Todd Lewis, Vice President of Sales, SkyBitz Local Fleets to Speak at TRALA 2016 Annual Meeting
Posted on April 11, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 11, 2016) – Today SkyBitz®, the leader in commercial telematics, announced Todd Lewis, Vice President of Sales, SkyBitz Local Fleets, will speak on a panel during the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
WHO: Todd Lewis, Vice President of Sales, SkyBitz Local Fleets
WHAT: TRALA Annual Meeting 2016
WHERE: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Ariz
WHEN: April 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. MST
Todd will join three other panel members to discuss the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate as it relates to hours of service (HOS) regulations. In addition, the telematics companies will discuss new and emerging technologies not only for ELDs but for other trucking issues and will take questions from attendees to better educate TRALA members.
The ELD Mandate was introduced as a part of the 2012 surface transportation bill known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was required to develop a rule to modernize the HOS requirements in vehicles built after model year 2000. This rule will go into effect on December 16, 2017.
While the goal of the ELD Mandate was to ensure traditional over-the-road truck drivers were adhering to HOS regulations, an entire segment of the industry - rental trucks - was overlooked in terms of how this rule could impact their vehicles. Having multiple drivers, platforms, and uses simply adds to the complexity of the issues facing all rental trucks. Attendees will learn more about what the telematics industry is doing to not only enable drivers to log their HOS electronically, but to address the difficulties in having all rental trucks comply with the rule.
SkyBitz is exhibiting at the TRALA Technology Expo in booth 301-303.
About SkyBitz Local Fleets
SkyBitz Local Fleets is a business unit of SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation. SkyBitz Local Fleets is a unique fleet management solution that gives fleet owner operators visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage through real-time automated tracking and reporting. More than a thousand small, medium and large fleets, both public and private, rely on SkyBitz Local Fleets to eliminate the stress of fleet management and keep businesses running at peak efficiency. For additional information please visit: www.skybitz.com/localfleets