PeopleNet has begun updating its electronic drivers log system with new software to handle changes in the Federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. The eDriver Logs update, which is being handled automatically using the company's over-the-air programming feature, will then automatically switch to the new rule standards when they go into effect on Jan. 4, 2004.
In addition to the HOS changes, the update will give fleets the option of fully automating all log entries or allowing drivers to control driving-status entries. The program meets all U.S. and Canadian certification requirements for electronic logs.
There will be no charge for the update, according to PeopleNet.
The company says it is also ready to release a suite of driver services based on its PerformX monitoring system. Currently used by fleet managers to monitor vehicle performance goals, the PerformX information will now also provide drivers with an in-cab scorecard measuring their performance against those goals.
The new feature will also allow owner-operators and other drivers to use their in-cab display to access a wide range of engine and vehicle performance reports.
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