J.J. Keller is offering a new “compliance tablet” for fleet managers looking to make the transition to e-logs. Available on Oct. 1, 2013, the compliance tablet is a 7-in. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 preloaded with J.J. Keller Mobile applications.

According to the company, the tablet is approximately the size of a typical paper log book and features a simple, user-friendly interface designed to enable drivers to input hours-of-service information quickly and easily. A pre-programmed Roadside Inspection mode displays only the last seven days of logs, allowing drivers to simply hand the tablet to enforcement officers with no security concerns.

The tablet is also “locked down” to keep drivers from loading non-approved applications, and is also designed to become inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. All program enhancements such as HOS regulatory changes are done through automatic updates and never require hardware swap-outs.
For fleets who prefer to utilize their own (or their drivers’) smartphones or tablets, Keller also offers a “BYOD” (bring your own device) option. J. J. Keller Mobile applications are compatible with over 40 Android devices, and communicate with Keller’s ELD/EOBR in the same seamless manner, the company added.

Customers can use the BYOD option exclusively, or may choose to utilize a mixture of Compliance Tablets and other mobile devices within the same fleet.

J. J. Keller Mobile applications work with Keller’s Gen II ELD/EOBR, which installs easily into virtually any commercial motor vehicle and is compatible with all vehicle classes. Data from the ELD/EOBR is instantly transferred to the cloud-based Encompass™ back office system, so fleet managers can view, report, track and analyze compliance levels.

“The move to electronic logging is a daunting process to many fleet managers, so we’re pleased to offer a simple and flexible solution,” said Rustin Keller, vice president of operations and business services for J. J. Keller & Associates. “In addition to the flexibility of setting up E-logs on any Android device, customers now have the option to use the Compliance Tablet, which gives them a turn-key solution for one low monthly fee. Best of all, it is backed by J. J. Keller, a company that has been focused on compliance and safety for over 60 years.”