With the upcoming ELD mandate coming in less than two months, now is the time to seriously consider switching to an ELD solution. There are many different providers that can offer you so many different tools to drive your business’ success, but what must you have to be compliant to this mandate? It’s important to differentiate your needs from your wants. We’re here to help.
The ELD mandate essentially asks that if a vehicle is 10,001 pounds and heavier, that the driver of the vehicle must be using an electronic Logbook versus current paper logs. The federal government is aiming to better track the drivers of commercial vehicles, not only to ensure the safety of the public but also to ensure that drivers aren’t overextending themselves by working more hours than accepted by government law.
There are many fleet management solutions that can offer your business an electronic Logbook in accordance with the law. Often, businesses provide an app that will allow the Logbook to be easily integrated onto a mobile platform, ensuring that your drivers will use it easily and without any problems.
So where do you go from here? It’s pretty simple:
- Know the type of company you want to do business with. The company you choose will be one that will collect information necessary to the success of your business.
- Understand that it’s okay if this process is overwhelming. The software providers that you pick should be able to help you through the integration process, step by step.
- Research and choose the best fit for you. If you’re looking to save your business money in the long run, consider a solution that can do more than just ELD compliance, but ultimately, overall operational management.