Geotab Drive App
The Geotab Drive app is a cloud ELD platform that is free to download and at no additional charges* to your Geotab tracking monthly tracking service. ELD will allow you to comply with the American and Canadian HOS (hours of service) ELD mandate. Geotab Drive is an app for the driver to us on Android and iOS devices. It communicates between the Geotab GO device and the mobile device through the Cloud and works in conjunction with MyGeotab software to provide useful Driver solutions. Under heavy usage, the app averages 300-350 MB/month of data.
* HOS and ELD functionality requires Regulatory, Pro or Pro Plus tracking plan
Geotab Drive main features:
- Hours of Service (HOS)*
- Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR)
- Driver Identification
- Free form messaging
- Rule based driver alerts
- Add-Ins, ie.Fuel Tracker – Track fuel purchases in Geotab Drive: https://marketplace.geotab.com/solutions/fuel-tracker
If you are on the Regulatory, Pro or Pro Plus plan, there will be no extra charge for your drivers to use ELD. We just need to enable it on a per truck basis.
Please bear in mind that while there is no extra charge for you, the Geotab ELD system is a first-class ELD system and rivals the best ELD systems in the market. While there is no charge for you to get this feature because you already use the Geotab tracking system, we have had new clients come to us specifically for the Geotab ELD system only (and they pay what you pay) and they receive the vehicle tracking feature as a bonus to the ELD system.
Please contact us when you are ready to get started and we will provide you with the necessary details.
For common questions about the ELD system, please visit: https://gpstrackingcanada.com/eld-questions/
Here are some tips on switching from paper logs to ELD:
- Make sure the device is working properly
- Ensure you have all the documents available to you
- Keep backup paper logs on board
For more in-depth information visit: https://gpstrackingcanada.com/tips-for-switching-from-paper-logs-to-geotab-eld/
If your drivers do not currently have a smartphone to use with the ELD system, we can refer you to a partner who can provide the necessary hardware for ELD.
Geotab also has partnered with Garmin to created a Geotab Garmin ELD bundle, that will allow you to purchase an all in one Garmin device preloaded with the Geotab Drive app. For more details visit: https://gpstrackingcanada.com/geotab-garmin-eld.html
Geotab Drive | Complete Walkthrough
The complete playlist of Geotab Drive videos can be found here:
or if you want to reference the manual:
Geotab Drive Operation Guide: http://gpstrackingcanada.com/geotab-drives-system-operation-guide-pdf-format.html