If you are like most people, you are probably looking for the best eld solution . The strict enforcement of the eld mandate is now in full effect (april 2018). However, the next date is around the corner. By Dec 2018, On board device will have to be replaced by ELD.
The automatic onboard recording device is very different from an Electronic Logging Device in their technical specification.
As an owner, if your device is able to update itself in order to meet the ELD requirement, through the use of software updates; is essential as manufactures notify owners of the existing AOBRDs.
The update of devices ought to be self-certified plus registered on the FMCSA ELD registration site by the manufacturers.
ELD solutions are devices and specific electronic logging software; that are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The ELD solution connects to the engine of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV), in order to accurately and automatically be able to record the driver’s performance metrics and HOS.
When you connect the CMV to the diagnostic port of the truck, data is transfer to the ELD plug-in device is possible.
Then transmit the information via the Bluetooth to the mobile device app to be taken to the cloud through the cell network.
Fleets have up to December of 2017, for them to implement the certified ELDs so as to be able record the HOS. For the fleets that have the Electronic Logging Device, have up to December 2019 for them to ensure that they have a compliance with the specifications that has been published.
After the 16th of December 2019, every single driver is subject to the rule and needs to use certified and registered ELDs, which complies with all the requirements of the ELD regulation.
With the new set of rules by the FMCSA of the use of electronic logging device solutions, the transportation industry is bound to have positive benefits.
Motor carriers who are affected by this rule need to start evaluating and selecting an ELD solution; that will work efficiently and be able to meet the deadline date for compliance.