TouchStar Announces Integrated eLOG Hours of Service Application
Tulsa, OK – December 18, 2013. TouchStar™, a multinational provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced its integrated eLOG Hours of Service (HOS), Add-On Mobility Software. “This product offers unparalleled ease-of-use, real-time HOS status, GPS mapping, replication of eLOGs in mass, and exceptional ROI”, says Peter Gibbs, TouchStar CEO.
The new electronic logging application provides 6 key advantages:
- Extreme ease-of-use, both for drivers and the back-office staff.
- System shows real-time status of HOS, to help avoid DOT violations.
- GPS mapping either by driver or by fleet, with “bread-crumb” capability for verification of routes.
- Ability to supply printed copies of eLOGs in mass for DOT audits.
- Excellent ROI through the elimination of hand-drawn logs, generating time savings for the drivers and the back-office log auditors.
- A bundled suite that’s compatible with existing TouchStar Mobility Applications.
With increasing safety regulations impacting fleet managers worldwide, the new TouchStar eLOG app has answered the challenge with full compliance to FMCSA 395.15 & 395.16 Regulations. The product leverages an easy-to-use in-vehicle and browser-based web interface. The mobile interface automatically records driving status, calculates available driving time and notifies the driver of his compliance status. The recorded data is stored for up to 8 days and is readily available for roadside inspection. Meanwhile, the web interface allows authorized users to review, edit and print driver logs. It also documents real-time driver availability, driver time, mileage summaries and violations.
The mobile application offers a “Preview Availability” screen that permits drivers to check their current availability, before changing their status to “On-Duty”. This feature provides the opportunity to cancel and wait on a complete reset of their available driving hours. This easily accessible information can help avoid DOT Hours of Service Violations.
Shelby Ahmann, TouchStar General Manager, summarizes: “Drivers love its ease-of-use and the ability to check their status before starting shifts. The back office appreciates the ease of inspecting real-time logs and resolving conflicts. And finally, management likes the guaranteed ROI aspect of the product”.
TouchStar is a leading multinational logistics and mobility software provider delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of the Oil & Gas, Field Service, Transportation, and Consumer Goods industries. With a 20 year history and systems worldwide, TouchStar provides cloud and on-premise solutions ranging from fleet tracking applications to comprehensive enterprise mobility and automated accounting solutions. Relied upon by organizations of any size, from many of world’s largest energy, logistics, and field service companies through to smaller, localized service organizations, TouchStar’s FleetAtlas framework is highly scalable and provides the foundation for a progressive automation journey. TouchStar is headquartered in Tulsa, OK with technology and support offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Germany. For more information about TouchStar, please visit www.touchstargroup.com.