About Us – Making of ELDDevices.Net


Entering The Trucking Industry

It must have been about 9 years ago when i entered the trucking industry were it all began. I graduated college (mostly because my parents wanted me to). I tried the office job but realized it was not for me. I decided to try out something else. During one of my road trips i stopped at one of those truck stops.

During my stop at the truck stop, i got to talk to a few drivers. They were raving about the kind of money they were making and the places they had seen. I decide to give this a go. Just like in any industry, the first few years were challenging. The trucking industry was no different.

I had to learn how to rush to pick up a load before the broker cut me off and gave it to someone else. In addition, I had to learn how to always be on time no matter what. If you were not on time (your fault or not) you got penalized with a hefty 30% to 50% pay cut.

The Challenges & Birth of EldDevices.Net

Another challenged i faced early on, was the detention times. Every time , you arrived at shipper or receiver you were kept waiting. At times it was 2 hours and at times it was as long as 5 hours .

Despite all of that , trucking and being an owner-operator proved to be lucrative in terms of earnings and life experiences. However, after a while the life on the road began to take a toll on me. If that wasn’t enough , it Dec 2017 the ELD mandate came into effect and that made the life of every owner operator , every trucker and any company driver , a lot more difficult.

I decided to research the matter , I was hoping to find a solution that would help me avoid the eld device mandate. I was not able to find such work around. However, in my research i came across different benefits of different devices.

I decided that it would be a good idea for me to share all that i have learned with other fellow truckers. That is how elddevices.net came to life. My name is Robert , life time trucker and eld devices enthusiast.

I strongly hope that this site would help other fellow truckers. If there is anything we can do to improve our site, feel free to share this with us.


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About the author

Robert Rigman

Robert Rigman

Former independent OTR trucker that left the road to dedicate his time to research new technology for the transport industry. When the ELD Mandate was approved many questions and daily challenges came up and there was no answer to them. ELDdevices.net was born from the combination of my passion for trucking and my affinity for research and writing.

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