ELD Chrome by Pedigree Technologies

8 Total Score
Loaded with unique log tools and lots more

ELD Chrome, built on Pedigree Technologies's OneView platform, offers rigorous ELD mandate compliance, personal customer service, and some driver log tools that you won't find anywhere else.

User's score
Add your review  |  Read reviews and comments

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost
$499 $25 $1399

  • Excellent, unique Hours of Service tools
  • A wide range of extra features
  • Strong dedication to customer service and mandate compliance

  • The app takes some training to get used to
  • A little pricey for those seeking bare minimum compliance
  • A few valuable features are still pending

Pedigree Technologies may not yet be a household name among ELDs, but they have quietly put together one of the most capable e-log and fleet management products on the market. Their deep understanding of the mandate and of real-world hours of service challenges has led them to create some very useful log tools that we haven’t seen in any other device. While it may not be the simplest or the cheapest option on the market, Pedigree’s ELD Chrome solution and OneView platform offer features that you simply won’t find anywhere else. And once you have seen them, you may find them hard to do without.

The team at Pedigree Technologies has distinguished themselves with their commitment to fully understanding the ELD mandate and meeting all of its many requirements. Every product developer in the company was required to read the entire 500 page mandate cover-to-cover. The result is a system that has some truly unique tools designed to handle some of the sticky situations caused by the new rules. To name one prime example, ELD Chrome allows drivers to re-classify “Driving” time as “Personal Use” or “Yard Move” time, while still complying with all mandated restrictions. The mandate says that “Driving” time automatically recorded by the ELD cannot be changed. So if a driver accidentally leaves themselves logged in during a mechanic’s test drive, or during a personal run to the grocery store, there is nothing they can do to remove that accidental “Driving” time from their log. ELD Chrome abides by this rule, and does not remove any “Driving” time from the log. However, the system does allow the driver to go back and make a note stating that the “Driving” time should have been classified as “Personal Use” or “Yard Move”. While this will not update the log grid (due to the mandate rules), it will update the driver’s “time remaining” clocks. For example, a driver who accidentally broke up their 34-hour restart with a 5 minute run to the grocery store will have the ability to annotate their log and update their HoS clocks to reflect the fact that the driving time should have been logged as “Personal Use”. That way their time remaining will still reflect the 34-hour restart, even though they accidentally disrupted their “Off Duty” time. This may sound like a niche situation, but we suspect that drivers and carriers alike will find it surprisingly valuable for dealing with cases where legitimately exempt driving gets accidentally recorded onto a driver’s log. Pedigree’s OneView platform is also the only system we’ve seen so far that allows log information to be easily imported from other systems using the FMCSA standard log file format. This feature may come in very handy for mixed fleets using a combination of several different e-log systems.

More generally speaking, ELD Chrome’s tools for managing logs are easier than most. Drivers can tap on their grid to change existing log entries, or press and hold to add new status changes. When adding a past status change, the system automatically fills in the location and time to minimize tedious data entry. The carrier is given similar tools for making suggested edits from the back office interface. The grid style feels like a familiar paper log, complete with locations written vertically below the graph. Another very distinctive feature is that when the driver is reviewing suggested edits made by the carrier, they are able to see the full impact of those changes. They can see how their log grid looks before and after, how their remaining hours will change as a result of the edit, and what violations will be added or removed. This takes a lot of the confusing guesswork out of making and approving log corrections. ELD Chrome also supports a wide range of HoS rule sets including US, Canadian, state-specific, and oilfield rules. When desired, the unit can automatically prompt the driver to change rule set when moving into a new jurisdiction.

Beyond Hours of Service tools, the system has a host of other fleet management capabilities. Typical features like DVIR, IFTA tracking, engine diagnostics, and safety alerts are all available. Beyond the basics, OneView also supports a wide range of optional external sensors to monitor everything from tire pressure to reefer temperature to tanker volume. The back office interface has a large suite of customizable reports, dashboards, and alerts designed to help managers keep up with their fleet in great detail. Fleet owners looking to take their analytics and visibility to the next level will find a lot to like here.

ELD Chrome and the OneView platform have a wealth of great features (many of which are unique), but there are a few potential drawbacks as well. While the Cab-Mate One is quite affordable compared to many similar products, those looking for a bare-minimum ELD may find it a little pricey. The system also has a lot of great capabilities, but that can make it feel a bit complex at first. Drivers just getting started on electronic logs may not find the app to be immediately intuitive. However with a little training we found the system to be quite easy to use, and ELD Chrome has an interactive driver training program directly accessible from the Cab-Mate tablet. For safety managers, some helpful tools are in the works but are not yet fully functional. For example, when assigning Unidentified Driving records, the system does not yet assist by showing the previous and next driver of the vehicle. When making suggested edits to a driver’s log, the changes are not displayed visually on the grid. So the manager needs to be careful to ensure they are making the changes they intend. Systems for easily tracking the approval status of suggested edits, and for transferring log activity between team drivers are also still under construction. Drivers who have Unidentified Driving records on their unit are not currently able to dismiss the records as belonging to someone else, so they continue to get alerts about them. However most of these issues are fairly minor complaints, and the pending features should be released in the near future.

We have confidence in Pedigree Technologies’ ability to continue to refine the product. Customers gave excellent feedback on the company’s customer service and their willingness to customize the system to the needs of their users. Pedigree already has pre-built integrations with major TMS providers like McLeod and TMW, and the system can be fully integrated with other software as needed. Customers gave enthusiastically positive reviews of Pedigree’s tech support in everything from advanced integrations to simple driver troubleshooting. Feedback from users on hardware reliability was also very positive. Large customers reported very few defective units, and said that any malfunctioning hardware was always replaced quickly.

It is worth noting that while this review has focused on ELD Chrome’s newest device option called the “Cab-Mate One”, they also offer several other hardware bundles. The Cab-Mate One is interesting in that the ELD recording device is built directly into the cradle where the display screen rests. This makes it easy to remove the screen to show to an officer, while the Cab-Mate One cradle continues recording engine data. Truck rental agencies may also find this configuration useful because the ELD cradle can remain in the vehicle at all times to provide tracking and diagnostics, and customers who need an ELD can simply be provided with the tablet to snap in. Pedigree also offers the “Cab-Mate Connect” which is a ruggedized tablet wired into an external engine recording device. While similar, Connect offers some enhanced sensor capabilities. Finally the “Cab-Mate Open” is a BYOD solution that customers can use with their own smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The ELD Chrome software and the experience for drivers and managers is much the same in all three options, but the different hardware configurations may provide advantages for certain customer needs.

In summary, ELD Chrome from Pedigree Technologies is one of the most full-featured and flexible ELDs on the market right now. They have some very clever HoS tools designed to make life easier for drivers and carriers. Those looking for a bare minimum ELD may find cheaper options, but fleets hoping to easily manage logs (and much more) will find these capabilities to be very valuable. The unique features plus Pedigree’s focus on full mandate compliance and customer support make them worth a serious look for anyone seeking advantages that go well beyond basic compliance.

Click to see Specifications


Display Device

Type: Dedicated

OS: Android



Two-way messaging


Engine Info (MPGs, faults, etc)


Document Scanning

Price per unit

Up-front cost: 499

Monthly cost: 25

3-year Total Cost: 1399


Transmits logs to DOT via: Telematics (Email / Web Services)

Vendor: Pedigree Technologies

Show all Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating Add your review
  1. Reply
    Vince December 15, 2017 at 7:21 am

    It sucks! Wasted 2 hours on it tonight and it never did work properly. Threw it in the sleeper and got out the paper! Not recommended!!

    • Reply
      Jay January 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      I respectfully disagree. If you are having issues with it use,the,help button and watch the videos on each step of working the system. If you are still having issues contact their Tech Hot Line I think you will find they can walk you thru. Safe Trucking
      ELD User and Fleet Safety Compliance Manager

  2. Reply
    Ron K. December 29, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    Add your rating

    One of the easiest systems I’ve ever used.

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  3. Reply
    Lou ucciferro January 5, 2018 at 10:20 am
    Add your rating

    not a reliable system so far, we spend all day , everyday , fixing , replacing parts, on the phone with techs who know less about their product than we do, that is if someone answers . Eld’s were suppose to make managing a fleet so much easier…. not with this product. Its been a year and half of hell.

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(3)You have already voted this
  4. Reply
    Company owner January 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    Add your rating

    We have Pedigree installed in 9 trucks for a little over a month and so far it is nothing but problems. 2 of the trucks haven’t connect since the week the units where installed. Drivers log out at night and the system doesn’t make the change and leaves them on driving mode all night then the next morning shows they are out of hours. So far I would not recommend at all. We picked this system because we thought it looked easier for the drivers to use.

    Helpful(2) Unhelpful(2)You have already voted this
  5. Reply
    Nathan C. January 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Add your rating

    With over 150 assets, we have utilized Pedigree Technologies for years and love it! The simplicity and user friendly interface exceeds the competitors. The knowledge of regulations and use of their software has been exceptional within their support team. They have implemented multiple ideas of changes within their system to benefit us, the customer. I highly recommend their system!

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(2)You have already voted this
  6. Reply
    Dean P. January 12, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Add your rating

    Pedigree Technologies has been very good to us over the years. Their software is well liked with our drivers and they respond quickly when needed.

    Helpful(2) Unhelpful(1)You have already voted this
  7. Reply
    Mark January 12, 2018 at 10:26 am
    Add your rating

    We have been with Pedigree Technologies for many years. Ben Grammer our account rep from day one has had a great understanding of the issues we as companies face on a daily bases to stay in compliance with the new regulations, and the tech support has always been top notch and available 24/7. The platform is easy to learn and understand for the drivers and company safety personnel. I would highly recommend the system to anyone needing asset tracking, ELD compliance and driver communications along with equipment diagnostics. Ezzie’s Wholesale Inc,

    Helpful(2) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  8. Reply
    Tim January 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

    We have over 100 units using Pedigree our drivers love the interface..

  9. Reply
    Natalie January 12, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Add your rating

    Our drivers have said that Pedigree is one of the easiest systems they’ve used! We love OneView! We have had some hiccups but the staff is knowledgeable and tries to make sure everything is working as it should be. We also love that they are a local company and can help us hands-on. Thanks Pedigree!

    Helpful(2) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  10. Reply
    Wayne S. January 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    Add your rating

    We started using Pedigree Technologies as our ELD provider in 2015, and have been extremely happy. Their staff came onsite and helped train both our drivers and office personnel in the use of both the tablets and OneView site. The in-cab devices are easier to install than any other telematics device I have used, and our drivers love them, and find them easy to use. We operate a fleet of over 500 trucks and trailers and Pedigree has been able to adapt and grow with us, and have been willing to create forms and reports that we feel are necessary for our business. Their staff has always been friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.

    Helpful(2) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  11. Reply
    Dell bean January 12, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    Add your rating

    By far the best maintenance module out there. Very good tech support

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  12. Reply
    Dan January 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I have been on the administrative end of Pedigree for a little over 1 year now. We run about 200 units. Reporting is simple and precise. You can set perimeters and have the reports automatically email you when parameters are met.There are great features like Yard Move, Personal Conveyance, Oil field exemptions to help meet your business’s needs! Our drivers love that the ELD provides accurate, real time countdown clocks that help them manage their Hours of Service. The GPS feature pings the truck when crossing state lines for easy IFTA reporting. The Driver’s log can be managed in real time so no need to wait till the following day like other ELD providers. Jim is always willing to help no matter what questions you have. Friendly staff and knowledgeable customer service.

    Small fleet or large, Pedigree has the solution you are looking for.

  13. Reply
    Garland L. January 19, 2018 at 11:36 am
    Add your rating

    Being very new to E-Logs and looking at them from the compliance side, I’ve been very impressed with the training materials available to both the office and drivers alike, especially the interactive modules! While there have been a few bumps in the road with the roll-out of the mandate, our account rep and the support team has been excellent about responding to each inquiry in a timely manner!

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  14. Reply
    Jay January 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm
    Add your rating

    I have been involved with the need for E-Logs at various levels within FMCSA, CVSA since mid 90’s and in 2014 when fleet of 100 class 8 trucks we demoed the 4 top E-Log system for 180 days ea to see what worked best in a specialized fleet of oil field trucks. When we installed the Pedigree units HANDS DOWN no question not only was it priced below market, but the interface to the truck and ultimately the Driver rating Pedigree their choice of the other 4. But the part that makes it superior over any other is what tools, systems, built in accounting, dispatching, dispatching and automated vehicle maintenance files, fuel management, automated Driver Violation Statements and overall ease of use is superior to others. 2017 I just installed another 300 units class 8 construction and oil service units travel in some of the most challenging retains of the Northern Rockies. 3 different fleets I have been involved with have had compliance or safety audit in the last 4 years the with Pedigree as the Compliance Solution has had zero violations or acute scores.
    What really sets Pedigree apart from the others listed in this review block is Pedigree is a complete Fleet Management Toll. ELD is only small segment in the total Safety, Compliance, Management, Post Crash Investigation Tool, Dispatching, Job Creation, Billing, Vehicle Dignostics with live alarm feeds. and so much more that you will find in the BEYOUND ELD in the Pedigree Solution. Jay

    Helpful(1) Unhelpful(1)You have already voted this
  15. Reply
    Professional Driver January 25, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Software crashes, will not connect to truck, wireless cell does not work. As a professional driver this is the worst eld system I have ever encountered. Our company has had nothing but problems with this and attempting to get straight answers, uncanned replies from the company seems impossible. The concept is good I just wish it worked, and the company consulted actual drivers in the development of this software instead of just taking the government requirements and writing code. Using the interface is simple enough but there are no options for night driving conditions short of turning off the screen. I personally have needed to have the cradle replaced twice and currently need another replacement. This system has not worked properly since installed my truck and continues to not to work properly, including just not working at all then all the sudden it’s sort of working again. I guess you get what you pay for. Save yourself the trouble and any potential legal issues, avoid this system.

Leave a reply

Your total score

Compare items
  • Total (0)