Cummins’ Zed ELD ending service, directs users to transition to alternate provider

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Updated Jan 3, 2019

The Zed ELD, an electronic logging device produced by Cummins, will be ceasing service on January 31, the company announced via a recent notice on its website.

Zed users can opt into the Stoneridge company’s EZ-ELD product and receive, Zed says, a “free-of-charge Stoneridge ELD Device and a free-of-charge 1-year subscription to Stoneridge ELD and IFTA.” The Stoneridge product is otherwise operable with a monthly subscription, as are most ELDs on the market.

The Zed ELD discontinuation comes just several months after the company touted its Zed Connect platform and refinements to its ELD app at the Great American Trucking Show in August.

Originally attractive to owner-operators given its no-monthly-fee pricing structure, Zed’s closure leaves just four devices capable of operating without monthly fees on the market — Blue Ink Technology’s ELD, Continental’s VDO RoadLog, GPS stalwart Garmin’s ELD and the Switchboard ELD. Others, such as the One20 F-ELD product, have discontinued their service.