Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBR) by GPS Fleet Solutions Saves Trucking Companies Thousands of Dollars

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Electronic Onboard Recorders becoming more and more common in fleet management as costs decrease.

Improved accuracy has shown to save companies of all sizes thousands of dollars in wages.

50% less expensive EOBRs result from improvements in technology and lower mobile data terminal prices while reducing driver error. Fewer people are then needed to “correct” the sloppy and inaccurate paper logs that lead to D.O.T. fines.

“We have seen the prices of the equipment and service fall as much as 50% from what it was three years ago and it takes 1/3rd the staff members to be Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) compliant.” said Eron Iler, President of GPS Fleet Solutions.

Electronic on-board recording devices (EOBR) technology has advanced to a point where paper logs are outdated and a thing of the past. The fines issued by D.O.T. can be very significant and in tough economic times this may lead to a company on the financial edge to close their doors. The good news is that companies no longer need to count on new, untrained or dishonest drivers to keep paper logs.

In the past EOBR were very expensive and only provided by a few telematics companies. Prices have been well over $150 a month per truck for the service and $2,000+ for the equipment in the truck. Today, EOBR are sharing less expensive mobile data terminals (MDTs) available for under $600. Because of Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) requirements, the MDTs must connect to the engines computer to collect mileage required to be D.O.T. compliant. This eliminates mileage input errors that lead to expensive fines and falsifying the paper driver logs. Connecting to the computer is often achieved by pairing with a live GPS tracking or telematics solution. GPS tracking matches driver input data to the GPS tracking data for a clear picture of trip efficiency and accuracy.

“GPS Fleet Solutions’ EOBR system is about 50% less than other major brands that have traditionally ruled the market. We offer a combined live GPS tracking system with a tethered EOBR solution for less than $1,000 per vehicle and about $69 per mo. This lower price point does not mean less functionality. With engine fault codes, detailed GPS tracking, touch screen driver input, trailer tracking, drive time remaining, alerts and on duty time all being available for a much lower investment,” says Iler.

Improved electronic driver log accuracy has shown to save companies of all sizes thousands of dollars in wages. Drivers once paid hourly are now getting their logs done with little to no additional time or wages. Because the logs are accurate and in real-time, far fewer people are needed to sort through the logs to deal with exceptions and variables. Fleets are reducing the staff to "fix" driver logs by two-thirds resulting in a huge payroll savings!

About GPS Fleet Solutions: Founded in 2001, GPS Fleet Solutions has been a telematics provider for over eleven years and services fleet across the USA and Canada from 1 to over 5,000 vehicles. Contact GPS Fleet Solutions to learn more about cost effective electronic on-board recording devices and telematics at: 855-300-0527 or visit us online at http://www.GPSFleetSolutions.com/eobr.php

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