Weak links can hamper app-based ELDs

Many ELD systems based on smartphone or tablet apps fall in the category of “bring your own device.” Because most rely on cellular and Bluetooth connections, BYOD systems can be more prone to connectivity problems.

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ELD guide: How the two basic types of logging devices work

BYOD (“bring your own device”) systems allow buyers to purchase their own hardware for the driver interface, such as an owner-operator using an app on a personal Android- or iOS-powered smartphone. The other prominent type is a dedicated ELD unit, which has been around in various forms for some years.

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Keller launches e-log tablet

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

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