The implementation of the new ELD mandate has brought with it a whole new raft of challenges for commercial vehicle fleet owners/operators. The huge variety of ELD providers, looking to take advantage of the demand created by the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines, has emerged making what should be an easy and straightforward decision all the more difficult.
ELD devices are designed to record, transmit and conveniently avail vital commercial vehicle information; it’s considered to be an electronic form of the driver’s Record of Duty Status. These devices record and transmit relevant vehicle usage information including driving hours and distance, engine data, driver identification information.
Choosing the right ELD provider ensures that organizations can have all they need to develop policies that enhance the safety and productivity of their fleet on the road, in addition to compliance with the new guidelines.
Here’s a list of what you should look for in the best ELD providers.
The Right Fit
Different fleet managers/owners have different needs when it comes to the monitoring of their fleet. This is exactly why you need to find a provider who has what you need to not only meet compliance requirements, but also satisfy any other unique requirements you might have.
To this end, Mobilizz offers a variety of solutions, both custom-made and off the shelf options, designed to meet the needs of both less demanding and the most discerning users respectively. It’s worth noting that off the shelf solutions can also be customized, by some degree, to meet the user’s specific needs.
With the ever growing needs of modern fleets, it’s important to choose a provider who has the resources needed to grow with you. This growth may be in terms of fleet size, or new telematic needs.
To ensure that you don’t have to waste money buying new units every time that your needs grow, Mobilizz has partnered with vendor manufacturers who develop their own hardware, firmware and software. This way, the introduction of new features meant to meet your specific needs does not require you to fork out more cash for newer ELD devices.
Finding an ELD provider who has acquired a lot of industry experience will go a long way in ensuring that you have a partner who understands all you fleet management needs. Today, there are many providers who are simply looking to sell these devices and wrap up their operations when all buzz has died down.
Mobilizz has been in operation for more than a decade. Having worked with some of the largest fleets in North America, they have what it takes to help you solve your fleet management issues without first having to learn the ins and outs of the industry. It comes without saying that they have what it takes to help you choose the right solution for your specific needs.
ELD solutions are meant to help fleet owners and operators keep track of the status, location and movement of their vehicles. With an endless sea of data you can collect on your fleet to reach the above goals, choosing Mobilizz, an expereinced provider that excels in the field of telematics is your best chance of success.