EROAD, a global technology provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions for the transportation industry, today announced real-time truck location and driver’s Hours of Service (HOS) data from its ELD solution will be integrated with McLeod Software transportation management system’s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules. With the integration, LoadMaster users can better manage driver availability, plan routes, and improve visibility into ETA of in-progress dispatches.

“To meet the upcoming ELD mandate requirements, working with a provider who has an easy-to-use and driver friendly ELD, and one who can synch with McLeod LoadMaster Dispatch, is essential for McLeod Software customers,” said Norm Ellis, president of EROAD North America. “This new integration will enable them to continue to use familiar software, and to take advantage of accurate and reliable EROAD data to meet compliance, operational and driver needs.”

EROAD’s ELD captures driver’s HOS data automatically, including time logged per status category and available drive and on-duty hours. Designed with the driver in mind, the vertically integrated application includes an intuitive, easy-to-use in-vehicle ELD that is FMCSA registered and third party verified.

Beyond compliance, having accurate, reliable data from EROAD in the McLeod software will drive efficiency and productivity, and improve customer satisfaction for carriers. Using EROAD’s precise, real-time truck location tracking, McLeod users will be able to more effectively plan routes to shorten travel times and reduce fuel costs; improve visibility to help decrease late deliveries, optimize driver utilization, and respond faster when things don’t go as planned, and provide customers with load location and status updates.

“McLeod customers that are concerned about being compliant with the ELD mandate or about HOS compliance, that need to have more visibility into driver and truck availability when managing multiple loads or if a load is delayed, will benefit from the new EROAD-McLeod integration without having to switch between software tools,” said Robert Brothers, manager of product development of McLeod Software.

The truck location and HOS capability from EROAD will be available to license in the McLeod LoadMaster Version 17.2 release this fall. Anticipated for the McLeod LoadMaster Version 18.1 release is integration with EROAD’s forms-based messaging to automate and improve dispatch to driver communications.