The ELD designed with the driver in mind

EROAD’s ELD sets the standard for accuracy

EROAD’s ELD has been added to the FMCSA registry

  • Single in-vehicle device means no additional data or third party device costs
  • 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

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Making compliance convenient

Why choose EROAD’s ELD?

  • Simplified compliance Easy to adopt and easy to use so you can be confident you’re always compliant
  • Easy roadside enforcement Easier roadside inspections mean your drivers can get back onto the road faster to do what they do best
  • Best-in-class customer service Responsive, knowledgeable and friendly customer service team dedicated to you

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 future-proofed?
We thrive because we constantly innovate. You won’t be stuck with a legacy system with EROAD.

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 and sharp cornering.

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.

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.

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).

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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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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EROAD Activity

NTA Safety Round Table & ELD Training (Las Vegas, NV)

Mar 9

Kenworth Sales 3033 Losee Rd.
N. Las Vegas, NV 89030

Learn the basics of the ELD regulations and how to identify which products are approved by the FMCSA from a panel of specialists including EROAD.

NTA Safety Round Table & ELD Training (Reno, NV)

Mar 16

Nevada Trucking Association 
8745 Technology Way, Ste. E
Reno, NV 89521

Learn the basics of the ELD regulations and how to identify which products are approved by the FMCSA from a panel of specialists including EROAD.

CTA Central Valley Unit Meeting

Mar 16

Wedgewood Banquet Center 
4584 W. Jacquelyn Avenue 
Fresno, CA 93722

We will discuss the ins and outs of the ELD mandate and what you need to do and when.

TCA’s 79th Annual Convention

Mar 26 - Mar 29

Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN

Stop by booth #1728 to speak with our ELD experts. And don’t miss our session on “Developing an RFP for ELD Implementation – Asking the Right Questions.”

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