• Promotion gives disappointed ELD owners a $100 rebate when they switch to a new VDO RoadLog ELD.
• Limited-time promotion ends July 14, 2018.
Allentown, PA, May 17, 2018 - Continental, a leading global supplier of systems, components, and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, and the manufacturer of VDO RoadLog ELD (www.vdoroadlog.com), has just launched a new promotion that gives a $100 rebate to existing ELD owners who make the switch to the VDO RoadLog ELD. The VDO RoadLog Trade In - Trade Up Promotion offers fleets and owner operators a ‘do-over’ on their ELD choice. Customers can apply for the rebate at www.vdoroadlog.com/rebates.
Dissatisfied marketplace
According to Jay McCarthy, Continental’s VDO RoadLog Marketing Manager, “In spite of the fact that there are a lot of ELD options on the market, many ELD owners are dissatisfied and downright frustrated with the ELD solution they’ve chosen. So, we’re offering them a second chance to choose a better option, as well as a $100 rebate when they make the switch to the VDO RoadLog ELD.”
Limited-time promotion ends July 14, 2018
The VDO RoadLog Trade In-Trade Up Promotion is open to all current ELD owners whether they own an Electronic Logging Device or an ELD phone app. The $100 rebate will be delivered as a VISA gift card. The offer is only valid on new purchases of VDO RoadLog and VDO RoadLog ELD Plus. There is no limit on the number of new VDO RoadLog ELD purchases that can qualify for the rebate. Customers will not need to send in their old ELDs.
A solution to the frustration
Jay McCarthy noted that many cell-based ELD users are losing data when they enter areas with no cell service or experiencing battery issues and Bluetooth connection drops that are leaving them with incomplete records and exposure to costly fines.
“Many new VDO RoadLog users are actually converts from phone app-based solutions. That’s where we got the idea to create this promotion. Truckers are literally abandoning their smart phone or tablet based ELDs in favor of dedicated units that are hard wired to the vehicle and can handle the rigors of commercial driving.” McCarthy explains. “VDO RoadLog ELD is a reliable, affordable, and FMCSA compliant device that’s available with no monthly fees. So when you buy it, it’s yours. Because RoadLog is hardwired to the vehicle’s data port, there’s no chance for Bluetooth data drops and no worries about gaps in the driver’s logs. VDO RoadLog ELD’s power is drawn from the vehicle, so battery overheating is simply not an issue. Plus, Continental provides free software updates to make sure that customers stay in mandate compliance now and in the future.”
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.
Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.3 billion in 2017.
Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.