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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.

Read all of our reporting on the mandate via this link.

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 DriveELD 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 Maven Machines MiX Telematics Mobile Awareness Mobile Warrior Navistar Nero Global Tracking Omnitracs Omnitracs One20 Pedigree Technologies Pegasus TransTech PeopleNet PrePass Quartix Rand McNally Rand McNally Rand McNally Simple Truck ELD Spireon Stoneridge Switchboard Teletrac Navman Telogis Trimble TruckX TruxTrax Utech Zed Connect Zonar
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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 DriveELD 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 Atlas Mercury Edge MDT / Journey8 tablet eFleetSuite Encompass KeepTruckin My20 Linxup ELD Load Logistics TMS M2M018 Magellan HOS Compliance Maven ELD MiX Rovi MobileTRAQ ELD iDDL OnCommand Connection Nero Global Tracking MCP/IVG XRS F-ELD ELD Chrome Transflo ELD T7 eDriver Logs PrePass ELD Electronic Logging from Quartix DC200 TND765 ELD50 Simple Truck ELD FleetLocate Compliance EZ-ELD Switchboard Mobile Director Drive Telogis WorkPlan FieldMaster Logs 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 BYOD | Android, iOS apps coming soon 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 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 BYOD | Android, iOS Dedicated unit BYOD | Android (iOS coming Feb. 2018) | or paired with dedicated tablet 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, iOS 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 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 $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 $200 and higher $0 for rental option, $199 for BYOD, $495 for dedicated tablet $0 $Starting at $699 $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 w/ 1- or 2-year plan, $50 refundable deposit w/ monthly plans $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 $180 $0 with lease $200 for BYOD configuration, more with dedicated tablet $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 $135 $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 $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: $42 and higher Monthly: $24 with rental, otherwise $18-$28 Annually: $99 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: $10-$18 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: $30 Monthly: Varies with service plan/bundle Monthly: $17-$19 with IFTA, DVIR, Canada rulesets; $22-$24 with more fleet functions 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: $13 with bypass service, $15 ELD only 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: $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, 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 Driver behavior monitoring, EMS data, vehicle service manager, reefer monitoring, HD vehicle tracking GPS tracking, transport & order management, smart forms, alerts, geofencing, IFTA, device events, more Baseline compliance device with limited added features, proactive compliance warnings Critical-event video recorder; truck safe navigation; TMS integration, workflow and messaging; engine diagnostics; IFTA reporting; custom reporting on 200+ vehicle metrics 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 Two-in-one AOBRD and ELD; IFTA; 9-Pin, 6-Pin, OBD connector options; support for all state rulesets and exemptions; English, Spanish and French language versions; optional fleet management functions 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; 1-second telematics; hard braking, speeding other automated/customizable alerts; driver safety scoring; patented fatigue/distraction monitoring; California labor law tools 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 tracking, reporting, record-keeping; Fleet functions include landmarks, route history, geofencing, idle time, pop-up & email notifications 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, maintenance/engine performance data, driver behavior insights, accident detection and reconstruction, TMS integration, loads, dispatch chat, weather,routing, document scanning, settlement statements, more Customizable for fleet management functions, mobile-based weigh station bypass Driver management portal, cloud data storage 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, 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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