Today’s Pickup: KeepTruckin ELD part of Foley compliance solution

Keep truckin

Good day,

KeepTruckin has partnered with Foley, a leader in FMCSA compliance solutions, to offer KeepTruckin’s electronic logging device to fleets. Any size fleet will have access to the KeepTruckin’s ELD and IFTA solution.

“This partnership brings together the key competencies of two industry leaders in transportation compliance,” Joel Sitak, Foley CEO, said. “With our compliance expertise and their technology, we’re able to provide our customers with some of the most robust, affordable and easy-to-use programs on the market today.”

Foley works with fleets to help them deploy compliance programs to follow FMCSA-compliant drug and alcohol testing, driver file and hours of service programs.

“Our partnership makes life easier for the owner operators and small fleets who work tirelessly to keep America moving,” Shoaib Makani, KeepTruckin CEO, said.

KeepTruckin said its ELD solutions provides a simple, easy to use driver experience, 24/7 support, IFTA automation, and fuel savings.

By combining the KeepTruckin ELD with Foley’s compliance expertise, fleets can now easily send electronic GPS logs to Foley, who will use them to prepare IFTA reports on the fleet’s behalf. This fully-automated process takes the headaches out of quarterly reporting.

 Did you know?

The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that 40% of all urban interstates in the county are now considered congested.

Quotable:

“We feel that Nafta has fundamentally failed many, many Americans and needs major improvement.”

- Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative

In other news:

UPS turns to virtual reality

In an effort to improve driver training, UPS will begin using virtual reality headsets so drivers can simulate city driving conditions. (ZD Net)

ELDs lead list of top concerns

Electronic logging devices are at the top of fleets’ minds according to ATRI’s latest top 10 list of industry concerns. CSA, driver retention and the driver shortage are also on the list. (Heavy Duty Trucking)

Smart roads that pay for themselves

A startup company called Integrated Roadways believes embedding technology in pavement can help roads pay for themselves. (Government Technology)

Trailer orders drop

Net trailer orders for July rose 40% over a year ago, although they slid 29% from June, according to data from FTR. (CCJ)

Peloton’s winding path

Peloton Technologies took a typical route to capitalization, but along the way, it has diverged from the typical growth curve. (Trucks.com)

Final Thoughts

A startup company thinks that integrating technology such as 5G connectivity in roadways and selling that technology to businesses will lead to more revenue, perhaps even enough to cover upkeep of the road. It’s an interesting concept, but will it work? Tests are expected next spring.

Hammer down everyone!