ELD

Learn all about ELDs, ELD mandate, ELD compliance, and more.

What is an ELD?

An ELD is short for electronic logging device, but what exactly is an ELD? What does it mean for an ELD to be self-certified, and what are the key requirements of an ELD?  In this section, we’ll answer these questions in detail and get you acquainted with the ELD basics. Here’s what we’ll cover: Table […]

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Top ELD exemptions

Although all non-exempt drivers are required to install FMCSA-registered ELD solutions, there are some circumstances in which drivers are exempt from the ELD mandate, and may not need a compliant ELD solution. In these situations, drivers can use other methods to record their Hours of Service (HOS) data but should keep proper documentation outlining their […]

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Choosing an ELD service provider

The process of finding the right ELD can be overwhelming. In this section, we’ll provide advice to streamline the process of finding a compliant ELD and avoiding an expensive mistake. Now that the ELD mandate is in place, it means that non-exempt drivers without ELDs are being put out of service by enforcement officials.  The […]

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What is an ELD app?

In this section, learn what an ELD app is, the difference between an ELD and an ELD app, other helpful compliance information, and what to look for in a good ELD app. Because the FMCSA’s ELD mandate means commercial drivers now must employ ELDs, many drivers are looking for the easiest and most efficient ways […]

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Best ELD For Owner Operators

Most owner operators now need an ELD system to stay compliant. However, not all ELD solutions are perfect for owner operators because of their unique challenges. Let’s see what the best ELD for owner operators look like. While some owner-operators have been hesitant to adopt an ELD solution, the need to stay compliant is a […]

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Guide to ELD for trucking

Those in trucking should not only understand all of the components of the FMCSA’s ELD mandate, but should also be aware of other information, like how they can benefit from using an ELD, including increasing their profits. For most trucking companies, an ELD is required. It’s also something that can make drivers and your fleet […]

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How to use an ELD — ELD training for drivers

For drivers who are now required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs), the question of how to properly use an ELD is one they may find themselves asking. This section aims to answer exactly that question for drivers, along with how ELDs work and how to install an ELD system. How to use ELDs The […]

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ELD malfunctions explained

Wondering how you’re supposed to handle ELD malfunctions? Get step-by-step instructions according to the FMCSA for what to do during an ELD malfunction. What can I do if my ELD malfunctions? Here’s the step-by-step process of what you should do according to the FMCSA. Per CFR §395.34, if you experience an ELD malfunction that affects your […]

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Introduction To ELD Personal Conveyance

Ever since the implementation of the ELD mandate, there have been several questions about personal conveyance. Before the ELD mandate, designating drive time as personal conveyance was just about writing it down that way. With the introduction of electronic logging devices, the method of recording personal conveyance has also changed. In addition, the FMCSA also recently updated […]

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ELD violations and fines

The FMCSA designates 22 ELD-related violations that count against SMS scores. In addition, full enforcement of the FMCSA’s ELD mandate is in effect, which means that ELD violations do affect CSA scores. Moreover, if a non-exempt driver doesn’t have an ELD when required, they’re also placed out of service for at least 10 hours. That’s not a situation […]

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The advantages and benefits of ELD

In addition to complying with regulations, ELDs offer plenty of benefits to drivers, fleet managers, and carriers. Reduce paperwork According to the DOT, drivers spend an estimated 20 hours per year filling out manual logs to provide carriers. With ELDs, drivers can save about 15 minutes per day by reducing paperwork, decreasing effort and cost […]

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AOBRD vs ELD — What is the difference?

ELDs and automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) are different types of devices. As of December 16, 2019, AOBRDs are no longer considered record of duty status (RODS) compliant. The ELD mandate requires all non-exempt drivers to install compliant FMCSA-registered ELDs. What is an AOBRD? An automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) is an older style ELD […]

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ELD Glossary

A AOBRD An automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) is a type of ELD that connects to a vehicle’s engine to record a driver’s Hours of Service (HOS). As of 2019, AOBRDs are no longer considered compliant with the ELD mandate. C CMV A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operates for commercial purposes, and can’t be used […]

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ELD FAQs

Here is a collection of some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about ELDs, ELD mandate, ELD compliance, ELD systems, etc.

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