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Scalable Mobile Solutions Fulfill Transportation’s Electronic Logging Devices Mandate and More

April 11, 2018   |   Charles Vanterpool   |   Client & Mobility, Mobility, fleets

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I recently had the honor of representing Tech Data’s Mobility Endpoint Team at the 2018 Omnitracs Outlook Conference in Nashville, Tenn. During the conference, transportation industry leaders had a chance to discuss how next-generation solutions are solving the major industry trends that currently shape the transportation market, including:

Experts at Omnitracs Outlook weigh in on the recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mandate

The FMCSA mandate that went into effect in December 2017 was a popular discussion topic at Omnitracs Outlook. The new mandate requires fleets to employ mobile electronic solutions for their operators. Now that the deadline has passed, industry leaders shared their thoughts during breakout sessions on improving efficiency and productivity in a post-Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) Mandate world.

One Million trucks in the U.S. must implement Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

Many of the new solutions centered on the three issues that cause the most loss for any fleet due to physical documentation. These factors are logging of driving hours, driver behavior/fleet telematics and navigation services. When software that monitors these issues is partnered with rugged mobile devices and purpose-built mounting solutions, fleets have a quick, scalable mobile solution that they can carry into the future.

New industry solutions allow one mobile device to power multiple use cases

Mobile solutions not only allow fleets to monitor and manage their operators, but they provide them with an optimized mobile solution that can serve many of their business needs. These needs include faster pre-trip inspections, digital bills of landing capture and mobile connectivity. With the addition of built-in mobile security features, this solution increases productivity and safety while keeping the company’s data completely secure.

The trucking industry is projected to grow 3% per year for the next five years

With the projected growth patterns of the trucking industry, there is no shortage of solutions in the marketplace. We understand the trends and have proactively collaborated with the top solution providers in the industry to bring the best possible mobile solutions to the market.

For more information about our mobile solutions and how to leverage this opportunity, please contact Charles Vanterpool, our transportation and logistics expert at charles.vanterpool@techdata.com or mobilitysolutions@techdata.com.