ELD service.

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Senate passes bill to extend ELD waiver for livestock haulers through Sept. 2019

The measure still has hurdles to clear before becoming final, however. Though the House has taken up a similar year-long extension of the livestock ELD waiver, it has not yet passed the bill to which it is attached. The two chambers, once the House passes its bill, will need to confer to iron out differences between the two pieces of legislation. Both chambers will the need to pass the bills again. President Trump must also sign the legislation, but he has threatened to veto appropriations packages coming out of Congress if they don’t include funding for a wall along the U.S.’ southern border.

Legislators have just two months to finalize 2019 appropriations packages to ward off a government shutdown. Livestockers are currently exempt from ELD compliance through September 2018.

The Senate’s livestock ELD waiver was added late Tuesday via an amendment offered by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.). Also added was an amendment from Fischer to urge the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to complete its ongoing study into adding split sleeper berth flexibility to hours of service regulations, though the amendment does not stipulate a timeline.

The House’s DOT appropriations bill, which includes the ELD waiver for livestockers, also includes the so-called Denham Amendment, which would block states from enforcing laws that require carriers to provide drivers meal breaks and paid rest breaks beyond what is required by federal hours of service regulations.

That bill is awaiting consideration on the House floor. It was passed by the House’s Appropriations Committee in late May.

Source: https://www.overdriveonline.com/senate-passes-bill-to-extend-eld-waiver-for-livestock-haulers-through-sept-2019/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-01-2018&utm_campaign=Overdrive&ust_id=f9d0d1993b7b12a79c0689dd71cd272c

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Ezlogz Features

Ezlogs offers unique features that help you stay connected with your fleet, other drivers and even family and friend out on the road, all in one easy to use app.

Chat:

It’s lonely out there.  In the 70’s, CB Radio was the rage.  Today, it’s chat.  Communicate with other drivers and with your family and friends.  All part of the Ezlogz ELD experience.  No need for other apps.  And, it’s not just for non-work chatting.  Connect as well with back office, be more productive and have more earnings potential.

 

In-fleet Messaging:

Sometimes talking can’t convey all that’s needed.  Sometimes you need things displayed so that you can view them later.  In-fleet allows the back office to send pickup and delivery instructions, document information, other items that need to be viewed directly to the same Ezlogz ELD app that drivers are already using.  For drivers, it’s the same thing.  In-fleet Messaging with the Ezlogz ELD app allows drivers to convey information to the back office that simple conversation can’t convey.  It’s fast, easy, and saves time and money for everyone.

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