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Turn your ELD into a Fleet Productivity Solution

Fleet managers recognize that e-logs need to be more than just compliance. The best ELD solutions offer a significant return on investment by improving safety records, increasing productivity, reducing operating costs, driving up fuel efficiency and helping retain drivers.

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One of the few providers with ELDs that are third-party certified in the U.S., ORBCOMM makes it possible for fleet owners to turn their ELD platform into a profit center. Beyond ELD/HOS compliance, our e-log solution integrates a broad set of fleet management tools – driver performance scoring, messaging, jobs and workflow, DVIR and more – that turns it into a productivity hub. Its open, scalable Android platform provides carriers with the flexibility to add functionality as their needs change.

That’s why fleet managers with ELDs are switching to ORBCOMM for reliable, driver-friendly, scalable ELD technology.

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Grow ELDs into a Productivity Hub

  • App Store for Drivers: Add third-party or custom-developed apps to our Android ecosystem for drivers to use. App deployment is fully managed.
  • Media Manager: Send documents, training guides or videos to drivers’ in-cab devices using Media Manager – to individual or groups of devices – with scheduled distribution and expiry.
  • In-Cab Scanning: Scan documents, capture signatures and take vehicle images in high resolution, with auto edge-detect and enhancements.
  • 4G LTE connectivity: Get faster speeds and longer-term stability with 4G LTE devices.
  • BYOD: Select your own in-cab tablet, including devices like Garmin, TomTom and Samsung.

Go Beyond ELD Compliance for ROI

  • Driver Scoring: Give live on-board scoring, feedback and coaching covering three categories: safety, performance and compliance. Highlight areas for improvement with color-based scoring and drill down to coaching tips.
  • Advanced Messaging: Improve communication between driver and office staff with customizable form messages, data entry forms and text-to-speech functionality.
  • Jobs & Workflow: Schedule drivers’ jobs including deliveries, pick-ups, fuel stops, rest locations and more. Guide them through the working day on the in-cab device, with auto-arrive forms providing work instructions on arrival.
  • DVIR: Get drivers back on the road faster and safer every day with the Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) app.
  • Fuel Monitoring: Use the industry’s only Fuel Auditor to makes sure all fuel purchased goes in the tank and stays there until it is burnt by the engine.

Attract and Retain Drivers with ELDs They Love to Use

  • Easy-to-Use Interface: Get drivers up-to-speed with an easy-to-use, quick-to-learn interface; voice prompts, on-screen color coding alerts when hours are running low.
  • HOS Advisor: Maximize remaining drive time and working hours with HOS Advisor; track status, time until next break and hours left in their shift.
  • Streamlined Roadside Inspections: Share or send up-to-date electronic logbook information at the touch of a button.
  • Correct Logs On-the-Go: See, edit, add remarks to e-logs quickly, easily and legally. After modification, all data is kept, providing an audit trail to maintain compliance.

Improve Safety & Compliance

  • Hours of Service Workspace: Use this dedicated workspace to get clear, actionable and real-time ELD/HOS information for every driver.
  • Drivers Hours of Service Grid: See every driver’s working hours and drive time, available time until next break, shift time, duty state and current location – updated every 5 minutes.
  • Driver Duty Grid: Displays drivers’ duty logs for their current cycle, which can be edited/managed from within this workspace by back office staff. Driver violations are highlighted on the grid, along with details of which regulation was violated.
  • Missing Miles: Eliminate miles driven with no driver association. As driver logs are recorded by BT500 hardware, all driving is recorded, even if a driver drives the vehicle while not logged in. On login, the most likely driver is presented with miles recorded while not logged in and asked to claim or reject the miles.
  • Vehicle Exceptions Workspace: Manage unidentified driving with this highly visible audit trail created when an exception is acknowledged, showing who acknowledged it and when. Auto-identify the most likely driver to be assigned to driving events to resolve exceptions.

Smart truck and trailer telematics

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solutions

BT 500: Truck Tracking Device for ELD Compliance and Much More

Powering ORBCOMM’s truck management product, the BT 500 is so much more than an ELD device, providing complete visibility, monitoring and management of drivers, vehicles and displays. Part of a comprehensive solution that combines in-cab devices, powerful cloud-based reporting and connected hardware, the BT 500 provides GPS vehicle tracking, advanced data collection from the CANbus, flexible communication options and an open, scalable platform to connect to for 3rd-party apps and other devices.

Pro-400 – ELDs for Fleet Vehicles, Oil & Gas, Specialty Fleets
Combining ELD compliance and advanced fleet safety features, the Pro-400 is designed to dramatically change unsafe driving behaviors and prevent crashes in an easy-to-implement, easy-to-manage fleet safety solution. Get immediate and dramatic results for fleets of all sizes. Safeguard drivers, increase fleet efficiency and ensure compliance with ELD and other regulations.

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Smart truck and trailer telematics

In-Cab Devices, Tablets

Garmin ELD

Garmin Fleet 780: Purpose-Built for Fleet Telematics

The 7” Garmin fleet 780 tablet combines trusted navigation, specialized truck routing and fleet experience with the openness and flexibility of a tablet. Tough and optimized specifically for over the road trucking, its built-in dual-purpose camera functions as a dash cam for the road and a productivity camera at customers’ depots. Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provides Internet connectivity to third-party peripherals, such as cameras and over-the-air map updates. Its customized truck routing has detailed maps with truck-related restrictions, such as bridge heights, sharp curves and weight limits.


Samsung: ORBCOMM’s ELD Solution Powered by Samsung
Samsung makes it easy to deploy a comprehensive solution that drives fleet productivity, improves driver retention and complies with the ELD mandate. Combined with ORBCOMM's driver-friendly ELD solution, Samsung devices provide a platform that integrates in-house or third-party apps seamlessly, is efficient to deploy and provides a secure, controllable environment for your fleet.



TomTom Bridge: The All-In-One Driver Terminal
The TomTom BRIDGE Terminal is a ruggedized 7" all in one device with truck-friendly routes, on-screen capture signature for paperless reports and enough connections to create a future-proof platform. Lifetime Maps and Traffic updates allow you to drive with the latest maps at no extra cost for the lifetime of your device. With state-of-the-art navigation and truck-specific routing, you can easily give directions to the closest assignment location, provide vital information on-site and scan data from Wi-Fi or NFC tags. Connectivity ready, the Bridge terminal comes with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB OTG. Shock-proof, it is industrial grade and works in extreme temperatures.

Smart truck and trailer telematics

In-Cab Cameras

From identifying unsafe driving behavior to helping exonerate innocent drivers, in-cab cameras have become a critical addition to modern fleet management solutions. Camera footage helps fleet managers improve driving habits and training while minimizing liability risk and associated costs.

The IC 500, ORBCOMM’s forward and optional inward-facing in-cab camera, captures critical video to serve as a virtual witness that can help protect drivers and fleets against false claims.

In-Cab Cameras
  • Video Evidence: Capture video that can prove the innocence of your drivers to help avoid costly fines and protect your reputation.

  • Driver Training : Automatically record footage when critical events occur or configure thresholds to capture other minor incidents that can help improve driving skills

  • Complete Visibility : Pair footage with data generated by the BT 500 truck telematics device to get the complete picture and enhance visibility of operations.

  • Outward and Inward Optional : Capture footage of events on the road and, optionally, in the cab with the inward-facing camera.

  • Fleet Safety : Use footage to address unsafe driving habits and help keep drivers safe.

Identification Sensors

IS 400 Tractor ID Sensor

The IS 400 seamlessly integrates with our GT 1200 series trailer tracking devices, to allow dispatch to identify the truck that is connected to a trailer. The IS 400 uses Bluetooth technology to allow fleets to ensure that the right truck is connected to the right trailer, saving time and money. The Tractor ID sensor makes life easier for drivers by taking a menial task off their hands, improving driver retention for fleets, while giving the back office the peace of mind that the right cargo is on its way to the right destination.

IS 400 Tractor

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solutions

ELD Compliance and Analytics Platform Gives Meaning to Fleet Management Data

The ORBCOMM platform is a single, unified, next-generation analytics and reporting platform that unlocks data-rich insights from your assets so that you can make faster, more accurate, better informed decisions. Manage all your assets in one place with a single, user-friendly fleet management solution

Optimized to work with ORBCOMM’s truck (ELD/HOS), trailer, reefer and container monitoring devices, the ORBCOMM platform delivers advanced reporting and analytics for the entire fleet on one single platform. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, the platform provides all that is needed to ensure regulatory compliance, maximize asset utilization, minimize operational costs, increase driver productivity and improve customer satisfaction for better ROI.

Depending on your fleet, the ORBCOMM Platform can be configured to display specific workspaces with individual workspaces for dispatchers, fleet managers or the safety and compliance team. Its powerful features include individualized customization, advanced data mining, configurable reporting, intelligent search options, multi-user management and advanced mapping.

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5 Reasons to Choose ORBCOMM ELD Solutions

1. Retain More Drivers
Intuitive, quick-to-learn Hours of Service (HOS) recording and e-log editing helps to increase driver retention rates by increasing satisfaction levels with in-cab devices.

2. Reduce Back Office Compliance Costs
Reduce time spent on administration of missing miles and unsigned logs.

3. Reduce Vehicle Downtime
Electronic DVIR, real-time defect reporting and reliable ELD devices maximize vehicle uptime.

4. Avoid Data Silos
Integrate HOS data into dispatch systems to increase productivity by matching available driver hours with load assignments.

5. Scale your In-Cab Platform
Combine all apps on an open Android platform to build one screen for drivers in the cab.

“It’s something that was going to be a positive—to be able to show the drivers ‘Yes, we’re going ELD, but you’re also getting some benefits out of, too’. Initially the drivers were against doing anything different, but after about two trips with the systems they liked it way better.”

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ELD Resources

Canadian ELD Update

There has been a big step forward for the third-party certification required to support the Canadian ELD mandate coming in June 2021.

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Truck Solution Delivers Big Savings

How Queen Transportation saved an estimated $25,000 related to Hours of Service compliance and administration.

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Hours Of Service Rule Change: LIVE Q&A

Our ELD expert answered some common questions related to the FMCSA HOS rule change. See the full Q&A recap and download a handy visor card.

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Ensuring ELD Compliance and Improving CSA Scores

How Dutch Valley Foods uses an all-in-one solution to improve CSA scores, ensure ELD compliance and monitor temperature-controlled cargo.

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