No Joke: The ELD Mandate is Coming!

Like the story of the boy who cried wolf, many fleets wonder whether the recently released implementation date of September 2015 for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is “for real,” given the long history of stalled past attempts leading up to it. Understanding the rule’s history and evolution may shed light on why the ELD mandate has been such a laborious process – the FMCSA wants to get this right.   So, it’s time for a FMCSA refresher. This ruling, like all significant Department Of Transportation rules, is a multi-step process predicated on “one foot before the other.” The…

How to Quickly Determine If You Need to Comply with the ELD Mandate

After a long wait and much anticipation, the FMCSA has announced that it will issue its final ruling on the electronic logging device mandate in late September 2015. It’s time to determine, “Do I need an ELD?” And, “Even if I’m exempt, what’s all the fuss about?”   Who the ELD Mandate Applies To Preliminary information indicates drivers will be required to use an ELD if they are required to keep Records of Duty Status. (RODS). The FMCSA estimates 3.0 million vehicles and 3.4 million drivers will fall under this ruling. So how do I know if I need to…

Don’t Buy an ELD Without Knowing These 7 Requirements

The FMCSA has issued a revised “final rule” timeline for the electronic logging device mandate. With a new target set of September 2015, the industry is abuzz with questions regarding how the ELD mandate will affect fleets and their daily operations. What are the technical specifications of the devices? Which are compliant? How will they perform? Is there a certification process for ELD providers? These are just a few of the questions circulating. Although the final rule is still in development, the FMCSA has identified a distinct set of technical goals to address. Expect final key requirements to focus on…

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