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Announcing Cab-Mate One’s Canadian Certification

Pedigree Technologies’ Cab-Mate One ELD Solution Among the First to Attain Canadian Certification

FARGO, N.D. / PR Newswire / SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 —
Pedigree Technologies announced it has completed its third party certification for compliant operation against the newly imposed Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that went into effect on June 12, 2021.

Unlike the self certification process in place in the USA, the Canadian Ministry of Transportation imposed a third party certification program whereby solution providers would need to submit their solutions for a detailed review against the regulations. Pedigree is among the first to achieve the certification. “The recent certification is another example of our focus on getting every detail right for customers,” said Wade Wilson, CEO, Pedigree Technologies, “Our clients rely on us to help them through challenging times like government imposed mandates,” he added.

The solution was submitted ahead of schedule and, after a rigorous review against the regulations, it was approved by the Ministry on August 30, 2021. Cab-Mate One offers a plug-n-play, wired, 10-minute install that avoids Bluetooth inconsistencies inherent to “Bring Your Own Device” offerings.

Cab-Mate’s all-in-one design includes a ruggedized tablet that removes easily for out-of-cab use with features that strictly adhere to both U.S. and Canadian regulations. Cab-Mate One comes standard with DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Record), Fleet ManagementVehicle Diagnostics & MaintenanceIFTA for fuel tax reporting, and Two-Way Messaging. The monthly service includes connectivity to both Canadian and US wireless networks, eliminating both roaming fees and the need to manage two wireless services.

“We have really taken a holistic approach to fleet compliance and management,” said Joshua DeCock, Vice President of Product Management, Pedigree Technologies. “Since all of our solutions share a single reporting architecture and interface on the OneView platform, clients can manage their entire fleet of vehicles, driver performance & compliance along with an extended equipment portfolio (such as trailer, reefers and more) within a single login, eliminating the need to have multiple solutions.”

“The Pedigree system is much more than just an ELD device, it is truly a business solution. Features such as inspections, custom forms, reporting, messages, dispatch, alarms, etc. create a system which improves driving performance and behaviors, road safety, and overall business efficiencies” said Eric Plante, Manager, Health, Safety & Environment for Calfrac Well Services.

“It is important to note that the requirements for compliant operation in Canada are not trivial and that all carriers are required to comply immediately with the regulations,” said Angela Shue, Vice President of Sales, Pedigree Technologies. “The enforcement will only increase with time and, by June 2022, carriers can be placed out of service for non-compliance. As of today most of the larger US based ELD providers have yet to complete the certification, leaving many cross border operators scrambling to find a solution.

The Cab-Mate One solution is one of several devices the company will be submitting for certification. The company is also planning on combining it’s HOS data with artificial intelligence (AI) to offer a real-time, fit-to-work test that identifies impairment and fatigue before the driver starts his or her day. “We are committed to innovation and will be working hard to help make North American highways a safer place,” noted Wilson. The new technology will be released by the end of the year in some isolated trials.

Pedigree Technologies is the leading provider of solutions that enable companies to make better business decisions by providing real-time visibility and management tools via the OneView platform. The OneView platform is customizable and built for growth with expandable solutions for People (enterprise), Safety (compliance), and Performance (service/supply chain), while improving the ability to dynamically manage people and operating environments in an increasingly complex, interconnected real-time life. Pedigree provides 24X7X365 domestic customer service and employs more than 90 professionals across the country. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Fargo, North Dakota. For more information, visit PedigreeTechnologies.com. For media inquiries; please contact April Dennis at ​​april.dennis@pedigreetechnologies.com

About Pedigree Technologies

Pedigree Technologies OneView® IoT platform is different than typical “Square peg – round hole” proprietary offerings. The hardware-neutral design connects any data or asset resource, fixed or mobile, spawning an extraordinary range of productivity and safety solutions. With best-of-breed options, heartland industries such as transportation, energy, construction, agriculture can better create value for themselves and their customers.

Pedigree Technologies Announces Updated Fleet Communication System: Notices and Conversations

Pedigree Technologies is updating our messaging system with two new features, Notices and Conversations, to help simplify driver communication.

Conversations

The new Conversations feature is very similar to chat or text messaging, and is great for one-on-one conversations with drivers or discussions within a small group. Conversations creates a general two-way communication within the OneView system.

OneView Conversations Screenshot - July 2021

Notices

Notices is a powerful fleet communication tool that allows managers to send out special “notice” messages to any group(s) or user(s). OneView’s Notices are great for pushing info to users and/or gathering info from them – including tracking and requiring responses in a single, easy-to-use interface!

OneView Notices Screenshot - July 2021
  1. Use Notices to send announcements or documents that require a response or signature:

    • Policies & policy changes
    • HR announcements
    • Safety training documents
    • Keep viewer records:
      • Record when/if drivers or other employees have viewed specific documents or announcements.
  2. Use Notices to send a message or file to all drivers or send to multiple groups of users:

    • Safety meeting announcement
    • Any other message or document that you want drivers/employees to read (but not strike up a conversation over), including:
      • Road closures and detours, or severe weather approaching the area
    • Deadline reminders for timecard submission(s), etc.
  3. Use Notices to survey groups of employees, while keeping their answers somewhat private, as only the Notices management users will see their responses.
  4. Use Notices to announce fun things:

    • Company picnics or events
    • New hires
    • Winners of contests or goal achievements
    • Announce plans without requiring responses

Current customers will see the new messaging system roll out in the next few weeks. If your fleet needs better one-way or two-way communication, request a demo to learn more about Notices and Conversations.

What are electronic work orders?

Electronic work orders store jobs electronically, including giving users the ability to assign jobs, dispatch, capture completed job signatures, and more. Electronic work orders help to facilitate assignments for mobile workers, so the job is completed by the correct worker and in a timely fashion. Also known as digital work orders, they also allow companies to assign jobs via most mobile tools, preventing confusion of the workflow and avoiding the clutter of paperwork with a single seamless system.