ELD aka every last dime!

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  1. Anbakam Metals

    Anbakam Metals New Member

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    ELD mandate is killing our fleet here in NJ. Started shipping interstate only last year (great timing right!). Now we've got to cover our fleet and the monthly fee's are atrocious! We're smaller, but even at 25 trucks the charges really add up! Demo'd keep trucking. I like the product, but they just started charging $50 a truck for a damn data cable.

    Has anyone used amil freight? Check em out, seems legit.

    Only company so far that's offered a free option by running 4 loads/month thru they're board. Sounds a little too good to be true, but i'll explore ANY free option.

    Please let me know what ya'll are choosing. Thanks!
     
  2. truckinus

    truckinus Former YRC Dallas 511

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    My current company uses peoplenet. Bet they are high. I have no idea what it costs.
     
  3. Anbakam Metals

    Anbakam Metals New Member

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    Thanks for the info! How do you like using it? Haven't had a demo with them yet, i believe initial quote was $40+ per truck. Amil freight/keep trucking/convoy seem to best the best costing options. Will look more into peoplenet this morning
     
  4. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Living from direct deposit to direct deposit.

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    Is keep trucking now charging?
     
  5. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go So we got that going for us, Wich is nice

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    Alot of companies I've talked to are going to tablet with blue tooth elog System.
    They tell me it's inexpensive and fleet affordable I'm thinking about signing on with a company that uses them but can't tell you more then that
     
  6. truckinus

    truckinus Former YRC Dallas 511

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  7. JC2751

    JC2751 New Member

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    We have purchased Fleetmatics a few years ago but we are not going to use their ELD option ( compliance issue) we have decide to stay with the AOBRD version. Their ELD is outrageously cumbersome and not compliant. Company is owned by Verizon but managed by other or original Execs

    For single O/O or small fleet I would look into a company called VDO pretty neat stuff , good for a small fleet ( Bar Bones compliance)
     
  8. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    So now that the "deadline" has passed, how many are still driving and how many have shut down??
     
  9. BlackJack

    BlackJack New Member

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    My company uses Keep Trucking. We use it on our cell phones, have less than 10 trucks, and we’re local. I don’t know if using it on our cell phones makes it cheaper.
     
  10. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Living from direct deposit to direct deposit.

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    I tried it out last year. It seemed to work really good. Sent it to my brother who was OTR. He got pulled into a weigh station. He was still doing paper logs. They told him to bring in his paperwork and logs. When they asked to see his logs, he handed him his phone with that days log. Cop got smart and said, I need a hard copy. My brother took his phone, did a WiFi search, and printed off 6 six pages on their printer. Needless to do you can’t do that at that scale house anymore.
     
  11. BlackJack

    BlackJack New Member

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    It does work well; simple and convenient. Sorry to hear that your brother ran into problems, but it’s funny that laws are put into place mandating the use of an ELD, and the weigh station gets freaked out by your brother using their printer to give them what they requested. Good luck finding a cost effective solution. I wish I could help you out.
     
  12. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Living from direct deposit to direct deposit.

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    He solved the problem by putting a wireless printer in the truck
     
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  13. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Hot girly thread photographer

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    Not like they did not know this was coming...Some we're hoping for extension from Feds so they could keep pencil whipping the paper...
     
  14. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go So we got that going for us, Wich is nice

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    Some still have want ads out there saying it's your choice paper or eld

    It must be the high turnover employers
     
  15. Lisa Schmitt

    Lisa Schmitt New Member

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    Look at ONE20 F-ELD NO monthly fee for less than 5 trucks. Device can be purchased for one time fee and used between carriers and trucks.
     
  16. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    Post # 6 posted a Link.
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    I'll continue to use paper logs for MY records since these few Local companies I drive at, will not get me on their e-log systems. These companies have no idea what to do with Paper Logs, so I do not surrender said Logs.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2018

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