Stoneridge EZ-ELD® Verified by Third-Party Industry Experts to Meet All Federally-Mandated Requirements
NOVI, Mich. — Oct. 16, 2017 — Stoneridge, Inc., a leader in highly engineered electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle and automotive industry, received third-party validation of its EZ-ELD® solution by recognized industry experts, attorneys Annette Sandberg and Jerad Childress of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary.
“With the ELD mandate rapidly approaching, trucking professionals or fleets looking for an ELD solution may have concerns regarding the process by which ELD manufacturers self-certify their product with the FMCSA,” said Stuart Adams, North American Aftermarket Business Unit Manager, Stoneridge, Inc. “To provide greater consumer confidence, Stoneridge ensured that EZ-ELD exceeded all compliance requirements with a thorough, wholly independent review by recognized industry experts.”
A trusted voice and advisor to the transportation industry, Sandberg has more than 20 years of professional public safety and law enforcement experience, including serving as the second Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from 2003 to 2006.
Together with Childress, the comprehensive review of the EZ-ELD system included an analysis of the device, iOS and Android mobile applications, and the Back Office web portal. The evaluation also involved extensive in-vehicle testing to confirm the Stoneridge EZ-ELD was fully compliant with all requirements of the FMCSA ELD Test Plan and Procedures.
“The EZ-ELD is very simple to understand and set up right out of the box. And beyond the device itself, some of the added reporting tools in the [Stoneridge] Back Office are also very helpful,” said Sandberg. “None of the back-office functionality is required in the ELD rule; however, it is critical to motor carrier management in addressing issues with their drivers and assigning drive times.”
Secure Stoneridge Back Office and Driver Accounts Make ELD Management Easy
The Stoneridge EZ-ELD Back Office system allows streamlined two-way creation, editing, review and distribution of electronic logs in a secure web-based environment. Driver accounts are managed on the EZ-ELD app, and reports are pushed to the Back Office software for review and management.
Sandberg and Childress noted in their analysis that the Back Office storage and reporting review tools help to ensure full transparency and ease of management of log reporting and editing between fleet operators and drivers.
“The independent study validates our commitment to our customers and our willingness to put our products to the test,” said Adams. “With over 50 years in the US commercial vehicle industry and in fleet management solutions, we aim to incite the utmost customer confidence in all of our aftermarket solutions.”
For more information on the ELD legislation and Stoneridge EZ-ELD visit www.EZ-ELD.com
About Stoneridge, Inc.
Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Novi, Michigan, is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Additional information about Stoneridge can be found at Stoneridge.com.
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