COVID-19 Update.  Learn more

What is an electronic logging device?

untranslateduntranslateduntranslateduntranslateduntranslateduntranslated

An ELD (Electronic Logging Device) is a digital device that connects to the engine of a vehicle allowing drivers to automat­ically track all driving activities throughout the day. Electronic logging devices are also known as electronic logbooks or e-logs, and they are mostly used by profes­sional drivers of commercial vehicles.


How much does an electronic logging device cost?

untranslated

How much does an electronic logging device cost?

From single-function devices to full-fea­tured telematics systems, the price range of ELDs varies depending on the vendor you choose, and how many vehicles you have.

Prices can also vary depending on the hardware, install­ation process, and whether training is needed for your team. It’s important to highlight that no matter the size of the business, from independent operators to large carriers, ROI is often achieved almost immediately thanks to the data insights pulled from your day-to-day operations.

How can an ELD save truck drivers time and money?

untranslated

How can an ELD save truck drivers time and money?

Electronic logging devices are important allies when it comes to lowering the operational costs of your business. By automat­ically recording driving activities to the second, drivers gain more time on the road.

Fleet managers can monitor compliance and optimise route planning thanks to up to the minute reporting. ELDs can also help to identify driving behaviours that could negatively impact your annual fuel costs.

Training your drivers with safe driving practices not only can help you lower crash rates and traffic fines but it can help lower your insurance premiums.

What data does an ELD record?

untranslated

What data does an ELD record?

Whether the vehicle is moving or stationary, an electronic logging device can automat­ically identify all kinds of engine operations from the moment the engine starts running.

Thanks to this, you gain access to continu­ously updated information such as:

  • Driving time
  • Distance driven
  • Duration of engine operations
  • Vehicle movements
  • Location

What can you use an ELD for?

untranslated

What can you use an ELD for?

When integrated with a telematics system such as WEBFLEET, an electronic logging device can provide important metrics that can help your company to:

Improve costs and safety by:

  • Identifying bad driving behaviour that impacts fuel efficiency
  • Avoiding driver’s working hours violations and traffic fines
  • Preventing engine malfunc­tions thanks to proactive maintenance
  • Reducing driver fatigue by optimising driver’s working hours

Increase efficiency by:

  • Reducing paperwork
  • Imple­menting safe driving practices and minimising risks
  • Improving commu­nic­ation between fleet managers and drivers
  • Optimising workload thanks to collected data
  • Planning proactive vehicle inspections and maintenance
  • Getting your drivers back on the road faster with expedited roadside inspections

There are many reasons why electronic logging devices have become an essential item in the commercial fleet business. If you want to find out how an ELD can help elevate your business, get in touch with our experts today.

Webfleet Solutions

Download guide to fleet management solutions

Webfleet Solutions

What is fleet management and what are the benefits?

Download whitepaper

You are using an outdated browser

Please upgrade to a modern web browser to use this site.

Update now