ELD Roundup: The logging products you should know about

Updated Aug 27, 2018

Dispatching Solutions DSI eLogs

Dispatching Solutions Mobile Product

Dispatching Solutions’ cloud-based DSI eLogs is
certifed on FMCSA’s registry and is available as
 either a dedicated unit or a BYOD solution for both the Android and iOS operating platforms.
Drivers can see their electronic logbook status in real time, and the back office can view the
 entire fleet and help manage driver compliance. DSI eLogs also has GPS fleet and asset tracking, transportation scheduling, dispatch, order management, smart forms, alerts, geofencing, IFTA accounting and fleet maintenance. The initial cost is $450 to $700 depending on hardware and capabilities, with an ongoing monthly fee of $20 for ELD service only and $40 for both ELD and GPS capabilities.


Spireon FleetLocate FL7

Spireon Fl7 Product

Spireon’s web-based FleetLocate
fleet management systems monitor vehicle and driver performance
and give fleet operators insights
into driver behavior and help them reduce fuel costs, idle time, labor, fleet mileage and maintenance-related downtime. FleetLocate FL7 is a BYOD solution for both the Android and iOS operating platforms that offers compliant e-logs, IFTA accounting, driver safety alerts and reports, driver scores, audible alerts and engine diagnostics. The initial cost is $0 to lease, with an ongoing monthly fee of $26.95 and up depending on add-ons.


HOS Reporter

Hos Reporter

Connected Holdings’ HOS Reporter is designed to be a two-in-one driver-friendly compliance solution. The device includes both an ELD solution and a full AOBRD solution that provides e-logs under older regulations. It also offers electronic vehicle inspection reports and automated IFTA data logging. The subscription includes a GPS device for the truck’s 6-pin, 9-pin or Volvo-Mack data port connector. Options include HOS Reporter-Bluetooth, a low-cost option that sends information using the driver’s smartphone and data plan; HOS Reporter-Bluetooth/Cellular, which sends information over cellular networks using the driver’s smart phone as a display device; and HOS Reporter-Bluetooth/ Cellular and Tablet, which sends information over cellular net- works using the company’s dedicated HOS compliance tablet. The initial cost is $0, with an ongoing monthly fee of $15 (two years prepaid) or $18 (one year).

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Pedigree Technologies ELD Chrome

Pedigree Technologies Eld Chrome

Pedigree Technologies’ ELD Chrome combines a driver-friendly interface with efficiency features important to fleet managers, including IFTA reporting. The ELD is expandable, and offers a full suite of solutions, including trailer, equipment and asset tracking as well as tire pressure, tank-level and temperature monitoring. The OneView platform and solutions are designed to grow with each customer’s specific needs; common additions, for example, include dispatching and electronic work orders (job management). It enables consistent real-time visibility and information, which is actionable to all appropriate users (including APIs and integrations). Users are given thorough on-boarding and customer support, which includes a variety of training and service options (including compliance). The system can be used either as a dedicated system or with a BYOD. It offers DVIR, driver monitoring, engine diagnostics and geofencing. After an upfront hardware payment, there is either a monthly fee or users can choose a zero-down lease option.


ES Track

Es Track Buyers

ES Track is compatible with any OEM and simplifies complex reporting, aggregating data from all your vehicles and machines. Using one dashboard, you can track Hours of Service, customize maintenance alerts or track equipment in real time. The ES Track mixed-fleet solution offers ELD monitoring, security functions, utilization reports and operator alerts, along with other fleet management features. Benefits include reduced downtime, fuel savings, more accurate job estimates and driver behavior monitoring, says the company. ES Track includes all features and doesn’t require a contract; the initial cost is $250 for hardware and an ongoing monthly fee of $21.95 per month.


Zed Connect ZED ELD

Zed Connect

Zed Connect’s Zed ELD is a BYOD Blue-tooth-ready compliance solution for the iOS and Android operating platforms. Zed’s Bluetooth adapter is compatible with 9-pin J1939 diagnostic ports – both Type 1 (black/gray) and Type 2 (green) – and
uses multiple levels of security to connect to Zed’s mobile app to capture the required ELD data for FMCSA compliance.
For drivers, Zed ELD offers daily certification, HOS tracking, duty status records and DVIR reporting for DOT inspections
to maintain compliance; it also offers routing and navigation, including real-time updates on road conditions, closures and construction. For construction companies, the solution also offers route management, GPS tracking, DVIR documentation and a dashboard. ZED intends to use its open platform to develop additional services. The device is designed for easy installation, and the initial cost is $200 with no ongoing monthly fee.