OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc. Wednesday revealed the availability of the Garmin eLog compliant ELD.
The Garmin eLog is easy to install and setup and comes with the benefit of having no subscription fees, according to Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
The versatile device is equipped with an adaptor that supports 9-pin J1939 and 6-pin J1708
diagnostic ports to fit nearly any truck, he said, adding that truckers can easily download the free Garmin eLog app to a compatible smartphone to complete their ELD compliance solution.
Once downloaded, records-of-duty status (RODS) are securely stored in the driver’s smartphone with the option to share Garmin eLog data for inspection purposes.
“The Garmin eLog automatically prepares and stores Hours of Services and RODS with no subscription fees giving truckers one less thing to worry about when they’re on the
road,” Bartel said. “Users are now getting a solution for ELD compliance that is both flexible and simple to use.”
With the Garmin eLog, truckers can rest assured as the ELD automatically prepares RODS and
provides drivers with easy access to their duty status and remaining driving hours and in addition
the ELD securely stores RODS locally to the truck driver’s smartphone, Bartel said.
A USB port connection is also built into the hardware to allow for easy inspections and retrievals of any ELD data.
The Garmin eLog is compatible with the Garmin dezl 570, 770, or dezlCam trucking navigators to receive all the new benefits offered by the ELD right on the navigation display screen. This convenient pairing eliminates the need for truckers to glance at a smartphone for
ELD data, and leaves information stored securely on the navigation device instead of the
In addition, the Garmin eLog will soon include driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR),
international fuel tax agreement (IFTA) logs, and have the ability to transfer RODS seamlessly
via Bluetooth technology.
The Garmin eLog compliant ELD is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2017 with a
suggested retail price of $249.99.
The Garmin eLog compliant ELD is the latest from the consumer automotive and camera
segment of Garmin, a worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks.
For more information, visit www.garmin.com.