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October 21, 2017 5:00 PM, EDT
Pedigree Unveils Plug-and-Play ELD, Cab-Mate One
Pedigree's Wade Wilson Wilson by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

The Cab-Mate One, an addition to the Fargo, N.D.-based firm’s ELD Chrome solution, is marketed as an easy-to-implement — as well as manage — device with a plug-and-play installation of 10 minutes or less.

The ELD has a ruggedized design that is readily able to switch from one cab to another. It is certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. At American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition here, Rickey Clark, the company’s transportation services director, said a target audience is carriers with 15 to 20 trucks.

Pedigree CEO Wade Wilson touted the device as a long-term solution with high-end support and training for customers.

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“Our solution, the Cab-Mate One with ELD Chrome, represents a revolutionary jump forward into the future,” Wilson said in a statement.

Unveiling an ELD device just weeks ahead of the mandate positions the company as an ideal provider for last-minute adopters, Wilson said.

“We’re just going to be there and try to be the last man standing,” Wilson said.

According to a federal rule, carriers are required to equip their commercial vehicles with ELDs beginning Dec. 18. FMCSA addressed industry concerns at the ATA conference.

Chris Spear, American Trucking Associations president and CEO, told executives at the annual conference it was time for the industry to move on from any efforts to delay the mandate.

“ELD technology removes one’s ability to exceed the legal hours of service, ushering in a safe, efficient and fair playing field for the nation’s trucking industry,” he said.

According to a federal rule, carriers are required to equip their commercial vehicles with ELDs beginning Dec. 18. FMCSA addressed industry concerns at the ATA conference.