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Fleet safety tip: Electronic logging devices

An electronic logging device, or ELD, automatically records driving time. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requiring all trucks and buses to have ELDs by December 18, 2017.

ELDs benefits and rule

What can you expect with the FMCSA’s new ELD rule?

  • Drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service or records of duty status MUST have ELDs in their vehicles
  • The ELD must be certified and registered by the FMCSA
  • Drivers of vehicles with model years of 2000 or earlier will not have to use ELDs
  • Canadian and Mexican-domiciled drivers will be required to use ELDs when operating on U.S. roadways

Why are ELDs beneficial for fleet companies?

  • Monitor engine hours
  • Sense vehicle movements
  • Log miles driven
  • Provide location information

Electronic logging devices allow drivers to remain safe and accountable for their actions. ELDs are expected to save 26 lives per year.

You can find out more about the ELD rule here, and view a copy of the rule here.

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