ELD With Cell Phone

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Sung Y.'s Comment
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Anybody used cell phone ELD instead Qualcomm.. If someone used let me know how does it work

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.
Kyle B.'s Comment
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I’m assuming you are using big rigs eld application. It works somewhat the same, given you have a data plan, besides that you have to manually set your duty statuses, city’s and so in

PJ's Comment
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I have Big Road. It works pretty much the same no big deal as long as you don’t lose your phone, lol

Big Scott's Comment
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I used Keep Trucking when I got my truck and couldn't use the ELD in the truck at first. What company do you work for? If they equip the truck with an ELD device like Qualcomm , why do you need an app?

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.
Sung Y.'s Comment
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I used Keep Trucking when I got my truck and couldn't use the ELD in the truck at first. What company do you work for? If they equip the truck with an ELD device like Qualcomm , why do you need an app?

Small company...they don't used Qualcomm.. expensive for company..

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.
Sung Y.'s Comment
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What kind app u guys used

PJ's Comment
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I have used Keep Truckin and Big Road. Keep truckin has far fewer glitches in my opinion. I had keep truckin before the mandate and my boss choose big road. But I am hopeful they will change

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Sung Y.'s Comment
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I have used Keep Truckin and Big Road. Keep truckin has far fewer glitches in my opinion. I had keep truckin before the mandate and my boss choose big road. But I am hopeful they will change

Thanks

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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My wife is a dispatcher for a small OTR company. Her drivers use KeepTrucking. She recommends it.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dispatcher:

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.
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