Nope. You buy it and use it, just like the old days before everyone was trying to get their hand in your pocket for a monthly fee.
You should think hard about running the ELD on your phone. If you do you will be handing your phone over to an inspector, which may be a police officer. Consider that they cannot *unsee* a text or email that comes through during the inspection. But you can use your phone if you want to, its up to you our APP does not care. However what is great about the Geowiz LTE ELD is that you can use a low-cost tablet as long as it has GPS capabilities. You do not need a data plan, unlike all other ELDs, which can save you hundreds of dollars a year!
Nope not for the LTE version. If you work for a company that wants to be able to use our PRO features (which are not required to be ELD compliant), then there is an option for them that includes a monthly fee, but that does not have anything to do with using the Geowiz LTE ELD as a FMCSA compliant logging device to meet the mandate. So the short answer is: Nope! No Monthly Fees!
There are no wires and the ELD hardware itself is very small and can be installed in a few minutes. It is as easy as putting the small button device over the ECU port and loading an APP on your phone or tablet.
Absolutely. You can use the same login and password you use for the ELD APP to access the Fierce website and see all of your logs. You can print them, run reports, and also access your IFTA miles reports.
The system has an inspection mode that you put it in which provides the inspector all the required information. You place the display device into this mode and hand it to the officer. If they want to be emailed your logs we provide simple instructions for sending them in real-time at roadside.
Maybe. We have made it as easy as it is going to be. The design emulates the current paper process as closely as the new regulations will let it, but, honestly, if you are not very good with your smart-phones now, yes, there will be a learning curve. If you are comfortable with smart-phones, using new APPs from the APP stores, then there will be less of a learning curve. We provide a lot of instructions as well as training videos to help with this. You can also contact our phone support with any setup questions. There may be a learning curve but Geowiz is as easy a transition as you will find out there.
We provide excellent written instructions and instructional videos. You can also call our 800 number (877.443.6949) toll free and talk to a trained customer engagement representative.
Yes, our certification number is #0008 and is registered as a compliant product on the FMCSA ELD website. We have an FMCSA business analyst we can ask questions of, and who asks questions of us to make sure our system meets the required standards.
We know, all the other ELD providers seem to be charging an arm and a leg, they require you to have a data plan, and want monthly alimony payments from you. We think maybe they just see this as a chance to get rich, or take advantage of you because the government says you have to use one of these logging things. Also, as far as we can tell they have not thought the entire system all the way through, and they are asking you to pay for their lack of analysis. We believe in the old retail model, make a good product and sell it for a reasonable price. We will see which model wins out in the end.
Geowiz works in the US and Canada and provides IFTA summaries for all jurisdictions.
Geowiz ELD has been designed from input from hundreds of drivers with millions of road miles.
Real people answer the phone and are standing by to answer any questions.
GeoSpace Labs is sympathetic to the impact ELDs will have and is working with you.
The below chart is a true story. The vendor names have been changed to protect the greedy. Everything else is told exactly as it will occur if you like to throw money out the window!
|Geowiz ELD Bundle||Stop Truckin||Slow Road||PeopleDork||Complicated ELD|
|Monthly Fee||$0 Wow!||$30||$25||$40||$25|
|Monthly Data Fee (3/4G)||$0 Wow!||$20Hidden Cost!||$20Hidden Cost!||$20Hidden Cost!||$20Hidden Cost!|
|Tablet Cost||INCLUDED! Wow!||$129Hidden Cost!||$129Hidden Cost!||$129Hidden Cost!||$129Hidden Cost!|
|First Year Cost||$349||$729||$669||$5,849||$669|
|Second Year Cost||$0 Wow!||$600||$540||$720||$540|
|Money Wasted After 2-Years||NONE!Great!||$1,070Bad!<||$950Bad!||$6,310What!?!||$950Bad!|
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