Universal Logistics and Pegasus TransTech to provide ELD devices free of charge
Universal Logistics, one of the country’s largest carriers and operators in the U.S., announced that it has completed a commercial agreement with Pegasus TransTech to provide electronic logging devices (ELD) for its 3,500 owner-operators, free of charge. The drivers will use the Transflo Telematics – a next-generation electronic logging device solution.
The Transflo Telematics technology is a bring-your-own device system. That means that a unit will be installed in the trucks to feed engine data to their smart devices and drivers will manage their logs from there.
Universal Logistics is a leader of customized transport and logistics solutions throughout U.S., Mexico, Canada and Colombia. The company will deploy the ELD devices throughout its Universal Truckload, Universal Dedicated and Universal Intermodal Services businesses.
“We continue to execute on initiatives that simplify and focus our operations,” stated Jeff Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Universal Logistics Holdings. “Our teams have efficiently addressed the ELD mandate for Universal’s network of experienced agents and owner-operators. This area of the industry is changing quickly, and we’re staying ahead of the shift.”
The Tranflo Telematics solution transfers data from the engine directly to a mobile device from which heavy-duty truck drivers manage their logs. Fleet managers use the analytics module of the solution to oversee safety, maintenance, and efficiency programs.
“It’s a privilege to deepen our technology relationship with Universal,” added Frank Adelman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus TransTech. “They’ve gotten ahead of telematics with a very forward-thinking approach. For large fleets like these, we’re delivering unique technology that is easy to deploy and exciting to use.”