KATY, Texas, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 3rd Eye, a pioneer in the development of vehicle safety cameras and radar, and Gorilla Safety, provider of innovative software solutions that automate fleet and safety management, announced today the companies have entered into an agreement to provide 3rd Eye an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution that easily integrates into 3rd Eye's fleet management platform. The new relationship will allow 3rd Eye to better serve its customers with the addition of this state-of-the-art, integrated ELD solution.
Effective December 18, 2017, ELDs will become mandatory for motor carriers and commercial drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 3rd Eye is ahead of the curve with the announcement of its industry-certified 3rd Eye ELD software offering, developed in conjunction with Gorilla Safety.
According to the FMCSA, an ELD automatically records a driver's time behind the wheel and other hours-of-service (HOS) data. This capability allows for easier, more accurate HOS recordkeeping, making it simpler for commercial vehicle operators to accurately report. An ELD monitors a vehicle's engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, miles driven and duration of engine operation (engine hours).
"We recognize the importance of ELDs to fleets everywhere and with the impending FMCSA deadline, 3rd Eye is aggressively moving forward to help its client be better prepared for the mandate requirements. We are pleased to align with an industry-leading fleet and safety services provider like 3rd Eye," said Mark Walton, chief executive officer and co-founder of Gorilla Safety.
"Our proven ELD offering is helping the industry prepare for the mandate, which will be here before we all know it. Bringing Gorilla Safety in early on -- at the manufacturing level – and integrating the ELD into 3rd Eye's cutting-edge platform, only stands to improve road safety and ensure greater efficiencies amongst fleets and users," Walton concluded.
"Developing a certified ELD solution with Gorilla Safety Fleet Management was the right move for 3rd Eye – specifically as we're rolling out an enhanced suite of digital tools as a direct response to customer demand," said 3rd Eye President Darrick Reed.
"The beauty of 3rd Eye ELD is its simplicity," said Reed. "3rd Eye ELD uses a Smartphone to log miles, calculate hours driven and manage documents. It's a plug-and-play system that takes the stress out of FMCSA compliance."
The 3rd Eye ELD offering is part of its Enhance Vehicle Behavioral Analytics™ – a complete suite of information captured by 3rd Eye cameras, collision avoidance radar, body sensors and chassis data – transmitted in real time via 3rd Eye's Hurricane Gateway to fleet owners to help better manage and protect their assets. All data is transmitted through the use of one connection, cutting down wire bundle clutter and simplifying installation, maintenance, and ultimately – data dissemination.
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About Gorilla Safety
Houston-based Gorilla Safety provides the transportation industry with a patented, affordable cloud-based software solution that automates every aspect of fleet and safety management. Gorilla Safety brings to the marketplace the first and only easy-to-use mobile app that fully integrates all the capabilities necessary for safely and efficiently managing large short-haul and long-haul vehicle fleets. The Company's state-of-the-art solution is helping fleets more quickly and easily adapt to mandated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulatory requirements. The Gorilla Safety app boasts many features that allow users to better manage their business, improve productivity, increase profitability and lower insurance claims and premiums - all done quickly and simply from the palm of their hands.
About 3rd Eye
Dover's 3rd Eye was formed in 2001. The company provides real-time Vehicle Function/Route Performance Analytics and also uses state-of-the-art camera systems to capture and document in-cab and external events to improve the safety, reliability and profitability of collection fleet operations. 3rd Eye is committed to ongoing innovation, engineering excellence, and impeccable business ethics. For more information about 3rd Eye, visit www.3rdeyecam.com. The 3rd Eye Facebook page – or follow us on Twitter.
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