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Time is Running Out: 5 Reasons Why You Need an ELD Immediately

12.8.2017 - 8:24 PM Comments: 0

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate is coming up, on December 18, 2017.

Are you prepared?

Waiting until the last moment to start the ELD implementation process would be a major gamble for you and your business. Compliance can be complicated and time-consuming, and there are serious consequences for those who are not compliant after the enforcement date.

Here are 5 reasons that will surely convince to start exploring your ELD options, immediately.

1. Reduce Your Operating Costs

ELDs can greatly reduce your cost of operations, helping you to increase your profits overall. Though they have been controversial in the news lately, these devices are a lot more beneficial than you think.

ELDs contain features that can help you streamline operations, reduce administrative work, minimize expenses, and truly maximize profits.

For example, the idle time tracker for our ELDs can help you keep track of idle time and utilization rates for your trucks. This helps you to compare driver performance, but also:

  • Reduce fuel costs by tracking excessive idling
  • Identifying drivers who consistently idle too frequently or too long
  • Compare utilization rates to determine where idling time can be decreased

This feature and many others can truly work to your advantage, by helping you save more money overall for your business.

2. Sufficient Time for ELD Training

Regardless of how you feel about ELD technology, the compliance date is coming upon us, and you are going to need time for proper training. Everyone from fleet managers to individual commercial drivers need to understand the technology and how they operate, to help prevent problems on the road.

Not to mention, if mistakes are made after the compliance date, then it may result in Out of Service due to noncompliance. Meaning, more fines and penalties for you to pay, and less money for your company overall.

Save yourself the hassle and implement ELDs today to give you and your staff plenty of time to understand how the devices work.

3. Get Ahead of Supply and Demand Problems

Don’t forget about the concern of ELD shortage once we are closer to the compliance date. There is a growing concern amongst transportation leaders that there will be supply and demand problems due to many businesses scrambling to catch up and be compliant.

It’s best if you go ahead now and find the ELD right for your business instead of compromising later due to this probable shortage.

4. Get Ahead of Your Competition

An additional benefit related to ELD implementation is the fact that it can help you to truly beat your competition.


Well, by receiving the extensive data and information that ELD technology can provide, you can make informed decisions to help you provide growth for your business. You can do everything from improving driver retention rates, identifying driver behaviors, improving vehicle maintenance, and so much more.

The best way to get ahead, however, is to implement technology before your competitors do.

5. Sufficient Time to Search for the Perfect ELD

Last but not least, if you choose to implement ELDs immediately, you will still have plenty of time to find the right technology for you and your business. This can be a very time-consuming process, as there are many companies out there and not all of them will provide great product.

Take the time to find the best solution for you, so that you don’t compromise on the more important stuff later. When choosing, make sure you factor in:

  • Price
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Connectivity

By doing this research, you will be prepared for the compliance date and ready to continue your business as usual.

Choose Utech for Your ELD Needs, Today

If you are in need of an ELD, then contact UTECH today. With our knowledge and expertise, we will ease your fears, so you can continue doing your job efficiently.

We are leading specialists in the trucking industry, to help ensure safety for everyone on the roads. Our ELD has gone through a rigorous certification process, and we guarantee that it will make a great choice as an automatic onboard recording device for your business. With the well-known and tested GPSTab platform, our edition will provide more functionality to fleets of all sizes, while keep drivers happy.

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