Do I need an ELD to enroll in auto-tracking?
No, you don’t need an ELD to enroll in auto-tracking. We offer an alternative called “DriveView” for carriers who opt out of using an ELD. DriveView is a mobile app that tracks and communicates your location. Once you reach your destination and complete the delivery, the app will stop tracking automatically.
Although we don’t require you to use an ELD, we highly recommend it. Setting up auto-tracking via ELD is a simple, one-time process.
To use DriveView, you must have access to a smartphone, which means more screen time and less road time for your driver.
Tip: You must leave DriveView open in the background of your phone throughout the entire delivery. Closing out of the load will stop the tracking and eliminate our ability to detect the location from start to finish.
Additionally, you must enable your location services during the trip so the app can track you. If disabled, your location will not update on our end.
Using a smartphone for auto-tracking is certainly an option, but will require more distracting screen time on your end.