Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) & ELD Mandate2018-04-06T12:23:07+00:00

Electronic Logging Devices ELDs and ELD Mandate Compliance

The ELD Mandate is affecting millions of drivers across North America. Find out everything you need to know about ELDs and what solutions AssetWorks has to offer.

What is the ELD Mandate?

The government regulation called the ELD Mandate, aims to improve traffic safety by using modern technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue.

Why do we need an ELD Mandate?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue. Commercial vehicle drivers are responsible for tracking their hours-of-service as part of legislative requirements to reduce fatigued driving and improve safety for all drivers on the road.

Not complying with HOS regulations is not only illegal and dangerous, but it can also be costly. In 2015, Hours-of-Service fines in the U.S. reached over $250 million annually. While there have been regulations regarding these issues and the need for paper logs for years, the real problem has been that there has not been any consistent format for tracking the records. It has varied from error-prone paper logs to various forms of electronic logs that essentially encapsulate the information that the paper log was intended to provide.

An electronic on-board recorder (EOBR)-style log improves the accuracy of the data that was logged, but the lack of a consistent data format meant that the logs essentially needed to be regenerated to an equivalent “paper” format for review and enforcement. The Record of Duty Status (RODS) definition within the ELD legislation defines a consistent format for enforcement personnel to review.

“This is a win for all motorists on our nation’s roadways. Employing technology to ensure that commercial drivers comply with federal hours-of-service rules will prevent crashes and save lives.”
– FMCSA Acting Administrator, Scott Darling

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What are the benefits of ELD software?

Simplify regulatory requirements which can reduce violations

Lower crash rates

Streamline audits

Eliminate paperwork and handling costs (Driver logs are 2nd only to tax filing for paper management costs)

With the right ELD provider, you can use the same technology platform for:

Vehicle inspections
GPS and telematics
Accident notification and reconstruction
Driver behavior (speeding, idling, aggressive behavior, unauthorized vehicle use)
Management of light duty vehicles
Trailer tracking
Dispatching and field ticketing

Why should I implement an ELD earlier than I have to?

By implementing ELDs sooner rather than later, fleets can expect to see benefits almost immediately.

  • The sooner you start, the sooner you can see ROI. Using ELDs can reduce fuel costs, increase communication between drivers and office staff, reduce paperwork and violation costs.
  • When drivers don’t need to continuously update their physical driver logs, they can better focus on driving, which makes your job, their job and achieving the safest working environment possible easier.
  • Adding ELD devices now instead of waiting, will give you the chance to gradually learn and use the technology at a more comfortable pace, instead of rushing to follow the government’s orders.

AssetWorks Field Service Solution – An ELD Compliant Device

An Electronic Driver Log solution places ELDs inside the vehicle and Hours of Service (HOS) software in the office. This solution eliminates the need for paper logs, improves transportation management and simplifies HOS tracking and reporting. Watch this quick video to learn how to easily manage HOS requirements.

Everything you need to know about the ELD Mandate - all in one place!

This quick guide will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to comply with the FMCSA’s new legislation on electronic logging devices.
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