Orbcomm's Pro-400 fleet management solution was independently verified by FPInnovations (PIT Group) to be fully compliant with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). PIT Group is a provider of technology testing and validation services for the transportation industry. Orbcomm is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Orbomm's Pro-400 is part of a group of fleet management solutions in the United States to receive third-party ELD certification, which required passing 314 technical points by the PIT Group. ORBCOMM expects that its Pro-400 solution will also be compliant and third-party certified with Canada's ELD standards, which were released in June 2019 by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.
"We are pleased to work with the PIT Group experts and leverage their comprehensive knowledge of the trucking industry and ELD regulations to ensure that our Pro-400 fleet management solution is 100% ELD compliant," said Craig Malone, ORBCOMM's Executive Vice President of Product Development. "The PIT Group's third-party ELD verification is a unique differentiator for ORBCOMM, which sets us above other providers with self-certified ELDs. We want to ensure our customers have confidence that they are deploying certified ELD devices in the field that will deliver a strong ROI and the highest level of performance for the long term."
"PIT Group continues to provide independent testing services to ELD providers in the U.S. to ensure that fleets do not carry the burden of choice when it comes to selecting compliant ELDs," said Jan Michaelsen, Leader of PIT Group. "ORBCOMM, like our other clients, has relied on independent verification, providing its clients with the comfort of knowing that their choice of technology is fully compliant with FMCSA requirements. PIT Group is preparing for the Canadian ELD certification process, and will apply its experience and lessons learned from working with U.S. providers to the Canadian process."