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How can TeMeDa help you meet your Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device requirements?

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Hours of Service (HoS) was introduced by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1938 with the intent of reducing accidents caused by commercial vehicles due to driver fatigue by limiting the number of hours an operator is allowed to drive on a daily and weekly basis. Compliance with these regulations has been managed for years on paper; however, these paper logs are cumbersome, often lack complete data, and are not always completely accurate.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the successor to the Interstate Commerce Commission, announced the latest iteration of HoS, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, on December 16, 2015.  This new regulation dictates that most commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must be equipped with either an Automated On-Board Recorder Device (AOBRD) or an ELD solution by the end of 2017 and all CMVs will need to be fully compliant with the ELD mandate by the end of 2019.  AOBRD and ELD solutions utilize electronic hardware and software to interface with the vehicle data bus to pull: VIN, Speed, Engine Hours, Engine RPM, and Odometer that is combined with vehicle inspection and driver duty status data to create automated Driver Daily Logs (DDLs).  These automated DDLs are then displayed on mobile devices and are intended to enhance the accuracy of the HoS information associated with each vehicle’s driver.

The deadlines associated with this mandate are:

  • December 16, 2015 – FMCSA publishes in final ELD Rule
  • December 18, 2017 – Use of “Paper” Logs must switch to either an AOBRD or ELD solution
  • December 16, 2019 – Drivers using AOBRD solutions must switch to an ELD solution

The ELD mandate automates the data collection and reporting mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) authorities.  All paper logs as a primary source must be replaced by an electronic solution on or before December 18th, 2017.

TeMeDa offers both an AOBRD and an ELD solution for HoS that includes certified hardware and a web compliant application for mobile display devices (smartphone or tablet) that creates the automated Driver Daily Logs (DDLs).  For our current customers we will be able to expand their current product solution to include AOBRD on most trucks that have already been installed.  For new installations Temeda is offering both AOBRD and ELD solutions.

SmartWitness Camera Offering

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Fully integrated into the TeMeDa App.

TeMeDa now includes a full integration with SmartWitness vehicle based video cameras with the ability to view real time video and/or still images from remote assets.  Customers can access and view HD video footage, and still images, of video events/incidents triggered automatically by Shock, Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Breaking, Harsh Maneuver and a Panic Button.  Remote assets, especially fleet vehicles, expose companies to a large degree of liability and incorporating HD video and still image evidence in case of an accident or complaint can have a substantial impact on un-warranted claims and insurance premiums.

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Driver Safety Alerts

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Utilizing TeMeDa’s robust Alert features, you can create Driver Safety Alerts to notify you or a designated employee via Email and/or SMS text. These Alerts will fit the exact needs of your company to manage and track Driver Safety for Mobiles you have deployed.

Our Driver Safety Alert options measure speed, aggressive driving (fast starts, sudden starts, high speed lane switching) and provides real time feedback. Here are the Alert names that are used for Driver Safety:

  • Harsh Braking Alert
  • Harsh Acceleration Alert
  • Harsh Maneuver Alert
  • Erratic Driving Alert

Our base configuration for Driver Safety Alerts is set with a value of 9 mph/s defining Harsh Acceleration and 11 mph/s defining Harsh Barking. These values are very hard on the vehicle and driver so we don’t recommend testing the Alerts once they are set up. If you need different values please contact us and we’ll work with you to find and set the values you need.

  • SmartWitness Camera Alerts – Alerts can also be triggered when a Video Event Data Recorder (VEDR) camera senses a Shock, Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Braking, Harsh Maneuver, and/or Panic Button event for one or more assets. Alerts can send notifications via Email and/or SMS text message.

If you’d like to set up Driver Safety Alerts for your company, please contact TeMeDa customer support today by emailing us at customer.support@temeda.com.

Introducing TeMeDa

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A new take on telematics and metadata.

We are all connected to one another all day, every day, wherever we are. Enterprises are accustomed to their employees’ hyper connected-nature. This is a landmark year: the number of cellular subscriptions have now reached parity with human beings.

Naturally, this is only the start. Just as people have been more tightly connected, so too will the machines. Lots of them. Billions of machines will work closely with one another to provide higher efficiencies, more productivity, less down time and entirely new business models. That’s where TeMeDa comes in.

The origin of the name ‘TeMeDa’ is an acronym for the words tele and metadata.

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