What Is the Best ELD Logbook in the US?

Drivers have an extremely important job and are very valuable for carrier companies. They deserve the best ELD logbook available and a provider that makes their work straightforward and manageable. HOS247 is a strategic partner, a collaborator to help your business thrive and grow, offering a reliable and efficient ELD solution with top-rated customer service. We provide quality products with premium services because we know how much goes into trucking. In this article, you will find useful information on finding the best logbook for your vehicle or fleet.

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HOS247 Is a Top-Rated ELD Provider

The HOS247 ELD is easy-to-use, dependable, and well-rounded, giving truckers a practical tool to manage their RODS and enhance their operations. By combining a quality product with smart design and a readily available technical support team, we have assembled a solution that performs well on all fronts and keeps fleets ready for anything. Look no further than our user ratings and reviews:

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Do You Need a Better ELD? 

Electronic logbooks on the market are not all equally effective. In fact, drivers often have issues with their elogs, some of which can be very time consuming, not to mention costly. Taking a little time to look into electronic logbook providers can save a lot of trouble down the line. Choosing the best ELD logbook means that you don’t have to deal with setbacks. Carriers experiencing the following issues with their elog provider, might benefit from switching to a more dependable option:

  • Ineffective technical support. Drivers will need assistance from their provider, and customer service might be nowhere to be found. Downtime means business losses, so a well-trained and accessible support team is essential.
  • Hard-to-use logbooks. The best logbook will lessen the workload. Managing RODS should be a straightforward task, but that is not the case with all logbook apps. Reviewing logs, producing HOS reports for roadside inspectors, and the like should be available on-screen with no more than a few taps. If you have trouble with these essential tasks, there is room for improvement.
  • Hidden fees. One of the most common (and frustrating) setbacks is looking at a cost that was not expected. Sadly, many providers are not transparent with their pricing structure, hence the surprise fees for things like training, activation, or proprietary tablets. A logbook provider is your compliance partner: you should be able to trust them. 

What Other Features Are Needed for Trucking Operations? 

First and foremost, the best ELD logbook has to bring in all the required DOT requirements so your fleet operates legally and in compliance at all times. However, you can get a lot more from an elog to improve trucking operations and reduce workload. Here are some examples of extra features that can prove useful:

  • IFTA software. This feature automates calculations for the distance traveled in each jurisdiction. It reduces the risk of human error in tax reports and allows managing the workload more effectively. 
  • GPS tracking feature. Electronic logbooks often include a GPS tracker. This technology allows the fleet manager to view trucking operations in real-time, helping with decision making and load assignment and improving safety.
  • Compatibility. The best ELD logbook must be fully compatible with your fleet’s needs. It is wise to look for an elog system that works on several kinds of devices and across brands, called bring your own device (BYOD) systems.
  • Fleet maintenance. Fleet managers can schedule maintenance to keep vehicles in top condition and extend their useful life. Not only does this make operations more efficient, it saves costs by preventing safety violations.
  • Vehicle diagnostics. Fault code detection alerts drivers when there is an issue with the vehicle that might interfere with operations.

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More Benefits of HOS247 ELD 

We provide a service based on reliability and compliance. Our features, attention to technical customer service, and dedication to being a true partner make our product one of the most complete and well-rounded on the market. Here are some more benefits of our elog solution:

  • High-quality hardware. Our hardware has been tried and tested extensively. The Bluetooth connection is stable and fast, ensuring accurate data collection in real-time. 
  • Compatible software. The HOS247 logbook app runs equally well on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, whichever suits the driver’s preference. 
  • Top-rated customer support. The team is ready to answer questions from drivers and fleet managers seven days a week and in multiple languages. HOS247 reviews often mention how helpful and efficient they are.
  • Extra features. Operations are optimized by automating tasks such as IFTA calculations and idle reporting, and fleet performance can be improved with GPS tracking and vehicle maintenance.
  • Trial-period. To know precisely what you are purchasing, you have two weeks to explore the HOS247 ELD system and get familiar with it. If you are not satisfied, you may return it within this period and get your money back.
  • No contract policy. We work on a subscription-based system. You do not need to commit for extended periods. Choose a monthly or yearly subscription, whatever works best for your business.
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ELD-Related Fines and CSA Scores 

The FMCSA uses the SMS (Safety Measurement System) to score motor carriers on their compliance with safety measures. Carrier’s CSA (Compliance, Safety, and Accountability) scores are updated monthly according to FMCSa investigation results, crash reports, number and severity of safety violations, and roadside inspections. A percentile number (100 is the worst possible score and 1 is the best) indicates how safely a carrier operates. As motor carriers commit violations, their score and insurance premium costs will increase.

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There are 22 direct violations related to the use of ELDs that negatively impact the carriers’ CSA score. The most common of these violations and their penalties are: 

  • Failing to use the correct method to record HOS. Up to 7 points. 
  • Incomplete logs or errors. These add 5 points and include failing to document a device malfunction or not setting up the screen to be visible from outside the vehicle. 
  • Lesser violations. These add one point: not having the ELD manual available, not certifying logs, and missing information that needs to be input manually such as shipping documents or location descriptions.

The CSA score is affected by these infractions, but there are also expensive fines that come with them. The FMCSA increased these fines in May 2021. Penalties now start at $338 for a first-time violation and reach $196,992 for transporting hazardous materials with a vehicle declared unfit. Log-keeping fines can be as high as $1,307 for violations in a single day. The highest daily penalty related to keeping records is $13,072 for deliberately falsifying logs. Violations such as not equipping a digital logbook without a valid exemption or federal approval will also get the driver suspended or put out of service. To avoid these costly errors, make sure to find the best ELD logbook available to you. 

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"Awesome. Easy to install and use. Top notch customer service! I recommend it to everyone.”

Abigail Freemantle
Schrader Co
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“Great company to deal with. The support team is very responsive and competent. They provided a great deal of education for our company.”
Evgueni Stoupine
GMS Global Group
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“Customer service is great. They helped me to set up everything and showed how to edit my logs. Thank you.”

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