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Steven E.'s Comment
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Does anyone here have experience using GeoTab ELDs? I need to ask a few questions.

Jeremy's Comment
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Im on geotab

Greg M.'s Comment
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Me too.

Steven E.'s Comment
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My question essentially is, I need to make sure it's properly set up. I'm renting a Ryder truck this week and they use GeoTab. The company I'm with has no regular fleet - they only need to rent a truck once a year for an annual trade convention. I'm reading through their Driver Training Guide and it assumes a company that has a regular fleet and a regular staff of drivers. This company has neither.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Thats a good question. You do need a company account and a driver id to use Geotab as far as I know. I would ask the rental agent at Ryder to see if they have any suggestions.

I did find the following exemption to having an ELD online. If Ryder does not have a solution I would just run paper logs. I would be shocked if a DOT officer would give you a hard time as long as everything else is in order.

ELD exemption #4: Drivers with 8 days of RODS or less

Drivers who use Record of Duty Status (RODS) for 8 days or less in any 30-day period, as are also exempt from using electronic logging devices. If a driver doesn’t frequently go over the 8 days of RODS, they can use an ELD on demand for the times they do. However, if a driver is continually going over 8 of every 30 consecutive days, it’s best to install a permanent ELD solution on their vehicle.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeremy's Comment
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I drive for ryder manager i asked if its a short rental run paper if its a lease talk to them theyll set you up with geotab account

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