Trimble FieldMaster logs updated with Tap & Go Technology to improve driver experience with ELDs
Trimble has enhanced its Trimble FieldMaster Logs solution with Tap & Go technology. The new update addresses a major concern fleet and field service organizations face around driver login with existing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). ELDs are mandated for compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours of service (HOS) regulations and driver vehicle inspection requirements.
The driver login procedure for many ELDs on the market today is time consuming and error prone. With Tap & Go technology, drivers will be able to log in to their in-cab tablet with just a tap of a keychain, sticker or ID card, making it easy and quick to start their ELD workflow.
"When the ELD mandate came into effect, the priority was on ensuring compliance, but now the emphasis for ELD systems is on simplifying the process, improving driver workflows and making the driver adoption process as easy as possible," said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble Field Service Management (FSM). "Our Tap and Go technology ensures drivers no longer need to spend valuable time manually typing in lengthy usernames and passwords which can cause frustration. With a simple tap, they are into the system and can focus on getting their work done."
The Tap & Go technology is based on Near Field Communication (NFC) and comes in the form of a low-cost compatible card or sticker that can be readily purchased from a wide variety of approved sources. There are a wide range of options for drivers, including existing NFC employee ID cards, keychains, badge cards or dime-sized stickers, which can be attached to a wallet or driver's license. There is no system setup required to enable Tap & Go. Drivers can initialize Tap & Go themselves and start using it immediately.