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PeopleNet Display.4

7 Total Score
Cream of the crop, if you can afford it...

PeopleNet is the Cadillac of ELDs. In our opinion you won't find a more full-featured product, but there's a price tag to match.

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Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost
$1199 $43 $2747


PROS:
  • One of the most reliable, full-featured ELD on the market
  • Great support
  • Familiar to many drivers

CONS:
  • Expensive
  • Fairly lengthy install process


PeopleNet is arguably the premier ELD on the market. They have been doing trucking telematics since 1994, and started offering e-logs nearly 15 years ago, before anyone ever heard the term “ELD”. They’ve had a lot of time to get their solutions right, and they’ve done so. Their hardware is high quality and reliable. Their platform is loaded with great features, yet remains simple and user-friendly for the driver. And their in-house support team (based in Minnesota) is one of the most well trained and helpful in the business.

The ELD hardware comes in a few varieties, including several consumer grade android tablet options. But their flagship product is the Display.4 proprietary tablet. Compared to many of their competitors the touchscreen is easy to use, the menus are simple to understand, and the device has a very low rate of failure. On the back-office side, an endless slew of reports and tools give you powerful ways to track performance and manage your fleet. PeopleNet is also one of the few dedicated systems on the market to support 4G LTE cellular communication.

Beyond the basic ELD and messaging functions are a host of other available systems you can utilize as needed. Monitor engine status, fuel consumption, fault codes, and tire pressure. Enable built in ALK CoPilot navigation for drivers. Integrate multi-directional video cameras. Set up real-time speeding and safety alerts. The list goes on and on. Few other vendors have such a wide range of additional features to bring value to your ELD investment. With all these enterprise-grade features, PeopleNet is used by some of the largest and most successful fleets in the industry.

But of course, all these great features and high quality components do come with a price tag. The up-front hardware price per unit is around $1200, making it one of the highest initial-cost systems in the industry. Discounts and financing are available, but no matter how your slice it, with PeopleNet you are paying for the premium option. But, if your budget supports it, and you want to position your fleet with a best-in-class solution that goes way beyond just electronic logs, you really can’t do better than PeopleNet.

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Specification

Display Device

Type: Dedicated / Proprietary

Features

DVIR

Two-way messaging

Navigation

Engine Info (MPGs, faults, etc)

IFTA

Document Scanning

Drivers can make log corrections

Price per unit

Up-front cost: 1199

Monthly cost: 43

3-year Total Cost: 2747

General

Complies with latest ELD Mandate standards: Yes

Vendor: PeopleNet

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    sae November 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Piece off freakin crap!!!!!!!!!

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    wimpy March 27, 2017 at 7:10 am
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    works good , very driver friendly

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    Keep Looking! April 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    antiquated system, not a user friendly web portal interface, very expensive, look for other options that offer more advanced technology at a much lower cost to deploy. Former customer that is now much happier with another provider.

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    TonyL May 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Malfunctioning devices, bureaucratic handling of business. They will lock you up in contract even if you don’t like the service you will end up paying for it. They don’t resolve technical issues, when problems occur no matter how urgent is the issue they will keep answering to you as “we are elevating the issue to our engineering team”. They don’t get back to you, and when they do they don’t resolve it and act like you are the only one having these problems. Don’t waste your time.

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    RoadWarrior June 7, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Out of all the systems, we looked at PeopleNet’s display was the easiest for my drivers to understand & use. We chose them because of their depth of integration to our TMS solution and driver acceptance. Their support team was very easy to work.

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    Jennifer D Martin And Daughter Trucking And Transport August 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    PeopleNet IS REALLY GREAT IF YOU KNOW JUST THE RIGHT WAY TO USE IT YOU CAN ACCURATELY MOVE THE TRUCKS OFF HOURS OTHER WORDS CHEAT THE SYSTEM LIKE LOOSE LEAF PAPER LOGS SOMETIMES IT CAN RUN A DRIVER TO A LOW OVER HEAD OR A WRONG LOCATION BUT THE DRIVER SHOULD BE TRIP PLANNING UP FRONT ANYHOW GREAT TOOL GET IT AND TAKE CARE OF IT LOGS ARE WELL WORTH IT

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    CCA September 29, 2017 at 6:48 am

    We have been using Peoplenet for 3 and half years and could not be more satisfied.

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    Buck October 6, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    Absolutely the worst customer service you could ever experience, bar none. Sign up and keep your monthly payments on time is all they are concerned with. Using over 500 of them and have decided to look elsewhere even with though it’s a three year commitment…we will eat the the $ left in the contract. Seriously, that’s how bad it is. It’s good hardware/software but has it’s day’s where you need someone to act on an issue…they don’t.

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    Danny Ratliff October 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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    horrible customer service! we are looking for an alternative, extremely poor service!!!

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    Dennis Watkins October 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Not driver friendly, it will ask you when you get to your destination if you’re there, simple right? If you are not stopped and change your status to on duty guess what log violation, when you sign on make sure you go on duty for 15 min to do a pre trip or guess what? Log violation, etc. Etc. Etc. If your company buy this CRAPPY system study the book.otherwise guess what? Log violation.

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      Anonymous November 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      My peoplenet Auto changes my log status to on duty to driving and vise versa also it will put me off duty if no activity for 15 mins unless I cahnge it to on duty or loading/unloading

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