How to choose the right ELD
Unlike the United States, Transport Canada requires for all ELDs to be certified by an independent entity. Currently, no organizations have been officially identified.
Working with a partner to provide you with quality support is a fundamental factor in the success of your transition to the ELD. Your drivers and administrators will need to be supported during your transition, both in terms of the practical use of the equipment and in understanding and interpreting the new legislation. When choosing a supplier or partner, be sure to choose a company that demonstrates practical expertise and will offer you a dedicated francophone support team available 24/7.
It is essential to opt for a scalable and flexible solution that can evolve with your business. There are several factors involving the use of an ELD that may change over time, such as regulation, your needs, your digital ecosystem and much more. Your ELD and your partner must therefore be able to adapt efficiently and continuously.
Your users' learning curve can be significantly reduced by choosing an ELD that offers an optimized and simplified user experience. Your team's ability to quickly and intuitively master the use of your new ELD will greatly reduce your chances of misuse, need for technical assistance and errors.
It is very likely that most carriers are already equipped with solutions that manage different facets of their operations such as a payroll system or maintenance software. The integration of the ELD therefore offers an interesteing opportunity to streamline your systems and your operations by putting each of your solutions at the service of the others. Therefore, choose a provider that offers you an ELD solution that can be easily integrated and adapted to your current ecosystem while allowing you to continue to evolve.
In order to take advantage of the opportunity to unify your tools and processes with your new ELD, it would be ideal to collaborate with a partner that offers a suite of related and integrated solutions such as DVIR, eco-driving, AVL, navigation, messaging and IFTA reporting. This will allow you to complete your digital ecosystem efficiently and in a connected way.