Annette Sandberg, Former FMCSA Administrator Gives Green Light for Zonar’s ELD Solutions
Zonar’s Zonar Logs™ available on Zonar Connect™ and 2020® tablet has received third-party validation by industry veteran Annette Sandberg, former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administrator and nationally recognized expert in public safety. Sandberg conducted independent testing of Zonar Logs and has verified that it meets the complex FMCSA Electronic Logging Device (ELD) standards. Zonar Logs can be found on the FMCSA list of registered Electronic Logging Devices.
As a former FMCSA Administrator, Sandberg is very familiar with commercial motor vehicle safety and security on our nation’s highways at Federal and State levels of government. She has a vast background in the trucking industry and was the guiding force of the HOS (hours of service) reform for truck drivers. Throughout her career, she has also served the role of Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was the first female to lead the State Patrol as Chief. Currently, Sandberg is CEO of TransSafe Consulting.
“The ELD Mandate is a complex regulation with serious compliance implications that carriers should take seriously when selecting an ELD provider,” said Sandberg. “After thorough testing of Zonar Logs, I am confident that it meets every technical requirement of the ELD Mandate.”
“The self-certification process is a requirement that has allowed non-compliant devices into the marketplace—and fleets might not be aware of the problems, making third-party validation paramount,” said Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. “With validation from Annette Sandberg and TransSafe Consulting, our customers can with the utmost confidence implement Zonar Logs to comply with the ELD mandate and fully integrate with their Zonar fleet management solution.”
Having an ELD device fail on the road, or one that is found to not meet FMCSA standards during an inspection can cause issues for both the driver and the fleet manager. A driver needs to be able to share the current day and previous seven days’ worth of logs if requested by an inspector during a roadside check. Failure to provide logs when asked will result in a violation for the driver and penalties for employers. With third-party testing, 24/7 customer support and ELD compliance Zonar Logs customers can be confident their vehicles and drivers are in compliance with the mandate that goes into effect on December 18, 2017.
Drivers and carriers can cross reference Zonar Logs against the FMCSA’s ELD checklists if they have any questions regarding compliance specifications. Zonar will also continue to support fleets that opt to go with the FMCSA’s two-year compliance exception of AOBRDs, and support transitions during that time with a full suite of smart fleet management technologies and an ELD Mandate transition package. The package includes compliance counseling, implementation planning, training, change management counseling and ongoing support. For more information on Zonar ELD offerings and the ELD Mandate, please visit: www.zonarsystems.com/eld