The ONE20 website says the company will go out of business June 18 and GeoSpace Labs Monday said it has stepped in to fill the ELD void.
“At first we didn’t understand completely why we were getting so many conversions from ONE20 until the [ONE20] announcement on Friday,” said Mark Rupert, COO of GeoSpace Labs in a news release Monday.
“We have had a huge uptick in conversions over the last several weeks from many other products, but ONE20 specifically.”
ONE20 stated on its website:
“We launched ONE20 Inc. in 2015 as a way for drivers to get access to the tools they need to do what they do, without spending an arm and leg. We gave it our best shot.
“On June 18, 2018 ONE20 Inc. will be ceasing operations. We wish it wasn’t true but sometimes you win and sometimes you take one on the nose. This time it’s our turn.
“Your ONE20 apps (ONE20 Maps, My ONE20 and ONE20 F-ELD) will NOT continue to work. “We won’t be doing any updates or offering any support.
“We’ll miss you and hope that you all continue to support each other the way you always have.
Who knows, maybe we’ll meet again down the road.
“Keep it rubber side down,
“The ONE20 Team.”
The Trucker was unable to reach a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesperson to comment on the situation.
GeoSpace in the release said it is reducing the cost of its ELDs by $100 with a picture of the old ONE20 ELD. “Just email the picture to [email protected], along with your name and phone number so one of our sales agents can call you and get you set up on the Geowiz ELD.”
GeoSpace said its single user option provides an “unlimited option ELD with no recurring monthly fee” and that two-day shipping is free and sending them the picture of the ONE20 ELD will “kickstart the process.”
GeoSpace Labs is based in Lakeland Florida, and offers several types of products, from vertically integrated transportation management systems to market-wide tool kits.
It has more than 17,000 users across 125,000 tracked assets.
Dorothy Cox is former assistant editor – now retired – of The Trucker, and a 20-plus-year trucking journalism veteran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in divinity. Cox has been in journalism since 1972. She has won awards for her writing in both mainstream and trucking journalism.