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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) – What you need to know

May 16, 2019 | Posted in News

In December 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandated in the United States that required drivers to use electronic logging devices (ELD) in lieu of paper logbooks. In Canada, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is in the process of finalizing a similar proposal and could release their ruling to be in effect by 2020, with a 2 year phased-in compliance period for fleets already using such ELDs (subject to change).

An electronic logging device is a digital device used to automatically capture and store a driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) data. It connects directly to the engine control module (ECM), which provides a number of benefits over the traditional logbook method of recording HOS:

  • changes the previous driver-written, paper entry method to a digital, auto-logged process
  • replaces paper logs with a regulation-compliant device directly connected to the vehicle’s engine control module
  • prevents human errors or culpable tampering
  • stored digitally and almost instantly in the cloud for accurate, historical record keeping
  • records accessible for easy retrieval for audits by both the driver, instantly upon the request of law enforcement, or a fleet manager through an online portal

Telematics technology can easily provide compliance  to this upcoming mandate, plus many more major benefits. Please visit our whitepaper or contact us today to find out more about our telematics solutions and how they can propel your fleet to the next level.

Read more about the Canadian ELD Mandate here.

Jim Pattison Lease Announces the Acquisition of Kelowna Auto Mall Leasing

May 01, 2019 | Posted in Jim Pattison Lease

May 1, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) – Jim Pattison Lease is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Kelowna Auto Mall Leasing portfolio located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Kelowna Auto Mall Leasing has been serving customers since 1989 and has built up a loyal customer base through excellent personal service. The same personal and expert service will continue to be managed by the Kelowna Auto Mall Leasing staff at McCurdy Place in Kelowna, BC for all current and future clients.

Warren Linquist, Owner of Kelowna Auto Mall Leasing Centre:

“I am excited about the new services and tools that we will be able to introduce to our customers. Our number one priority in completing this transaction was ensuring that our current customer base would benefit from this partnership.

Michael Rusch, President of Jim Pattison Lease:

“We are excited about the opportunity to increase our presence in British Columbia with this transaction in Kelowna. We look forward to growing our business with both existing and new customers,”

Jim Pattison Lease is a wholly owned division of Jim Pattison Industries Ltd., Canada’s second largest privately held company. Jim Pattison Lease is Canada’s largest privately owned National Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management Company. With offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, Dartmouth and now Kelowna, Jim Pattison Lease is truly a coast-to-coast company. Jim Pattison Lease offers personalized service and unique transportation solutions to commercial enterprises and businesses across Canada.


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