COSTS. Unless otherwise noted, all hard costs in this chart apply to a one-truck operator independent of any larger fleet and buying aftermarket. Prices vary with volume discounts and ancillary features. As noted, many providers offer lease options for hardware with prices bundled into service packages. Systems with hardware included in new trucks, including some built by these manufacturers, are not reflected.
Some systems use dedicated hardware. Others are “bring your own device” products, where software on operators’ smartphones or tablets are paired with a device that connects to the engine’s electronic control module. For such BYOD systems, all hardware and service costs associated exclude the cost of the smartphone/tablet paired with the ECM connection, unless otherwise noted. Any associated data plan charges are also not included.
COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATE. Most providers have said either that their product satisfies the ELD mandate or that it will before the mandate’s compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017, through software updates as opposed to new-hardware purchases. With any product, however, buyers would be well-advised to query them as to what to expect from the system now that the mandate’s specifications are publicly available.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains an ELD device registry. Provided court challenges don’t derail the mandate, compliance with it will require truckers to utilize one of the listed devices. Products listed there are self-certified by the manufacturer as compliant. For ultimate enforcement of device specifications, FMCSA plans to rely on roadside enforcement and other intelligence to spur any investigation of any system’s compliance. However, the agency has committed to vetting the information provided by ELD providers before publishing their registration/certification to the registry to make certain basic information requirements have been met.
FEATURES. Devices included here as a general rule allow for electronic driver vehicle inspection reports, unit tracking for the back office or shippers and receivers, messaging and a variety of other features enabled by the electronic log’s connection to the engine’s electronic control module. Some exceptions to the rule exist in dedicated logging/DVIR devices with limited other functionality. Ancillary features listed do not include in most cases everything available from each provider company, and some features may require further investment in service packages and/or hardware.
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|Provider||Apollo Solutions||ATS Fleet Management Solutions||BigRoad||Blue Ink Technology||Blue Tree Systems||CarrierWeb||Cartasite||Continental||Dispatching Solutions||DriverTech||Eclipse Software||E-Log Plus||EROAD||Fleet Complete||FleetUp||Forward Thinking Systems||GeoSpace Labs||Geotab||Gorilla Safety||GPS Insight||HOS 247||HOS Reporter||Hutch||iGlobal||ISE Fleet Services||J.J. Keller||KeepTruckin||Konexial||Load Logistics||M2M in Motion||MiX Telematics||Mobile Warrior||Navistar||Nero Global Tracking||Omnitracs||Omnitracs||One20||Pedigree Technologies||Pegasus TransTech||PeopleNet||Quartix||Rand McNally||Rand McNally||Rand McNally||Simple Truck ELD||Spireon||Teletrac Navman||Telogis||Trucklogger||Zed Connect||Zonar|
|Device Name||Apollo||ELD ABW w/ ATS e-Track Certified||DashLink ELD||BIT ELD||BT500||CarrierMate||DriveTime||VDO RoadLog||DSI eLogs||DT4000 Rev 7||RapidLog ELD-200||E-Log Plus||EROAD ELD||Fleet Complete HOS||FleetUp||Field Warrior||HG100||Geotab GO||Gorilla Safety ELD||ELD-2000||HOS 247 ELD & ELD Connect||HOS Reporter-BT||Mercury||Edge MDT / Journey8 tablet||eFleetSuite||Encompass||KeepTruckin||My20||Load Logistics TMS||M2M018||MiX Rovi||iDDL||OnCommand Connection||Nero Global Tracking||MCP/IVG||XRS||F-ELD||ELD Chrome||Transflo ELD T7||eDriver Logs||Electronic Logging from Quartix||DC200||TND765||ELD50||Simple Truck ELD||FleetLocate FL7||Director||Telogis WorkPlan||Trucklogger 4.0||Zed ELD||Zonar Connect|
|Type of Device||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android||Dedicated unit | two options, Win-CE (5700) and Android (7000) OS||BYOD | Android or paired with ruggedized tablet||Dedicated unit||Dedicated unit or BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android mobile device or Windows laptop||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon) or paired with ELP-branded Samsung tablet||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon) w/ Field Warrior app | or paired with dedicated Garmin Fleet series||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon) or “ELD Connect” dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS (coming in April) | or paired with dedicated tablet||Dedicated unit||Dedicated units||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS | or paired with dedicated J.J. Keller Compliance Tablet||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | (Android and iOS on the way)||BYOD | Android tablets||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon)||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android | or paired with dedicated Android tablet||Dedicated units||BYOD | Company- certified Android, Windows Mobile devices||BYOD | Android, iOS||Cab-Mate Open: BYOD, Android | Cab-Mate Connect: Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated units||BYOD | Android tablets||BYOD | Android | or paired with TND tablet||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android | or paired with TND tablet||BYOD | Android, iOS | tablet options available||BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | iOS (Android soon)||Dedicated unit|
|Initial cost||$0 with lease, $75 to purchase ECM-link||$135 (includes first three months’ service, year of support)||$0 with lease, option to bring own engine-connection hardware, with limits||$295||$0 with lease/purchase over 3-5 years||$749, lease options available||$0 with lease, $500 approximately with dedicated tablet||$700 or $0 lease option||$450-$700, depending on hardware, capabilities||$799||$299||$169 in BYOD configuration, higher with tablet||$0 with 3-year hardware lease||$0 with lease||$0 with lease||$0 with lease||$0 with one-year service commitment, otherwise $99||$170||$175||$650 for ELD-2000 and GPS tracking device combination, rental options available||BYOD: $0 with one-year service commitment, otherwise $69 | Dedicated: $149-$218||$0||$475, lease options available||$499 and up, depending on configuration||$575, lease options available||$299||$0 with hardware lease||$0||$499 for adaptable engine relay||$0 with lease, $215||$0 with lease||$0 with lease, $175||$120||$0 with hardware lease, $200 or higher without||$799 and up depending on model, lease options available||$0 with hardware lease option||$100, $80 for Samsung users||$0 with lease, $299 and higher to purchase hardware for BYOD solution, $599 and higher for dedicated unit||$99 for hardware/harness||$0 with lease option up to $2,000, depending on capabilities||$79-$119, depending on available promotions||$399, custom options available for larger fleets||$699, custom options available for larger fleets||$149||$0||$0 with lease||$0 with lease||$0 with lease option up to $100 and more||$99||$200||Varies according to fleet size and options chosen|
|Ongoing lease or service fees per truck||Monthly: $15-$40, depending on options||Monthly: $15||Monthly: $15 per user, $10 per truck||$0||Monthly: $20-$55, depending on options||Monthly: $31 and lower||Monthly: $15-$30||$0 for logs, DVIR, IFTA miles||Monthly: $20 for ELD; $40 for ELD and GPS||Monthly: $30 and higher, depending on options||Monthly: $15-$35, depending on option package||Monthly: $19||Monthly: $39-$59 depending on options||Monthly: $36||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $20-$50 depending on device type||Monthly: $19||Monthly: $20-$30 approx.||Monthly: $24 and higher||Monthly: $34.95 and higher for ELD and GPS tracking software||BYOD — Monthly: $17-$23, depending on options | Dedicated — $31-$37||Monthly: $15 (two years prepaid) or $18 (one year)||Monthly: $19 and higher, depending on options||Monthly: $25 and higher, depending options and configuration||Monthly: $24||Monthly: $20 (or less with multi-driver discounting)||Monthly: $20 for service||Monthly: $20, or $10 with three-year commitment||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: Varies with service plan/bundle||Monthly: $15-$30||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $18 and higher||$0||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $25-$31, depending on plan selected||Monthly: $30-$60 for service, more with lease if applicable||Monthly: $19.20-$22.20/month (or $4/month on top of InfoPlus tracking system subscription)||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $15 and higher||Monthly: $19 (first six months free, within limits)||Monthly: $26.95 and higher, depending on add-ons||Monthly: $45 and higher depending on options||Monthly: $36 including hardware lease and up||Monthly: $5||$0||Varies with service plan/features|
|Other capabilities beyond logs||IFTA, AOBRD/ELD operating modes, signature capture, proactive notifications, back office integration, Canada/California/oilfield support||IFTA, optional close support software. ELD ABW otherwise is a baseline compliance device. ATS provides e-Track Certified software that powers it.||Document capture, sharing, engine diagnostics, back-office dispatch geared to small fleets||Engine diagnostics, preventive maintenance||Wi-Fi hotspot, driver scoring (in performance, safety, compliance, navigation, jobs workflow management, reefer temperature monitoring||Driver/truck performance and engine diagnostics/preventive maintenance reporting, in-cab scanning, navigation; road segment speeding available at additional cost||Variety of driver safety, fleet management functions possible||Built-in thermal printer, real-time data transfer, fuel consumption, engine diagnostics, driver scorecard, integrated dispatch for small fleets||GPS tracking, transport & order management, smart forms, alerts, geofencing, IFTA, device events, more||Dashcam w/ critical-event-capture; navigation; integrations with some TMS, diagnostics and tire-inflation providers; smartphone app to link business processes to drivers||Special pricing for current log-audit customers, IFTA, route tracking, phone lock, three-tiered compliance warnings||IFTA, maintenance alerts, oilfield capable, auto-backup to cloud storage account, supports up to 6-driver slip seat||Electronic weight-mile tax, IFTA, IRP record-keeping; driver behavior reporting/management; maintenance, fuel and other management functions; geofencing and retrospective event tools||Customizable for fleet management functions like dispatching and engine diagnostics, wi-fi hotspot capable||Patented fuel waste analysis, e-maintenance, engine diagnostics, IFTA, geofencing, full fleet management solution||Geofencing, maintenance tracking, driver scorecards, IFTA, systems integration, navigation, live-streaming cameras, signature/image capture, roadside assistance program||Maintenance resolution/tracking, paperless manifests and barcoding, dispatch, time-card functionality, route logging, signature capture, detention tracking/billing, mapping||IFTA data collection, engine diagnostics, driver scorecards, safety/risk management functions, data integration for management, more custom adds from Geotab Marketplace||IFTA, AOBRD and short-haul settings, driver accident reporting, document capture/management, fuel management, custom maintenance management, user permissions||IFTA data collection, engine diagnostics, routing, hierarchy functions for larger fleets, suite of tailored GPS tracking solutions||IFTA; compliance monitoring; document management; vehicle diagnostics; third party access for shippers, brokers and accountants; custom integrations with dispatch, routing and load boards||IFTA data collection, AOBRD/ELD modes||Wireless and satellite tracking options, IFTA, engine diagnostics, maintenance management, compliance/safety systems, tire pressure/trailer monitoring, signature capture, Canada/U.S. oilfield & utility service vehicle support, scorecards, geofencing, push-to-talk, navigation, more||Edge MDT features ruggedized built-in scanner. Journey8: tablet paired with a wireless dongle to the ECM (optional scanner). 8- and 10-inch screens, a la carte pricing for options, IFTA, driver scorecards/settlements, engine diagnostics, push-to-talk cellular, TMS integrations (TMW, McLeod), more.||IFTA data collection, compliance mapping, customizable||Optional IFTA reporting, navigation, engine diagnostics, driver qualification, drug & alcohol management, accident tracking, training, recordkeeping||IFTA, idle-time tracking, engine diagnostics, geofencing, driver scorecards, TMS integrations (TMW, McLeod)||Fuel options, navigation/mapping, patent-pending GoLoad truckload freight-matching||IFTA, dispatch/load functions, engine connection easily transferred from truck to truck, engine diagnostics, lane analysis, customizable for small fleet management||IFTA, engine diagnostics and other management capabilities, dashcam with critical-event capture and deliver, driver scoring, trailer tracking, mobile device management/lockdown capabilities, customizable depending on customer needs||IFTA, geofencing, maintenance tools, driver/vehicle utilization tools, fuel/engine monitoring, journey management, integrated video cameras, distracted and fatigued driving monitoring, collision avoidance, mobile apps for driver gamification/work flow||IFTA, touch-free driver ELD gauge, dispatch/load functions, document capture, time card and expense tracking with integration to accounting, DVIR w/ custom checklists by vehicle, real-time back-end admin portal for office, other custom settings||Vehicle location tracking, geofencing, harsh braking acceleration, idle reporting, breadcrumb trails; error help and alerts of violations; IFTA; advanced vehicle diagnostics||Engine diagnostics, fuel management, IFTA data collection, alerts and reports, geofencing, driver scorecards, maintenance module, more||Engine diagnostics, mobile-based weigh station bypass, IFTA, in-cab scanning, truck navigation, geofencing, custom mobile forms, TMS integration, idle time tracking, video recording, simple installation, more||Base service plan includes engine diagnostics and fuel-purchase and maintenance functions. Premium package includes IFTA and navigation with oilfield capability||Base functionality for logs and DVIR, roadside mode password-protected||IFTA, engine diagnostics standard. Expandable and customizable with fleet management functions, including dispatch, forms, job management, maintenance, tires, seatbelts, trailer tracking, temperature monitoring, TMS integrations, more.||Base plan adds IFTA to common functionality, one-year warranty. Premium package: vehicle analytics, driver behavior insights, accident detection/reconstruction, lifetime warranty w/ upgrades.||Customizable for fleet management functions, mobile-based weigh station bypass||In addition to sophisticated tracking tools, fleet management functions (including dashboards), IFTA and more||TMS integration, workflow, IFTA, mapping, analytics, engine diagnostics, cellular modem||Truck-specific navigation, TMS integration, workflow, IFTA, mapping, analytics, diagnostics||TMS integration, workflow, IFTA, mapping, analytics, diagnostics||24/7 support, IFTA, parking assistance, diagnostic data, load boards and roadside assistance, discounted fuel cards, available in Spanish||IFTA, driver safety alerts/reports, driver scores, audible alerts, engine diagnostics||IFTA, engine diagnostics, dispatch and messaging, safety analytics, workflow solutions, truck-based navigation, driver scorecards, TMS integration, guaranteed compliance with ELD specs||Document capture, trip plan sharing, engine diagnostics and prognostics, more||IFTA, per deim and load analysis reports||Route management, fleet dashboard||Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for dispatch, management, operational functions; camera; navigation; Android compatibility; over-the-air updates|
|On FMCSA ELD registry?||Yes||Yes||—||—||—||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||—||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||—||Yes||—||Yes||—||—||—||Yes||Yes||—||—||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Yes||—||—*||—||—||—||—|
|Find more information||AssuredTracking.com||ELD.ABW.com||BigRoad.com or read user reviews at CCJ||BlueInkTech.com||BlueTreeSystems.com||CarrierWeb.com or read user reviews at CCJ||Cartasite.com||VDORoadLog.com or read user reviews at CCJ||DSIMobile.com||DriverTech.com||RapidLog.com||E-Logplus.com||EROAD.com||FleetComplete.com||FleetUpTrace.com||ftsgps.com||Geowiz.biz||Geotab.com||GorillaSafety.com||GPSInsight.com||HOS247.com||HOS-Reporter.com||HutchSystems.com||iGlobalLLC.com||ISEFleetServices.com||JJKeller.com/ELogs or read user reviews at CCJ||KeepTruckin.com||Konexial.com||Load-Logistics.com||M2MInMotion.com||MiXTelematics.com||MobileWarrior.com||OnCommandConnection.com||NeroGlobal.com||Omnitracs.com or read user reviews at CCJ||Omnitracs.com or read user reviews at CCJ||One20.com/ELD||ELDCertified.com||Transflo.com||PeopleNetOnline.com or read user reviews at CCJ||Quartix.com||RandMcNally.com or read user reviews at CCJ||RandMcNally.com or read user reviews at CCJ||RandMcNally.com||SimpleTruckELD.com||Spireon.com||TeletracNavman.com||Telogis.com||Trucklogger.mobi||Zed-ELD.com||ZonarSystems.com|