NMFTA Releases Open Telematics API

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The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is pleased to announce release 1.0 of the Open Telematics API (OTAPI) to enable business resiliency for motor freight carriers with tight integrations into Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). The Open Telematics API facilitates interoperability between telematics service providers’ interfaces and motor freight carriers’ systems by standardizing the data format and methods for retrieving telematics logs and data. It was developed in partnership with a number of global telematics service providers, motor carriers and cyber security experts with a focus on use cases, feasibility and secure service.

Release 1.0 focuses on the most business critical use cases, as identified by motor carrier contributors, to promote business continuity and a carrier’s ability to meet Hours of Service (HOS) reporting requirements in case of an extended business interruption/termination from an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) provider. OTAPI does not affect any other aspects of TSP-Carrier connections, data storage or access controls over the data. Relevant cyber security best practices have been built into the requirements. Release 1.0 can be downloaded here https://github.com/nmfta-repo/nmfta-opentelematics-api/releases/tag/v1.0.

Please submit comments, questions or feedback about the Open Telematics API via the Issues tab on the GitHub repository here https://github.com/nmfta-repo/nmfta-opentelematics-api. For more about the OTAPI specification, please see our Apiary-generated documentation here https://opentelematicsapi.docs.apiary.io/#introduction/authorization or the other forms of documentation linked from the repo


The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is a nonprofit membership organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Its membership is comprised of motor carriers operating in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. NMFTA publishes the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) and ClassIT®, the online version of the NMFC. NMFTA also assigns the Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC®) and the Standard Point Location Codes® (SPLC). For more information on NMFTA, the National Motor Freight Classification, SCAC or SPLC, contact us at 800-539-5720, sales@nmfta.org, or visit //biz.nmfta.org.

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Please contact Ben Gardiner at 703-838-1825 or via email at Ben.Gardiner@nmfta.org.