HOUSTON … May 22, 2017 … Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today that its mobile app now includes AOBRD integration, which will aid fleets as they transition to meet the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), fleets are required to operate with an ELD beginning December 18, 2017. However, if fleets are using an AOBRD as of that time, then they will have two years to transition from it to the ELD. A grandfathered AOBRD, the predecessor to ELD, is a device that motor carriers installed and required its drivers to use before the new ELD compliance ruling was established and takes effect.
AOBRD is important in that it will aid in the transition time allotted to move from current paper logs to ELD. Any fleet that installs AOBRD by the FCMSA deadline of December 18, 2017, can continue using it for the next two years, until the final ELD deadline of December 16, 2019. However, if the fleet purchases or places new vehicles into service during this two-year prior, those will require adherence to the new ELD mandate. Essentially, AOBRD reduces the restrictions and allows fleets to operate more freely as they transition to the new ELD requirements.
“Our solution and AOBRD capability allows fleets to smoothly make the transition to ELD in time for the FCMSA deadlines. The use of an AOBRD will help fleets over the long term so they can make the switch to ELD over time rather than having to do it suddenly. An AOBRD will help bridge the gap between the current mandate timeframe of December 2017 and the final effective completion date in December 2019. Essentially, AOBRD reduces the restrictions and allows fleets to operate more freely while they transition to the new ELD requirements, and Gorilla Safety makes that all possible,” said Gorilla Safety co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Walton.
“Our innovative solution allows for the seamless use of both AOBRD and ELD in the same fleet. While other solutions will require the driver to print prior day’s logs, our solution maintains all information within one ecosystem and allows the fleet to manage this with a simple setting change” added Walton.
“Gorilla Safety supports both the ELD and AOBRD in order to allow for a managed transition from one platform to another. Whenever a fleet wants to begin using the ELD, it will simply change the requirement in the settings for the driver within our mobile app. Gorilla Safety’s mobile app solution helps fleets easily and seamlessly manage not only the AOBRD and ELD process but also brings them all the capabilities needed for safely managing their vehicles. Offering both AOBRD and ELD assures that we are confidently bringing all the components necessary to safely manage fleets to our growing client base,” added Tommy Johnson, co-founder and president at Gorilla Safety.
About Gorilla Safety
Launched at the onset of 2016 and founded in 2013 by two seasoned insurance industry professionals, Houston-based Gorilla Safety provides the transportation industry with a patented, affordable cloud-based software solution that automates every aspect of fleet and safety management. Gorilla Safety brings to the marketplace the first and only easy-to-use mobile app that fully integrates all the capabilities necessary for safely and efficiently managing large short-haul and long-haul vehicle fleets. The Gorilla Safety app boasts many features that allow users to better manage their business, improve productivity, increase profitability and lower insurance claims and premiums – all done quickly and simply from the palm of their hands.