The no-subscription-fee ELD going out of service Jan. 31

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Updated Dec 28, 2018

The Zed ELD, one of just a few no-monthly-subscription electronic logging devices on the market, is set to join the former One20 company’s F-ELD in shuttering operations, with Zed ceasing all service for the product January 31, per a notice on its website about what current customers can do to ensure no interruption in electronic logging service.

Zed users can opt into the Stoneridge company’s EZ-ELD product by December 31 and receive, Zed says, a “free-of-charge Stoneridge ELD Device and a free-of-charge 1-year subscription to Stoneridge ELD and IFTA.” The Stoneridge product is otherwise operable with a monthly subscription, as are most ELDs on the market.

The Zed ELD discontinuation comes just several months after the company touted its Zed Connect platform and refinements to its ELD app at the Great American Trucking Show in August.

Originally attractive to owner-operators given its no-monthly-fee pricing structure, Zed’s closure leaves just four devices capable of operating without monthly fees on the market — Blue Ink Technology’s ELD, Continental’s VDO RoadLog, GPS stalwart Garmin’s ELD and the Switchboard ELD.