June 20, 2018

New AOBRD capability provides greater flexibility

New AOBRD capability provides great flexibility

We’re pleased to announce the release of our new AOBRD Vehicle Motion Threshold feature, which gives AOBRD users greater flexibility in their operation. The latest update offers you more control over AOBRD compliant vehicles by allowing you to choose the exact speed at which driving time begins recording.

A completely customizable vehicle motion threshold

The FMCSA requires that an ELD must create a driving event when a vehicle is traveling at 5 mph or greater, however the regulation for AOBRDs does not have a defined speed threshold.

KeepTruckin customers can now take advantage of the greater flexibility that the AOBRD regulation affords by selecting any speed between 5 mph and 15 mph to trigger a driving event.

The vehicle motion threshold determines the vehicle speed that puts your driver in drive time. For example, if you select 10 mph, your driver will enter the drive time status when the vehicle reaches 10 mph.

The freedom to switch

This release of the KeepTruckin AOBRD Vehicle Motion Threshold feature comes just weeks after the FMCSA issued updated guidance that allows those who deployed AOBRDs prior to December 2017 to install and use a registered ELD-capable device that runs compliant AOBRD software until December 2019.

The impact of this change is significant — fleets now have the freedom to switch vendors without sacrificing the flexibility of an AOBRD system.

The KeepTruckin platform was designed to support the seamless transition between AOBRD and ELD mode that the FMCSA regulation requires. KeepTruckin customers currently operating in AOBRD mode can switch to ELD mode in December 2019 by simply changing one setting in the KeepTruckin Dashboard – no hardware replacement or software updates required.

You can simply select your preference from the “Compliance Mode” drop down and you’re done.

Vehicle Motion Threshold in KeepTruckin

In addition to switching service providers, you can also purchase new devices for additional trucks without losing AOBRD functionality.

Two common use cases

1. Yard Moves

If you drive faster than 5 mph when moving your truck across the yard, “Yard Move” must be manually selected with an ELD. If you don’t, drive time will automatically start. This can throw off your clock and will cut into your 11-hour driving time.

2. Parking Spots

The same scenario applies to situations when you’re asked to move to a new parking spot — drive time can be triggered if you go faster than 5 mph.

In both of these scenarios, the vehicle motion threshold comes in handy because it allows you to drive at a speed greater than 5 mph without triggering drive time.

When you’re ready to make the switch

KeepTruckin has a Shifting Gears Buyout Program that helps fleets easily and efficiently make the switch. More information can be found here.

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