An electronic logging device (ELD) is a component designed to automatically log driving time in commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
According to the ELD mandate set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), commercial motor vehicles in both the USA and Canada must be fitted with Electronic Logging Devices to comply with road safety regulations. The mandate requires that commercial fleet drivers move away from paper logbooks, which are prone to human error.
ELDs provide assistance in enforcing the HOS rule, ensuring that drivers have appropriate working hours and rest periods to mitigate fatigue on the road. With accurate digital logs, fleet operators can also better manage operational costs and driver safety.
With the ELD mandate in place, fleet operators benefit from:
By not having to manually record HOS in paper logbooks, paperwork is significantly reduced, saving drivers valuable time versus paper logs.
Digital logs allow for more accurate fleet management, lowering crash rates and preventable crashes from fatigue.
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