So you’re looking for an easy to use electronic logging device (ELD) solution that won’t disrupt your business? Here’s what to look for when evaluating a compliance solution.
Compliance is key
Make sure that you find a solution that is recognized by the FMCSA as compliant. It’s best to research and understand what several providers offer to find the best fit for your company. With the mandate coming up this December, it is important to start narrowing down solution providers: if they’re offering something other than an ELD, think twice.
Most ELD software offers more than just logging…
Know what your business needs are, in addition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration compliance requirements. Depending on the industry that your company identifies itself with, it’s important to know what your priorities are when finding the best ELD management solution: if you need improved routing, better driver identification, or want to know the temperature in the inside of your vehicles, it’s important to know what you’re willing to spend.
Get the most out of your fleet management solution
Don’t go for the cheapest solution. More likely than not, you’ll end up spending more when you need more from the service, and you might be spending more for a less quality service. Even if an option seems out of your price range, look at what they can offer your business.
Pick the ELD knowing it will be a major component of your fleet’s functioning
When the unexpected happens, make sure that you’ll have the assistance and customer service that you need to get back on your feet. Some GPS tracking providers may have better customer service than others or may care about bigger accounts rather than their other smaller companies. Look for a company that treats all of its clients as if it were their biggest account.