The ELD mandate is in full effect, and non-exempt commercial drivers are required to have compliant electronic logging devices.

However, some ELD manufacturers (like J.J. Keller) are facing technical issues which may render their users unable to fulfill their obligations. These data transferability issues can be a hassle, which could cost you time and money.

The FMCSA has acknowledged the problem with J.J. Keller ELDs and allowed a short-term extension to their users. According to the short-term extension, J.J. Keller ELD users will be allowed to temporarily revert to paper logs. The FMCSA’s extension is valid until February 28, 2018.

Through this blog post, we want to inform our readers that J.J. Keller ELD users are recommended to print a copy of the FMCSA’s notice and keep it in their cabs.

You can find the FMCSA’s notice here.

The problem with J.J. Keller ELDs

Earlier, J.J. Keller notified the FMCSA that its electronic logging devices are facing issues with wireless data transfer — which is an ELD requirement.

According to the final ELD rule, compliant electronic logging devices that support telematics transfer methods must be able to use both wireless email and web services.

The Motive ELD — ensuring compliance

As mentioned earlier, compliance issues cost you time and money. That’s a problem you don’t want to face. The Motive ELD solution has no such technical issues.

If you want a reliable, compliant, and hassle-free experience, try Motive. Over 1 million registered drivers and 60,000 carriers trust Motive for their compliance needs.

The Motive ELD has lots of useful fleet management features and an easy-to-use dashboard that simplifies operations.

RSD Containers is a fleet based in Salt Lake City, UT. They picked Motive over J.J. Keller for their compliance needs.

We are fully committed to delivering a product that addresses your company’s compliance and regulatory needs. So you can focus on growing your business without worrying about technical problems or operational hiccups.

Request a free demo of the Motive ELD now.