The BYOD (bring-your-own-device) variant of the longtime GPS provider Magellan’s electronic logging device is now available for iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad. Among the lwest-priced monthly-fee-based hours services at $10 monthly for the basic ELD, Magellan’s simplified, FMCSA-registered ELD device is a quick install and, the company believes, ideal for independents.
“Our research shows a large portion of owner-operators use iOS mobile devices,” said Mark Perini, vice president of Fleet Business for Magellan.
An hours of service management web portal paired with the in-cab engine plugin and interface on operators’ mobile devices allows for efficient hours and DVIR reports, the company says, while on-device data transfer and co-driver support smooths roadside inspections. The company also offers an IFTA-capable version for an additional $30 one-time cost.
Magellan ELDs are available directly from Magellan or though Amazon.