ELDs: Self-Certified Doesn’t Mean Verified

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) has shed light on one of the biggest misconceptions in the transportation industry in recent memory: what it really means to have a “certified” ELD.

You might be thinking that “certification” sounds very official and that vendors touting that label have undergone vigorous testing to verify that their ELD device complies with new regulations. News flash: they haven’t! All this means is that they simply said “I’m an ELD.”

Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president of regulatory affairs, helps to explain by saying “it’s a registration process; it’s not a certification process…

HOS fines are racking up!

$343,647,360.00

HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*

What could you do with that kind of money?

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Gallons of fuel

127,749,948

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Truck tires

1,381,135

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Smokey & The Bandit DVDs

68,729,472

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iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down

115,479,524

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Miles of road paved with $

68,729,472

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Driver salaries

68,729,472