The clock is ticking for truckers to upgrade or replace their third-generation (3G)-reliant ELDs — or face possible hours-of-service violations — as major cellular providers move to 5G network services in 2022.
Regulators are urging carriers to take action to ensure their ELDs remain legal after mobile networks transition out of 3G.
As wireless providers switch off 3G networks in favor of 5G, some ELDs may no longer work.
14% of carriers polled said they don’t understand what a 3G sunset means for their fleets.
Shippers leaning toward private fleets need to consider the risk, as well as how to optimize warehouses, trailers and containers.
Upgrading fleets and equipment from 3G mobile technology to LTE requires upfront planning with a strong partner.
Companies relying on older cellular networks to run their remote monitoring and telematics applications will soon start to experience performance issues and reliability drops ahead of widespread network shutdowns.
PowerFleet has helped thousands of customers transition from analog to 2G, 3G and now, 4G/LTE.