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Zonar Connect

Zonar Connect

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ *Review and estimated pricing coming soon REVIEW PENDING Have you used Zonar ...

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Stoneridge EZ-ELD

Stoneridge EZ-ELD

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ *Or $150 annually. Free monthly subscription from now until December 18. **Device plus 3 ...

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Rollingtrans

Rollingtrans

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ *$99 with 2-year contract. Normally $330. **Basic plan is $25/mo. Does not include a data ...

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Samsara

Samsara

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ REVIEW PENDING Visit the Samsara website for more info. Have you used Samsara? We'd ...

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DriveELD

DriveELD

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ *$99/year REVIEW PENDING Have you used DriveELD? We'd love to hear your opinion. ...

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EROAD Ehubo

EROAD Ehubo

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ Durable and easy to use PIT Group verified as fully mandate compliant Highly ...

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VisTracks Hours of Service

VisTracks Hours of Service

VisTracks fills a rather unique role in the world of ELDs. Rather than directly offering a hardware device for drivers, VisTracks provides an ELD software platform for resellers. ...

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Best price Blue Ink BIT ELD

Blue Ink BIT ELD

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ NO ongoing monthly cost Simple, easy to use driver app Very easy to install ...

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Fleetmatics REVEAL LogBook

Fleetmatics REVEAL LogBook

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ Good GPS fleet tracking Nice dashboards and reports ELD device has its own ...

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CarrierWeb CarrierMate

CarrierWeb CarrierMate

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost $ $ $ Supports some useful advanced features Easy to install Fairly affordable ...

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  1. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Mickey,
    Yes it does. All mandate compliant ELDs are required to have those two features. However, it is up to the carrier whether or not to enable them.

  2. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Brent,
    Good question. A lot of ELD providers (Samsara included) have a basic ELD only plan that just does logs and not much else. However, most of those do still have some basic tracking feature included with that. But they are still very affordable, and in your situation you’d have no need to even use the tracking piece.

    If you’re looking for something that really has no tracking feature whatsoever you might consider VDO RoadLog. Their most basic unit doesn’t even have a cellular connection. It just prints off small paper logs within the truck.

  3. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Hi, good question. Like with most ELDs your log information would be stored online on Blue Ink’s servers. So you could access your logs from anywhere by logging in to their website.

  4. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 13, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Hi Pete,
    Most ELDs don’t support physically printing your logs. The mandate requires several electronic methods of transmitting logs to an officer, and as a backup it also requires that you be able to show your logs on the ELD display screen. There’s no requirement to be able to print them off on paper. There are a few ELDs that can do that, but they’re pretty rare. However, many ELDs do support the ability to email logs as a PDF attachment. So you could email them to yourself and print them from your computer if you wanted a paper copy.

    Hope that helps

  5. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 11, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Hi Boris, thanks for the comment. To our knowledge, KeepTruckin still let’s you choose between running in AOBRD mode and ELD mode. Check out this article:
    https://keeptruckin.com/blog/keeptruckin-aobrd-eld/

  6. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 2, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Our estimated costs here are in USD. You’d want to contact KeepTruckin directly to get an official quote from them for your business. Thanks!

  7. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Hi Gilda, IVG comes with its own mounted display device.

  8. Reply
    ELD Ratings October 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Bert, when you order the IVG Masterpack it does include mounting hardware. That’s their normal package that comes with the unit and all accessories. You can also order the mounting hardware separately if needed.

  9. Reply
    ELD Ratings October 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Jerry,
    Zonar is self-certified on the FMCSA registry. They have actually released a newer product called “Zonar Connect” that replaces the Zonar 2020 above. We have not yet had the opportunity to review the new device, but if you contact Zonar directly I’m sure they’ll be able to answer your questions about IFTA and IRP features. Thanks, have a good one.

  10. Reply
    ELD Ratings October 5, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Hi Dwayne,
    The ELD Mandate specifies several methods of sending your logs to a DOT officer. ELDs can choose to support one of two options: Telematics or Local. If the device supports the Telematics option, then it can send logs to an officer over the web or by email. This is the option that Blue Ink supports. The other option is Local, meaning logs can be given to an officer via USB or Bluetooth.

    If any of those electronic methods are not working for some reason, the mandate specifies that as a backup you can always just show your log grid to the officer on your display screen.

    Hope that helps. Contact us if you have any other questions:
    http://eldratings.com/contact/

  11. Reply
    ELD Ratings September 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Most ELD systems have a monthly fee to cover access to the online system where your log information is stored long term (as in logs older than the 8 days that are stored on the ELD itself). These systems also usually have other fleet management tools beyond just logs, so the monthly service cost covers access to that as well. And, with a dedicated all-in-one system like Omnitracs IVG, the monthly cost also includes a data plan.

    There are some options on the market that don’t have monthly fees. But these are going to be BYOD systems, meaning you’ll need to use your own smartphone or tablet with it’s own data plan.

    Which route you go depends on your needs and what you want to get out of the system beyond just logs. If you ever want to talk more about that, drop us a line any time:
    http://eldratings.com/contact

  12. Reply
    ELD Ratings September 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad to hear XRS is working out well for you. The $55 up front is a one-time activation fee, but you’re right that XRS often waives this fee. The $55 per month includes an estimate of $10-15/mo for a data plan on your phone or tablet. We include this cost for all BYOD systems, to make it a better apples-to-apples comparison between BYOD and Dedicated systems that include their own data plan. You can read more about how we estimate total cost on the About Us page.

    Thanks again for the feedback on XRS

  13. Reply
    ELD Ratings August 4, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Hi Steve,
    Yes it does. You can read about this under point #4 of KeepTruckin’s announcement here:
    https://keeptruckin.com/blog/keeptruckin-adds-usb-connectivity/

  14. Reply
    ELD Ratings April 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Hi Mr. Kirmeier,
    Thanks for the feedback, and sorry to hear you’re having trouble with your company’s personal conveyance policy. Just so you know, the XRS system actually does allow your company to set different Personal Conveyance limits for different trucks. Your company may not be willing to do this as a matter of policy, but XRS does support it if they choose to do so. They could accomplish this by creating a sub-Organization for owner operator trucks within the XRS admin system. This owner Organization could then be given a longer Personal Conveyance limit. If they need help doing this, I’m sure Omnitracs support can assist them, or they’re welcome to contact us for help as well:
    http://eldratings.com/contact/

    Best of luck, thanks for writing

  15. Reply
    ELD Ratings April 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Hi Rich, thanks for clarifying. The 8/2 split rule is certainly complicated, and its a source of confusion for lots of people. Thanks for the updated info!

  16. Reply
    ELD Ratings February 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Joe, thanks for sharing your experience on here. That’s a good question about the WiFi. Their tech support could probably tell you for sure, but I believe the WiFi you’re seeing is only used by the Blue Tree tablet itself to communicate with the device that reads your engine data. So you probably won’t be able to use its WiFi with your personal phone/tablet/laptop, unfortunately.

    If you ever have other questions about ELDs, give us a shout:
    http://eldratings.com/contact

  17. Reply
    ELD Ratings January 27, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Hi Mr. Lewis,
    Yeah XRS and many of the other bring-your-own-device ELDs are very easy to hook up yourself. You can essentially just plug the XRS device into your truck’s diagnostic port and set it on your dash and you’re done. You’ll also want to find some way to mount your Sprint phone/tablet so you can see it while you’re driving. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us:

    http://eldratings.com/contact/

  18. Reply
    ELD Ratings December 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Ted, thanks for your input. Glad to hear you’ve had a good experience with JJ Keller. They’re a good company with lots of experience in this industry.

    If you read the body of the review, you can get a bit more info about how we arrived at those pricing numbers. For one thing, when we price a BYOD solution, we include the typical $10-15/month cost of a cellular data plan. Not all fleets will be responsible for this cost, as they may ask their drivers to use their own personal device. But we include it for the sake of a fair apples-to-apples comparison. You can read more about how we estimate ELD costs here: http://eldratings.com/about/

    Thanks again for sharing your experience. Any other thoughts you have about the ELog product, we’d love to hear them.

  19. Reply
    ELD Ratings November 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Ron, that’s good to hear. Drop us a line sometime if you would, we’d love to hear more about your recent experience with the product. contact@eldratings.com

    Thanks for your comments!

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