Take care of trucking ELD compliance

And enjoy loads of extra benefits for your operation. Including better productivity, improved safety, and critical data that will help optimize your fleet.

Canadian enforcement begins on January 1, 2023

How to turn the trucking ELD mandate into an edge for your business

Thanks to the trucking ELD mandates in the USA and Canada, it’s required that you install an ELD on every truck in your fleet. As if you didn’t already operate in one of the most complicated industries on the planet, here is something else for you to manage and track!
From internal jobs like payroll, customer relations, and fleet efficiency… To the ever-expanding realm of government mandated taxes and safety compliance. You’re responsible for doing all this work, and don’t forget that there are fines and penalties for making mistakes – what a pain! What are your options? We dug deep into the ELD industry to find answers.

Although eTrucks integrates with a large number of ELD providers, Geotab is the ELD we decided to contact and work with even more closely. eTrucks is now an authorized reseller of Geotab.

20+ years

Geotab is extremely reliable. They have been around for over 20 years. Most other ELDs have popped up only recently… and could disappear just as fast. When choosing an ELD for your fleet, wouldn’t you agree that a track record of reliability and good customer service is important?

Geotab has the lowest hardware failure rate in the entire industry, and there are no time gaps in the data. This actually exceeds compliance standards – and provides many other advantages to your business, including…

Better customer service with instant, real-time tractor locations and geofencing for zones. You will have more accurate departure and arrival times, and know true trip miles.

Increased profits when you optimize your fleet with data that lets you find the best routes and increase fuel efficiency. Keep track of idle time, speeding, and engine diagnostics per truck. You can set up alerts for whatever you wish to stay on top of.

Staying compliant and cutting down on paperwork, with electronic driver logs, vehicle inspection reports, and data you need for fuel tax reporting. Geotab is fully compliant with the trucking ELD mandates from FMCSA and Transport Canada.

Improved safety with collision notifications and risk management reports. These features minimize violations, prevent accidents, and save lives.

Easy-to-install hardware. Connecting to your vehicle’s OBD II port, Geotab hardware is easy to install in minutes.

A user-friendly dashboard that will bring you confidence, knowledge, and full control of your trucking operation.

Geotab is Trusted by over 44,000
companies with 2.2 million vehicles

“Geotab has helped improve the accuracy of our information for invoicing; it gives us more credibility with our customers, and improves our overall efficiencies. It has become an integral part of our operation.”

Warren Paxton Fleet Maintenance Coordinator,
J.F. Kitching & Son, Ltd.

“We’re constantly trying to figure out more ways to pull data out, to continue to improve what’s going on with drivers, to reduce our accidents and cost severity… We’ll do anything we can to make ourselves more efficient since, as you know, this industry is about pennies.”

Barry Werts Director of Safety and Risk Management,
D.M. Bowman Inc.

“If you have ANY NUMBER of vehicles on the road, then I would highly recommend Geotab.”

Benoit Chenier Fleet Manager,
Richelieu Hardware

Whether you’re frustrated with your current
ELD solution, or getting set up for the very
first time, we can help.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Geotab trucking ELD come with a screen?

No. Instead, Geotab allows users to use their own smartphones or tablets as their own personal electronic logbook for truckers. ELD compliance has never been easier.

Will my Geotab ELD work when 3G is no longer available?

Yes. Unlike some other devices which will be affected by the shutdown of 3G networks during 2022… the GO9 devices are already 4G and 5G capable.

What kind of customer support is available?

Geotab has 24/7 customer support.

On top of that, you’ll have access to eTrucks customer support if you have any questions about how to use the ELD solution in relation to our fuel tax and compliance software

Will the Geotab ELD device record data when outside of network coverage?

Yes. ELD compliance requires data with no gaps, and Geotab solves this by continuing to record on its memory card, even when out of network service.

Does the Geotab ELD have a WIFI hotspot capability?

Yes, the GO9+ has WIFI hotspot capability.

How reliable is the hardware?

This is actually one of the strongest points in Geotab’s favor.

They have been developing for over 22 years – the amount of experience making telematic devices is unmatched in the industry. They have a device fail rate of less than 0.01%.

How is the security?

A hot topic lately is how ELDs, or even trucks, could be potential targets for “hacking.” Supposedly, for most trucks, ELDs, and their WIFI environment, it could be about as simple as hacking into the WIFI network of your local coffee shop.

Not with Geotab – they have taken extra steps to avoid this risk and the security is excellent. The way Geotab has set up their hardware, the tablet does not have to communicate with the trucking ELD receiver or GO9 device.

Geotab is the first Electronic Logging Device company to receive FIPS 140-2 validated data encryption. In fact, they basically “wrote the book” on what engineering standards all manufacturers of OBD devices need to follow, globally.