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 is 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||A1 ELD||Apollo Solutions||AT&T Fleet Complete||ATS Fleet Management Solutions||BigRoad||Blue Ink Technology||Blue Tree Systems||CarrierWeb||Cartasite||Continental||Coretex||Dispatching Solutions||DriverTech||Eclipse Software||E-Log Plus||ELD Solutions||EROAD||Fleetmatics||FleetUp||Forward Thinking Systems||Garmin International||GeoSpace Labs||Geotab||Gorilla Safety||Gorilla Safety||GPS Insight||HOS 247||HOS Reporter||Hutch||iGlobal||ISE Fleet Services||J.J. Keller||KeepTruckin||Konexial||Linxup||Load Logistics||M2M in Motion||Magellan||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||Stoneridge||Switchboard||Teletrac Navman||Telogis||Trimble||Trucklogger||TruckX||TruxTrax||Utech||Zed Connect||Zonar|
|Device Name||A1 ELD||Apollo||AT&T Fleet Complete ELD||ELD ABW w/ ATS e-Track Certified||DashLink ELD||BIT ELD||BT500||CarrierMate||DriveTime||VDO RoadLog||Coretex DRIVE||DSI eLogs||DT4000 Rev 7||RapidLog ELD-200||E-Log Plus||ELDS||EROAD ELD||REVEAL LogBook ELD||FleetUp||Field Warrior||Garmin eLog||HG100||Geotab GO||Prime8 ELD||Flex AOBRD||ELD-2000||HOS 247 ELD & ELD Connect||HOS Reporter-BT||Mercury||Edge MDT / Journey8 tablet||eFleetSuite||Encompass||KeepTruckin||My20||Linxup ELD||Load Logistics TMS||M2M018||Magellan HOS Compliance||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 Compliance||EZ-ELD||Switchboard Mobile||Director Drive||Telogis WorkPlan||FieldMaster Logs||Trucklogger 4.0||XELD||TruxBox ELD||GPSTab ELD Edition||Zed ELD||Zonar Logs|
|Type of Device||BYOD | Android | or dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS | tablet option available||BYOD | Android||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android||Dedicated unit | two options, Win-CE (5700) and Android (7000) OS||BYOD | Android, iOS | or paired with ruggedized tablet||Dedicated unit||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||BYOD | Android or paired with dedicated tablet||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon) w/ Field Warrior app | or paired with dedicated Garmin Fleet series||BYOD | Android, iOS (also compatible with dēzl GPS navigators)||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS | hard mount options available||BYOD | Android, iOS | hard mount options available||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon) or “ELD Connect” dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS | 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, iOS||Dedicated tablets | Android, iOS options||BYOD | Android tablets||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon)||Dedicated unit | BYOD select Samsung devices||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android | or paired with dedicated Android tablet||Dedicated units||BYOD | Company- certified Android devices||BYOD | Android, iOS||Cab-Mate Open: BYOD, Android | Cab-Mate Connect: Dedicated unit | Cab-Mate One: All-in-one plug-and-play||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||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android (iOS coming soon)||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated unit||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android, iOS||BYOD | Android||BYOD | Android, iOS||Dedicated unit | Zonar Android tablet|
|Initial cost||$69 BYOD, $195 dedicated||$0 with lease, $75 to purchase ECM-link||$0||$99 (includes first month of service) or $199 (includes first year)||$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, $600 approximately with dedicated tablet||$700 or $0 lease option||$750||$450-$700, depending on hardware, capabilities||$799||$299||$169 in BYOD configuration, higher with tablet||$0 with 3-year hardware lease||$0 with monthly plan||$0||$0 with lease||$0 with hardware lease||$250||$0 with one-year service commitment, otherwise $129||$170||$175 to purchase, $7 monthly to lease||0$||$650 for ELD-2000 and GPS tracking device combination; rental: $150 set-up fee||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||$0 with BYOD option||$0 with hardware lease||$0||$100 with contract, $250 without||$499 for adaptable engine relay||$0 with lease-purchase||$849 for dedicated Magellan bundle | BYOD varies||$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||$170||$0 with lease, $399-$799 for dedicated unit, $299-$399 for BYOD solution||$99 for hardware/harness, $0 with long-term contract||$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 for BYOD, $10 for tablet with 200 MB subsequent data allowance||$0 with lease||$149||$250||$0 with lease||$0 with lease option up to $100 and more||$0 with monthly plan||$99||$0||$0||$0 with lease, $200 to purchase ELD plug||$200||Varies according to fleet size and options chosen|
|Ongoing lease or service fees per truck||Monthly: $17-$43, depending on options||Monthly: $15-$40, depending on options||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $15||Monthly: $15 per user, $10 per truck; $15.60 per user/truck for first 15 months for for 1-2-truck O-Os||$0||Monthly: $20-$55, depending on options||Monthly: $31 and lower||Monthly: $15-$30||$0 for logs, DVIR, IFTA miles||Monthly: $40 and higher||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: $20 and higher in BYOD, $50 and higher dedicated||Monthly: $35-$60 depending on options||Monthly: $46||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $10-$40 depending on device type||$0||Monthly: $17||Monthly: $20-$35 approx.||Monthly: $12-$24||Monthly: $10||Monthly: $35 and higher with ELD and GPS device purchase; Rental monthly: $60 also includes service and installation||BYOD — Monthly: $17-$23, depending on options | Dedicated — $31-$37||Monthly: $15 (two years prepaid) or $18 (one year)||Monthly: $15 and higher, depending on options||Monthly: $25 and higher, depending options and configuration||Monthly: $24||Monthly: $11 (or less with multi-driver discounting)||Monthly: $20 for service||Monthly: $20, or $10 with three-year commitment||Monthly: $30-$50, depending on options||Monthly: $25 and higher||Monthly: $18 and higher||$0 while under contract for Magellan device | BYOD varies monthly with service bundle||Monthly: Varies with service plan/bundle||Monthly: $15-$30||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $23 and higher||Monthly: $23 and higher||$0||Monthly: $20 and higher||Monthly: $18 and higher, 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 and higher||Monthly: $28 and higher||Monthly: $15 | Annually: $150||$0||Monthly: $45 and higher depending on options||Monthly: $36 including hardware lease and up||Monthly: $60 and higher, depending on options||Monthly: $5||Monthly: $15-$21 per-truck, unlimited drivers||Monthly: $20 with one-year commitment, $25 month to month||Monthly: $20||$0||Varies with service plan/features|
|Other capabilities beyond logs||IFTA, truck routing, navigation, dispatch||IFTA, AOBRD/ELD operating modes, signature capture, proactive notifications, back office integration, Canada/California/oilfield support||Customizable for fleet management functions such as dispatching, engine diagnostics, geofencing, driver behavior reporting/management and optional custom integration from Fleet Complete Store||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||IFTA, fault code reading, maintenance features available||Wi-Fi hotspot, driver scoring (in performance, safety, and 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||IFTA; work order dispatching; option to pair with driver safety features, scorecards, GPS tracking, notifications, and additional fleet management tools||Built-in thermal printer, real-time data transfer, fuel consumption, engine diagnostics, driver scorecard, integrated dispatch for small fleets||IFTA, driver behavior monitoring, EMS data, vehicle service manager, tracking, replay||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||IFTA, driver communication, geofencing, engine diagnostics, custom alerts, 100+ reports, third-party software integrations||Electronic weight-mile tax, IFTA, IRP record-keeping; driver behavior reporting/management; maintenance, fuel and other management functions; geofencing and retrospective event tools; TMS integrations||Work Optimization, over-the-air updates, IFTA data collection, engine diagnostics, route optimization||Patented fuel waste analysis, e-maintenance, engine diagnostics, IFTA, geofencing, voice-over HOS, driving and vehicle alerts, complete trip history, full fleet management solution||Geofencing, maintenance tracking, driver scorecards, IFTA, systems integration, truck-specific navigation, live-streaming cameras, signature/image capture, custom digital forms, mobile timecard verification, custom reporting and alerts, roadside assistance program||IFTA, local transfer of logs via USB/Bluetooth during inspections, in-device storage, quick-glance compliance||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 and coaching, safety/risk management functions, data integration for management, IOX-expansion, more custom add-ons from Geotab Marketplace||Fleet management portal, user/vehicle list details, driver alerts, integrated AOBRD option, short haul and e-log settings available for blended fleets; “Fleet Xpress” package adds IFTA, fuel consumption reporting, document management, custom policies/procedures, admin/manager alerts; “Extreme” adds patented eDVIR maintenance module, accident reporting, mechanic mobile app, mobile document management system||Available to install only prior to Dec. 18 ELD deadline — AOBRD only. Fleet management portal, user/vehicle list details, driver alerts, short haul and e-log settings available for blended fleets||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)||IFTA, simple install, control tower, dashboards, fuel options, navigation/mapping, patent-pending GoLoad truckload freight-matching||AOBRD/ELD and reporting capabilities, IFTA, tracking/fleet management options||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, refined GPS, other functionality depending on configuration||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.||IFTA, engine performance data, driver behavior insights, accident detection and reconstruction, TMS integration, loads, dispatch chat, weather,routing, document scanning, more||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, free 2290 filing with affiliated tax service, parking assistance, diagnostic data, load boards and roadside assistance, discounted fuel cards, fuel management options (including in-app camera for receipts), available in Spanish||IFTA, driver safety alerts/reports, driver scores, audible alerts, engine diagnostics||IFTA, engine diagnostics, 3 interchangeable on-board diagnostics (OBD) port connectors, maintenance/driver alerts, sophisticated tracking/vehicle location, 6 months of on-device data storage, more||IFTA, AOBRD option, satellite GPS, geofencing, violation tracking||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||Rule sets for vocational trucks, driver monitoring, proactive alerts, geofencing, off-road telematics, PTO tracking, engine diagnostics||IFTA, per deim and load analysis reports||IFTA, route history, dispatch, share specific load tracking, engine diagnostics, service and maintenance reminders||IFTA, expense and fuel tracking/reporting, more||IFTA, load location sharing with customer, document scanner, driver scorecard, flexible reporting||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 (powered by HOS247)||Yes||Yes (powered by BigRoad)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||—||—||—||—||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|