With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate requiring commercial drivers to digitally manage their time behind the wheel (hours of service, or HOS) just five months away, the launch of LogBook for iOS by Fleetmatics, a Verizon company, puts HOS management in the palms of drivers’ hands.

Fleetmatics LogBook manages drivers’ HOS by combining critical data from the vehicle with status updates made in the mobile application by the driver. Drivers simply log into the mobile app and start driving while their HOS are logged automatically. Dispatchers and back-office teams also benefit from real-time HOS status, violation alerts, and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) through Fleetmatics’ web-based interface.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the ELD mandate applies to most drivers currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). The ELD rule is being implemented to simplify accurately tracking and managing RODS data. Any commercial motor vehicle carrier or driver subject to the ELD rule must be electronically recording HOS by the December 18, 2017 deadline.

Fleetmatics LogBook provides violations alerts—warning or notification of occurrence, access to timer icons, automatic driving status updates, vehicle information and three different views of the status log that include mandatory DOT information. Feedback and support are also available through the application’s interface.

The logbook is compliant with current FMCSA regulation 395.15, and it has been designed to update based on future regulation requirements.

To learn more, visit www.fleetmatics.com.