FMCSA Compliance Services For Fleets

Using ELD, technology, training, and business intelligence, Fleetistics helps you save money, the hassle of staying FMCSA compliant, and the challenge of keeping drivers safe.

FMCSA Compliance Services For Fleets

In 2015, the total amount settled because of FMCSA compliance violations was $33,751,234. How could your business benefit with that kind of savings? You could hire 675 drivers or buy close to 12,981,243 gallons of fuel.

Violating FMCSA’s regulations can result in heavy fines (up to $175,000), loss of license, increased on-site inspections, or having your fleet stripped of its operating authority leading to the inability to earn revenue.

Unfortunately, the bleeding doesn’t stop there. All FMCSA violations become public record and part of an organization’s safety record. Securing new business with brokers and shippers becomes harder. Insurance agents increase your projected risk and your rates rise.

Worst of all, too many violations discourage quality drivers. With labor shortages and demand, top drivers choose to work for companies with higher FMCSA compliance rates and that adopt a culture of safety.

The cost for violating FMCSA regulations isn’t something your business can afford. Staying compliant with all mandates and regulations should be a top priority for any company that wants to succeed.

Fleetistics has the solution for remaining in compliance — a smart device based ELD solution — even as laws and regulations change from one year to the next. Fleetistics’ solutions can ease the burden of time consuming tasks, such as accident reporting, record keeping, and remaining up to date with new regulations.

Here’s how we can help you stay compliant:

ELD Mandate

Say Goodbye to paper logs. Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandates require fleets to replace their paper logbooks, and eventually non-compliant automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRD), with electronic logging devices that keep track of a driver’s Hours of Service automatically.

Effective December 2017, fleets must use an ELD or compliant AOBRD. However, the ELD mandated timeline, requires all fleets to use certified, registered ELDs that comply with the requirements of the ELD regulations by December 2019.

This mandate has created some confusion between an AOBRD and ELD. To clarify, an ELD is an AOBRD that meets specific recording requirements laid out by the FMCSA. An ELD must comply with 500 pages of regulations, while an AOBRD only complies with 200 pages.

Do you need to implement an ELD today or wonder if your AOBRD is compliant until 2019? Then, give us a call at 855-300-0527 today.

Fleetistics can help you become compliant with the ELD mandate and avoid the Hours of Service (HOS) fines that kill your profits. Did you know 70% of HOS fines are related to form and manner violations?

Our ELD solution automatically tracks required information — helping you avoid unnecessary $1,000 fines because your driver forgot to record an address. By avoiding one violation, Fleetistics and their ELD solution pays for itself.

Don’t wait until the ELD deadlines — December 2017 and 2019 — to implement your ELD. Start building a positive ROI and lower your chance of accidents and fines.

To begin implementing an ELD solution today or to verify if your AOBRD is compliant until 2019, then give us a call at 855-300-0527 today.

For more information, here is a checklist to help your organization prepare for the ELD mandate.

Inspections, Repairs and Maintenance

Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) must be performed before and after a trip to ensure vehicles are in safe and proper operating condition. FMCSA compliance rules require all reports be kept on record for three months from the date of preparation.

With Fleetistics, drivers can easily complete an end-to-end inspection. Simply select defects, add comments, review previous inspections, and certify repairs that are performed to fix reported defects. The easy-to-use DVIR improve compliance among drivers.

Your organization can view past reports to see defects, who identified the defect, and who repaired it. Reports can be sorted to show all DVIRs or just those with defects, allowing you greater visibility to the health of your fleet. This way, units in violation are kept off the road — greatly reducing FMCSA violations.  

Record Keeping

Maintaining proper records and being able to access them in the event of an FMCSA investigation, audit, or inspection is critical to avoiding, or minimizing, any fines.

Most records can be kept on computers or servers that are immune to alteration, modification, or erasure of underlying data and enable production of an accurate and unaltered paper copy. This is why, ELDs must be tamper-proof.

Your organization can be liable and is obligated to protect records kept on a server or computer.

Fleetistics’ solutions collect and store a ton of information, you can conveniently pull inspection reports, driver data, and more for audits or investigations.

Keep Your Drivers Compliant

It’s not practical to follow your drivers around all of the time. FleetisticsIn-Cab video allows you to check on your drivers to ensure compliance with FMCSA regulations. Driver violations and trailers attached to the tractors can be monitored.

Armed with the driver information that our ELD solution and In-Cab video collects, preemptive measures such as training, policies, or culture, can be taken to avoid FMCSA compliance violations.

Implementing effective policies, developing a safety culture, and driver training play a major role in compliance. It takes time to develop new processes and to properly test various solutions.

That’s why your company should get started on ELD today. With the deadline 9 months away, time is running out.

The Fleetistics Difference!

With so many choices in the market today, it can be hard to find the right partner to help remain compliant with regulations set forth by the FMCSA. It’s important to find a partner that you can grow with. We work with fleets of all sizes, which makes us the perfect growth partner.

Learn how Fleetistics can help you stay ahead of issues by providing solutions that will keep you compliant and keep more money at the bottom line.

“We are new users but so far we are very pleased with the details the system provides and with the ease of using the system. We can definitely see the benefits relating to safety and cost reductions, we just wish we had started years ago.”

– Gary Hutchinson

Don’t wait until the last minute. Implement your ELD solutions now to avoid the rush and have plenty of time to rest.

If you’re ready to implement an ELD solution today or wonder if your AOBRD is compliant until 2019, then give us a call at 855-300-0527 today.

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