Truck Tablet and Smartphone Mounts for the ELD Mandate

The Electronic Logging Device rule also known as the ELD mandate will start being enforced on Dec. 18, 2017.  Fleets must implement ELD devices to log hours of service (also known as HOS).  Fleets and independent truckers can implement tablets and smartphones, following established Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements.  With that comes the need for some rugged truck mounts to hold the tablets and smartphones that are being used to meet the ELD mandate. We aren’t ELD mandate experts so cannot give advice on the applications required but can provide suggestions on good mounts for tablets and smartphones … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Mounts

Released in July of 2015, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 sports some new features including a non-slip fabric-style rear casing that enables a better grip while holding the tablet.  In this article, we take a look at Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 mounts for your car or home use. The Galaxy Tab E 9.6 has a unique shape.  Not quite as large as a full size tablet but a little larger than a midsize tablet.  Somewhat similar in size to an Apple iPad Air.  While this unique shape brings some challenges to finding the proper mount, there are still a lot of choices available. … Read more

Tablet Mounts for Trucks and Rigs

Today’s topic is tablet mounts for trucks and rigs.  Mounting a device in a truck has unique requirements that differ from placing it in a car.  A truck has a much deeper reach to the windshield so a basic suction cup mount will prove to be inconvenient. Most car mounts that are sold for tablets are a few inches long and will not suffice for use in a truck.  It’s difficult for a truck driver to reach forward that far so a suction mount that’s really long is what’s needed.  I have also found that truckers are more receptive to bolting a … Read more

GPS and Cell Phone Mounts for Trucks and Rigs

Today we will discuss GPS and Cell Phone mounts for trucks and rigs.  Mounting a device in a truck has unique requirements that differ from placing it in a car.  A truck has a much deeper reach to the windshield so a basic suction cup mount will prove to be inconvenient. Thinking about the suction cup mount furnished with most GPS units, these are a few inches long at best.  It’s difficult for a truck driver to reach forward that far so a suction mount that’s really long is what’s needed.  I have also found that truckers are more receptive to … Read more