SAN DIEGO—July 6, 2012—With the U.S. Congress recently passing the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, urges fleets to seek education on the new legislation and how it will impact driver and business operations. 
Dave Kraft, director of industry affairs at Qualcomm Enterprise Services, details the timeline, scope, system requirements and other considerations surrounding implementation of the MAP-21 mandate in a recent blog post.
What: On June 29, the U.S. Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill, including an amendment that requires electronic driver logs be used by all drivers currently subject to regulation requiring paper logs. Helping guide electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) rulemaking, the legislation aligns with the performance requirements language recommended by Qualcomm, such as: standard information displays, secure process for driver identification and log recording, third-party certification, standards-based approach to security, and secure data transfer and portability.
When: MAP-21 requires the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a final rule for the mandate within one year (by July 2013), presenting a three-year window for the mandate to take effect (by July 2015).
Details: Consistent with the EOBR technical specifications developed by the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) in 2011, MAP-21 defines electronic driver log systems with the following key performance requirements: 

• Accurate recording of hours of service (HOS) 
• Location recording 
• Tamper resistance
• Integral synchronization with Electronic Control Module (ECM) or other technology for sensing vehicle movement 
• Law enforcement accessibility during roadside inspections 
• Standard user interface to aid vehicle operators and law enforcement officials 

Dave Kraft commented, “Today there are already 500,000 compliant systems in use and the new requirements create an opportunity to standardize current best practices to ensure safety for the industry-at-large. Our MCP solutions will continue to be fully compliant with the newest EOBR rule technical requirements as recommended by the MCSAC. We remain focused on providing advanced compliance management features for carriers, creating improved ease-of-use for drivers, and extending our base infrastructure to support ongoing growth.” Qualcomm’s telematics and fleet management experts are available to speak and expand on the implications of new regulatory developments and industry standards for commercial transportation. 

About Qualcomm Enterprise Services Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated fleet management applications, information services and platforms to transportation and logistics companies around the world for nearly 25 years. As the most experienced provider in the industry, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers end-to-end solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance, fuel management, mobile asset management, operational efficiency and customer service. It tailors fleet management solutions to meet the needs of for-hire and private fleet operations of all sizes and with needs ranging from basic compliance management to the most sophisticated business intelligence. As a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is uniquely positioned among telematics solutions providers to innovate fleet management solutions that benefit from Qualcomm’s deep knowledge of mobile wireless technology and solutions. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has established an unrivaled track record of customer service that extends long past the initial sale. 

For more information, please visit Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website, “Qualcomm Road Ahead” blog and YouTube Channel: Driving Ahead

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