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February 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Why would any1 use Qualcomm. I use the JJ Keller system. $199.00 for the GPS unit + $6.00 a month to use on a smart phone. Works great easy to use.

February 25, 2011 6:31 pm

FMCSA is using the most expensive system for the EOBR calulations. I use the JJ Keller system. $199.00 for the GPS and $6.00 a month. It requires you to use a smart phone and is very easy to use.

February 25, 2011 6:37 pm

the JJ Keller system EOBR cost $199.00 for the GPS and $6.00 a month to use. It requires a smart phone to use but you can use this phone as your cell phone as it can do both items at the same time. I have a $75.00 everything cell plan and it works great.

February 25, 2011 6:55 pm

That is not true. You do not need to carry or have paper logs. The requirement is that you must have a monthly back away from your main unit. I put my records on a dvd monthly stored at home. It is part of the service i get with my JJ Keller unit. the JJ Keller unit costs $199 for the GPS sender, $6.00 a month to use on a smart cell phone. All the smart phones out there now can do the EOBR thing and talk at the same time. You can not text while vehicle is moving with this system. It costs me $75.00 a month for everything on my phone.

March 1, 2011 5:00 am

I use the JJ Keller system for my EOBR rules. It meets FMCSA rules for EOBR use. it costs $199.00 for the GPS tracker and $6.00 a month to use. the system uses a smart phone to logand compute your hours. whats nice is that you can use the phone as your cell phone. the system will not let you text while truck is moving over 8mph.

March 1, 2011 5:20 am

I forgot to say you can use you phone as a gps to.

March 4, 2011 7:08 pm

You are able to use the cell phone and have it do the EOBR thing at the same time. All smart phones are able to do that now. The new Iphone will be able to do 3things at a time. if im at a truck stop i go off duty and take my phone with me the unit only logs trk movement. there is an off duty driving on the system so you can move trk up to 20min if needed at trk, home, or you want to go to the movie. the rule is you can do this but it cannot be used to further commerence. (you must return to your start point or you will be charged the time driving. The system knows i’v tried to beat it and lost.) While not happy 100% with system it works great, DOT likes it. The pnly problem with the system is the fact it is always legal as far as driving. if you are in a traffic jam in LA at rush hour you could loose 3hours going only 50 miles.

March 2, 2011 2:45 pm

There is a problem at this point: how can a truck stop just because of cell phone usage without consideration of team trucks? Just because a cell phone is in use in the truck, does not mean that it is definitely the driver.

February 28, 2011 4:02 pm

That looks like a much cheaper option than the one FMCSA pointed to. Do you know if it meets the EOBR specifications?

Can you post a link to the product you mentioned so other commenters can see if it would work for them?

March 1, 2011 5:20 am

I forgot to say you can use you phone as a gps to.

March 7, 2011 7:02 am

Rwwelker, you mention that DOT has checked out this system and likes it. Do you have a source (like a link or an article) for this information? It’d be great if everyone could see exactly what you’re talking about!

March 15, 2011 3:46 pm

The current regulations require that a driver reconstruct RODS for the past 7 days in the event of an EOBR failure and then keep a handwritten RODS until the EOBR is fixed. (You can read more here, here, here, and here.) However, it doesn’t seem that there’s a specific monthly back up requirement. Do you know more about this? For the current proposed rule, do you think there should be a monthly back up requirement?

February 24, 2011 11:19 pm

No benefits at all. they are just an expence that is not necessary..