Peddler’s Son Enabled Electronic Log Book on Android Tablets for their Fleet Drivers
Peddler’s Son Produce & Provisions is a family owned wholesale produce distributor, of fresh fruit and vegetables to Arizona communities since 1988 and based out of Downtown Phoenix. They offer a wide range of high-quality produce, meats, dairy, desserts, spices and specialty items. Paddler's Son have 18,000 sq. foot warehouse which is HACCP approved and maintain a large fleet of straight trucks and vans which are temperature-controlled. Their drivers are trained to maintain correct temperatures and complete a daily, thorough sanitation process. Their focus has always been on taking care of their customers and to provide quality products and service and continually strive to be a produce industry leader.
The Business Challenge
Peddler’s Son has a fleet of trucks and vans to carry their produce to communities. By US law, for years truckers were maintaining written documentation of their hours of service (HOS), as a record of duty status (RODS). But, in 2015 the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandated that the paper logbooks used for driver RODS should be replaced by electronic logs.
To meet the mandate, Peddler's Son did provision for Android tablets with Wi-Fi connection, mounted in their fleet of trucks. These tablets had to be used by drivers as electronic log books. However, their challenge was that they wanted to provide access only to certain apps and restrict the usage, as they did not want any misuse of the devices by the access of any irrelevant apps of gaming, music, movies etc by the drivers on the go. Again, they even did not want the spiked data usage by these apps, which can lead to unnecessary high data costs.
To meet the challenges, Peddler’s Son researched about what kind of solution they require. They found MobiLock – as the right solution for their requirements. As MobiLock help them lock their Android tablets which are mounted in their fleet of trucks. Paddler’s son could restrict their access to electronic logbook app and few other related apps only and because of which they could meet the mandate of switching the paper logbooks used for driver RODS to electronic logbook seamlessly. Other features which helped them were,
1. Remote management of devices from the central console 2. Geo-fencing Location tracking of devices 3. Multi-App mode 4. Bulk Enrollment 5. Real-Time reports and alerts 6. Security settings
Paddler’s Son could meet the mandate of US law, and this was the major benefit which got with the help of MobiLock. In addition,
* It helped automate the log entry
* Saved driver’s time
* Eased efforts of data entry
* Provided a paperless solution
* By locking down the Android tablets, the company could save on mobile data costs.
From The Client
" “MobiLock helped us lock the Android tablets which are mounted in our fleet of trucks. It enabled the electronic logbook system for our drivers which is required as per the mandate. ”