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Why choose EROAD’s electronic logging device?

  • Simplified compliance Easy to adopt and easy to use so you can be confident you’re always compliant
  • No extra costs Single in-vehicle device means no additional data or device costs
  • Easy roadside enforcement Easier roadside inspections mean your drivers can get back onto the road faster to do what they do best
  • Automatic updates Ensures you always have the latest updates and features
  • Secure, reliable, accurate Wired connection to the vehicle means it's always available and ready when you are
  • Saves time Dramatically reduces administration time and paperwork
  • Best-in-class customer service Responsive, knowledgeable and friendly customer service team dedicated to you

 

We’ll make the move to ELDs easy

From December 2017, millions of interstate drivers will be required to use electronic logging devices to record hours of service.

Like many carriers, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to go about finding the right solution for your business. It’s anticipated that there will be dozens of products out there, but which one is best for your needs? To help make your search easier, here are the top five things you need to consider when looking for an ELD technology partner.

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EROAD’s FMCSA-compliant ELD (electronic logging device) solution, now in development, uses the same advanced technology platform as our electronic tax, compliance and commercial services.

Our Red Paper ‘Leverage a broader solution platform for ELD compliance’ explains how you can maximize your investment by ensuring the technology platform you choose provides other essential functions.

Capturing data and analysis to monitor driver performance, maintain your fleet, record accurate distance to simplify tax reporting, document and maximize your fuel efficiency are some things to consider.

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Guide to the ELD mandate

In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Final Rule requiring carriers and drivers currently using paper record of duty status (RODS) to adopt electronic logging devices (ELDs).

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Who must comply? 
The rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers currently required to prepare and retain paper RODS to comply with the HOS regulations under part 395.

The following drivers are exempt from installing and using ELDs and may continue to use manual paper or electronic logging system RODS:
  • Drivers using paper logs no more than 8 days during any 30 day period
  • Drivers who conduct driveaway - towaway operations, where vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered (i.e. transporting an empty vehicle for sale, lease or repair)
  • Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000.

Further, for those drivers who are not required to maintain RODS because they operate under the short haul/ 100-air mile exemption, may continue without adopting ELDs. However, if the driver exceeds the conditions of the exemption rule for more than 8 days in any 30 day period, those drivers will be required to adopt ELDs.

When does it apply?  
Drivers must transition to using compliant ELDs by December 2017 unless they have automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) that are grandfathered under this rule.

This means that drivers using AOBRDs must also transition to using compliant ELDs, but they will have an additional two years to do so (until December 2019).
TIMELINE

February 16, 2016
“Effective Date” - ELD providers with compliant product can register on the FMCSA registry

December 18, 2017
“Compliance Date”
- ELD becomes mandatory for qualifying carriers and drivers

December 16, 2019
“Full compliance date”
- End of AOBR Grandfathering All carriers and drivers must abandon AOBRs and use ELDs

What are the key technical features of an ELD?  
The Final Rule sets out details of the technical standards and functional specifications for an ELD to be considered compliant and eligible for self-certification and registration on the FMCSA website.

The ELD must support:
  • Automatic capture of records at certain intervals from connecting to the vehicle: e.g. date, time, location, engine power status, engine hours, miles driven and motion status
  • Personal Use and Yard Use to be recorded as off-duty time if carrier authorizes the vehicle to be used for such use.
  • Annotations and edits to ELD records to be permissible for drivers and carriers. However, original records cannot be overwritten and must be retained along with the edited versions.
  • Detection of malfunctions with internal audit controls built into the system to notify data inconsistencies and system failures.
  • Data transfer to enforcement officials upon request using either a wireless web service or email, and Bluetooth or USB.
  • Driver HOS Graph Grid display to be available for the enforcement official without entering the vehicle, as backup to data transfer capability.
What should I look for in an ELD provider?  
For an ELD provider, getting on the ELD registry is the easy part. The challenging part for ELD providers will be to remain on the registry, which depends on having a compliant product that truly works for the drivers and carriers in all manners of commercial vehicle operation.

It is important for carriers to conduct due diligence on an ELD provider, their solution and their testing procedures. Ultimately, it will be the carrier that will inevitably run the risk of non-compliance with the regulations if the ELD solution malfunctions or is removed from the registry; as a potentially high stakes consequence, this could have a fleet running without a solution.

A confident ELD provider will be open and transparent around the technical development, testing frameworks and user feedback incorporated into their solution. A carrier should expect a clear and supported pathway for transitioning from the current state – using paper, AOBRD or electronic logs – to adopting an ELD solution that ideally brings alongside other complementary solutions across the business.
What does this mean for me and my drivers?  
The decision to replace paper logbooks with an electronic solution requires a major commitment from drivers and carriers. With the ELD mandate, you will be searching for the best technology provider with the right solution for and compatibility with your business.

Key questions to ask:
  • How should I manage the transition?
  • Is the solution simple and intuitive for my drivers?
  • Will it be easy to train my drivers and staff?
  • Will I be compliant using it now and in the future?
  • Will I have the right support from my technology provider?
  • Will the solution meet my operational needs?
    • Owner operators with personal use
    • Yard use
    • Easy installation for my lease vehicles
    • Team driving
    • Multiple terminals
    • Outsourcing back office administration
  • Can I leverage the solution for other value added services?
    • Fleet management and real time tracking
    • Commercial reporting on fuel, idle, speed and geofences
    • Electronic tax reporting and filing for IFTA and WMT
    • DVIR, vehicle service and maintenance management

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Timeline

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February 16, 2016

“Effective date”
ELD providers with compliant product can register on the FMCSA registry

Phase 1

Awareness and transition –
Carriers and drivers can voluntarily adopt ELDs. Should research and evaluate ELD options, and prepare to transition to ELDs.

December 18, 2017

“Compliance date”
ELD becomes mandatory for qualifying carriers and drivers

Phase 2

Phased-in compliance –
Unless carriers and drivers are using AOBRs, must adopt ELDs.

   

December 16, 2019

“Full compliance date”
End of AOBR Grandfathering
All carriers and drivers must abandon AOBRs and use ELDs

Phase 3

Full compliance –
All carriers and drivers must adopt ELDs.

     

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