Trucker Path Enters ELD Market
Mobile application developer Trucker Path has entered the electronic logging device market as enforcement of the federal ELD mandate tightens.
Trucker Path’s device, designed for easy installation, connects with a mobile app to track drivers’ hours of service and share duty-status reports during roadside inspections.
The company offers the ELD hardware for free and charges a subscription for electronic logging services starting at $8.30 per month.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate, which went into effect Dec. 18, requires most longhaul motor carriers to record drivers’ HOS information with ELDs instead of paper logbooks. Enforcement of the rule tightened April 1 with the beginning of out-of-service penalties for operating without an ELD.
Trucker Path joins a long list of technology companies that have introduced their own ELD systems to help carriers meet the regulation’s requirements.
“The Trucker Path ELD gives truckers an easy way to track hours of service and comply with the ELD mandate,” said Sam Bokher, business operations director at Trucker Path. “In addition, we plan to integrate ELD information into the Trucker Path app to make it easier for truckers to find truck parking.”
The Trucker Path mobile app provides drivers with real-time information on truck parking availability and points of interest such as weigh stations and truck stops. More than 600,000 drivers actively use the app, the company said.
The company also offers Truckloads, an online freight marketplace that connects carriers with available loads.
Trucker Path was acquired in early 2018 by Renren Inc., a social networking and internet finance firm based in China.