GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. What other benefits could my fleet get out of ELD's?

February 6, 2017

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A. ELDs can automate IFTA fuel tax reporting. ELDs in combination with advanced Open Platform telematics capabilities provide remote engine monitoring, fuel usage monitoring, MPG, receipt and invoice scanning at the point of delivery, and the ability to geofence trucks and track arrival and departure dates and times.

Fleets can see considerable cost savings. For example, FMCSA cited a large private fleet that saved $18,000 per year after moving to ELDs. Fleets can more closely monitor drivers' hours, enabling better planning and routing decisions to maximize productivity. ELDs can also help prevent driver fatigue and protect drivers from employers violating HOS rules.

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Scott Sutarik

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

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