ELD suppliers offer various pricing models, levels of service

From Transport Topics:

How much does an electronic logging device cost? That’s not an easy question to answer, partly because vendors use different pricing models.

Some ELD suppliers simply charge a sum for the hardware and that’s it. Others supply the hardware for free and require a contract for the services they offer. The monthly fees from some of the more well-­established vendors range from $20 to $70. Customers typically must sign up for one or more years of service. Frequently a three-year contract is required.

There are also vendors that charge both for the hardware and a monthly service subscription. The cost of the hardware can vary significantly and some vendors charge installation fees as well.

ELDs also can vary a great deal in terms of the added functionality beyond the basic software for tracking a driver’s hours of service. The price goes up as features increase.

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