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New Android app: Tracks truckers’ hours, eliminates human error

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 26th, 2013

“Fleet Complete Action Tracker HOS” tracks a truck driver’s hours of service, while organizing other critical information, eliminating paperwork

We’ve all heard of a “killer app.”  Here’s one that will hopefully save lives.  A Canadian based company, Complete Innovations, Inc., has launched a new app designed to fully automate and track hours of service (HOS) and vehicle inspections.  It is an amazingly simple and important idea.

The app is called Fleet Complete Action Tracker HOS.

Here’s a screenshot:

Action Tracker HOS app screenshot

The goal of the app is to simplify some of the time-consuming paperwork that truck drivers have to  prepare when tracking their HOS, inspections, and other relevant information. It also eliminates the ability to keep two sets of logs, and to falsify log book entries.

The app automatically logs driving hours and then calculates the truck driver’s remaining driving availability.  Action Tracker aims to eliminate human error from the equation, and make HOS compliance easier – especially with the new HOS changes taking effect July 1, 2013.

Beyond viewing and monitoring available driving hours, the app also lets truck drivers manage their duty status and complete inspection reports.

The app’s creators stated that Action Tracker is fully compliant with FMCSA regulations, and is compatible and equipped to account for the July 1HOS changes. Furthermore, the app is dynamic and can be easily adjusted to adapt to any future HOS changes which may occur. Per the company, audits and reporting are simplified with all current and historic log data available for reporting and further analysis 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The app looks like a promising tool which could help make a tedious task – tracking HOS – significantly easier on truckers.  Hopefully, this app will eliminate the element of human error and help truckers abide by the FMCSA regulations.

This is an incredible idea, and all of the founding and affiliated attorneys of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable hope that it will find widespread acceptance in the commercial trucking industry.  This great app presents an excellent opportunity for truckers to track hours of service and hours on the road, and ensure they are HOS compliant.

The HOS application is currently available on the Google App Store.

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About Steve Gursten

Attorney Steven Gursten is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past president of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" for his efforts to prevent truck accidents and promote national truck safety. Steve was also a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year" for a record settlement in a truck accident case. He has received the top reported truck accident jury verdict and top reported truck accident settlement in Michigan for multiple years, according to published year-end compilations of all jury verdicts and personal injury settlements by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has been named a "Top 50 Super Lawyer," by SuperLawyers, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been awarded an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. Steve speaks to lawyers throughout the country on truck accident litigation. He is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, head of Michigan Auto Law, and has dedicated his legal career to making our roads safer.