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GeoSpace Labs Announces New Hours of Service ELD for Ag Commodity Transporters

If you transport ag commodities using the FMCSA exemption 49 CFR 395.1(k), traditional hours of service products can be difficult to use because exemption regulations are sophisticated and complex.

GeoSpace Labs has created an ag-specific version of its hours of service tool that completely automates the entire 49 CFR 395.1(k) process. The HOS AG system creates clear hours of service logs to meet the requirements of electronic logging devices (ELD), automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRD), and GPS-only electronic log books.

In addition, the Geowiz HOS agriculture-specific log book automatically fills in log notes, correctly logs hours inside the exemption, and then reports as off duty. It also reconciles exempt driving so drivers do not have to explain exempt unassigned driving to inspectors or auditors. It automatically starts recording hours of service when outside exempt areas, properly transmits only the non-exempt driving information to the FMCSA if required, and allows for agriculture exemption routing on maps so drivers can plan routes to know where exemptions begin and end.

Drivers can also add and remove locations, and the system allows for multiple locations of commodity pick-up or drop off, which roll continually onto logs until removed. All follow the posted FMCSA rules including the complex A,B,C pick-up/drop off, en-route empty to source, return empty, and other scenarios as published.

This easy-to-use platform has a monthly fee of $15, which is nearly half the cost of other ELD systems.

If you drive a vehicle that is exempt from ELD requirements, the Geowiz AG app can be used without a monthly fee as a GPS-centric electronic log book, with all the features and automation intact.

To learn more, visit or call 877/4.GEOWIZ.

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