Electronic Logging Devices Reviews – 6 Devices Reviews

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(Last Updated On: April 7, 2018)

Electronic Logging Device Reviews

If you’re getting your fleet geared up to meet the requirements of the ELD mandate, then you’ll need to start by looking at electronic logging device reviews. We’ve reviewed what are considered to be some of the best ELD manufacturers that will help you make the decision as who which ELD provider to go with. While reading through these electronic logging devices reviews, keep in mind that not every device will work for every company, even if it is a great device.

Here are ELD reviews for some of the highest-rated ELD devices:

Electronic Logging Device Reviews No 1: KeepTruckin ELD

The top pick on our list was an easy choice for several reasons. KeepTruckin ELD was the first device to completely meet all the requirements of FMCSA’s ELD mandate. Many of the other devices on the market today aren’t technically compliant yet as they are still working on updating their software to get to that point, giving the KeepTruckin ELD a clear advantage here.

What we like about the KeepTruckin ELD:

– Has many advanced features that other ELDs don’t have

– Installation is free and easy

– Easy to use for drivers and managers

– Low monthly cost

 

What we don’t like about KeepTruckin ELD:

– Requires connection to phone or tablet which can be easily shut off

Electronic Logging Device Reviews No 2 : Omnitracs IVG

This ELD device takes the second-place spot on our list because it goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to providing features to drivers and fleets. Although their monthly fees are lower than that of many of the other ELD providers, they also have a higher up-front cost. Overall, though, this is a great option for fleets looking for immediate FMCSA compliance.

What we like about Omnitracs IVG:

– Easy installation that requires only one device and one cable

– Great features such as smartphone pairing and voice command

– Low monthly fees

What we don’t like about Omnitracs IVG:

– High up-front cost

Electronic Logging Device Reviews No 3 : EROAD Ehubo

With no up-front cost, this is one of the best ELD devices on the market today. Unlike many of the lower-end ELD devices that are only self-certified before being registered with FMCSA, EROAD had had their device independently-tested by the PIT Group research firm to ensure compliance. That fact alone should assure you that by choosing this device, you’ll be fully FMCSA-compliant.

What we like about EROAD Ehubo:

– Extremely accurate

– Has the best fuel tax tracker of any devices on the market today

– Is both easy to use and durable

 

What we don’t like about EROAD Ehubo:

– Has fewer features than many comparable ELD devices

– Has a small screen size

 

Electronic Logging Device Reviews No 4: PeopleNet Display.4

Truth be told, if you’re looking for the best ELD device on the market, then this is the one for you. However, it falls this far on our list because of the hefty price tag that it comes with. Since PeopleNet have been making electronic logging devices for nearly 15 years, they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their devices and services to provide you with the best, if you can afford it.

What we like about PeopleNet Display.4:

– Extremely reliable

– Offers great technical support if you have any problems

– Designed to offer a number of features while still being easy to use.

 

What we don’t like about PeopleNet Display.4:

– High up-front and monthly costs

– Lengthy installation process

 

Electronic Logging Device Reviews No 5 : Blue Ink BIT ELD

 

This is likely the best option for smaller fleets, and makes our list because it’s not only one of the least expensive devices on the market today, but it also has all the features necessary to be compliant with the ELD mandate already. Although it’s currently a bit light on extra features, it’s a great way to be compliant on a lower budget.

 

What we like about Blue Ink BIT ELD:

– No monthly costs with affordable up-front cost

– Easy installation

– Easy for drivers to use

 

What we don’t like about Blue Ink BIT ELD:

– Few advanced features

 

Semi Final Electronic Logging Device Review : BigRoad DashLink

 

What many users of the BigRoad DashLink love about it is how easy it is to use. In fact, this ELD device has one of the highest user ratings on the market today, and it’s easy to see why fleet owners prefer it, as well. It’s one of the most affordable options that you can find and although fairly basic, it covers all its bases to be completely FMCSA-compliant.

 

What we like about the BigRoad DashLink:

– No upfront cost and affordable monthly plans

– Very user-friendly

– Fast and easy installation

 

What we don’t like about BigRoad DashLink:

– Can be easily disabled on accident
– Is lacking in extra features

Final Electronic Logging Device Review : Rand McNally TND 765/760

 

If you are a fleet manager who’s worried about how well your drivers will adjust to using an ELD, then this device is certainly worth looking into because of how similar it is to the GPS devices that many drivers are already used to using. When you combine that with the low monthly costs, this ELD device just makes sense for many fleets.

 

What we like about Rand McNally TND 765/760:

– Familiarity makes it easy to use

– Easy installation

– Low monthly cost

 

What we don’t like about Rand McNally TND 765/760:

– Has problems with the touch screen working properly

– Is easily tampered with because of how it’s installed

 

Choosing the ELD That’s Right for You

 

When it comes to choosing the right ELD device for you or your fleet, you need to consider more than just the price. You’ll also want to consider how easy the device is to use, which will save you and your drivers money and help you avoid frustration as you adjust to a new system, and what features you want. Many of the extra features will help you better track how each truck is being used, which can help you save money, often making the higher monthly costs more than worth it.

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