Discover the importance of the ELD Rule to avoid Sanctions and Road Accidents
First, let’s clarify that an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) is a technology that automatically records the driver’s driving time and other aspects of the Hours of Service (HOS) records, required by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) since 2017.
The purpose of implementing the ELD is to create a safer work environment for drivers and motor carriers of commercial motor vehicles, ensuring that they take the breaks they need to avoid accidents and unexpected deaths. However, this topic may generate the following questions:
1.- What are commercial motor vehicles?
Vehicles whose gross weight is greater than 10,000 lbs and are used to transport products or people for interstate businesses.
2.- What does an ELD allow?
Easily verify driver status and HOS compliance at any time, because it tracks, manages and share data accurately on driving and downtime.
In addition, ELDs must have the ability to perform telematic or local data transfers.
3.- How does ELD work?
ELDs monitor the vehicle’s engine to capture data about when the vehicle is running, when is moving, the kilometers traveled and the duration of the engine operation (engine hours).
Also, you can quickly generate an electronic logbook directly on a mobile device that will allow the driver to show it to a road inspector.
4.- What does the FMCSA expect about ELD?
That drivers do not exceed the maximum driving hours designated, in order to reinforce safety.
5.- When will the ELD be mandatory?
As of December 16, 2019, all carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use an ELD.
6.- What is recommended for drivers and motor carriers?
Use an ELD that is certified and get trained in its use to track and share records of service status.
In conclusion, an ELD is an excellent monitoring tool that will ensure safer roads and will optimize record keeping in your company. Truway helps you decide which ELD is right for your business needs and that meets the standards required by the FMCSA. Contact us: Here or call us at +1 (786) 808-7892 for more information.