How to Select Your Electronic Logging Device
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Posted by Cliff J. on May 19, 2016 in Trucker Focus

Acuity Insurance’s trucking specialist, Cliff J., highlights some key points of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ruling on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and then gives details on how to determine which ELD provider is right for you. Cliff speaks to how it’s important to do your due diligence on the hardware and to pick the one that works for your company now, and where you plan to be in the future.


Our goal at Acuity is to make your life easier—whether that is keeping you protected through our insurance products, supporting you during a claim, or helping you grow in your industry. That is why we hire industry experts, such as Cliff, to provide you with trucking information on a variety of topics. If you ever want to ask Cliff a question please email him at simply.acuity@acuity.com.

Cliff J. is our Trucking guru
I bring over 30 years of trucking industry experience to Acuity. I worked my way up from driving to managing the safety operations of a transportation company, culminating in owning and managing my own regional trucking company. My main goal at Acuity is to help you, the motor carrier, the owner/operator and the driver better understand the insurance industry and help shape Acuity’s products and services to better meet your needs. I regularly provide ongoing trucking training to Acuity employees to help them understand the unique needs of those in the trucking/transportation industry. With over 30 years in the transportation sector, as both a company driver and as owner and manager of a trucking company, I have first-hand experience that helps me understand the challenges truckers’ face, and detailed knowledge of transportation regulations. My experience coupled with a background in insurance loss control can help answer and provide solutions to any issues that may arise.


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