Samuel gives tips to minimize potential pitfalls when it comes to choosing an ELD provider:
• Avoid Bluetooth-only ELD options because a loss of connectivity can cause data to unknowingly disappear.
• Do not rely on price alone in making a decision. Instead, focus on the interface for drivers and fleet managers to ensure it is user friendly, and includes an easy-to-understand user manual. The more difficult to figure out the ELD device, the more frustrated [drivers] are going to get, and the more they will wish they didn’t have the device and won’t look for opportunities to improve.
• Make sure truckers cannot edit driving time on their own and all original records are retained
• ELDs must automatically track and report undocumented driving, such as if a trucker begins a shift without logging into the system
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