5 Frequently Asked Questions on the ELD Mandate
How Will the ELD Mandate Affect My Business?
The New Year brings new attention to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, as all drivers currently keeping a Record of Duty Status (RODS) will be required to adopt ELDs by December of this year.
The mandate’s overarching goal is to improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours of service (HOS) regulations that prevent driver fatigue. ELDs automatically track HOS and duty status changes, resulting in a better log accuracy, fewer HOS-related violations, safer driving practices and a more operationally efficient fleet. Here are five frequently asked questions surrounding the ELD legislation:
1. What information does an ELD collect?
2. Are all ELDs considered compliant with the mandate?
3. Are there exemptions to the ELD mandate?
- Drivers who keep RODS for eight days or less during any 30-day period
- Driveaway-towaway drivers where the vehicle itself is the item of delivery
- Drivers who are operating vehicles manufactured before the year 2000
4. What log edits aren't allowed?
- Drive time
- ELD malfunctions and data diagnostic events
- An intermediate log
- Vehicle engine power up/shut down
- A driver’s login/logout activity
5. Are fleet managers allowed to make edits?
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