Now is the time to start getting ready for the ELD Mandate

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Transport Canada has set their deadline for the upcoming ELD Mandate for June 12, 2021, with no word of extending the deadline in sight.

You might be a fleet company that is willing to roll the dice and wait to see about a future extension. History has shown though, that might not be the best idea.

In 2017, when the U.S. ELD Mandate first hit, many companies delayed the process of deploying an ELD.  According to Help Inc. (PrePass weigh station provider and technology services),  68% said they did not plan to have an ELD installed prior to the U.S. deadline, and 31% said they didn’t plan to install an ELD at all. This type of mindset leads to massive fines and setting your organization back.

Learn from others’ mistakes. If you hold out in hopes for Transport Canada to extend the deadline, you could be leaving your organization in an uphill battle that could have been avoided. Even though the deadline is upon us, there is still time to start researching who you would want to have as an ELD provider and how you can make your fleet more efficient.

Here are some things you should look for when choosing an ELD provider:

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The one lesson fleets learned from the U.S. Mandate was that it showed how many new companies seemed to appear out of nowhere, looking to make a quick profit. You need someone who has an established history in deploying new technology and has staying power to help you for years to come with your fleet technology needs.

You’ll need someone with a reputable name in the industry, that is financially stable, and will be there for the long haul. Your provider should have a proven track record of successful deployments, that looks to always find ways to improve the way things are done. Finding a provider that will give you the confidence that your devices have been tested and will meet the requirements for the Mandate is crucial for your organization.

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No business runs “9 to 5” anymore. So why should your ELD Provider?

When you deploy any new technology, you need to have the peace of mind that you have customer support at one phone call away, to assist you with any concerns you may have.

Finding a technology that is going to benefit your business is already challenging, but helping deploy the technology is another challenge entirely. Finding a provider that will provide you with a Project Manager to help you on your first day is critical to a smooth transition. You can work hand in hand with your Project Manager to work through complex problems and find innovative solutions to help your business go even further.

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When choosing an ELD provider, it’s the perfect time to find something that will offer long term value for your organization. Take a look at your organizations needs and discover how you can make your operations more efficient. Going beyond ELD allows you to pair your ELD with other technology that can keep your drivers safe and see a better ROI. With the right solution, you can pair it with an electronic field ticketing system that offers:

  • GPS/Telematics
  • Dispatching
  • Maintenance tracking
  • Trailer/Asset tracking
  • Lone Worker technology

Finding the Perfect provider for your ELD Needs

AssetWorks Field Service Solutions (FSS) ELD has been in the industry for over 30 years. We have seen all types of technology deployments by offering top of the line hardware and finding ways to integrate technology into your current back office systems.

With the combination of ELD and GPS/Telematics technology, our research team find ways to not just keep your fleet in compliance, but to also become more efficient. Additionally, our Project Managers will help you every step of the way along with our 24/7 customer support team. With AssetWorks, you’ll be in the best hands.

To learn more and receive a demo of AssetWorks FSS, fill out the form below!

2021-01-13T13:02:09-05:00Tags: , , |

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