Engaged drivers equals a safe, efficient fleet

In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the final Hours of Service (HOS) rule requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to track their Record of Duty Status (RODS) electronically, using compliant Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) versus paper logbooks. A phased approach will lead up to the final deadline for compliance of December 16, 2019.

The ELD Mandate timeline

A timeline of events leading up to 16 December 2019, when drivers of commercial motor vehicles and for-hire private motor carriers will be required to have installed and be using an FMCSA-compliant Electronic Logging Device (ELD).

Download the FMCSA ELD Final Rule

Still haven’t moved to ELDs? Here’s what to expect when you do

Region: North America
Benefit: Compliance

On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.

The importance of KPIs

You cannot improve what you donÕt measure. For fleet managers to achieve optimum efficiency, there are certain statistical measures that need attention.

Will the ELD mandate be delayed?

Earlier in the month, the House Transportation Committee attached a directive to this yearÕs Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. At the time, there was speculation that the event could end up delaying or repealing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety AdministrationÕs (FMCSA) ELD mandate set to go into effect on December 18.

Can I trust self-certified ELDs?

The clock is ticking away as the deadline for the FMCSAÕs ELD Mandate inches closer. Fleet managers and drivers are being urged to get their ducks in a row and pick an electronic logging device (ELD).

Technical compliance requirements

Not all electronic logging devices (ELDs) are made equal and it's vital that you choose one that meets all the specifications set out in the ELD Mandate/Final Rule if you want to be compliant and avoid being fined.

The hefty price of non-compliance

If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times over: don't wait until the last minute to become ELD Mandate compliant. The earlier these electronic logging devices are installed, the better Ð especially as the process of doing so and training the appropriate employees will likely take longer than expected.

ELD for efficiency

Yes, you must use electronic logging devices (ELD) to comply with the ELD Mandate. And, yes, you will have to invest quite a bit of time and money in transitioning to an ELD system that fulfils all the regulations outlined in the FMCSAÕs Final Rule. But, as weÕve said in an earlier post, there are plenty of benefits that come from moving from paper and pen to web and wireless technology.

Transition to ELD in 6 steps

With the deadline for the FMCSAÕs ELD Mandate Final Rule just around the corner, weÕve set out your journey to compliance in six straightforward steps.

ELD Reasons to move now

You may think that the FMCSA's ELD Mandate December 2019 final deadline is a long way off and that you still have plenty of time to comply.

ELD Mandate: Do you qualify for exemption

While compliance with the FMCSA's ELD Mandate is compulsory for most drivers of commercial motor vehicles, for-hire and private motor carriers, it's not required for others.

Benefits of the Mandate

The road to the passing of the FMCSA's ELD Mandate Final Rule hasn't exactly been smooth Ð in fact there have been plenty of bumps and obstacles. And this is why there is still so much uncertainty about the actual benefits of using electronic logging devices.

ELD Timeline Explained

It may seem like there's plenty of time to go until the FMCSA's final ELD Mandate deadline on December 16 2019, but there are other important dates and deadlines in the three-and-a-half years before then.

ELD Mandate: the basics

With the long-awaited implementation of the FMCSAÕs ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate, gone are the days of drivers logging their records with pencil and paper.


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