Safety & Compliance

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

August 25, 2016, by Paul Clinton

Photo courtesy of Rastrac.
Photo courtesy of Rastrac.

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Magellan's ELD will interface with Rastrac's GPS-based fleet tracking system. Magellan would provide real time mapping for a fleet's drivers, and the Rastrac system would provide historical GPS information including reports.

The mapping on the Magellan device is independent of Rastrac's system. The Magellan device provides HOS and interfaces with Rastrac hardware for tracking and reporting.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued HOS regulations aimed at managing the working hours of anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle in the U.S.

Since 1938, these were recorded manually in paper logs and difficult to verify. In 2015, FMCSA added the Final Rule, which requires the use of an ELD that monitors engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location information. All paper logs need to be transitioned to ELDs no later than Dec. 18, 2017.

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