Small Step Forward for ELD Mandate

In what many might consider only a small step forward, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has sent the proposed Final Rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track and manage driver hours of service to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. While seemingly a minor development, this is actually further affirmation of the likelihood that the mandate will be published on September 30, as has been expected for some time. Given this news, fleets that haven’t previously embraced the news of the pending mandate would be wise to educate themselves on the requirements, timeline, and implications.

ELD Mandate Small Step

Omnitracs is here to help. We have published a broad array of resource documents and multi-media tools describing tenets of the pending mandate, in detail, explaining the timeline for implementation and required compliance, and outlining critical attributes to consider when selecting an ELD solution and provider. These resources—in the form of white papers, videos, infographics, webinar recordings and more—are available at and we encourage you to explore the site.