“We believe in the American trucker and want to do everything we can – as a leading provider of fleet technology – to help small business owners and owner operators remain compliant with the new regulations.” — Mark Walton, co-founder and chief executive officer at Gorilla Safety
The ELD mandate deadline is fast approaching. If you’re watching the calendar countdown to December 18, 2017 with dread, we’ve got a solution to help you and your business. You might not realize this, but the ELD mandate from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allows three phases of implementation. The purpose is to give fleets time to adapt and transition to an electronic logging device (ELD) system while still meeting the minimum criteria.
To help bridge the gap between the three phases and make sure you’re compliant with FMCSA regulations, Gorilla Safety is offering affordable AOBRD technology for fleets in transition to help ensure they meet the initial deadline.
While AOBRD — the ELD predecessor — is the previous acceptable technology, the FMCSA ELD mandate allows drivers to use an AOBRD for the next two years. You can use an AOBRD from December 18, 2017 to December 2019 as long as it was installed prior to December 18, 2017.
Right now, Gorilla Safety is offering its AOBRD for $10.00 per month, including hardware with a typical turnaround time of about three to four weeks.
We will likely only have a limited supply as the deadline nears, so we’re encouraging fleets to place their orders soon to allow enough time to meet the deadline. Gorilla Safety is also offering any member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) a free month of AOBRD subscription. We want to help every small business owner and owner operator remain compliant while they become accustomed to these new regulations.
Why Choose an AOBRD?
This close to the deadline, choosing an ELD would likely be a rushed process. That’s in addition to the stress that your drivers will face with a last-minute change like this. Using an AOBRD lets you stay on the roads without interruption or fear of being placed out of service by the FMCSA. AOBRDs also provide you and your drivers with more confidence with a slower, smoother transition to an ELD. AOBRDs are much less cumbersome to small fleet operators.
Our AOBRD solution is affordable, convenient, and easy to implement. At only $10.00 per month, you’re getting the most cost-effective solution available. It’s easy to install and keeps you and your drivers compliant. Ultimately, you’ll be more comfortable and better prepared to shift to an ELD by December 2019.
Installing AOBRDs will help you and your drivers transition to an ELD. It’s important to remember that the ability to use AOBRDs after the ELD mandate goes into effect only applies to your current vehicles. If you buy new trucks or put new vehicles in service after December 18, 2017, they will have to be fitted with an ELD system. Ultimately, though, using an AOBRD reduces the stress and restrictions while allowing you to transition to the new ELD requirements in a more cost effective way.
Need to get your trucks and fleet into compliance before December 18, 2017? Give us a call or click on the button below to get started. We’ve got solutions for any budget and any fleet size.