According to studies, the FMCSA estimates that an ELD can cost a trucking company up to $495 a year, or over $41 per month. In the same study, it was shown that electronic logging devices could range from $165 to $832 per year. For any trucking company, these costs can certainly add up to an exorbitant cost. TruckingOnline offers more than just an ELD with their monthly and annual affordable deals. Not only do you receive an easy-to-use ELD application, but you also receive a vehicle interface device.
Trucking Online Plan Benefits
With TruckingOnline, all you need to do for an ELD system (and more) is pay a simple $20 per month. You are not bound by this subscription, so you can cancel any time you wish. With this deal, you are getting more than just a complete ELD system. For starters, you will have free access to our mobile application. This application will work on any mobile phone or tablet with data services enabled.
For a one time fee of $89.95, you receive a vehicle interface device, or VID, that will read your truck’s ECM (engine control module. ) This device also communicates with your mobile phone or tablet using Bluetooth. With this purchase, you will also have unlimited access to a company control panel that will allow you to manage all driver logbook records.
TruckingOffice’s best deal is an annual ELD deal for $240 a year. This deal will give you more than the monthly subscription package. For one, your VID is completely free. That’s right, the VID that costs $89.95 with a monthly subscription is completely free with an annual subscription. With this plan, you also receive access to your company’s control panel and our mobile application. With this annual plan, you don’t need to worry about monthly upkeep to maintain a subscription. Instead, you only need to make a one-time purchase.
With either of these plans, you will get started online. Firstly, you will decide which plan is right for you. Next, you will set up your drivers’ accounts and invite them into the system. Your drivers will install the TruckingOffice electronic logging device application onto their phone or tablet. As for the VID, it is received in the mail. Once received, the VID can be plugged into a truck’s ECM port and connected to the TruckingOffice application. From there, the VID will communicate with the computer in a truck.
From then on out, you will be able to see all of your driver’s logbook information and edit log information (you cannot edit driving time per FMCSA rules). You can also view and maintain all of your drivers’ logbooks. Additionally, with the ELD, you can easily send roadside inspections to your DOT inspector and keep all of your DOT records in your company interface. If you are stopped for a roadside inspection, you can easily pull up to several days of logs to show that you are FMCSA compliant.
The Most Affordable ELD
TruckingOnline will not only offer you an affordable monthly and yearly plan, but they offer more than just an ELD. The VID, free with our annual plan, will read a truck’s electronic control module and communicate with your phone or tablet through Bluetooth. This VID is communicating with our application, which is also free with both plans. With your ELD application dashboard, you or your truck driver will easily be able to work with a logbook and edit duty status. With TruckingOnline’s 100% FMCSA compliant ELD, you are gaining an easy and affordable to maintain logbooks and a driver’s safety