ELD Mandate Compliance?

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Jason R.'s Comment
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Does anyone have any information on this? My company is looking for an ELD solutions and we would like to hear what everyone here is using.

Susan D. 's Comment
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We run Qualcomm.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
G-Town's Comment
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Qualcomm is the presentation device, the interface, the back end software managing and driving the ELD at least in my case, is OmniTracs.

Here is a link: OmniTracs

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Jason R.'s Comment
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Have you guys heard of KeepTruckin?

Rick S.'s Comment
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There are a number of solutions for small companies and solo operators, that will be compliant with the Dec 2017 ELD Mandate.

FMCSA has a list of ELD Certified Manufacturers. Since manufacturers "self certify", this doesn't necessarily mean that they are TRULY COMPLAINT.

Most solutions for smaller fleets, run around $20-30 per month.

Rick

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
murderspolywog's Comment
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Jj Keller moble, not bad seems about the same as the qaulcomm I have used.

Earl J.'s Comment
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With my old company we had the JJ Keller that was tied into the trucks system and ran off of a Tablet, it worked well.

MC1371's Comment
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If it's a really small outfit. Might want to look into the Rand McNally gps/eld bundles for each unit.

Jason R.'s Comment
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I spoke to some of the suggestions and the hardware costs are killing me. The only ones making sense so far are BigRoad and KeepTrucking, anyone used them here?

PJ's Comment
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Jason my company is in the same boat. I have been the test I guess since I'm the only one that has ever run an electronic log. I have used the Keep Trucking app and it works well. They are happy with the software on that end and are working out the costs now for the module that plugs into the ECM. According to what Keep Trucking has told the boss there will be no difference in the app and full version to the user. They haven't shared anything else with me up too this point as far as cost or specifics about a contract.

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