5 steps to kick-start your ELD implementation

Published on March 25, 2021

At Northern BI, we understand fleet managers and drivers want to be prepared to meet the Canadian ELD requirements. Not only do businesses need to obtain certified e-log devices, but they also must consider additional hardware and employee training. Being prepared will help you and your fleet avoid bumps in the road. 

With that in mind, here are five simple steps to get your ELD rollout started. Whether you have a small or large fleet, Northern BI is here to help you along the way.  

Find your ELD solution

The first thing you need to think about when looking for an ELD provider is finding a reputable one. That’s why Northern BI partners with Geotab, a world-recognized ELD solutions provider. Because ELDs in Canada need to be third-party certified, you can trust Geotab to deliver top-quality ELD solutions. With over 15 years in the vehicle telematics business with a proven client success record, you can count on Northern BI to supply the complete ELD package. 

Mobile devices

Now that you’ve found the best ELD solutions provider, your next step is to select your mobile devices. Northern BI has created an easy mobile device compatibility guide to ensure your fleet has the right tools. Make sure the mobile devices are installed so your drivers are ready to hit the road on day one! 

Geotab Drive Android system requirements

Geotab Drive iOS system requirements

Geotab Drive Mobile App

The Geotab Drive Mobile App is free app included in your Geotab ELD solution. The App is easy to download to any mobile device and works in-sync with the Geotab GO device. The Mobile App allows drivers to log their hours of service (HOS), DVIRs and instant messaging. Fleet managers can track their drivers logs, availability, IFTA reports and monitor fuel consumption. 

In-vehicle documents and driver information

The Geotab Mobile App automatically fulfills in-vehicle documents such as the ELD user manual, malfunctions guide and data transfer guide. At the click of a button, your ELD information is at your fingertips through the Geotab Drive App. As of May 2021, drivers will be able to transfer their compliance data via email at roadside inspections. With our complete ELD solution, fleet managers can avoid costly violations and update drivers with the documentation they need.  

Training and support

The Geotab Mobile App automatically fulfills in-vehicle documents such as the ELD user manual, malfunctions guide and data transfer guide. At the click of a button, your ELD information is at your fingertips through the Geotab Drive App. As of May 2021, drivers will be able to transfer their compliance data via email at roadside inspections. With our complete ELD solution, fleet managers can avoid costly violations and update drivers with the documentation they need.  

If you need help, reach out to our Client Solutions Specialists team!

 

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Rebecca Cail

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