The whats, whys, and wherefores of electronic logging devices can be complex and overwhelming. Between mandates, FMCSA regulations, and day-to-day of fleet operations, ELDs can get lost in the shuffle.

For example, you already know that an ELD monitors the driver’s driving time and hours-of-service (HOS) compliance, and tracks lots of other data to simplify record keeping and fleet management. But did you know that to ensure compliance with the U.S. ELD mandate, ELDs must be FMCSA-registered and self-certified? If not, ELD users remain non-compliant even if the device is installed in your trucks.

There are dozens of ways that an ELD can benefit your business. According to the FMCSA, fleets save an estimated $2.44 billion in clerical work alone, including a whopping $1.88 billion worth of valuable time saved by eliminating paper logbooks. Fleets can also increase fuel efficiency and profitability while reducing high-risk driving behavior among their drivers.

While these are just a few of the benefits of having an ELD, the “devil is in the details.” This is where the Motive ELD guide comes in. The guide is a compilation of everything you need to know to stay compliant, safe, and more.

The Motive ELD Guide

The new guide includes everything from the basic “What the heck is an ELD?” to “Where can I get one of these?” and every critical detail in between. Each section details use cases and examples and demonstrates how your fleet can improve efficiencies.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • The inner workings and benefits of an ELD
  • ELD mandates, compliance requirements, and exemptions
  • How to choose an ELD service provider
  • What ELD violations and fines exist
  • How to operate and repair an ELD, and more

Read the Motive ELD guide or check out this post about exemptions for small carriers. Learn how to streamline your electronic logbooks.