A core element of EROAD’s system is its electronic distance recorder, the Ehubo, which sits within the vehicle and records, stores and continuously transmits encrypted data via the cellular network. The Ehubo captures distance, location, route and a variety of additional operational data from the vehicle. EROAD’s Ehubo is specifically designed to be tamper-evident, operate at a wide range of temperatures and consume very little energy.
The Ehubo measures distance traveled with a high degree of accuracy, using a combination of internal and external sensors including vehicle data, GPS and micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMs).
EROAD has built an entirely new kind of technology platform to support the commercial transportation sector – designed from the ground up to meet the highest performance, financial and evidential standards.
Our commitment to meeting strict technical and security requirements translates into high service levels and security for our customers’ records and data. System performance and redundancy is a key focus, and we achieve an industry-leading 99.9% service uptime.
EROAD is trusted to undertake integration with government agencies to enable us to electronically retrieve records and to complete transactions on behalf of our customers.
The EROAD system undergoes regular audits by regulatory bodies in the markets we operate in; such as the Oregon Secretary of State.
We regularly conduct independent security testing, and our policies and procedures are aligned with internationally accepted control objectives and practices for privacy, security and information systems. These include FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria EAL2+ ALC_FLR.1 and the United States Government Accountability Office Audit and Security Guidelines.
Secretary of State Audit
The EROAD solution has received an independent review and opinion by the Oregon Secretary of State Audit Division. The purpose of the comprehensive performance audit was to provide motor carriers and the Oregon Department of Transportation with an independent assessment of the EROAD electronic highway tax solution.
The state government audit concluded that the EROAD technology platform was accurate and reliable, and reduced the burden of record keeping by helping motor carriers prepare and submit tax reports. The independent audit also found that the EROAD data, reports and records were more accurate than the paper-based records compiled and filed by carriers.
The EROAD solution is underpinned by a comprehensive set of internal and external controls, and carriers are alerted to potential omissions and errors in their data. The EROAD electronic tax solution means our customers can be confident that their data, records and tax returns are complete, accurate and able to withstand the scrutiny of an external audit.
PIT Group Verification
To ensure that our ELD solution is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant EROAD employed the services of transportation research and engineering experts, PIT Group, to provide third-party verification of our ELD solution. While ELD suppliers can self-certify their technologies, given that the FMCSA does not require independent verification, EROAD elected to take this approach because we realize the added value of unbiased verification.
PIT Group’s methodology was to test and document results against FMCSA’s test procedures and mimic the approach that would be taken by FMCSA as if the ELD provider is subject to an investigation or audit.
After thorough and rigorous testing and verification of the EROAD ELD according to the FMCSA’s test procedure, PIT Group can confirm that EROAD’s ELD meets FMCSA’s functional requirements.
EROAD’s Ehubo and Tubo products are approved by the Secretary for Transport as electronic distance recorders. Trucks and trailers with EROAD hardware installed are not required to have mechanical hubodometers fitted or to display paper RUC licences. EROAD Electronic Logbook is approved by NZ Transport Agency as an alternative to paper logbooks. EROAD is approved as Industry Agent by NZ Transport Agency, allowing customers to purchase RUC through our online portal.