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ELD, or electronic logging device, is a system that monitors a commercial vehicle's driving hours. Self-certification involves the manufacturer affirming compliance with government standards.
In this section, we delve into the fundamentals,
Additionally, we guide you on selecting a suitable ELD that meets regulatory criteria for effective fleet management.
What is an electronic logging device
An electronic logging device (ELD) is a system comprising hardware connected to a vehicle's engine control module.
Linked to the diagnostic port, it automatically monitors drive time, maintaining records of duty status (RODS) and other essential data. This ELD system ensures accurate, automated recordkeeping and facilitates efficient fleet management by overseeing drive time and hours of service (HOS) compliance.
All ELDs must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and undergo self-certification for Federal mandate compliance. Non-registered ELDs, even if correctly installed, do not meet FMCSA standards.
Explore our comprehensive guide to the ELD Mandate for a thorough understanding of its varied requirements.
What information is recorded by an ELD
The FMCSA mandates that an ELD records specific data at predefined intervals, including:
Key functions and features
ELDs in compliance must possess the following features:
What are requirements of an ELD
According to FMCSA regulations, ELD compliance involves meeting three key requirements:
Which ELD should you use?
Prioritize compliance in your decision-making process when selecting an ELD system. Confirm its presence on the FMCSA list of self-registered ELDs, ensuring compliance with technical specifications. Research vendors extensively, assessing product details, depth, and customer support through platforms like the Better Business Bureau.
Choose an ELD that integrates seamlessly with driver safety and GPS tracking solutions for comprehensive fleet management.
Lastly, schedule a product demo with the provider to understand its functionality, features, and how it aids FMCSA compliance. Explore Advaya's FMCSA-registered ELD solution on our compliance solutions page and request a complimentary compliance demo.