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Are there any ELD's that does not have a monthly plan?

Oct 03, 2017 at 11:45 AM CST
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I am looking for a Eld that only does HOS , thats all that is required.. Why do i have to pay a company to monitor my ELD?..Any info out there. Thanks, everyone have a great and blessed day
Replied on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 02:54 PM CST
Cummins has something called ZED. I think it's what you want
Replied on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 05:16 PM CST
Ok I will check it out. thanks
Replied on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 06:57 AM CST
I bought the BIT (Blue Ink Technologies) ELD. PAID $250, n o monthly fee, works great so far. You can download their free app and try before you buy. Good luck
Replied on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 07:15 AM CST
Don't know if they're an approved ELD or not, but the Garmin truck gps units have an HOS feature. We use them for our record keeping for mileage and fuel, work great for that.
Replied on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 07:29 AM CST
My120. If you search it, it'll take you to their web site. It's around $180 shipped to your door. No fees, til over 3 trucks, then I believe $5 per truck/ month. Must use a smartphone or tablet. (I prefer the tablet, so im not handing the DOT my phone). Seems like a good one.
Replied on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 07:09 PM CST
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I have been using VDO Roadlog. No fees but it was more expensive than the other recomendations already mentioned in replies. I can't move my truck 50 ft without it changing from off duty to on duty when I'm waiting in a line which interupts a 30 minute break that I would otherwise have gotten. Moving the data to the website to edit is a pain but it can be done.
Replied on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 06:53 AM CST
I am going to look at what AT&T is offering. 25 dollar a month, with no contract, and works off cell phone

Replied on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 07:40 AM CST
TQL is offering a plan for $25 off the website
Replied on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 08:36 AM CST
THere is one available that we sell that only connects to your truck, has no monthly service fee, is not connected to your cell or your lap top. If you get checked you simply print off the sheet and hand it to the inspecting officer. It has a thumb drive that you plug into a computer once a month to download so that you can keep those records. Call Kyle Walker at 318-323-6676.
Replied on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 01:56 PM CST
Originally Posted by: MICHAEL ORAND
Quote: "I am going to look at what AT&T is offering. 25 dollar a month, with no contract, and works off cell phone "

We Were Informed After We Were Initiating The Service For VERIZON That It Wasn't Going To Be Consistently Recognized As There Are Areas Where There Is No Phone Service Making It Inaccurate. Also I'd Have To Carry Multiple Phones So One Would Constantly Be With The Vehicle.
Replied on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 07:31 AM CST
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/592207
Replied on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 07:48 AM CST
check out the Garmin products. I have one with the GPS and it has the HOS built in. Just put in you info and it does the rest.
Replied on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 07:21 AM CST
I don't think any ELD device has been approved or certified ???
Replied on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 07:23 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JERROD GRAY
Quote: "My120. If you search it, it'll take you to their web site. It's around $180 shipped to your door. No fees, til over 3 trucks, then I believe $5 per truck/ month. Must use a smartphone or tablet. (I prefer the tablet, so im not handing the DOT my phone). Seems like a good one. "

Jerrod how long have u been using it as i am looking at getting that one thanks
Replied on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 08:07 AM CST
I believe the VDO unit by Continental works without a monthly plan. It works without using your phon, tablet, or laptop. When stopped and asked for your logs you pring off the sheet and hand it to the inspecting officer. They never have to see your phone or laptop. Weekly you unplug the flashdrive from the unit and download it to a computer. For more information contact Kyle Walker at NorthEast Truck and Trailer Parts, 318-323-6676. He will be more than happy to speak with you about the unit.
Replied on Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 10:13 AM CST
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One of my guys is using a "Keep Trucking App on his phone which is allowable even though we don't need it. He's got a 92 Freightliner and doesn't even need one. The benefit is that he can email me his Logs from anywhere. The App cost nothing but they are constantly badgering me trying to sell me these for all the trucks at about $29 per month. You can use the app without commitment but I don't know when they'll cut you off and force you to Pay a subscription... Another drawback is you don't want it in you cell phone. You want it on a Tablet. If it's on your phone and you let them look at your hours, they also can look to see if you had any Text messages during the Period you were On Duty and write you a big Ticket for Texting..
Replied on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:59 AM CST
the road log VDO is the one we went to no monitoring fees by unit done got it from peterbilt dealer here works what you want
we wanted the same