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Trakopolis, KeepTruckin electronic logging for Canadian truckers

William Payne
November 1, 2018




Canadian GPS and IoT asset tracking specialist Trakopolis has partnered with San Francisco based electronic logging device and fleet management start-up KeepTruckin. The move introduces a combined electronic logging device solution for trucking and logistics operators in Canada prior to the commencement of the country's ELD mandate.

The introduction of pre-mandate ELDs to the Canadian trucking industry is a move by Trakopolis and KeepTruckin to position themselves in the Canadian market as providers of logistics and trucking technology and communications to improve fleet safety and compliance.

The two companies are collaborating to provide users with electronic logging systems that can save drivers' time which would previously be spent manually recording hours of service (HOS). Such technology can produce at least $150 million dollars savings per year for fleets in the Canadian transportation industry, according to research carried out and published in 2017 by the Canadian Government. 

Deploying electronic logging systems provides visibility into fleet performance - like vehicle utilisation and safe driver behaviours - to help establish best practices and improve productivity.

“Trakopolis’ IoT platform connects everyone and everything which enables better business decisions from one consolidated platform. A partnership with KeepTruckin is a natural fit to continue providing the best offering to our customers,” said Ted Duffield, Chief Revenue Officer, Trakopolis. “For companies shifting to digital transformation, the Trakopolis platform delivers the best cloud based IoT platform, now with the best ELD on the market.”

KeepTruckin’s ELD solution is used by a network of over 500,000 connected drivers and 50,000 fleets. The KeepTruckin ELD and Electronic Logbook App offers drivers a solution that is an alternative to time consuming and inaccurate paper logging systems. 

“We’re excited to partner with Trakopolis and introduce our industry-leading ELD and fleet management solution to drivers in Canada,” said John Verdon, Head of Partnerships, KeepTruckin. “With ELDs fleets can increase their productivity and driver safety through improved communication.”