FutureGlimpse: Digital Logging Nirvana with KeepTruckin

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Feb 10, 2020 6:27:19 PM
Truck Fleet

KeepTruckin LogoAs part of our continuing look at startups impacting the inland freight industry, we will explore the digital logging service KeepTruckin. The platform began as a free mobile app, which helps truckers easily create logs on their phones and put paper books in the past. 


But while the initial focus of the company was on modernizing drivers’ logs, the startup has since shifted to launching new software to solve ELD compliance issues and advance smart GPS tracking and video logging. 

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Who is KeepTruckin?

KeepTruckin is one of the leading platforms for electronic logging and fleet management for the trucking industry. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco and has additional offices in Buffalo, Chicago, and Nashville. 


It has experienced rapid growth over the last two years as its electronic logging and fleet management solution has connected drivers, vehicles, and fleet managers with a single platform. The company’s mission is to “improve the safety and efficiency of America’s trucking industry by building modern technology

products for truck drivers.” 


KeepTruckin is currently used by more than 60,000 fleets and over 1 million registered customers. It is the top-rated ELD solution among truck drivers.


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How KeepTruckin’s ELD Software Makes ELD Compliance Simple

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began enforcing its ELD mandate on April 1, 2018. The mandate required that all truck drivers who must keep driving logs do so with an ELD-compliant device to record their hours of service. 

KeepTruckin has become the top-rated ELD solution for truck drivers that can be purchased from their website, keeptruckin.com, or throughout the country at Pilot Flying J truck stops. KeepTruckin’s device and software are designed to collect data that is used for maintaining ELD compliance, maintaining safety, fuel tax reporting, and GPS tracking.


At the heart of KeepTruckin’s success is its ability to harness the power of the smartphone with its software to create a driver centered electronic log and fleet management tool. 


The company’s #1 rated Electronic Logbook App for drivers is available on both iOS and Android. Its KeepTrucking Dashboard for fleets allows carriers the ability to audit driver logs, track vehicles, and manage fuel taxes in real-time.

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Benefits of Using KeepTruckin’s Technology

There are numerous benefits for truckers and carriers that use KeepTruckin’s ELD and software. To start, the ELD is FMCSA registered has been built from the ground up to meet the mandated requirements. Since the products focus on driver experience, they are designed to be easy to use.

With KeepTruckin’s technology, you can:

  • Ace your DOT audits every time because your CSA scores are where you need them thanks to automatic log auditing. You will receive timely violations alerts to keep you on the right side of DOT audits
  • Receive alerts for HOS violations before they happen, so that you can pay more attention to the road
  • Stay compliant wherever you travel because you can directly connect your smartphone to the KeepTruckin ELD by USB or Bluetooth and keep compliance data up-to-date even when traveling through remote areas without a cell signal.
  • Connect the ELD to any vehicle with one of KeepTruckin’s available cable options

In addition to maintaining compliance, truck drivers and fleet owners who use KeepTruckin’s ELD benefit from increased efficiency, streamlined operations, reduced paperwork, and few HOS violations.

KeepTruckin’s Technology and the Future of Freight

KeepTruckin has continued to expand its business over the past seven years as it continues to create new features that bring even more value to its products. New products introduced in 2019 include:

  • Asset Gateway that saves time by streamlining trailer dispatch by pulling location reports automatically, so that managers can choose which trailer to dispatch
  • Smart Dashcam, which is a dual-facing camera that records what happens on the highway and in the truck’s cab
  • Video proof allows managers to coach their drivers to improve their driving behaviors

Technology is the future of the freight industry, and KeepTruckin plans to be a significant player in providing ELDs and software that truckers and fleet owners need to be successful.

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Keep up-to-date on the latest technology that is available to maintain compliance and streamline your operations by visiting the Cargobot blog frequently.

 Learn more about the company at Cargobot Academy, download the carrier app on iOS or Android, or the shipper app app on iOS or Android.


Topics: Carriers/Truckers, Technology