When the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect, there were more than 250 companies that self-registered their devices for compliance. Most expected that number to shrink over time, and it has. The latest company to abandon its ELD program is Continental.
The company announced it has stopped sales of its Roadlog product line. It will continue to support current users until Aug. 14, 2020, the company said, and provide transition assistance to other providers.
“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen market conditions and the dynamic requirements of the ELD business, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the RoadLog product line,” the company said in a statement on the VDO Roadlog website. “Effective May 1st, 2020, Continental will no longer sell RoadLog ELD devices or new subscriptions to the RoadLog Office services. For the following four months ending August 14, 2020, Continental will continue to provide existing RoadLog customers with access to the RoadLog Office services and with technical support related to their devices and the services.”
Continental is recommending that users switch to the KeepTruckin ELD device and is sending information on how to transition directly to its customers, it said.
“Our number one concern is that our customers have the support they need to stay in compliance with FMCSA regulations,” James Bayley, vice president of Continental Commercial Vehicles and Services, said in a statement. “To that end, we have established a relationship with one of the leading ELD suppliers, KeepTruckin. We believe that KeepTruckin will offer our customers attractive options in a new platform for ELD compliance. Our team will be working closely with KeepTruckin to assist our customers with a successful transition.”
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While FreightWaves LIVE@HOME will be virtual, you can still enjoy networking opportunities and communicate with companies and virtual attendees by joining the special FreightWaves LIVE@HOME Slack channel. Visit www.freightwaveslive.com to sign up for the virtual event, running May 5-7, and to connect with others via Slack.
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As many events have had to do, FreightWaves has turned its popular FreightWaves LIVE spring event into a virtual event. Dubbed FreightWaves LIVE@HOME, the three-day event, packed with guest speakers and new product demos, begins tomorrow, May 5, and will run through Thursday. The event will also include a special Slack channel for attendees to communicate with other attendees and the companies presenting. More information, including the entire schedule, is available on www.freightwaveslive.com.
Hammer down, everyone!