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The ELD designed with the driver in mind

Make your road to ELD compliance as smooth as possible

  • Single in-vehicle device Means no additional data or third party device costs
  • Easy to adopt and easy to use Keeps your drivers happy
  • FMCSA registered, third party verified Gives you peace of mind
  • All-in-one solution Makes going electronic easy
  • Secure, reliable, accurate Automatically collects and transmits data from the road to the office 


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Setting the standard for compliance with third-party verified ELD

Seal Verified by PIT GroupTo ensure our ELD is FMCSA compliant, EROAD employed the services of transportation research and engineering experts, PIT Group, to provide third-party verification. While ELD suppliers can self-certify their technologies, EROAD elected to independently test and verify our ELD solution because we realize the added value of unbiased verification.

After thorough and rigorous testing and verification according to the FMCSA’s test procedure, PIT Group confirmed that EROAD’s ELD meets the FMCSA’s functional requirements.

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5 questions to answer when looking for an ELD provider
Bruce Wilson, Chief Technical Officer and Head of Product for EROAD, provides some tips on how to pick the right one.

EROAD Red Paper #2: Going the extra mile to certify compliance
We explore the importance of independent, unbiased testing and verification.

EROAD Red Paper #1: Leverage a broader solution platform for ELD compliance
As you consider various options for satisfying the ELD mandate, are you thinking about opportunities to maximize your investment by ensuring the technology platform provides other essential functions?

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5 questions to ask your ELD provider

1. Is your ELD accurate and reliable?
EROAD’s ELD will be independently verified and has an industry leading 99.9% uptime.

2. Is your ELD third party verified?
EROAD’s ELD has been thoroughly and rigorously tested and verified by PIT Group according to the FMCSA’s test procedure. While ELD suppliers can self-certify their technologies, given that the FMCSA does not require independent verification, EROAD elected to take this approach because we realize the added value of unbiased verification.

3. Is your data safe?
EROAD gives you bank-grade level of security. And you retain ownership and complete control of your data.

4. Does your technology ensure driver safety?
EROAD’s system monitors not just hours of service (HOS) but driver events such as hard braking.

5. What else is your technology doing for you?
Some ELDs offer the minimum to stay compliant. EROAD’s ELD adds value to your business. We automate off highway travel, allowing you to maximize the opportunity for recovery of fuel tax consumed. We’ve revolutionized IFTA, eliminating the need to chase down driver records, sift through paper work, and manually enter information. We provide insights into driving behavior and automate service scheduling, helping you improve productivity and safety compliance.

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).

Guide to ELD Mandate

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.

     

Red Paper ELD Series

The Red Paper series is authored by the EROAD Regulatory and Compliance Team and features a comprehensive list of papers covering topics such as the key points you need to consider when selecting an ELD solution, how to leverage a broader solution platform for ELD compliance and weighing your options between AOBRDs and ELDs. 

Download the latest Red Paper Building confidence around your ELD adoption and implementation that guides you through the key considerations for a successful ELD roll out. 

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One platform, multiple applications

Backed by EROAD’s 16-year tradition of exceptional customer care.

EROAD’s driver-friendly ELD solution is built on the same advanced technology platform as our electronic tax, safety and fleet management features. That means reliability you can count on, and a technology partner you can trust – now and for the future. So when you’re making the switch from paper to electronic, choose the easy road – EROAD.

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Join EROAD at an industry event near you

Event name2018 Dates VenueEROAD Activity
2018 COHMED Conference January 29th – February 2nd Garden Grove, CA Are you in involved with transporting dangerous goods? If so, join us at CVSA’s COHMED Conference and learn from industry leaders involved in the regulation, enforcement and safety of transporting hazardous materials.
2018 Oregon Logging Conference February 22nd – 24th Lane County Convention Center
Eugene, OR
Network with forestry professionals from across the country at the 80th Annual “Logging, Construction, Trucking and Heavy Duty Equipment Expo.” Don’t forget to stop by the EROAD booth and meet our local Oregon team.

Frequently asked questions

How does the EROAD ELD benefit my driver? 
The EROAD ELD is designed with the driver in mind. Drivers will easily be able to facilitate roadside inspections and reduce administrative time and paperwork. It will guide and support drivers to manage their Hours of Service with daily and weekly summaries and reports of on-duty status, rests and resets.
How does the EROAD ELD benefit my fleet? 
The EROAD ELD provides fleet managers the ability to monitor drivers’ Hours of Service compliance and review and edit logs, which drivers can accept on the in-vehicle display. All ELD data will be automatically transmitted to EROAD’s web based portal, Depot so that administering users can receive real-time notifications and access driver records.
Is EROAD ELD FMSCA compliant? 
Yes!

EROAD has self-certified and registered the first in-cab, tethered ELD solution with the FMCSA. We have met all the technical specifications and have conducted rigorous internal testing. To provide further assurance and confidence to our customers, EROAD is currently working with the PIT Group, an expert in third party transportation engineering and testing, to obtain independent verification of our ELD solution according to FMCSA’s testing procedures.
Is EROAD ELD 3rd Party verified? 
Yes!

EROAD’s ELD has been thoroughly and rigorously tested and verified by the PIT Group according to the FMCSA’s test procedure. While ELD suppliers can self-certify their technologies, given that the FMCSA does not require independent verification, EROAD elected to take this approach because we realize the added value of unbiased verification.
What was the 3rd party verification methodology? 
PIT Group tested EROAD’s ELD in a live operational environment with a motor carrier from May 11th until June 19th, 2017. The test duration included the time for initial testing, improvements, and regression tests. To facilitate the verification of Depot, EROAD’s web office application, EROAD provided detailed process explanations, flow charts, code excerpts, and screen shots as supporting material to further demonstrate that the EROAD ELD solution meets the FMCSA’s technical and functional requirements.
What are the verification results?  
After thorough and rigorous testing and verification of the EROAD ELD according to the FMCSA’s test procedure, PIT Group confirmed that EROAD ELD meets all of the FMCSA’s functional requirements.
Who is PIT Group? 
PIT Group is an unbiased, neutral testing organization that helps manufacturers and fleet managers provide and select the best technologies to reduce costs and environmental impact. PIT Group evaluates technologies that promote efficient energy use in the commercial transportation, municipal and transit industries across North America.
What are the advantages of the EROAD ELD? 
Designed with the driver in mind, the EROAD ELD makes compliance convenient – from our user-friendly, in-vehicle hardware and automatic data capture to our reliable, secure connection and easy-to-use portal.
What are the EROAD ELD benefits? 
With EROAD you’ll experience an ELD that is:
  • Easy to adopt and easy to use, so you can be confident you’re always compliant.
  • Connected to the vehicle, so it’s always ready. No need to deal with lost or broken smartphones and tablets.
  • Faster roadside inspections mean drivers can spend more time doing what they do best – driving.
  • FMCSA registered, so you can trust our ELD has undergone rigorous testing to meet all FMCSA requirements and your compliance needs.
  • Easy to upgrade for additional compliance, tax reporting, safety and fleet-management tools.
  • Backed by best-in-class customer service where our responsive, friendly and knowledgeable U.S.-based team is dedicated to you.
What other benefits does EROAD provide? 
The EROAD ELD is part of our powerful suite of compliance, fleet management and safety solutions and is backed by our exceptional customer care. Offered as an affordable monthly subscription, it makes going electronic easier than ever.
What are the benefits of an in-vehicle solution?  
The EROAD ELD is built from the ground up to meet the highest performance, security and regulatory standards. Since our in-vehicle device accurately records distance and location at a tax audit level, it provides reliable data users can rely on.

The benefits of in-vehicle ELD are:
  • Purpose-built, designed for drivers and easy-to-use
  • Designed to be rugged (temperatures, shock, etc.)
  • Best-in-class network reliability – 99.99% uptime
  • No expensive data plans
  • No lost or broken tablets or smartphones
  • Captures data when vehicle is out of cell/data range
  • No worries about charging the in-vehicle device
  • No need to train drivers on multiple technology platforms
  • No need to hand tablet or smartphone with personal information to roadside inspectors
Does EROAD take care of maintenance and upgrades? 
Yes!

We takes care of all hardware and software maintenance and upgrades so you can focus on what you do best – running your fleet.
Does the EROAD ELD include hardware and software? 
Yes!

Your monthly subscription includes the in-vehicle hardware and access to Depot, our web based portal. All ELD data is automatically transmitted for administering users, receiving real-time notifications and accessing reports. Driver records are available online and can be easily exported for audits. Depot also provides you access to a range of additional compliance, safety and fleet management tools.

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