Written by Anthony Reinhart

Details of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but “this partnership will enable Fleet Complete to offer the industry’s best electronic logging device (ELD) compliance platform in North America,” the Toronto company said in a news release.

BigRoad, founded in 2011 and initially housed in Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre, has helped move the massive trucking industry out of the paper era and into the digital realm with its software applications. Its smartphone app, downloaded more than 300,000 times, enables truckers to easily record data on their hours of service, fuel purchases, maintenance and other key activities, and share it with their fleet administrators.

“We are very excited about this acquisition,” Jake McGuire, BigRoad’s Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Success, said in the release. “BigRoad is an established leader in the HOS (hours of service) and ELD compliance space and now, supported by the Fleet Complete IoT (Internet of Things) platform, I am confident we will continue to exceed customer expectations by providing the best ELD and connected vehicle solution on the market.”

Fleet Complete, founded in 2000, has more than 8,000 customers worldwide and partnerships with some of North America’s largest mobile carriers. The addition of BigRoad means “we can capture the largest share of the 4 million+ truck driver market” on the continent, said Tony Lourakis, CEO of Fleet Complete.

Photo: Nighttime Truck Stop by Todd Lappin is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

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