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What is an ELD?ELD = Electronic Logging Device
An electronic logging device (ELD) is a device that attaches to a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to synchronize with the engine and record Hours of Service (HOS).
As defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway for interstate commerce, transporting passengers or property, and meeting certain criteria for weight and design or use.
The ELD facilitates considerably more accurate recording of all driver activity by providing “snapshots” of the vehicle’s location throughout the driver’s day. ELDs automatically record driving time and monitor information such as location, engine hours, vehicle movement, and miles driven.
What You Can Expect:
Will the ELD Rule Affect Your Fleet?
The short answer is “yes.” Basically, the ELD rule applies to all CMV carriers operating across state lines. Also, drivers who maintain 8 or more days of duty status logs (out of 30 days) will require an ELD. However, there are exceptions for drivers who aren’t required to keep records of duty status (RODS), as well as drivers who use:
- RODS for not more than 8 days during any 30-day period
- Vehicles older than model year 2000
- Driveaway/towaway vehicles — as long as they are part of the shipment
How Much Time Do You Have?
There are two specific implementation deadlines:
All affected motor carriers and drivers must use either an ELD or AOBRD (automatic on-board recording device).
All motor carriers and drivers subject to the rule must use only ELDs. For more information on compliance, please visit the FMCSA’s website.
Driver Compliance Solutions
Acadian Total Security uniquely and seamlessly integrates compliance tools, including Hours of Service, IFTA mileage collection and DVIR, into a cost-effective software suite. The smart mobile app works with the telematics device to help you meet compliance regulations, keeping your fleet productive and your drivers safe.
Acadian Total Security views this integrated approach as essential for businesses of any size to see your operation’s “big picture.”
Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR)
- Complete end-to-end inspection workflow
- Drivers select defects, add comments, review previous inspections, and certifications the repair performed fixed the defect identified.
- Inspections show defects, who identified the defect, and who repaired it
- Reports in MyGeotab can be sorted to show all DVIRs, or just those with defects, those that have been repaired and those that have been certified as repaired offering great visibility to the health of the fleet