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Q. With the 3G sunset going into effect, do I need to worry that it will affect my fleet’s ELDs?

A. You will if your ELD isn’t already 4Gcompatible. If your ELD is a 3G device, it will no longer work when your driver enters an area that is covered only by a 4G network.

Check with your provider to determine if your fleet’s ELDs are 3G. If they are 3G wireless devices, you will most likely need to work with your provider to develop a plan to transition to 4G to remain connected and compliant.

For Customers who are considering transitioning to Geotab from another ELD provider, we are assisting fleets in the installation of Geotab Drive, Geotab’s mobile application which helps to streamline ELD compliance, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting, Driver Identification, Messaging, and more.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Scott Sutarik from Geotab

VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions 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.

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions 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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