Easily Track Hours of Service (HOS) compliance
Put simply, an ELD is an electronic solution that enables professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers to easily track HOS compliance.
All CDL drivers required to keep a Record of Duty Status (RODS) must use an ELD to document their compliance with HOS rules.
Benefits of ELDs
Make sure the device meets the proper specifications
The new ELD rule adds certain technical and performance specifications that define exactly what the device must feature.
For example, an ELD must:
- Connect to the truck’s engine to record if the truck is in motion
- Allow the driver to log in and select On-duty, Off-duty, or On-Duty Not Driving; drive segments must be automatically selected based on vehicle movement
- Graphically display a Record of Duty Status, so a driver can quickly see hours in a day
- Provide data in a format that’s standardized and can be transmitted to law enforcement in a number of prescribed ways, such as wireless web services, USB, or Bluetooth 2.0
Be provider-certified that the device meets the proper specifications