Disconnecting your ELDs may result in ELD rule violations. An ELD disconnection may also tamper with important data that fleet administrators and dispatchers need to make data-driven business decisions, dispatch decisions, IFTA reporting, etc.
Elog devices also help drivers with Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, and disconnecting ELDs may also pose a safety risk. If you have to unplug your ELD system for any reason, continue preparing handwritten logs until your ELD starts working again. Note: You can’t manually record HOS on a paper log for more than eight days after the malfunction.